Barack Obama: “so far I think so far the markets have properly factored in the risks involved”. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images.

President Barack Obama has said the US administration was taking the Greek debt crisis seriously but warned against overreactions at home, saying tha(...)

Workmen examine the damage at the scene of the fourth-story apartment building balcony collapse in Berkeley, California where six people were killed. Photograph: Reuters

The fourth-floor balcony that collapsed in California last month killing six Irish students passed a 2014 inspection and was deemed in “good” conditio(...)

IMF managing director Christine Lagarde speaks to Spanish Economy Minister Luis de Guindos prior to the beginning of a Eurozone finance ministers meeting in Brussels. Photograph: Reuters/Philippe Wojazer

Greece will fall into arrears with the International Monetary Fund and cannot receive any further loans when the Athens government fails to make a €1.(...)

FBI agents search for convicted murderer David Sweat near Duane, New York. Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty Images

One of America’s most dramatic manhunts ended on Sunday after the remaining fugitive from the June 6th prison break at the Clinton Correctional Faci(...)

 Pooja Mandagere (left) and Natalie Thompson celebrate  outside the US Supreme Court following the announcement of the ruling  that the constitution guarantees a nationwide right to same-sex marriage.  Photograph: Doug Mills/the New York Times

US president Barack Obama hailed a Supreme Court ruling legalising same-sex marriage across the country as a “victory for America.” The ruling mean(...)

The broken wooden supports exposed after the collapse of a balcony in Berkeley, California, on June 16th.  Photograph: Jim Wilson/The New York Times

Legal papers show two students at a party in Berkeley last week say they saw a balcony sloping unusually before it collapsed, killing six Irish studen(...)

The state flag of Mississippi, which incorporates the   Confederate flag , is displayed with the flags of the other 49 states and territories in the tunnel connecting the senate office building and the US Congress. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty

The Confederate flag has meant different things to different people over the years in the United States. It is far more than just a diagonal blue cros(...)

People listen to Auxiliary Bishop Gerald Walsh as he leads a memorial service for Irish students killed in a balcony collapse in Berkely  at New York’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York. Photograph: Frank Franklin II/AP

About 1,800 people, including an estimated 400 J-1 students, attended a remembrance mass in New York City for the six students killed in the Berkeley (...)

San Francisco law firm Rains Lucia Stern – representing George and Jackie Donohoe, the Irish parents of the late Ashley Donohoe (above) of Rohnert Park, California – presented  findings to Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley on Thursday. 2:49

American lawyers for the parents of one of the six students killed in the Berkeley balcony collapse have presented evidence to the local district atto(...)

The remaining wood from the Library Gardens apartment building balcony that collapsed  in Berkeley, California, killing six Irish students. Photograph: AP Photo/Jeff Chiu 2:49

Lawyers acting for the parents of one of the six students killed in Berkeley’s balcony collapse sent legal letters over the past week calling for evid(...)