San Juan, Puerto Rico -    Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla addresses the island’s residents last week    about the       $73 billion debt crisis. He insisted that  the people on the island will have to sacrifice and share in the responsibilities for pulling the island out of debt. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images.

Nobel economics laureate Paul Krugman, in the New York Times, urges the Greeks to vote “No” in the referendum tomorrow. So does fellow laureate Joseph(...)

 Donald Trump  as he announces his candidacy for the US presidency:  his comments about Mexicans   have made him stand out in a crowded field of Republican candidates. Photograph:  Christopher Gregory/Getty Images

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Fire crews try to control the blaze at Mt Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church in Greeleyville, South Carolina. Photograph: Clarendon County Fire Department/Reuters

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Delta flight DL-73 was travelling from Amsterdam to Atlanta in the US when the crew declared an emergency over Co Leitrim. Photograph: Getty

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The State is seeking to surrender Eric Eoin Marques to US authorities, while Mr Marques is seeking a judicial review of the Director of Public Prosecutions’ decision not to prosecute him in this country.  File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

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Office of Personnel Management in Washington: data on millions of US government workers has been hacked. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA

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An Iranian security guard stands as US secretary of state John Kerry meets the Iranian delegation including foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif at a hotel in Vienna where the  nuclear talks meetings are being held. Photograph:  Carlos Barria/Reuters

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