Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras and Greek president Prokopis Pavlopoulos  at the Presidential Palace in Athens. Photograph: EPA/Armando Babani

Greece will on Wednesday apply for a new bailout to keep it funded for up to two years as its economy risks grinding to a halt and European leaders(...)

US president Barack Obama:  crisis has little direct risk to the US. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

The Obama administration refused to be drawn on whether Greece should be given a debt write-off as a way of resolving the debt crisis. “The creditors (...)

Carli Lloyd scores her second goal against Japan in the World Cup final. Photograph: Ennis Grombkowski/Getty Images

USA’s World Cup winner Carli Lloyd has earned an invitation to the White House following her heroics in the final against Japan. Lloyd scored amarvell(...)

US Secretary of State John Kerry, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, meet with foreign ministers from China, Germany and France in Vienna. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Pool photo

A dispute over United Nations sanctions on Iran’s ballistic missile programme is among the issues holding up a nuclear deal between Tehran and six wor(...)

 President Mohammadu Buhari  of Nigeria: said the murder of up to 150 Kukawa residents near Lake Chad on Wednesday by Boko Haram was a “heinous atrocity”. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

A suicide bomber killed six people at a church in northeast Nigeria on Sunday at the end of a week in which suspected Boko Haram insurgents killed mor(...)

 Monica Lewinsky: “It’s nice to see the 41-year-old move out of her self-imposed exile, looking lovely, acting graciously and speaking out for a good cause.”  Photograph: James Duncan Davidson/Reuters

The turquoise tranquillity of the Côte d’Azur was rocked a couple of times during the Cannes Lions Festival, the advertising world’s rosé-soaked answe(...)

Strong and persevering

The announcement that the United States and Cuba are to reopen embassies in each other’s capitals tops an auspicious two weeks for President Barack Ob(...)

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

Rarely has a computer hack of personal information, allegedly by agents of a foreign government, caused such a stir in Washington DC. A breach at the (...)

Richard Burke: The case taken by him over RTÉ’s Mission to Prey will go down as a minor postscript to what was, more generally, a major embarrassment of a programme. Photograph: Collins/Courts

A former archbishop has settled his action against RTÉ and, significantly, no damages have been paid by the broadcaster. The case taken by Richard Bur(...)

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

Tehran and world powers were still shy of a breakthrough at nuclear talks yesterday as foreign ministers flew in to lend heft to negotiations that foc(...)