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.(...)

 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(...)

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(...)

Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank: “Every single country we look at, we ask ourselves the question: is this particular choice of investments that we are making - is it going to reduce inequality and lift people out of poverty or is it going to make inequality worse?.” Photograph: Frank Rumpenhorst/EPA

“The Koreans have a saying that you bury your spouse in the ground but you bury your children in your heart,” said Dr Jim Yong Kim. The Korean-born h(...)

Five Dublin students and an Irish-American student were killed when the balcony they were standing on collapsed during a birthday party on Tuesday, June 16th. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

A second Irish student who was among the seven injured in last week’s balcony collapse in Berkeley, California that killed six others has been release(...)

Workers prepare to remove a balcony at the Library Gardens Apartments in downtown Berkeley, last week.  Photograph: Jim Wilson/The New York Times

The Office of the Alameda County District Attorney, which is responsible for prosecuting crime in Berkeley, California, has opened an investigation in(...)

Sean Dunne and  Gayle Killilea picturedin 2013. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times.

The multimillionaire wife of bankrupt property developer Seán Dunne planned to use the money from the sale of a €19 million South Africa hotel to pay(...)