Government and politics
COLUMBIA, S.C. - A survey of South Carolina legislators shows there is enough support to remove the Confederate battle flag from Statehouse grounds if all supporters cast a vote.
ANKARA, Turkey - As Kurdish rebels in northern Syria rack up wins against the Islamic State group, Turkish media is abuzz with talk of a long-debated military intervention to push the Islamic militants back from the Turkish border — a move that will also outflank any Kurdish attempts to create a state along Turkey's southern frontier.
SANAA, Yemen - A car bomb exploded behind a military hospital in the Yemeni capital on Monday, causing dozens of casualties including civilians, security officials said.
Yemen's rebels, known as Houthis, later said in an official statement that they had fired a Scud missile at Saudi Arabia, in what would be the second such attack since fighting between a Saudi-led coalition and the rebels began in the spring.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court acted Monday to keep Texas' 19 abortion clinics open, a move that could open the way for the court's most important ruling on abortion in a generation.
ATHENS, Greece - Anxious pensioners swarmed closed bank branches Monday and long lines snaked outside ATMs as Greeks endured the first day of serious controls on their daily economic lives ahead of a July 5 referendum that could determine whether the country has to ditch the euro currency and return to the drachma.
FRANKFURT - Greece has entered the twilight zone.
Out of money, cut off by its creditors, its banks shut, the struggling country will vote Sunday on whether to accept painful cutbacks in return for desperately needed financing.
Between now and then Greece remains suspended between collapse and an uncertain rescue, between membership in the 19-member euro club and the possibility of a humiliating exit.
A look at what's ahead:
Q: What is the next deadline for Greece?
CAIRO - The Iranian nuclear talks are playing out in classic fashion: A self-imposed deadline appears to have been extended due to stubborn disputes, with the sides publicly sticking to positions and facing internal pressure from opponents ready to pounce on any compromise.
ATHENS, Greece - The latest news on Greece's financial woes as it closes its banks and limits money withdrawals (all times local):
Hundreds of people have rallied in London to show solidarity with Greece and argue that the country's debt should be forgiven.
Protesters in Trafalgar Square held up letters spelling "Drop Greece's Debt" and included left-wing lawmakers, trade unionist activists and Greeks worried about the crisis in their homeland.
CHARLESTON, S.C. - The day she was killed along with eight others during Bible study at a South Carolina church, Myra Thompson achieved her goal of becoming a minister
Hundreds honoured Thompson, 59, in a service Monday at the site of the deadly shooting, Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston.
"This is a woman who I want to strive to be," South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said of Thompson. "She wanted every person she came in touch with to make them better."
VIENNA - World powers and Iran prepared to move past Tuesday's deadline for a comprehensive nuclear agreement, with officials suggesting significant backtracking by Tehran's negotiators that may need several more days of discussions to resolve.