There is no good choice in Sunday’s referendum. For Greeks, it is either the devil or the deep blue sea, argues Uri Dadush.
There's a worrying trend towards increased surveillance in Europe, says Amnesty International adviser Tanya O'Carroll.
“What's happening in Europe is a trend in a very negative direction. Governments are giving themselves vague powers to gather information on everyone, whether you're a lawyer, a doctor or an NGO,” O'Carroll said, referring to the French law that passed this spring and planned legislation in Switzerland and the Netherlands.
When world leaders meet in September to adopt a set of Sustainable Development Goals, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will make a strong case that health goals should be a top priority, writes Bill Gates.
Greece was officially declared in default today (3 July), injecting even more urgency into a make-or-break weekend referendum that new polls suggest is too close to call.
The EU fund providing Greece's financial lifeline declared "an event of default by Greece".
The European Financial Stability Facility added, though, that it had decided to not immediately demand repayment of its loans -- a step that analysts say could have triggered sudden "Grexit", or Greece's exit from the eurozone.
There is at least one legal way to get your euros out of Greece these days, to guard against the prospect that they might be devalued into drachmas: convert them into bitcoin.
Although absolute figures are hard to come by, Greek interest has surged in the online "cryptocurrency", which is out of the reach of monetary authorities and can be transferred at the touch of a smartphone screen.
Toilets are taken for granted in the industrialised West, but are a luxury for a third of the world’s people, according to a report by the World Health Organisation and UNICEF.
Those who make do without toilets continue to pollute water sources and jeopardise public health and safety for millions worldwide, contributing to malnutrition and childhood stunting, impairing 161 million children both physically and mentally every year.
The challenges facing Europe today have global implications and require global solutions. From the Greek crisis to migration and climate change, the EU must seek answers beyond its borders, argues the European Think Tanks Group.
EXCLUSIVE / At least half a million Greeks are unable to vote in a referendum widely perceived as a choice on whether or not to remain in the eurozone, unless they return to Greece before Sunday’s poll.
There is no provision under Greek law to allow for voting abroad. Instead, Greeks must travel home to where they hold their voting rights to make their voices heard.