The Greek coastguard escorted a US boat seeking to join the Gaza flotilla back to port and said it will stop all other attempted departures. It looks like a big diplomatic victory for Benjamin Netanyahu.
On the streets of Astoria, Queens, where signs are in Greek and English, there are no whiffs of tear-gas, but passions run high. Despite words of blunt criticism, many wonder how they can help.
The Greek Parliament passed an austerity package today, but the possibility of default still looms.
Greece is reluctant to pass wildly unpopular austerity measures that have brought thousands of angry protesters to the streets, but it has little choice.
The protests have become the largest social movement in Greece since martial law in 1974. More than a pushback against austerity, they hint at broad skepticism toward Europe's leaders.
The Dow rose 109 points as Greece was given more time to repay its debt to France
Stock prices look to open higher on Wall Street, despite weak consumer spending. Stock prices are being buoyed by hopes that Europe's debt crisis will ease.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says that even if Greece defaults, a prospect that has roiled US financial markets for weeks, the impact on US banks would be 'very small.'
Russian guards of honor attend a ceremony to inaugurate a monument dedicated to World War I Russian soldiers in Paris, France.
If Prime Minister George Papandreou survives tonight's confidence vote, he will push for the austerity measures needed to secure further financial aid from EU and IMF to avoid a default.