US Congress

Netanyahu speaks to US Congress; Australia boosts its forces in Iraq; Obama criticises China's proposed counterterrorism law; Boko Haram video shows two beheaded men; EU likely to fall short of climate targets; and more 

TOP OF THE AGENDA

Netanyahu to Address U.S. Congress

Eurozone finance ministers refuse to approve more bailout funds to Greece without more austerity cuts (+ analysis on default); Euro bank stocks continue to slide; China warns of trade war with US; Suicide bombing in Somalia kills at least 70; US likely to pass long-awaited free-trade deals; Panetta criticises Congress on Palestine; and more

Top of the Agenda: Eurozone Ministers Delay Greek Bailout

Investors and markets queue up to predict Greece default as bank shares drop; Merkel warns German MPs about predicting Greek collapse while minister explores what would happen if Greece left the eurozone; New Libyan leaders call for democratic state with sharia law; Japan wants better defence relations with China; Religious violence in Nigeria; Republicans reject Obama tax plans; and more

Top of the Agenda: Eurozone Debt Crisis Accelerates

Hosni Mubarak pleads not guilty to corruption and murder charges, but protesters want more; Court appearance high point so far of Arab Spring; Thousands protest for Papua independence after 21 deaths; US allows aid even into rebel areas of Somalia; Calls for restraint as South Korea-Japan tensions grow; Italy in crisis talks; and more

Top of the Agenda: Egypt’s Mubarak on Trial, Pleads Not Guilty

US commission blames management at three companies for Gulf oil spill (+ analysis and timeline); South Korea rejects North's offer of talks; al-Sadr returns to Iraq after three years in exile; Republicans take over US Congress promising budget cuts; and more

Top of the Agenda: Whitehouse Blames Industries for Deepwater Blast