The attorney general Eric Holder has become the first sitting member of a president's cabinet in US history to be held in contempt of Congress after Republicans vented their fury over a bungled gun-tracking investigation.
David Cameron is facing renewed pressure over the EU on two fronts – a group of 100 Tory MPs have demanded a referendum and the new French government indicated it would adopt a tough stance over Britain's EU rebate.
Conflicting reports have emerged over the brief detention of the Iranian foreign minister, by an anti-terror unit at Larnaca International Airport on his official visit to Cyprus.
Mitt Romney brushed aside failure of the supreme court ruling to strike down the Affordable Care Act and vowed to put the repeal of "Obamacare" at the centre of his presidential campaign.
It was the night Mario Balotelli announced himself as a serious, grown-up footballer, capable of shaping the bigger occasions.
Boris Johnson has backed Olympic bonus payments for London transport workers, insisting that it was only fair that they should be compensated for additional work, at the same time as bus drivers announced new strike dates on 5 and 24 July, the latter only three days before the Games start.
In the new film Fast Girls, 22-year-old Shania Andrews is a poor girl from the wrong side of the tracks. Her mother is dead, and her father walked out on her and her sister when they were little. They live with their aunt and her children in a small, crowded council flat. Shania, however, is blessed with a special talent, the talent to run very fast.