For Greece to thumb its nose at the international elites and win would set a precedent for many other nations.
Friday's bloody police action against demonstration in Barcelona's beautiful Plaza Catalunya has led to calls for the resignation of the center-right government of Catalonia.
Sanctions on Iran hit Venezuela; labor rights under siege in Iraq, Fiji and Turkey; humanitarian crisis in Somalia; and Cuba at the UN.
In India's state elections, the Communist-led left governments lost in West Bengal and Kerala.
The top court issued a writ of prohibition in the case of former Congressman Wilson Borja, ending investigation into allegations he had connections with the FARC.
The struggle to influence the outcome of the presidential vote in 2013 is already under way.
On Election Day, the governing socialists took a drubbing, losing to the People's Party and its right-wing allies in all provincial governments and most local ones.
Today in Bremen, most shipyards are a thing of the past and it is struggling to climb out of its heavy debt as a container port.
Although species extinction caused by habitat loss is not as dire a problem as initially believed, the global extinction crisis is still a real threat.
The case of Dominique Strauss-Kahn is widely seen as another case of powerful and wealthy men thinking they have the right to sexually exploit women in subordinate positions.