From left, Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso participate in a news conference after eurozone leaders agreed on a second bailout package for Greece.
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While the U.S. seems to be walking into a sovereign debt crisis, European countries are trying desperately to avoid one.
"What we have is a bunch of really idiotic kabuki theater going on in Washington and a bunch of politicians playing around with a ridiculous debt ceiling which shouldn't exist in the first place," Reuters blogger Felix Salmon tells Guy Raz, host of weekends on All Things Considered. "And that's pure politics. What we're seeing in Europe is real, undeniable economics."
Iran says the killing of a young scientist Saturday was a "U.S.-Zionist terrorist act."
Darioush Rezai-Nejad, 35, was gunned down in Tehran on Saturday by assailants who also wounded his wife, according to state-run Iranian media.
A number of Iranian nuclear scientists have been attacked in recent years, but officials said in this case there may have been a mistake. Official media said Rezai-Nejad, a promising graduate student, may have been killed because his name is similar to another scientist, who does work on Iran's nuclear program.
New York is now the sixth state, along with the District of Columbia, allowing same-sex marriages.
Across the Empire State, couples exchanged vows shortly after midnight. At Niagara Falls, gay marriage activists Kitty Lambert and Cheryle Rudd were wed in front of the rainbow-lit falls just a second or two after the clock struck 12.