Since 2010, Greece has accepted harsh austerity requirements imposed by the Troika, in exchange for further loans to keep the government and economy afloat.
UN has served as a widely respected moral voice for refugees, the environment, women's rights, labor, agricultural development, disaster relief, and cultural preservation.
Under-nutrition afflicts fewer than five percent of Cubans. And Cuba has helped reduce the number of the world's hungry by half as of 2015.
The Left Party is the only opposition force with any real clout in Germany, so a gathering with representatives of its 60,000 members was important enough.
Top leaders of seven nations at the G7 Summit discuss "the global economy as well as... foreign, security and development policy."
International law guarantees the right to seek asylum; seizing boats and mass detentions are violations of this right.
The legislative arm of the European Union approved a position statement backing, with modifications, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.
"The decision makes every citizen equal and will strengthen the institution of marriage for all existing and future marriages."
The United States has never ratified the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, which provides the peaceful means to settle disputes.
The U.S. and USSR agreed not to build defensive missile systems and thus to limit escalation of the nuclear arms race.