Royal Dutch Shell is to axe 6,500 jobs this year and step up spending cuts to deal with an extended period of lower oil prices which contributed to a 37% drop in the oil and gas group's second-quarter profits.
Russia has vetoed a UN Security Council draft resolution that would have set up an international tribunal to prosecute those suspected of downing a Malaysia Airlines passenger airliner last year in eastern Ukraine.
A Zimbabwean court has charged a professional hunter with failing to prevent an American from unlawfully killing 'Cecil', the southern African country's best-known lion, in a case that has triggered widespread revulsion at trophy hunting.
The Chairman of the Oireachtas banking inquiry Ciaran Lynch said it will decide on Tuesday if it will accept an offer from the former Anglo Irish Bank Chief Executive, David Drumm, to give evidence to the inquiry via video link from the United States.
Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has denounced the deal reached by the United States and other world powers on Iran's nuclear programme by saying President Barack Obama is marching Israelis "to the door of the oven," in a reference to the Holocaust.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has issued a safety recall for 1.4 million cars and trucks in the United States after hackers demonstrated that they could remotely control their systems while they are in operation.