Alexis Tsipras has been sworn in as Prime Minister of Greece in a ceremony at Athens' Presidential palace. The Syriza leader has formed a coalition government with the right-wing Independent Greeks to form a functional majority.
The US is preparing for a storm that could bring as much as three feet (90 cm) of snow to the east coast region.
The 'crippling and potentially historic' snow storm has already forced the cancellation of thousands of flights, curtailed mass transit and closed hundreds of schools.
Joan Rivers' daughter is suing the New York clinic where she suffered brain damage and died after a routine procedure.
Melissa Rivers is also suing the doctors who treated her mother before her death. In a statement she said she is filing the lawsuit so that no other family had to go through what she did.
Comedian Joan Rivers died last September aged 81 of brain damage due to lack of oxygen after she stopped breathing during an endoscopy days earlier.
The federal Centres for Medicare and Medicaid Services cited the clinic for failing to identify deteriorating vital signs and provide timely intervention.
Yorkville Endoscopy did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The clinic could lose its Medicare accreditation.
Steven Spielberg told a group of Holocaust survivors that Jews are again facing the "perennial demons of intolerance" from anti-Semites who are provoking hate crimes and trying to strip survivors of their identity.
The film directors warning came in a speech to dozens of Auschwitz survivors ahead of official commemorations marking the 70th anniversary of the Soviet army's liberation of the Nazi death camp.
The Oscar-winning director of the 1993 Holocaust film "Schindler's List," was introduced by an 81-year-old survivor, Paula Lebovics, who praised him as "a man who has given us a voice in history."
In a short speech, Spielberg warned of "anti-Semites, radical extremists, and religious fanatics" who are again provoking hate crimes.
"These people ... want to all over again strip you of your past, of your story and of your identity," he told them. He stressed the importance of countering that hatred with education and preserving Auschwitz and other historical sites.
A storm which could bring over three feet (90 cm) of snow to parts of the US east coast is now being felt in the region.
Some people on Twitter have responded with humour and posted various pictures of the storm's arrival.
David Cameron has called his Greek counterpart to congratulate him on his victory. While the pair did discuss Alexis Tsipras' intenet to tackle corruption there was no sign of them discussing the austerity measures Tsipras is seeking to overturn.
There were eight French and two Greek citizens killed when a F-16 crashed in Spain today, Agence France-Presse reports.
The FBI has charged three men with spying for the Russian government in and around New York.
Evgeny Buryakov, who is accused of being a covert intelligence agent on behalf of the Russian Federation, was arrested today in the Bronx.
The other two - Igor Sporyshev and Victor Podobnyy - have not been arrested and are no longer in the US. Both were protected by diplomatic immunity from arrest and prosecution while in the country.
The FBI has been watching the defendants with hidden cameras, microphones and phone taps for up to five years.
Investigators say Evgeny Buryakov provided his information the old fashioned way, in brief meetings where a bag, magazine, or slip of paper was passed.
They say the three men were gathering economic information, including on possible US sanctions against Russia as well as US efforts to develop alternative energy sources.
A former CIA officer was convicted in federal court in Virginia of leaking classified information to a New York Times reporter about a failed US effort to undermine Iran's nuclear weapons program, the Washington Post reported.
Jeffrey Sterling was found guilty of nine counts of unauthorized disclosure of national defense information that prosecutors said put lives at risk and compromised US efforts to deter Iran's nuclear plans, the Post said.
Three people have been charged in connection with a Russian spy ring that allegedly tried to recruit residents of New York as intelligence sources.
The FBI says one of the defendants was a trade representative of the Russian Federation in the city. They say another posed as an employee in the Manhattan office of a Russian bank.
The bank employee was arrested Monday in the Bronx. The two other suspects are still at large.