Why Hongkongers still join July 1 march after Beijing-backed election plan was rejected

Japanese gather to watch an extra second being added to the country's standard clock

Greece misses 1.5 billion euro IMF payment

Apple jumps into the music streaming pool

Why Hongkongers still join July 1 march after Beijing-backed election plan was rejected

July 1, 2015

Observers said the turnout for this year's July 1 pro-democracy march - the first since last year's Occupy sit-ins - appeared to be the lowest for some years, with some blaming protest fatigue and the lack of an obvious goal after the government's political reform plan was rejected. (Photo: AP) 

 

Japanese gather to watch an extra second being added to the country's standard clock

July 1, 2015

Crowds gather to watch an extra second being added to Japan's standard clock, in line with a UN body decision to harmonize atomic time. (Photo: AFP) 

Greece misses 1.5 billion euro IMF payment

July 1, 2015

The IMF announces that Greece did not make a 1.5 billion euro payment to the Fund, putting Athens in uncharted territory. (Photo: AFP)

Apple jumps into the music streaming pool

July 1, 2015

Apple Music debuts with a free three month trial period and joins rivals Spotify, Pandora and Google Music.