Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for June 19, 2015.
Suspect in Charleston shooting charged with 9 counts of murder
The 21-year-old man authorities say fatally shot nine people at a historic Charleston, South Carolina, church Wednesday night is now charged with nine counts of murder. “I just want everybody to know ... I forgive you,” the daughter of Ethel Lance, one of the victims, told Dylann Storm Roof in court Friday.
[Read more from the Post and Courier]
Obama administration proposes rule to limit truck emissions
In an effort to lessen carbon emissions, President Barack Obama's administration issued a new proposal to require trucks be more fuel efficient. The proposal, which is open to public comment, would require truck manufacturers improve a vehicle's fuel efficiency by one-third – up from the current average of 6 mpg.
[Read more from the New York Times]
Concern over Greek banks as payment deadline nears
The Greek government owes €1.6B Euros to the International Monetary Fund, and, if a payment isn't made by June 30, the country will default. In anticipation of that, Greeks have reportedly drawn billions of Euros from their bank accounts this past week – causing concern about the health of the financial sector.
[Read more from the BBC]