Dozens of pensioners wait outside an Alpha bank branch in Athens, Greece, July 1, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

Greeks head towards vote in anger and confusion

ATHENS - As Greece heads to a referendum on Sunday that could decide its future in the euro zone, long queues at cash machines have become the most potent symbol of the cost of the deadlock between the left-wing government and its international lenders.  Full Article | Live Coverage 


BP settles 2010 U.S. oil spill claims for $18.7 billion 5:23pm BST

- BP Plc has reached a comprehensive $18.7 billion (12 billion pounds) settlement with the U.S. government and five states, a landmark deal that effectively ends years of litigation over environmental damage and human casualties caused by the 2010 Gulf of Mexico spill.

A row of houses are seen in London, Britain June 3, 2015. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

UK house price growth slowest in two years

British house prices unexpectedly fell last month, taking the annual rate of price increases to its lowest in two years, mortgage lender Nationwide says.  Full Article 

Smoke rises in Egypt's North Sinai as seen from the border of southern Gaza Strip with Egypt July 1, 2015.  REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

Egyptian air strikes kill 23 militants

ISMAILIA, Egypt - Egypt launches air strikes on Islamist militant targets in the Sinai peninsula, killing 23 fighters a day after the deadliest clashes in the region in years.  Full Article 

Chief of Mission at the U.S. Interests Section in Havana Jeffrey DeLaurentis (L) delivers a letter, from U.S President Barack Obama to Cuban President Raul Castro regarding restoration of diplomatic relations, to Cuba's interim Foreign Minister Marcelino Medina in Havana July 1, 2015. REUTERS/Enrique de la Osa

U.S. and Cuba restoring diplomatic ties

HAVANA/WASHINGTON - The United States and Cuba formally agree to restore diplomatic ties that have been severed for 54 years, fulfilling a pledge made six months ago by the former Cold War enemies.  Full Article | Factbox 

Emelie Olsson falls asleep as she watches television in Stockholm January 19, 2013. Emelie is one of around 800 children in Sweden and elsewhere in Europe who developed narcolepsy, an incurable sleep disorder, after being immunised in 2009 with the Pandemrix H1N1 swine flu vaccine made by British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins

New evidence on vaccine link to narcolepsy

Scientists investigating why a GlaxoSmithKline flu vaccine triggered narcolepsy in some people say they have the first solid evidence the rare sleep disorder may be a so-called 'hit-and-run' autoimmune disease.  Full Article | Related Story 

A visitor talks on the phone as he walks past 'Dollar Sign' (L) and 'Dollar Signs' by Andy Warhol at Sotheby's in London, Britain June 19, 2015. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

Sotheby's sees record contemporary art sale

Andy Warhol's 'One Dollar' fetches £20.9 million at Sotheby's, the top-seller in what the auction house says is its highest ever total sales for an auction of contemporary art in London.  Video | Full Article 

UK Defence chief calls for air strikes on IS in Syria

British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has told parliament that the UK should consider authorizing air strikes against Islamic State targets in Syria, saying, "We are engaged in a fight that will last a generation". Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Boats spray water to extinguish a fire on the Abkatun Permanente oil processing platform in Campeche in this April 2, 2015 handout photo by Pemex. Picture taken April 2, 2015.  REUTERS/Pemex/Handout via Reuters

Sex, scares, special effects spice up Pemex safety movies

MEXICO CITY/NEW YORK - It may all be sex and special effects but these movies have a serious purpose: promoting safety at Pemex, Mexico’s giant state-owned oil company.  Full Article