ATHENS - Greece’s finance minister accused creditors of trying to 'terrorise' Greeks into accepting austerity, warning Europe stood to lose as much as Athens if the country is forced from the euro after a referendum on Sunday on bailout terms. Full Article
LONDON - Prime Minister David Cameron outlined plans on Saturday to accelerate house-building over the next five years and raise the inheritance tax threshold on family homes to the psychologically important one million pound mark.
BEIJING - China's top 21 securities brokerages said on Saturday that they would collectively invest at least 120 billion yuan ($19.3 billion or 12.39 billion pounds) to help stabilise the country's stock markets after a slump of nearly 30 percent since mid-June.
SANAA - Yemen's dominant Houthi movement said on Saturday a pause in fighting to last until the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan was under discussion with the United Nations to allow for deliveries of humanitarian aid.
MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin called for dialogue based on equal treatment and mutual respect with the United States on Saturday in a congratulatory message to President Barack Obama marking U.S. Independence Day.
TOKYO - Japan's Toshiba Corp may need to mark down past earnings by over 100 billion yen (522.7 million pounds), more than double earlier estimates, after an investigation into past accounting practices found more irregularities, a source familiar with the matter said on Saturday.
LONDON - A callow England team with a new coach take on a bullish and streetwise Australia in an intriguing Ashes series which should provide plenty of drama and aggressive cricket.