New opinion poll shows Yes vote slightly ahead in Greece

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ATHENS - A new opinion poll on Greece's bailout referendum pointed to a closely balanced result in the vote that could decide the country's future in Europe. | Video

Conservatives see best chance in 18 years to cut welfare bill

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LONDON - Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives have their best chance in almost two decades to remould Britain's economy next week, in their first budget statement after an unexpectedly decisive election victory.

Fire boat response crews battle the blazing remnants of the offshore oil rig Deepwater Horizon, off Louisiana, in this April 21, 2010 file handout image.  REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard/Files/Handout

Settlement leaves BP open to growth, takeover

BP's $18.7 billion settlement over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico spill draws a line under years of uncertainty to allow it to focus once again on growth but could make it an acquisition target.  Full Article 

A Palestinian woman looks on as she stands in front of the ruins of her house, that witnesses said was destroyed by Israeli shelling during a 50-day war last summer, in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip July 2, 2015.  REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa
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In Gaza: ruins, small joys and much to fear

GAZA - Of the 1.8 million people that live in Gaza - a population growing by 50,000 a year - nearly two-thirds are dependent on aid in some form or another. It is the United Nation's longest-running relief operation, set up in 1949.  Full Article 

Smoke billows from the RWE brown coal power plant in Frimmersdorf near Garzweiler open-cast brown coal mine, west of Cologne, December 12, 2013.  REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

Germany finally clinches coal deal

BERLIN - Germany has abandoned plans for a levy on coal-fired power plants but will reduce brown-coal power generation to safeguard its 2020 carbon-reduction targets, coalition leaders agree.  Video | Full Article 

Kuwait Special Forces control the area around the Shiite Imam Sadiq Mosque in Al Sawaber area of Kuwait City, June 26, 2015, after a bomb explosion killed 27 worshippers during Friday prayers.    REUTERS/Jassim Mohammed

Gulf states tighten mosque security

DUBAI - It may have been a prank, albeit a malevolent one, or a genuine threat of violence, when flyers featuring the Islamic State flag were placed near a Shi'ite Muslim mosque in Bahrain this week.  Full Article | Related Story 

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen arrives at a meeting of the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) at the Treasury Department in Washington May 19, 2015. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Federal Reserve considers muddled jobs report

WASHINGTON - A mixed U.S. jobs report may not give Fed chair Janet Yellen the "decisive evidence" of labour market recovery she wants to see before raising interest rates.  Full Article | Video 

Two plates which were coated with an antibiotic-resistant bacteria called Klebsiella with a mutation called NDM 1 and then exposed to various antibiotics are seen at the Health Protection Agency in north London March 9, 2011. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

Soviet-era virus therapy helps fight superbugs

Alarmed by rising resistance to antibiotics, the main line of defence against bacterial infections, scientists and governments are taking a fresh look at bacteria-chomping viruses first isolated a century ago from the stools of patients recovering from dysentery.  Full Article 

Rafael Nadal of Spain hits a shot during his match against Dustin Brown of Germany at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, July 2, 2015.             REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth  - RTX1IT25

Nadal loss sends shockwaves round Wimbledon

LONDON - The untroubled advance of the heavy hitters at Wimbledon was spectacularly halted when twice champion Rafa Nadal was bundled out by German qualifier Dustin Brown.  Full Article 

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Double bombing in Bogota

At least eight people have been wounded in a double bomb attack in the Colombian capital, Bogota. 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