A "NO" referendum campaign poster is seen before a statue of Greek Goddess Athena (L), a Greek flag and a statue of God Apollo outside the Athens Academy, Greece, July 4, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

Europe won't let Athens go under - Varoufakis

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 


Cameron sets out plans to cut inheritance tax on homes 12:06pm BST

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.


China brokerages pledge to buy at least $19.3 billion in shares to stabilise market

8:53am BST

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.


Yemen's Houthis say Ramadan humanitarian pause under discussion

10:47am BST

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.


Putin tells Obama he wants dialogue based on equality and respect

11:40am BST

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.


Toshiba accounting errors may be over $800 million - source

10:09am BST

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.


England bank on Bayliss to douse Australian fire

10:32am BST

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.

Iconic UK warplane up for auction

A rare and fully-restored World War Two British Spitfire warplane is coming up for auction in London. Paul Chapman reports.