IMF warns of huge financial hole as Greek vote looms

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ATHENS/WASHINGTON - The International Monetary Fund delivered a stark warning on Thursday of the huge financial hole facing Greece as angry and uncertain voters prepare for a referendum that could decide their country's future in Europe. | Video

Cameron asks MPs to mull UK air strikes on IS in Syria

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LONDON - Prime Minister David Cameron asked lawmakers to consider whether Britain should join U.S.-led air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria, but his spokeswoman said he hadn't yet decided whether to push for a parliamentary vote on the issue. | Video

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 

Andy Murray of Britain celebrates after winning his match against Robin Haase of the Netherlands at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, July 2, 2015.          REUTERS/Henry Browne

Big guns continue to fire at Wimbledon

The untroubled advance of the heavy hitters in the men's and women's game continues apace at Wimbledon as Roger Federer, Andy Murray and Petra Kvitova cruise into the third round with straight-sets victories.  Full Article | Related Story 

U.S. seeks extraditions in FIFA probe

The U.S. has asked Switzerland to extradite seven of the 14 FIFA officials arrested in May on suspicion of racketeering after an investigation that has thrown the soccer body into turmoil. Mana Rabiee reports.

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