A tattered Greek flag flutters in the village of Meyisti on the Island of Kastellorizo which is the most easterly of the islands in Greece, July 4, 2015. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

Greek minister: Europe won't let Athens go under

ATHENS - Greece’s finance minister accused creditors of trying to "terrorize" 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 | Slideshow 

Despite progress in Iran nuclear talks, dispute over U.N. sanctions persists 1:36pm EDT

VIENNA - Iran and world powers made progress on future sanctions relief for Iran in marathon nuclear talks on Saturday, but remained divided on issues such as lifting United Nations sanctions and the development of advanced centrifuges.

A woman waves an American flag as she rides in an antique pickup truck through Barnstable Village on Cape Cod, during the annual Fourth of July Parade celebrating the country's Independence Day, in Barnstable, Massachusetts, July 4, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Parades and picnics mark soggy July Fourth

NEW YORK - Millions of Americans gathered for Independence Day parades, picnics and hotdog eating competitions, defying worries over possible security threats and the danger of wildfires in the West.  Full Article | Video 

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a meeting with officials and representatives of a business community at the Konstantin (Konstantinovsky) Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia, June 18, 2015. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

Putin seeks dialogue of mutual respect with U.S.

MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin called for dialogue based on equal treatment and mutual respect with the United States in a congratulatory message to President Barack Obama marking U.S. Independence Day.  Full Article 

A staff member puts an identification number on a rescued woman’s hand as she disembarks at the Pozzallo harbour, Italy, June 9, 2015. REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello

Why the 'migrant crisis' isn't one

With the majority of people landing in Italy, Greece and other EU countries so clearly leaving home because they have to, there’s a troubling misnomer at the heart of this ongoing human disaster.  Commentary 

GoldieBlox founder and CEO, Debbie Sterling is shown in this August 7, 2014 handout photo provided by GoldieBlox, in New York on June 29, 2015. REUTERS/GodieBlox/Handout via Reuters

Turning science play into money knowledge

NEW YORK - A slew of start-ups are attempting to motivate girls into lucrative careers in the traditionally male-dominated areas of science and technology. But will that give them the financial knowledge to run their own companies?  Full Article 

Wider Image: Recycling technology

A worker recycles CD players at a workshop in the township of Guiyu in China's southern Guangdong province June 9, 2015. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

In the economic powerhouse of Guangdong province a town has become one of the world’s largest electronic waste dump sites.   Full Coverage 

This July 4, warnings everywhere you look

Millions of Americans celebrating Independence Day with parades and firework shows, but lurking underneath are a series of potential threats from coast to coast.