ATHENS - Greeks voted overwhelmingly to reject terms of a bailout, risking financial ruin in a show of defiance that could splinter Europe. Full Article
SYDNEY - The euro fell sharply in Asia on Monday after polls suggested the Greeks had overwhelmingly rejected austerity measures demanded in return for bailout money, putting in doubt its continued place in the single currency.
VIENNA - It's always awkward to defend your enemies. But that's the position President Barack Obama's administration has found itself in with Iran as it pushes for an historic accord that would end a 12-year nuclear standoff. Full Article | Related Story
QAA, Lebanon - The barren mountains separating the Lebanese village of Qaa from Syria have helped shield it from the war raging next door, yet fears of abductions and incursions have persisted since the conflict erupted more than four years ago. Full Article | Related Story
Some were deliberately lit. Others were caused by an electrical fault or lightning. But regardless of the origins, a spike in fires at black churches is fraying nerves at a time of heightened racial tensions across the United States. Full Article
PARIS - France's wine-making region of Champagne and a part of Burgundy have been granted "world heritage status" by the United Nations, giving a boost to the country's drive to encourage tourism and revive its flagging economy. Full Article | Related Story
Millions of Americans celebrating Independence Day with parades and firework shows, but lurking underneath are a series of potential threats from coast to coast.