Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis arrives to make a statement in Athens, Greece July 5, 2015.REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Making way for a fresh deal

ATHENS - Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis resigned, saying Prime Minister Tsipras believed it would help smooth the path to a new aid deal.  Live Coverage | Full Article 

Stocks, euro staggered by Greece; China rescue in doubt 3:00am EDT

SYDNEY/TOKYO - Asian stocks hit a six-month trough and the euro stumbled on Monday after a Greek vote against austerity measures endangered its future in the single currency and raised the risk of a full-blown crisis in the euro zone.

Pope Francis waves while wearing a neck sash in Ecuador's national colours after he landed in Quito, Ecuador, July 5, 2015.  REUTERS/Jose Miguel Gomez

Pope kicks off 'homecoming' tour

QUITO - Laughing as his cap flew off in the Andean highland wind, Pope Francis flew into Ecuador to start a "homecoming" tour of South America, where he will champion the rights of the poor and the planet.  Full Article | Video 

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif (L) waits to make a statement next to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (R), following nuclear talks at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (Ecole Polytechnique Federale De Lausanne) April 2, 2015.  REUTERS/Brendan Smialowski/Pool

U.S. and Iran: making friends of old enemies

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 

Thomas Cashman looks at some old family photos belonging to John Pietrzak (R) on the Chicago Board of Trade grain trading floor in Chicago, Illinois, United States, June 9, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Young

A requiem for family ties

CHICAGO - Multigenerational trading families were a hallmark of Chicago’s commodity pits, their flailing arms and hand gestures forming a signature style. The closure of open-outcry futures trading is bringing an end to close connections among traders.  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 

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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.