An anti-austerity 'No' voter waves a flag with the name of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras as he celebrate the results of the first exit polls in Athens, Greece July 5, 2015. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Greeks defy Europe with overwhelming 'No'

ATHENS - Greeks voted overwhelmingly "No" in a historic bailout referendum, partial results showed, defying warnings from across Europe that rejecting new austerity terms for fresh financial aid would set their country on a path out of the euro.  Full Article | Live Coverage 

Captured New York fugitive moved to prison from hospital 3:52pm EDT

NEW YORK - Captured prison escapee David Sweat was released on Sunday from a New York hospital where he had been treated for gunshot wounds and moved to a prison more than 250 miles from the one he fled, authorities said.

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 

A Lebanon Hezbollah fighter carries his weapon as he stands in Khashaat, in the Qalamoun region after they advanced in the area May 15, 2015.   REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

Fears of Syria war in Lebanese border village

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 

Fire crews try to control a blaze at the Mt. Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church in Greeleyville, South Carolina in this June 30, 2015 handout photo.  REUTERS/Clarendon County Fire Department/Handout via Reuters

In the South, black church fires fan racial fears

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 

Champagne vineyards are pictured in Verzenay, eastern France during the traditional Champagne wine harvest October 8, 2013.  REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

French wine regions win world heritage status

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 

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.