Euro, stocks slide as Greek 'No' vote heightens euro exit fears 8:33pm EDT

SYDNEY/TOKYO - The euro and stock prices fell sharply in Asia on Monday after the Greeks had overwhelmingly rejected austerity measures demanded in return for bailout money, putting in doubt its continued place in the single currency.

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 

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 

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 

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.