A man walks past referendum campaign posters reading "We vote massively No to the deal" in Athens, Greece, July 3, 2015. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Diaspora Greeks book flights, lobby friends

SINGAPORE/NEW YORK - Greece's huge global diaspora is dishing out advice to friends and relatives on how to vote in Sunday's referendum and some are buying tickets home to cast ballots.  Full Article | Related Story 

European bonds and stocks on the defensive before tight Greek vote 7:50am EDT

LONDON - European bonds and stocks traded cautiously on Friday before a Greek referendum on EU-prescribed reforms that could determine the country's future in the euro zone and which polls suggest could go either way.

A leaflet which reads "Uber go home" is seen on a taxi as striking French taxi drivers block the traffic on the Paris ring road during a national protest against car-sharing service Uber, in Paris, France, June 25, 2015. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

UberPOP halts service in France

PARIS - Uber Technologies will suspend its UberPOP ride-hailing service in France after it faced sometimes-violent protests and local authorities denounced it as an illegal taxi service.  Full Article 

Teresa De Leon, 54, works as a street vendor in Griffith Park, Los Angeles, California, United States, June 25, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Vendors in LA parks may be forced out

LOS ANGELES - The unlicensed vendors in Los Angeles parks keep a sharp eye out for customers, but seem barely concerned about police. That could soon change.  Full Article 

A LNG fuel pump nozzle at a Blu LNG filling station in Salt Lake City, Utah, March 13, 2013. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

California edges out natural gas

LOS ANGELES - California is mandating a switch to so-called "zero-emission" buses by 2040, an initiative that has the potential to marginalize natural gas as a bus fuel.  Full Article 

Lightning streaks across the sky as lava flows from a volcano in Eyjafjallajokul, Iceland, April 17, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

When lightning strikes

A collection of past and current Reuters pictures features stunning images of electrical storms from around the globe.  Slideshow 

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 

Solar plane smashes world record

The team trying to circle the globe in a solar-powered plane says it's set a new world record for the longest non-stop solo flight. Paul Chapman reports.