A woman walks past graffiti illustrating a modified dollar banknote in Athens June 3, 2015. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Greece threatens to skip debt payment, default looms

Meanwhile, creditors are expected to present an ultimatum offering Athens funds in return for economic reform.  Full Article 

Wall Street opens higher on strong private sector jobs data 9:57am EDT

- U.S. stocks were higher in early trading on Wednesday after data showed that the country's private sector added more jobs than expected in May and the European Central Bank left interest rates unchanged at record lows.

FIFA Scandal

A relative of a passenger of the sunken cruise ship cries on a road to the site of the sinking in the Jianli section of Yangtze River, Hubei province, China, June 3, 2015. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Hope fades for Chinese riverboat survivors

NANJING, China - Family members choke back tears as they contemplate the missing 400 victims of a capsized cruise ship in southern China.  Full Article | Slideshow 

A woman pumps gas at a station in Falls Church, Virginia December 16, 2014.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

OPEC to pump flat-out for months more

VIENNA - OPEC is set to carry on pumping oil at the current rate, content that last year's shock market therapy has revived demand and knocked back growing competition.  Full Article 

A demonstarator holds up a sign at the "Stop Watching Us: A Rally Against Mass Surveillance" march near the U.S. Capitol in Washington, October 26, 2013.   REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Obama signs surveillance reform bill

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama signed into law a legislation passed by Congress earlier reforming a government surveillance program that swept up millions of Americans' telephone records.  Full Article 

Death row inmate Lester Bower is seen in an undated picture released by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice in Huntsville, Texas. REUTERS/Texas Department of Criminal Justice/Handout via Reuters

Three decades on death row, and now death

AUSTIN, Texas - One of the longest-serving inmates on Texas' busy death row was set to be executed on Wednesday, more than three decades after being convicted of fatally shooting four people in 1983.  Full Article 

Al-Qaeda detainee alleges CIA sexual abuse

The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency used a wider array of sexual abuse and other forms of torture than was disclosed in a Senate report last year, according to a Guantanamo Bay detainee turned government cooperating witness.