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The EU and IMF heaped pressure on Greece, warning of the perilous state of the country's finances, days ahead of a controversial referendum that could determine its future in the eurozone. As Greece's leftist leaders staked their political lives on the outcome of Sunday's vote, the International Monetary Fund warned the country's growth prospects had deteriorated dramatically since the Syriza party came to power in January.
The death toll from the Philippines' ferry disaster rose to 41 Friday as rescuers brought more bodies ashore to anguished families, including 10-year-old survivor Gilbert de la Cruz who wailed in despair as the corpse of his one-year-old brother was recovered. Divers were searching for five people still missing after the Kim Nirvana carrying 173 passengers and 14 crewmen capsized as it was leaving Ormoc port in the central Philippines on Thursday. As de la Cruz embraced his distraught father, hopes were fading that the boy's mother and sister could be still alive trapped in the hull.