By Renee Maltezou and David Chance ATHENS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund delivered a stark warning on Thursday of the huge financial hole facing Greece as angry and uncertain voters prepare for a referendum that could decide their country's future in Europe. Days after Greece defaulted on part of its IMF debt, the Fund, part of the lenders' "troika" behind successive international bailouts, said Greece needed an extra 50 billion euros over the next three years, including 36 billion from its European partners, to stay afloat. It also needed significant debt relief.
President Barack Obama dipped into what has become a raging national debate pitting traditionalists against innovators when making guacamole, the mashed avocado treat that has become a favorite American indulgence. "The peas add intense sweetness and a chunky texture to the dip, making it more substantial on the chip," food writer Melissa Clark wrote in her column. "Respect the nyt, but not buying peas in guac.," Obama wrote under his @POTUS handle when queried by a Twitter user Wednesday about how he viewed the Times' update of the classic recipe.