- Former PM Tsipras' popularity tanks ahead of Greek elections Updated: Aug-28-15 4:11 pm
ATHENS, Greece - Greece's former governing radical-left party is unlikely to win an outright majority in a crucial national election next month, and its lead over the opposition conservatives has narrowed, early opinion polls showed Friday.
- Greece: Newly formed party receives mandate to form gov't Updated: Aug-24-15 11:13 am
ATHENS, Greece - A new anti-austerity party formed by rebel lawmakers who quit the governing left-wing Syriza was given its chance Monday to seek government coalition partners and prevent Greece from holding its third national vote this year, although chances of averting the election are virtually nil.
- Greek election looms as parties struggle to form government Updated: Aug-21-15 2:10 pm
ATHENS, Greece - Greece's main opposition party launched efforts to form a new government Friday following Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' resignation, but made no progress in what appears a doomed task - which will pave the way for another potentially destabilizing election.
- What Greece's new elections mean for the bailout Updated: Aug-21-15 11:58 am
ATHENS, Greece - Greece's prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, has resigned and called new elections - just as the country was starting to tap its new bailout package.
- Sri Lanka's prime minister sworn in as 2 parties sign deal Updated: Aug-21-15 11:10 am
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka's new prime minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, was sworn in Friday and the island nation's two major political parties - formerly bitter rivals - signed an agreement to work together and draft a new constitution that would safeguard the rights of ethnic groups.
- UN approves statement aimed at restoring peace to Syria Updated: Aug-17-15 5:47 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The Security Council unanimously approved a statement backing intensive preparatory talks on key issues to restore peace to Syria on Monday, a sign of possible change in the U.N.'s most powerful body which has been deeply divided over how to end the war which has killed more than 250,000 people.