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Greek leftists ally with right against bailout after huge election win

ATHENS - Greek left-wing leader Alexis Tsipras on Monday agreed to team up with a right-wing party to form a new hardline, anti-bailout government determined to face down international lenders and end nearly five years of tough economic measures. | Video

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Assad seeks agreement over U.S. air strikes in Syria

BEIRUT - President Bashar al-Assad has said U.S.-led air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria should be subject to an agreement with Damascus and Syrian troops should be involved on the ground.

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Ex-Thai PM's party vows calm, U.S. calls for inclusive politics

BANGKOK - Former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's Puea Thai Party vowed on Monday it would not retaliate a five-year political ban imposed on the ousted leader, and a leading party figure said their movement could survive without the powerful family.

World, Thailand 5:41am EST

Rain on India's parade, but Obama visit keeps spirits high

NEW DELHI - U.S. President Barack Obama watched a dazzling parade of India's military might and cultural diversity on Monday, the second day of a visit trumpeted as a chance to establish a robust strategic partnership between the world's two largest democracies. | Video

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Low expectations as Moscow hosts Syria talks

MOSCOW - Syrian opposition representatives met in Moscow on Monday at the start of a meeting which the Damascus government will join later this week in efforts to revive peace talks.

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Yemen crisis is first big test for Saudi Arabia's King Salman

RIYADH - The turmoil hitting Saudi Arabia's neighbor Yemen will pose the first big test for King Salman, and provide a glimpse as to whether his approach to hotspots in a fragmenting region will differ from that of his late brother.

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Rebels advance in Ukraine, Moscow faces sanctions threats

KIEV/ST PETERSBURG - Russian-backed rebels pushed forward on Monday with a new offensive that has brought all-out war back to eastern Ukraine after a five-month ceasefire, bringing U.S. and European threats of tighter Western financial sanctions against Moscow.