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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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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.

Thailand 5:41am EST

Eyeing May re-election, UK's Cameron says voters 'deserve' tax cuts

LONDON - British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday voters deserved to be rewarded with tax cuts "after years of sacrifice," pledging to reduce taxes if he won a national election in May.

7:11am EST

Philippines says deadly clash a mistake, hopeful peace not derailed

MANILA - The Philippines said on Monday a clash between security forces and Muslim rebels in which dozens of people were killed was a mistake and both sides said they were hopeful the violence would not scupper a peace deal the rebels are negotiating.

6:03am EST

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.

Syria 5:59am EST

Tunisia premier faces parliamentary rejection of new government

TUNIS - Tunisian Prime Minister-designate Habib Essid's new cabinet faced rejection by parliament on Monday after another party said it would oppose his choice of ministers in a vote to ratify the country's new government.

Tunisia 5:38am EST

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