• Friday, August 21, 2015

    The Latest on Koreas: South Korea and North Korea hold high-level talks at border village

  • A migrant assists a woman who has collapsed while the crowd of migrants were pushing the police to enter Macedonia, at the railway tracks on border line with Greece, near the southern Macedonia's town of Gevgelija, Friday, Aug. 21, 2015. About 39,000 people, mostly Syrian migrants, have been registered as passing through Macedonia in the past month, twice as many as the month before. They previously encountered little resistance at the border, but the recent influx has overwhelmed Macedonian authorities who this week declared a state of emergency and stopped many from crossing. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)

    Macedonian troops fire stun grenades at migrants on border

    IDOMENI, Greece (AP) — Macedonian police fired stun grenades Friday to disperse thousands of migrants stuck in a no man’s land with Greece and clashed with them as they desperately tried to rush over the border, a day after Macedonia’s government declared a state of emergency on the frontier to halt a human tide heading north to the European Union.

  • People walk past the Greek parliament in Athens, on Friday, Aug. 21, 2015. Greece's president asked the main opposition party Friday to try to form a new government, a day after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras resigned and called an early election next month to deal with a governing party rebellion over Greece's third bailout deal.(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

    Greece’s Tsipras bets on early polls to boost reform mandate

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — 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.