• Malaysians gear up for street rallies urging Najib to quit

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian activists are putting more pressure on embattled Prime Minister Najib Razak to resign with major street rallies this weekend following allegations of suspicious money transfers into his accounts.

  • Protesters carry a mock coffin topped with a cutout image of Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina during a national strike calling for his resignation, in Guatemala City, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Pressure grew Thursday on the embattled leader to resign as business and government offices closed, and thousands marched from different parts of the capital, gathering in the National Plaza. The attorney general's office urged Perez Molina, late Wednesday, to step down "to prevent ungovernability that could destabilize the nation."(AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

    Guatemalan prosecutors urge president to resign amid scandal

    GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Pressure grew Thursday on Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina to resign as business and government offices closed, protesters marched by the thousands and the attorney general’s office urged him to step down “to prevent ungovernability that could destabilize the nation.”

  • A police motorcycle burns as Lebanese activists protest against the ongoing trash crisis, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015. Lebanese riot police fired several rounds of tear gas and water cannons for the second consecutive day in downtown Beirut Sunday as they battled protesters with batons and stones _ a marked escalation of mass demonstrations against an ongoing trash crisis. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

    Police fire tear gas at protesters in Beirut for second day

    BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese riot police battled in the streets of downtown Beirut for a second night Sunday after demonstrators rallied over government corruption and an ongoing trash crisis, violence that wounded at least 44 people and 30 police officers, authorities said.

  • Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, meets with Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos, in Athens, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015. Tsipras announced his government’s resignation and called early elections Thursday, seeking to consolidate his mandate to implement a new three-year international bailout that sparked a rebellion within his radical left Syriza party. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

    What Greece’s new elections mean for the bailout

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, has resigned and called new elections — just as the country was starting to tap its new bailout package.

  • 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.