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ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's outgoing prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, is banking on his popularity to win a national election next month and strengthen his grip on power after purging his radical left Syriza party of dissenters.
By Trinna Leong and Al-Zaquan Amer Hamzah KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Thousands of protesters gathered in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday for a two-day rally to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Najib Razak, bringing to the streets a political crisis over a multi-million-dollar payment made to an account under his name. Protesters hope to spark a people's power movement forcing Najib out, but political analysts doubt he will be toppled. Security was tight as the rally got under way and access to a square where the protesters plan to converge was blocked.