Political resignations

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, shakes hands with Romania's President Klaus Iohannis at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace in Bucharest, Romania, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
January 17, 2018 - 7:44 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's president has begun talks with political parties to decide on a candidate for prime minister, after the ruling party forced the resignation of their prime minister less than seven months after he took office. President Klaus Iohannis met Wednesday with the Social...
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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2018, file photo, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens delivers the annual State of the State address to a joint session of the House and Senate in Jefferson City, Mo. Greitens is delaying a planned tour to talk about his tax change proposals after admitting to having an extramarital affair. The Republican's spokesman, Parker Briden, said Monday, Jan. 15, that the governor will still unveil his policy goals this week, but that he's delaying a promotional tour. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
January 16, 2018 - 8:27 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Facing new calls to resign from some fellow Republicans, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens instead affirmed his intent Tuesday to remain on the job while seeking forgiveness for an extramarital affair that he described as a "personal mistake." Greitens, who has stayed out of...
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January 15, 2018 - 2:59 pm
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's prime minister has resigned after his party withdrew its support amid a power struggle with the party chairman. The ruling left-wing Social Democratic Party withdrew its support for Mihai Tudose Monday after a meeting lasting more than five hours. Tudose, 50,...
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January 15, 2018 - 8:12 am
LONDON (AP) — An Irish nationalist lawmaker has resigned from Britain's Parliament after sparking outrage by appearing to mock a massacre carried out during Northern Ireland's decades of violence. Sinn Fein legislator Barry McElduff was shown in a Twitter video with a loaf of Kingsmill brand bread...
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Colorado Rep. Jessie Danielson, D-Wheat Ridge, left, wears black as she holds her 6-month-old daughter, Isabelle Beth Kabza, as the Colorado House of Representatives convenes for the start of the 2018 session Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, in the State Capitol in Denver. Lawmakers are starting the session amid tension over unresolved sexual misconduct allegations against some of their colleagues, which led some female lawmakers to wear black clothing to Wednesday's opening. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
January 10, 2018 - 7:43 pm
DENVER (AP) — Colorado lawmakers started their new legislative session Wednesday amid tension over unresolved sexual misconduct allegations against some of their colleagues, including one case in which a female lawmaker maintains she felt threatened after rejecting the sexual advances of a fellow...
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January 09, 2018 - 1:52 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Former Catalan president Artur Mas announced Tuesday he is resigning as head of his regional pro-independence party, saying he wants to clear the way for a new generation of leaders pushing for secession from Spain. Pro-independence parties including Mas' PdeCat won the most...
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FILE- In this Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, file photo, Kentucky GOP House Speaker Jeff Hoover attends annual ethics and anti-sexual harassment training for the state legislature in Frankfort, Ky. Hoover resigned from his leadership position Monday, Jan. 8, more than two months after acknowledging he secretly settled a sexual harassment claim and paid to keep it quiet. (AP Photo/Adam Beam, File)
January 08, 2018 - 10:40 pm
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Republican House speaker resigned his leadership post, declaring he did not want the secret sexual harassment settlement he signed to be a distraction from the chamber's legislative work. But moments into his announcement Monday, he said the state's Republican...
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FILE- In this Oct. 17, 2017, file photo, Gretchen Carlson participates in the BUILD Speaker Series to discuss her book "Be Fierce: Stop Harassment and Take Back Your Power" at AOL Studios in New York. Carlson, former Fox News Channel anchor and 1989 Miss America, has been named chairwoman of the Miss America Organization's board of directors, the organization announced Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)
January 01, 2018 - 5:24 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Former Fox News Channel anchor and 1989 Miss America Gretchen Carlson was named chairwoman of the Miss America Organization's board of directors Monday, and three other past pageant winners will join her on the board. The new leadership comes less than two weeks after...
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Congolese boys take part in a protest against President Joseph Kabila's refusal to step down from power in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017. Congolese security forces shot dead two men outside a church on Sunday while dispersing demonstrators protesting in the country's capital against President Joseph Kabila's refusal to step down from power, according to Human Rights Watch. (AP Photo/John Bompengo)
December 31, 2017 - 3:05 pm
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congolese security forces killed at least seven people and at least one policeman died amid violence as more than a thousand people demonstrated in the capital against President Kabila's refusal to step down from power, the United Nations mission in Congo and police said...
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Nuns stands next to a group of police who are standing guard outside the clinic where former President Alberto Fujimori was admitted, in Lima, Peru, Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017. Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski granted a medical pardon to the jailed former strongman who was serving a 25-year sentence for human rights abuses, corruption and the sanctioning of death squads. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
December 27, 2017 - 7:01 pm
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Two senior officials resigned Wednesday from Peru's government, the latest in a wave of defections amid a political crisis in the South American country. Minister of Culture Salvador del Solar announced his resignation on Twitter without giving a reason for his decision, while...
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