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Lebanon PM resigns, says fears for his life

Birut - Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri announced his resignation Saturday, citing Iran's "grip" on the country and threats to his life.

Lebanon PM resigns, says fears for his life

Birut - Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri announced his resignation Saturday, citing Iran's "grip" on the country and threats to his life.

Catalan business minister resigns amid independence standoff

Barcelona - Catalonia's moderate business minister resigned Thursday after the Spanish region's separatist president Carles Puigdemont ruled out elections and left the door open to a declaration of independence by the regional parliament."I resign.

Irish prime minister Kenny says will step down

Dublin - Enda Kenny announced Wednesday he will step down as Ireland's prime minister after six years once his Fine Gael party elects a new leader.The governing centre-right party's new leader will be in place by the end of June 2, Kenny said.

Czech PM Sobotka quits amid high-stakes row with finance minister

Prague - Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka said Tuesday he was quitting his post in a high-stakes row with billionaire finance minister, Andrej Babis, a popular political rival tipped to win elections later this year.

Czech PM Sobotka quits amid high-stakes row with finance minister

Prague - Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka announced his shock resignation Tuesday in a high-stakes row with billionaire finance minister, Andrej Babis, a popular political rival tipped to win elections later this year.

Tokyo governor resigns over spending scandal

Toukyo - The governor of Tokyo resigned Wednesday over spending public money on lavish hotels and spa trips, the latest setback on the mega-city's troubled road to hosting the 2020 Olympics.

Chief Syrian opposition negotiator resigns over failed peace talks

Birut - The Syrian opposition's chief negotiator in stalled UN-brokered peace talks, Mohammed Alloush, announced his resignation Sunday citing the failure of the Geneva negotiations and the continued shelling of rebel-held areas by President Bashar al-Assad's ...

Israeli minister quits 'extremist government'

Jerusalem - Israeli environment minister Avi Gabbay announced his resignation on Friday, saying the appointment of a hardline nationalist as defence minister had created an "extremist government".

Israeli minister quits 'extremist government'

Jerusalem - Israeli environment minister Avi Gabbay announced his resignation on Friday, saying the appointment of a hardline nationalist as defence minister had created an "extremist government".

Israeli minister quits 'extremist government'

Jerusalem - Israeli environment minister Avi Gabbay announced his resignation on Friday, saying the appointment of a hardline nationalist as defence minister had created an "extremist government".

Italian minister quits as waste scandal embroils partner

Rome - Italy's Economic Development Minister Federica Guidi resigned on Thursday after her partner was accused of abusing his connections to the centre-left government.

San Francisco police chief refuses to resign over shooting

San Francisco - San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr said Friday he would not resign at the request of Bayview residents angry over a video showing officers shooting a young man who did not appear dangerous.

US Secret Service chief quits over security breaches

Washington - The US Secret Service director resigned Wednesday, paying the price for a string of security lapses by the elite presidential protection branch, including one in which an armed intruder ran into the White House.

Ukraine's economy minister announces resignation

Kiev - Ukraine's economy minister announced his resignation on Thursday following conflicts within the government on how to turn around the dire national economic situation.

Belgium PM Di Rupo hands in cabinet resignation after poll

Brussels - Belgian Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo submitted his government's resignation to King Philip on Monday following general elections at the weekend, the palace said in a statement.

Greek deputy minister resigns over crucial milk reform

Athens - Greece's deputy minister in charge of rural development and food said on Saturday he has resigned over new milk regulations included in an omnibus bill of reforms required by the debt-hit country's lenders.

Indian navy chief resigns after submarine accident: govt

New Delhi - India's navy chief resigned on Wednesday after a submarine accident off the coast of Mumbai saw two sailors missing and another seven injured, the defence ministry said."Taking moral responsibility for the accidents and incidents which have taken place...

South Africa trade union calls on President Jacob Zuma to resign

Johannesburg - South Africa's largest trade union is calling on President Jacob Zuma to resign and says it will not support the African National Congress (ANC) in next year's election.

Op-Ed: Calling for the FBI Director to resign over the Boston bombing

Boston - As America grapples with the mind-boggling facts emerging from the Boston Marathon bombing, one thing is abundantly clear: the only people who made no excuses, as they did what they were asked to do, were the police.

Op-Ed: Rajoy denies secret payment scheme, Spanish say 'Resign'

Madrid - While Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy continues to strongly deny media claims that he and other PP members received secret payments, the people don't believe a word he says. (Includes video update of Málaga protest.)

Most of the police force resigns in Marcos Castellanos, Mexico

Police officers in the Michoacán town of Marcos Castellanos have had enough. With the high crime rate against them, almost the whole police force has handed in their resignations.

BNP MEP Andrew Brons ‘constructively expelled’ from party

The prominent and respected nationalist, Andrew Brons, one of the British National Party’s two MEPs, has finally left, after ongoing problems within the party. What will happen next?

Japan’s Prime Minister Kan pressured to resign

Tokyo - Japan’s Prime Minister Naoto Kan is being pressured to resign next month in exchange for opposition cooperation needed in passing key pieces of legislation, including a supplementary budget of relief measures for earthquake and tsunami victims.

Op-Ed: Obama says there are days when ‘one term is enough’

Washington - In an exclusive interview, President Barack Obama told TODAY's Ann Curry on Monday there are times when he thinks "one term is enough," a line certain to send a tingle down the spines of GOP presidential hopefuls who might see it as a sign of weakness.

Weiner’s dysfunction leads to consultations with Clintons

Washington - Washington’s latest sex scandal involving Rep Anthony Weiner, D-New York, has turned into an even greater sideshow distraction as he and his wife have reportedly sought advice from the Clintons, America’s highest profile sex-scandal couple.

White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers Resigns

Embattled White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers resigned on Friday, three months after the Salahi affair undermined her reputation.

Bundeswehr Chief Resigns over Ministry's Handling of Airstrike

The Bundeswehr's Chief of Staff, Wolfgang Schneiderhan, resigned this morning following revelations that information about civilian casualties caused by a deadly NATO airstrike in Afghanistan had been withheld from the Bundeswehr by the Defence Ministry.

Gov. Sanford just says 'No' to Lt. Gov's call for his resignation

South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford declines Lt. Governor’s call for his resignation. Sanford says he has no plans to resign and has “important things” to do for South Carolina in the remaining 16 months of his term.

John McCain Has Kind Words for Sarah Palin

Senator John McCain (R-AZ) offered kind words for his former running mate, Sarah Palin, following the announcement that she will resign as Governor of Alaska by the end of the month.
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LEADERSHIP: U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel (left) holds a press conference Israeli Prime Mini...
LEADERSHIP: U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel (left) holds a press conference Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem last May. Hagel announced his resignation today.
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