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Vatican announces surprise resignation of top cardinal

Vatican City - One of the most influential Vatican cardinals, Angelo Becciu from Italy, resigned his position unexpectedly on Thursday, the Holy See announced without explanation.

Canadian Conservative leader Andrew Sheer resigns

Ottawa - After a disappointing election loss and facing internal party divisions over his ability to lead the party, Canadian Conservative Party leader Andrew Sheer has decided to resign.

Clashes as acting Bolivia leader aims to end power vacuum

La Paz - Bolivia's interim president Jeanine Anez moved Wednesday to fill the power vacuum left by the resignation of Evo Morales, who said he was ready to return from exile in Mexico to "pacify" the country, as riot police clashed with his supporters and one w...

Power vacuum in Bolivia as Morales calls on opposition to ensure calm

La Paz - Bolivia's Evo Morales called Monday on the opposition that ousted him to "pacify the country" after his shock resignation following weeks of protests over his disputed re-election left a power vacuum in the country.

Op-Ed: It didn't take long for Trump to implicate Perry in Ukraine mess

Washington - President Trump told House Republicans that he made his now-infamous phone call to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky at the urging of Energy Secretary Rick Perry — a call Trump claims he didn’t even want to make.

With vaping in the cross-hairs - Juul CEO Kevin Burns resigns

The chief executive officer of Juul Labs, Kevin Burns, has stepped down in the wake of regulatory pressure and escalating controversy over rising vaping rates among teenagers and health risks stemming from e-cigarettes.

Pakistan's finance minister resigns ahead of IMF deal

Islamabad - Pakistan's finance minister Asad Umar has stepped down, he announced Thursday, with no replacement yet named as Islamabad seeks a crucial bailout deal with the International Monetary Fund.

Boris Johnson's brother quits UK govt over 'terrible mistake' Brexit deal

London - Jo Johnson, the Remain-backing brother of Brexit figurehead Boris Johnson, resigned as Britain's transport minister Friday, branding a proposed EU withdrawal deal a "terrible mistake" that needed a fresh referendum.

UK minister quits over 'terrible mistake' of proposed Brexit deal

London - Jo Johnson resigned as Britain's transport minister on Friday, branding the proposed Brexit deal a "terrible mistake" that necessitated a fresh referendum on leaving the EU.

Spain's new culture minister quits after one week over tax fraud

Madrid - Spain's culture and sports minister Maxim Huerta resigned Wednesday after it emerged he has been fined for tax fraud, in a blow to the Socialist government that took over only last week.

Georgia's prime minister resigns after mass protests

Tbili - Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili announced his resignation Wednesday after a series of mass protests highlighted a dramatic drop in his government's popularity.

Georgia's prime minister resigns after mass protests

Tbili - Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili announced his resignation Wednesday after a series of mass protests highlighted a dramatic drop in his government's popularity.

Slovenian PM resigns over court ruling on referendum

Ljubljana - Slovenian Prime Minister Miro Cerar tendered his resignation Wednesday after a court annulled the result of a referendum in the latest blow to his crisis-hit government, months ahead of planned elections.

Slovenian PM resigns over court ruling on referendum

Ljubljana - Slovenian Prime Minister Miro Cerar tendered his resignation Wednesday after a court annulled the result of a government referendum."The forces of the past do not allow us to work for future generations," Cerar told a press conference.

Guinea-Bissau PM resigns in bid to end political crisis

Bissau - Guinea-Bissau's Prime Minister Umaro Sissoco Embalo has submitted his resignation to the president, in a bid to end a two-year political crisis in the poor west African nation.

Blow to British prime minister as deputy resigns

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May was left weakened by the resignation Wednesday of her deputy Damian Green, the latest crack in her government as she faces tough Brexit talks.

British prime minister's deputy resigns over conduct probe

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday accepted the resignation of her deputy Damian Green, who announced he was stepping down following a probe into his conduct.

Anti-EU minister's resignation deals major blow to UK's Cameron

London - Prime Minister David Cameron was forced to reshuffle his government Saturday after a top eurosceptic's surprise resignation over benefit cuts sent shock waves through his campaign to keep Britain in the EU.

Georgia Prime Minister Garibashvili resigns

Tbili - Georgia's Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili resigned on Wednesday after two years in power, with the ruling coalition struggling to boost its popularity ahead of parliamentary polls next year.

Greece's leader resigns, calls for new elections next month

Athens - Leftist prime minister Alexis Tsipras resigned Thursday and called for new elections he hopes will bolster his support and ratify his decision to accept tougher austerity to keep Greece in the shared European currency.

Shinseki end up 'taking the fall' over VA health care scandal

President Barack Obama announced on Friday that he had accepted Eric Shinseki's resignation as Secretary of Veterans Affairs. This move came after a scathing internal audit that indicated a "systemic" problem has been in the making.

City councilman resignation letter written in Klingon

Indian Trail - Politicians aren't usually known for having brilliant wit or a sense of humor. However, one city councilman from North Carolina broke that stereotype using, of all things, his letter of resignation.

First Tory minister to urge Rob Ford to resign as Toronto Mayor

Toronto - Canadian Employment Minister Jason Kenney remarked that Toronto Mayor Rob Ford should step down after he "brought dishonour to public office and the office of mayor and his city." Kenney is the first Conservative to denounce Ford.

'#I quit': Newspaper editor issues resignation on Twitter

Chennai - Two years after the Executive editor of The Hindu, one of India's biggest newspapers, announced her resignation on Twitter, the newspaper's editor on Monday decided to do the same.

With deal in place, San Diego Mayor Bob Filner set to resign

San Diego - San Diego Mayor Bob Filner has reportedly agreed to resign in exchange for the city handling some of his legal fees involving a sexual harassment lawsuit filed against him and the city.

Spain takes to streets tonight calling for Rajoy's resignation

In over 50 cities all over Spain as well as in several other European cities, protesters will take the streets on Friday evening to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and to call for new elections.

Top Vatican bank officials resign amid financial scandal

Rome - Two top officials of the scandal-plagued Vatican bank resigned on Monday after a three-year investigation into the bank led to the arrest of a high-ranking Vatican accountant last week.

Palestinian Premier Hamdallah requests resignation

Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah has requested a resignation, merely three weeks after he took the position, said two Palestinian Government sources on Thursday.

Czech Premier to resign amid corruption and spying scandal

Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas has announced his resignation on Sunday, over a corruption scandal involved with his Chief of Staff, Jana Nagyova.

Brazil: Catholic priest excommunicated for 'liberal views'

Bauru - A Catholic priest in Brazil has been excommunicated after publicly resigning from his post due to his personal defense of homosexuality, open marriage, and other practices which go against the Church's teachings.
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