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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.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 3 comments

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.
In the Media by Natty Walker - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Andrew Moran - 4 comments

'#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.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan - 3 comments

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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 4 comments

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.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan

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.
In the Media by Saunon Malek

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.
In the Media by Saunon Malek

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.
In the Media by Layne Weiss - 4 comments

Cyprus Finance Minister Michalis Sarris resigns amid public probe

Nicosia - Cyprus Finance Minister Michalis Sarris announced that he is stepping down from his post following the launch of a government investigation into the island nation's economic collapse. The president has accepted his resignation.
In the Media by Andrew Moran - 1 comment

Pope Benedict XVI to become 'pope emeritus' after resignation

According to the Vatican sources, Pope Benedict XVI will be known by the title of "pope emeritus" after his resignation and will still be referred to as "Your Holiness."
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus

UPDATE: UK Cardinal resigns following misconduct allegations

Edinburgh - The recently embattled Archbishop of Edinburgh, Cardinal Keith O'Brien, has announced he is resigning his position effective immediately.
In the Media by Greta McClain

Popular CBS TV anchor resigns after wife-choking arrest

Darien - Rob Morrison, a CBS New York TV anchorman, has resigned following allegations that he choked his wife at their Connecticut home and — threatened to kill her — when released from police custody.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan - 3 comments

Documents fuel conjecture of Pope's resignation, immunity request

Providence - The release of court documents involving a Roman Catholic organization is fueling speculation that Pope Benedict was forced to resign.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 3 comments

Pope Benedict XVI: Resignation sparks conspiracy theories

Pope Benedict XVI sent shock waves through the Catholic world when he announced he was resigning. Although he gave reasons, chiefly "advanced age" and declining strength, speculations have flourished about the true reason behind the decision.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 7 comments

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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 4 comments

Report: Sources say Timothy Geithner gone by end of January

Washington - It seems United States Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner may be gone by the end of January. A new report suggested that Geithner could leave the department even if President Barack Obama and Congress don't reach a debt deal.
In the Media by Andrew Moran

GOP Senator Jim DeMint to step down to head Heritage Foundation

Washington - South Carolina Republican Senator Jim DeMint has announced that he will step down from the Senate as of Dec. 31 in order to head the Heritage Foundation. DeMint, who is highly respected among the Tea Party, believes he can do more on the "outside."
In the Media by Andrew Moran - 4 comments

Jesse Jackson Jr., resigns from Congress under ethics probe

Chicago - Battling bipolar disorder and a federal probe into his campaign accounts, U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., a once-rising political star, resigned from Congress Wednesday afternoon.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan - 1 comment

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke may not seek third term

New York - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will most likely step down in January 2014 and not seek a third term even if President Barack Obama is re-elected. Republican nominee Mitt Romney has vowed to replace Bernanke if elected.
In the Media by Andrew Moran - 1 comment

Citibank Shakeup: Vikram Pandit Resigns

In an unexpected move, Citibank’s Board of Directors announced this morning that Vikram Pandit would step down as CEO effective immediately. The Board also announced John Havens’ resignation as President and Chief Operating Officer.
In the Media by Karen Rogers

Op-Ed: The sad, pitiful legacy of Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty

Toronto - To the surprise of his ardent supporters and fierce opponents, Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty announced Monday evening that he will be stepping down as premier after serving as the Liberal leader for 16 years and premier for nine years.
In the Media by Andrew Moran - 8 comments

British Columbia Finance Minister resigns, announces retirement

Vancouver - British Columbia Deputy Premier and Finance Minister Kevin Falcon announced that he is stepping down from his position and will retire from the public sector. Falcon will stay on as a backbench Member of the Legislative Assembly.
In the Media by Andrew Moran - 1 comment

Kofi Annan resigns as Syria envoy at UN Security Council

Citing finger-pointing and name-calling within the UN Security Council, Kofi Annan has resigned his position as Syria envoy.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Canadian Conservative Minister Bev Oda stepping down July 31

Durham - Canadian Tory Member of Parliament for Durham and Minister for International Cooperation Beverley Oda announced in a statement on her website that she will be stepping down effective July 31, 2012.
In the Media by Andrew Moran - 6 comments

New Yahoo CEO steps down amid resume controversy, cancer

Sunnyvale - Scott Thompson, the recently hired CEO for Internet juggernaut Yahoo, is reportedly stepping down due to the controversy that plagued the company this week over his education credentials posted on his resume.
In the Media by Andrew Moran - 2 comments

High school principal accused of ‘spying’ on Facebook resigns

Clayton - Turns out the principal may have had a false Facebook page with 300 friends, many from the same high school. This made it easy for her to spy on students' posts.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Best Buy CEO Brian Dunn steps down amid disappointing sales stats

Minneapolis - Best Buy CEO Brian Dunn announced Tuesday that he is stepping down from his post. Board member G. Mike Mikan will take over as interim chief executive. This comes as sales dropped 2.4 percent in the last quarter.
In the Media by Andrew Moran

Bob Rae demands Canadian PM's resignation over F-35 'lie'

Ottawa - Interim Liberal leader Bob Rae is demanding the immediate resignation of Canadian Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper over the F-35 stealth fighter fiasco, which he states the Tory leader 'lied' about.
In the Media by Andrew Moran - 2 comments
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