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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.

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.

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."

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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."

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.

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.

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.
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President Obama announced the resignation of Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki at a press ...
President Obama announced the resignation of Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki at a press conference on May 30, 2014.
COMMANDING PRESENCE: Greek politician Alexis Tsipras.
COMMANDING PRESENCE: Greek politician Alexis Tsipras.
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Interview with Under Secretary for Health Dr. Robert Petzel on July 24  2013.
Interview with Under Secretary for Health Dr. Robert Petzel on July 24, 2013.
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Former Congressman Anthony Weiner.

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