Political resignations

December 10, 2018 - 4:50 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — The head of India's central bank has resigned amid a growing split between the Indian government and the independent monetary policy authority. Reserve Bank of India Gov. Urjit Patel said in a statement posted on the bank's website Monday that he was resigning for personal reasons...
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A voter signs her name after having voted in a referendum aimed at curbing corruption in Lima, Peru, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018. The four questions on the ballot include measures that would prohibit legislators from immediate reelection, create stricter campaign finance rules and reform a scandal-tainted council charged with selecting judges. (AP Photo/Cesar Olmos)
December 09, 2018 - 6:22 pm
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peruvian voters agreed to take on corruption Sunday, according to exit polls, as the South American nation struggles to end a scourge that has landed lawmakers, judges and even former presidents behind bars. Voters overwhelmingly approved three of four questions on a referendum...
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Demonstrators walk through tear gas during clashes Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 in Paris. Crowds of yellow-vested protesters angry at President Emmanuel Macron and France's high taxes tried to converge on the presidential palace Saturday, some scuffling with police firing tear gas, amid exceptional security measures aimed at preventing a repeat of last week's rioting. (AP Photo/Rafael Yaghobzadeh)
December 08, 2018 - 6:57 pm
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on anti-government protests in France and neighboring countries (all times local): 7:45 p.m. France's interior minister says the protest violence in Paris is "under control" despite scattered tensions but is calling it "totally unacceptable." Interior Minister Christophe...
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A protestor in a yellow vest stands above police during a demonstration in Brussels, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. Hundreds of police officers are being mobilized in Brussels Saturday, where yellow vest protesters last week clashed with police and torched two police vehicles. More than 70 people were detained. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
December 08, 2018 - 5:36 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian police fired tear gas and water cannons at yellow-vested protesters calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Charles Michel after they tried to breach a riot barricade, as the movement that started in France made its mark Saturday in Belgium and the Netherlands...
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December 05, 2018 - 7:41 am
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — The Latest on Europe's migrant crisis (all times local): 5:40 p.m. Austrian police say they have found 22 asylum-seekers from Iraq and Syria in a van near the country's eastern border. Police in Burgenland province said the Romanian-registered van was stopped Tuesday evening...
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FILE - In this June 27, 2018, file photo, U.S. Rep. David Stringer, R-Prescott, speaks at a community forum at a local restaurant in Phoenix, to explain his recent immigration remarks. The Arizona lawmaker, who faced a backlash in June after saying "there aren't enough white kids to go around" when discussing integration, is facing new criticism about his views on race and has been booted from a committee chairmanship. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, file)
December 04, 2018 - 11:54 am
PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona city council has voted to demand the resignation of a Republican state lawmaker whose remarks on race and immigration have led to a growing backlash. Tuesday's 6-1 vote by the Prescott City Council comes just days after the latest remarks by Rep. David Stringer were...
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FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2018, file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara attend ceremonies at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. Police say Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, they have established an evidentiary foundation to charge Netanyahu and his wife Sara with accepting bribes, fraud and breach of trust. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, Pool, File)
December 02, 2018 - 11:43 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police on Sunday recommended indicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on bribery charges, adding to a growing collection of legal troubles that have clouded the longtime leader's prospects for pursuing re-election next year. Netanyahu denied the latest allegations. But...
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FILE - In this May 10, 2018, file photo, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke arrives for a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing on the FY19 budget on Capitol Hill in Washington. An internal watchdog has cleared IZinke of wrongdoing following a complaint that he redrew the boundaries of a national monument in Utah to benefit a former state lawmaker and political ally. The Interior Department’s office of inspector general says it found no evidence that Zinke gave former state Rep. Mike Noel preferential treatment in shrinking the boundaries of Utah’s Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
November 30, 2018 - 12:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke unleashed a scathing personal attack Friday against a congressman who had called on him to resign, accusing the Arizona Democrat of drunkenness and using taxpayer money to cover up inappropriate behavior. Zinke sent his tweet after Rep. Raul...
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Jordanian policemen surround protesters to prevent them from reaching the nearby cabinet headquarters, in the capital Amman, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. Hundreds of protesters have called on the Jordanian prime minister to resign over his tax policies and alleged failure to improve the country's economy. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)
November 30, 2018 - 10:37 am
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Hundreds of protesters have called on the Jordanian prime minister to resign over his tax policies and perceived failure to improve the country's economy. Friday's protests in Jordan's capital of Amman came several months after Omar Razzaz' predecessor was toppled in large-...
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Supporters of Taipei city mayor and city mayoral candidate Ko Wen-je cheer for Ko's victory in Taipei, Taiwan, Sunday early morning, Nov. 25, 2018. Taiwan's ruling party suffered a major defeat Saturday in local elections seen as a referendum on the administration of the island's independence-leaning president amid growing economic and political pressure from China. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)
November 24, 2018 - 6:11 pm
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The Latest on local elections in Taiwan (all times local): 10 a.m. Voters in Taiwan have approved a referendum opposing same-sex marriage while rejecting a proposal to change the name of its Olympic team to Taiwan from the current Chinese Taipei. The referendums were among 10...
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