Political resignations

Police block an entrance of the Georgian Parliament as opposition demonstrators gather to call for the resignation of the speaker of the Georgian Parliament in Tbilisi, Georgia, Friday, June 21, 2019. Police have fired a volley of tear gas at a massive throng of protesters outside the Georgian national parliament, who are trying to storm the building and are demanding the government's resignation.(AP Photo/Zurab Tsertsvadze)
June 21, 2019 - 8:16 am
TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — The speaker of Georgia's parliament stepped down on Friday in the aftermath of violent clashes that left more than 200 people injured, sparked by the appearance of a Russian lawmaker in parliament. Speaker Irakli Kobakhidze, who is out of the country on an official visit,...
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An opposition demonstrator stands in front of a police line at Georgian Parliament to call for the resignation of the speaker of the Georgian Parliament in Tbilisi, Georgia, Friday, June 21, 2019. Police have fired a volley of tear gas at a massive throng of protesters outside the Georgian national parliament, who are trying to storm the building and are demanding the government's resignation.(AP Photo/Zurab Tsertsvadze)
June 20, 2019 - 7:39 pm
TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Riot police in the capital of the country of Georgia fired rubber bullets and unleashed water cannons to drive thousands of protesters away from the country's parliament building, but disorder continued nearby in the pre-dawn hours of Friday. The confrontation began in the...
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Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan speaks about the situation in the Persian Gulf region during as he waits for the arrival of Portuguese Minister of National Defense Joao Cravinho, at the Pentagon, Friday, June 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
June 18, 2019 - 11:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan's decision to step down (all times local): 8 p.m. Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan is citing a "painful" family situation as he steps down from the position before his formal nomination has even been sent to the...
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A group of more than a dozen Honduran migrants ride a raft across the Suchiate River after between Tecun Uman, Guatemala, left, and Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, Friday, June 14, 2019. Raftsmen and riverfront business operators said the flow of migrants through the crossing has slowed since the announcement a few days ago that Mexico's new National Guard would be deploying to the border. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
June 14, 2019 - 3:51 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's immigration chief presented his resignation to the president Friday as the country embarks on a crackdown on irregular migration through its territory in response to U.S. pressure. The National Immigration Institute said in a brief statement that Tonatiuh Guillén thanked...
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A detained demonstrator shouts from a police bus during an anti-government protest during the presidential elections in Nur-Sultan, the capital city of Kazakhstan, Sunday, June 9, 2019. Voters in Kazakhstan are choosing a successor to the president who had led the Central Asian country since independence from the Soviet Union, with a longtime loyalist expected to win easily. (AP Photo/Alexei Filippov)
June 09, 2019 - 5:43 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Police detained hundreds of people in Kazakhstan amid unauthorized protests of a presidential election Sunday that opponents alleged was a fake exercise in democracy. Officers, some in riot gear with shields and helmets, broke up the demonstrations in the capital, Nur-Sultan, and in...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, March 19, 2019 file photo, Boris Johnson, Britain's former Foreign Secretary and prominent leave the European Union Brexit campaigner walks away after leaving the Cabinet Office in London. Britain’s High Court has quashed a bid to prosecute Conservative lawmaker Boris Johnson for allegedly lying during the country’s 2016 European Union membership referendum. Two judges on Friday, June 7 threw out a lower court’s ruling that Johnson should be summoned to answer questions about Brexit campaigners’ claim that Britain pays 350 million pounds ($446 million) a week to the EU. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
June 09, 2019 - 5:14 pm
LONDON (AP) — British politician Boris Johnson, a Brexit supporter who is the current favorite to be the U.K.'s next prime minister, has stepped up his bid for support by challenging the European Union on the terms of the country's delayed departure. Johnson told the Sunday Times that if he...
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Denmark's outgoing Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen talks to the media after leaving Amalienborg Castle, in Copenhagen, Denmark, Thursday June 6, 2019. Denmark's outgoing, center-right prime minister has resigned, leaving the center-left Social Democratic leader to try to form a one-party minority government after general elections that ended with a gain for the left-leaning parties and a big loss for populists who were supporting the government. (Martin Sylvest/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)
June 06, 2019 - 8:34 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark's center-right prime minister resigned Thursday after a general election that ended with a gain for left-leaning parties and a big loss for populists who were supporting the government. Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen's resignation leaves the center-left...
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Democratic presidential candidate and South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks during the 2019 California Democratic Party State Organizing Convention in San Francisco, Saturday, June 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
June 03, 2019 - 8:40 pm
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg (BOO'-tuh-juhj) says he would not have pressured Democrat Al Franken to resign from the Senate at the time some of his 2020 rivals did. Buttigieg was asked about Franken at an MSNBC town hall Monday. Several of his Democratic...
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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, center, attends a vigil held to honor the lives lost in a mass shooting Saturday, June 1, 2019 in Virginia Beach, Va. DeWayne Craddock, a longtime city employee, opened fire at the municipal building Friday before police shot and killed him, authorities said. (Kristen Zeis/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)
June 03, 2019 - 1:31 pm
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam wasted little time getting to Virginia Beach after a gunman killed a dozen people in a city office building, the first major test of his leadership since a blackface scandal almost forced him from office four months ago. The governor, who is...
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A woman who did not wish to be identified writes a note on the back of a cross for Michelle Langer, a victim of a mass shooting at a municipal building in Virginia Beach, Va., at a nearby makeshift memorial, Sunday, June 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
June 02, 2019 - 5:15 pm
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The gunman who attacked his colleagues at a Virginia Beach government office building resigned by email hours before the shooting, a city official said Sunday as authorities sought a motive in the assault that killed 12 people. Officials gave no indication why 40-year-old...
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