Political resignations

Prime Minister Theresa May addresses delegates during the Scottish Conservatives' annual party conference at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre, Friday May 3, 2019. Britain's main Conservative and Labour parties took a hammering in local elections as Brexit-weary voters expressed frustration over the country's stalled departure from the European Union. (Jane Barlow/PA via AP)
May 05, 2019 - 7:31 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's Conservative government and opposition Labour Party have a duty to strike a compromise Brexit agreement to end months of political deadlock over Britain's exit from the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May said Sunday. Writing in the Mail on Sunday newspaper, May told...
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A diver is lowered into a man-made lake to search for suitcases containing the bodies of three victims, near the village of Mitsero outside of the capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Thursday, May 2, 2019. The justice minister in Cyprus resigned amid mounting criticism that police bungled their investigations when some of the seven foreign women and girls slain by a serial killer were initially reported missing. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
May 03, 2019 - 9:42 am
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The president of Cyprus fired the small island nation's police chief Friday, saying botched missing person investigations might have allowed a self-confessed serial killer to claim more victims. President Nicos Anastasiades' action came the day after Cyprus' justice minister...
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FILE - In a Tuesday, April 2, 2019 file photo, acting Baltimore Mayor Jack Young talks to reporters after meeting with state senators who represent Baltimore in Annapolis, M.D. Baltimore's mayor resigned under pressure Thursday, May 2, 2019 amid a flurry of investigations into whether she arranged bulk sales of her self-published children's books to disguise hundreds of thousands of dollars in kickbacks. Now that Pugh has resigned, acting Mayor Bernard "Jack" Young automatically becomes the permanent mayor and will not need to be sworn in. (AP Photo/Brian Witte, File)
May 02, 2019 - 10:54 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — After ex-Mayor Catherine Pugh's rapid collapse amid multiple public corruption investigations, Baltimore is quickly shifting into a new era with Mayor Bernard "Jack" Young at the helm. Young is a fellow Democrat and a longtime leader of the City Council who automatically replaced...
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FILE - In this June 8, 2018 file photo, Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh addresses a gathering during the annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Boston. Baltimore's mayor resigned under pressure Thursday. May 2, 2019 amid a flurry of investigations into whether she arranged bulk sales of her self-published children's books to disguise hundreds of thousands of dollars in kickbacks.(AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
May 02, 2019 - 7:07 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's mayor resigned under pressure Thursday amid a flurry of investigations into whether she arranged bulk sales of her self-published children's books to disguise hundreds of thousands of dollars in kickbacks. Mayor Catherine Pugh's resignation came exactly a week after her...
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FILE - In this June 8, 2018 file photo, Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh addresses a gathering during the annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Boston. Baltimore's mayor resigned under pressure Thursday. May 2, 2019 amid a flurry of investigations into whether she arranged bulk sales of her self-published children's books to disguise hundreds of thousands of dollars in kickbacks.(AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
May 02, 2019 - 3:58 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Latest on the Baltimore mayor's resignation amid a scandal over her self-published children's books (all times local): 3:55 p.m. Maryland's Republican governor and the chairwoman of the state's Democratic party say Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh made the right decision to...
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Members of the Cyprus Special Disaster Response Unit search for suitcases in a man-made lake, near the village of Mitsero outside of the capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Wednesday, May 1, 2019. British forensics experts helping to tackle the Cyprus serial killer case visited a toxic lake Tuesday where a suitcase was found with a decomposed body inside as criticism mounted of how Cypriot police initially handled the disappearances of several victims. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
May 02, 2019 - 8:41 am
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The justice minister in Cyprus resigned Thursday amid mounting criticism that police bungled their investigations when some of the seven foreign women and girls slain by a serial killer were initially reported missing. A Cypriot army captain has admitted to killing the women...
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Attorney General William Barr responds as he is asked a question from Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., as he testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
May 01, 2019 - 6:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Attorney General William Barr's testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee (all times local): 6:15 p.m. The House Judiciary Committee chairman says Attorney General William Barr is declining to appear before the panel Thursday because he's "terrified." New York...
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FILE - In this March 24, 2019, file photo, special counsel Robert Mueller departs St. John's Episcopal Church, across from the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
April 30, 2019 - 11:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on special counsel Robert Mueller's letter about how the findings of the probe were being portrayed (all times local): 11:15 p.m. A Democratic senator says Attorney General William Barr should resign. Maryland Sen. Chris Van Hollen says Barr lied to him at a hearing...
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April 30, 2019 - 2:55 pm
HELSINKI (AP) — An Estonian government minister resigned Tuesday after just a day in the job when authorities launched a domestic violence investigation into him. Marti Kuusik was sworn in as technology and foreign trade minister on Monday. Hours later, he was placed under investigation by police...
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FILE - In this April 12, 2019 file photo, protestors carry a large flag and chant slogans during a demonstration against the country's leadership, in Algiers. Algerian authorities are leading a "clean hands" campaign aimed at rooting out corruption that has caught up top tycoons and former government ministers. Corruption is one of the major complaints of the masses of protesters who helped drive longtime leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika from office earlier this month. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy, File)
April 30, 2019 - 9:39 am
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerian ex-Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia has gone before a prosecutor as part of a wide-ranging corruption investigation that has targeted figures in the entourage of former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, forced to resign after two decades in office. Ouyahia was being...
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