Political resignations

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson's senior aid Dominic Cummings leaves his home, in London, Sunday, May 24, 2020. Several lawmakers from Britain’s governing Conservative Party have joined opposition calls for Johnson’s top aide to be fired for flouting lockdown rules. Dominic Cummings traveled 250 miles (400 kms) to his parents’ home with his wife and son as he was coming down with COVID-19 at the end of March. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)
May 24, 2020 - 11:31 am
LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Sunday he wouldn't fire his chief aide for allegedly violating the national coronavirus lockdown rules that he helped to create. Johnson defied a growing clamor for the dismissal of adviser Dominic Cummings, who drove 250 miles (400 kilometers) from...
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People wave Spanish flags during a drive-in protest organised by Spain's far-right party Vox against the Spanish government's handling of the nation's coronavirus outbreak in Madrid, Spain Saturday, May 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
May 23, 2020 - 7:17 am
Several thousand followers of Spain’s far-right Vox party gathered Saturday in their cars and on motorbikes in the center of Madrid and other Spanish cities to protest the Spanish government’s handling of the nation’s coronavirus crisis. The party accuses the government of Socialist Prime Minister...
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May 21, 2020 - 11:17 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Lydia Wahlke has resigned as chief legal officer of the U.S. Soccer Federation, two months after she was placed on administrative leave. The federation announced her departure in a note to staff Thursday and said she will be a consultant through Sept. 15. Wahlke was put on leave...
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FILE - In this April 9, 2019 file photo, former Michigan State University president Lou Anna Simon appears in court in Charlotte, Mich. A judge has dismissed criminal charges Wednesday, May 13, 2020 against Simon arising from the Larry Nassar sexual assault scandal. Simon was ordered to trial last year on charges that she lied to police about her knowledge of a sexual misconduct complaint against Nassar. Nassar was a campus doctor and now is serving decades in prison.(Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP, File)
May 13, 2020 - 11:35 am
DETROIT (AP) — A judge dismissed criminal charges Wednesday against former Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon arising from the Larry Nassar sexual assault scandal. Simon was ordered to trial last year on charges that she lied to police about her knowledge of a sexual misconduct...
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May 06, 2020 - 8:55 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s former spy chief was sworn in as prime minister by lawmakers early Thursday after weeks of tense political negotiations as the country faces a severe economic crisis spurred by plummeting oil prices and the coronavirus pandemic. The majority of 255 legislators attending the...
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Taina dos Santos, third from left, attends the burial of her mother Ana Maria, a 56-year-old nursing assistant who died from the new coronavirus, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, April 28, 2020. Dos Santos said that the situation in the Salgado Filho public hospital where her mother worked is complicated and that some health workers have to buy their own protective gear. "She gave everything to her job until the very end," said the 27-year-old daughter. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
April 28, 2020 - 3:41 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — As Brazil careens toward a full-blown public health emergency and economic meltdown, President Jair Bolsonaro has managed to add a third ingredient to the toxic mix: political crisis. Even if it doesn’t speed his downfall, it will render Brazilians more vulnerable to the...
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In this March 18, 2020, photo provided by the U.S. Navy, an F/A-18F Super Hornet launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) in the western North Pacific Ocean. The crew of the USS Theodore Roosevelt remains sidelined in Guam with a coronavirus outbreak but is inching toward getting healthy and returning to sea duty. At the same time the fate of the aircraft carrier's former captain remains unresolved, although the Navy's top officer has recommended reinstatement of Capt. Brett Crozier. (Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nicholas V. Huynh/U.S. Navy via AP))
April 28, 2020 - 9:18 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The crew of the USS Theodore Roosevelt, sidelined in Guam with a coronavirus outbreak, is inching toward getting healthy and returning to sea duty while the fate of its former captain remains unclear. The top Navy officer has recommended reinstating Capt. Brett Crozier, who was...
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A sign in Fort Greene Park in Brooklyn, New York City, reminds people to social distance during the coronavirus pandemic on Wednesday, April 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey)
April 22, 2020 - 5:44 pm
The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — AP Exclusive: ER staff saves lives, suffers in hot...
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FILE - In this March 20, 2002 file photo, U.S. Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill holds a news conference at the U.N. Conference for Financing of Development in Monterrey, Mexico. O’Neill, a former Treasury secretary who broke with Bush over tax policy and then produced a book critical of the administration, died Saturday, April 18, 2020. He was 84. (AP Photo/John Moore)
April 18, 2020 - 1:41 pm
Paul O’Neill, a former Treasury secretary who broke with George W. Bush over tax policy and then produced a book critical of the administration, died Saturday. He was 84. O’Neill’s son, Paul O’Neill Jr. confirmed that his father died at his home in Pittsburgh after battling lung cancer for the last...
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FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2020 file photo, Turkey's Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu poses for a selfie photo at the parliament, in Ankara, Turkey. Soylu has resigned Sunday, April 12, 2020, taking responsibility for a poorly timed announcement of a weekend coronavirus curfew that saw thousands of people rush to the streets.(AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici, File)
April 13, 2020 - 2:07 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s president has rejected the resignation of the country's interior minister who took responsibility for a poorly timed announcement of a weekend lockdown that prompted thousands of people to rush into the streets to stock up on supplies. The 48-hour lockdowns across 31...
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