Political resignations

September 26, 2020 - 1:58 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s prime minister-designate resigned Saturday amid a political impasse over government formation, dealing a blow to French President Emmanuel Macron’s efforts to break a dangerous stalemate in the crisis-hit country. The announcement by Moustapha Adib nearly a month after he...
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A woman wearing a face mask to prevent the spread of coronavirus walks in the southern neighbourhood of Vallecas in Madrid, Spain, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. Police in the Spanish capital and its surrounding towns are stopping people coming in and out of some working-class neighborhoods that have been partially locked down to stem Europe's fastest coronavirus spread. Heightened restrictions to stem Europe's fastest coronavirus spread in some of Madrid's working-class neighborhoods brought a heated debate over the prevalence of inequality in Spain back into the spotlight Monday. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
September 21, 2020 - 9:41 am
MADRID (AP) — Heightened restrictions to stem Europe's fastest coronavirus spread in some of Madrid's working-class neighborhoods brought a heated debate over the prevalence of inequality in Spain back into the spotlight Monday. The measures, including a requirement to justify trips out of the...
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Police detain a protester during an opposition rally to protest the official presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. Tens of thousands of Belarusians calling for the authoritarian president to resign marched through the capital on Sunday as the country's wave of protests entered its seventh week. Hundreds of soldiers blocked off the center of Minsk, deploying water cannon and armored personnel carriers and erecting barbed wire barriers. (AP Photo/TUT.by)
September 21, 2020 - 4:49 am
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Police in Belarus said they detained more than 400 protesters who took part in a weekend demonstration demanding the resignation of the nation's authoritarian president following a disputed vote. With protests rocking the country for more than six weeks, tens of thousands of...
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FILE - In this Thursday, April 30, 2020, file photo, a pedestrian wearing a mask walks in front of a billboard displaying California flags in San Francisco during the coronavirus outbreak. California's death count from the coronavirus surpassed 15,000 on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020 even as the state saw widespread improvement in infection levels. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
September 20, 2020 - 2:08 pm
California’s death count from the coronavirus has surpassed 15,000 even as the state sees widespread improvement in infection levels. A tally by Johns Hopkins University put California’s death toll at 15,027 on Sunday, the fourth-highest in the country. New York has suffered by far the most deaths...
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Police officers detain a woman during an opposition rally to protest the official presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. Daily protests calling for the authoritarian president's resignation are now in their second month and opposition determination appears strong despite the detention of protest leaders. (AP Photo/TUT.by)
September 19, 2020 - 1:05 pm
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Police in the capital of Belarus cracked down sharply Saturday on a women’s protest march demanding the authoritarian president’s resignation, arresting more than 300 including an elderly woman who has become a symbol of the six weeks of protest that have roiled the country...
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Women block a police bus during an opposition rally to protest the official presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020. (Tut.by via AP)
September 12, 2020 - 10:21 am
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — About 10,000 women marched noisily through the Belarusian capital on Saturday, beating pots and pans and shouting for the resignation of the country’s authoritarian president in the 35th consecutive day of large anti-government protests. Many carried portraits of Maria...
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Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko attends a meeting as he visits Belarusian Academy of Sciences in Minsk, Belarus, Friday, Sept. 11, 2020. (Nikolai Petrov/BelTA Pool Photo via AP)
September 11, 2020 - 12:21 pm
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Belarusian authorities detained scores of demonstrators Friday while seeking to end more than a month of protests against the country's authoritarian president, who is set to visit Russia to help shore up his hold on power after 26 years in office. Protesters in Belarus have...
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FILE - In this Aug.6, 2020 file photo, French President Emmanuel Macron, second left, and Lebanese President Michel Aoun, second right, meet at Beirut–Rafic Hariri International Airport, in Lebanon. In the wake of Beirut's massive port explosion, Macron has taken a tough line, setting deadlines for Lebanon's politicians to carry out reforms. His hands-on approach has angered some in Lebanon and brought praise from others. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, Pool, File)
September 10, 2020 - 11:12 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — During his visit this month, French President Emmanuel Macron gave Lebanon’s politicians a road map for policy changes and reform, set deadlines for them to take action and told them he’d be back in December to check on progress. It was a hands-on approach that angered some in Lebanon...
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Bridgeport Police Chief Armando "A.J." Perez speaks during an interview at the Police Training Academy on April 29, 2019, in Bridgeport, Conn. Perez, the police chief of Connecticut's largest city, was arrested Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, on federal charges that he teamed with Bridgeport's personnel director to rig the hiring process to make sure he'd get his job. (Ned Gerard/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP)
September 10, 2020 - 3:28 pm
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — The police chief in Connecticut's largest city resigned Thursday, the mayor said, hours after being arrested on federal charges that he teamed with Bridgeport’s personnel director to rig the hiring process to ensure he got the job. Mayor Joe Ganim announced Chief Armando “A...
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People take elevators at a shopping building in Tokyo on Aug. 24, 2020. Japan’s economy shrank at a record, even worse rate in the April-June quarter than initially estimated. The Cabinet Office said Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, Japan’s seasonally adjusted real gross domestic product contracted at an annualized rate of 28.1%, worse than the 27.8% figure given last month. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
September 07, 2020 - 7:27 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s economy shrank at a record, even worse rate in the April-June quarter than initially estimated. The Cabinet Office said Tuesday Japan’s seasonally adjusted real gross domestic product contracted at an annualized rate of 28.1%, worse than the 27.8% figure given last month. The...
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