Political resignations

A protester flashes the victory sign as thousands of opposition supporters protest in Tirana, Albania on Saturday, March 16, 2019. Albanian opposition supporters clashed with police while trying to storm the parliament building Saturday in a protest against the government which they accuse of being corrupt and linked to organized crime.(AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)
March 21, 2019 - 5:19 am
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — A few thousand opposition protesters have gathered in front of Albania's parliament building calling for the government's resignation and an early election. Thursday's rally is part of the center-right Democratic Party-led opposition's protests over the last month accusing...
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FILE - This May 11, 2015 file photo shows Carol L. Folt, chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol Folt, at the announcement of a partnership with pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline to accelerate the search for an HIV cure. The University of Southern California has announced a new president to usher in "a new era." The university said Wednesday, March 20, 2019 that Carol Folt will become the university's 12th president. The announcement comes a week after news broke of a massive college bribery scandal involving USC and other universities across the country. (Christine T. Nguyen/The Herald-Sun via AP, File)
March 20, 2019 - 4:27 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The University of Southern California on Wednesday announced a new school president who will usher in "a new era" following a series of high-profile scandals that culminated last week with a massive college admissions bribery case. Carol Folt will become the university's 12th...
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FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2005, file photo, Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev waves to supporters after his victory in Sunday's presidential election was officially announced in the capital of Astana. Nazarbayev, the only leader that independent Kazakhstan has ever known, abruptly announced his resignation Tuesday, March 19, 2019, after three decades in power. (Presidential Press Service/Pool Photo via AP, File)
March 19, 2019 - 1:30 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — President Nursultan Nazarbayev, the only leader that independent Kazakhstan has ever known, abruptly announced his resignation Tuesday after three decades in power, raising uncertainty over the future course of the Central Asian country. In a televised address to the oil-rich nation,...
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Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, center right, and Justice Minister Ferd Grapperhaus, left, lay flowers at a makeshift memorial for victims of a shooting incident in a tram in Utrecht, Netherlands, Tuesday, March 19, 2019. A gunman killed three people and wounded others on a tram in the central Dutch city of Utrecht Monday March 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
March 19, 2019 - 12:34 pm
UTRECHT, Netherlands (AP) — The Latest on the tram attack in Utrecht, the Netherlands (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has left a bouquet of flowers at a makeshift memorial in Utrecht to the victims of Monday's deadly tram shooting. Rutte and Justice Minister Ferd...
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FILE - This June 14, 2015 file photo, shows Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir during a visit to Johannesburg, South Africa. On Sunday, March 17, 2019, hundreds of Sudanese took part in anti-government protests in the capital and other cities, as the government says it has secured $300 million in loans from Emirate-based sources to address the economic crisis that triggered the unrest. (AP Photo/Shiraaz Mohamed, File)
March 17, 2019 - 11:50 am
CAIRO (AP) — Hundreds of Sudanese took part in anti-government protests in the capital and other cities on Sunday as the government announced it had secured $300 million in loans to address the economic crisis that triggered the unrest. The demonstrations began in December over price hikes and food...
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Riot police clash with protesters in Belgrade, Serbia, Sunday, March 17, 2019. As Serbian president Aleksandar Vucic held a news conference in the presidency building in downtown Belgrade, thousands of opposition supporters gathered in front demanding his resignation. Skirmishes with riot police were reported, including officers firing tear gas against the protesters who have pledged to form a human chain around the presidency to prevent Vucic from leaving the building. (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic)
March 17, 2019 - 10:43 am
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia's president pledged on Sunday to defend the country's law and order a day after opposition supporters stormed the national TV station protesting what they said is his autocratic rule and firm control of the media. As Aleksandar Vucic held a news conference in the...
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Algeria's new prime minister Noureddine Bedoui gives a press conference, in Algiers, Algeria, Thursday, March 14, 2019. Algeria's new prime minister is promising to create a government within days as the country faces mass protests calling on President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to step down. (AP Photo/Anis Belghoul)
March 14, 2019 - 10:33 am
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria's new prime minister promised Thursday to create a government within days and to respond to the demands of protesting youth. As the country faces mounting calls for President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to step down, Prime Minister Noureddine Bedoui told a news conference...
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FILE - In this March 8, 2019, file photo, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is seen through a beveled pane of glass in a door as he takes part in a news conference in Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada. Nothing illegal is being alleged, but the no money, no sex scandal engulfing Trudeau could topple him in the election this fall. The ex-justice minister and attorney general says Trudeau and senior members of his government inappropriately tried to pressure her to instruct prosecutors to avoid criminal prosecution of a major Canadian engineering company. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
March 10, 2019 - 6:57 pm
TORONTO (AP) — There's no money, no sex and nothing illegal happened. This is what passes for a scandal in Canada. U.S. President Donald Trump has been engulfed in allegations involving possible collusion with Russia and secret payments to buy the silence of a porn star. Canadian Prime Minister...
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Director of the Valentine museum Bill Martin gestures as he looks over one of the proposals for changes to Confederate statues on Monument Avenue in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. A new exhibit in Richmond showcases designs and ideas on what to do with Richmond's Confederate monuments. Local artists hope the exhibit will spark conversations about how to accurately document the city's history while not glorifying Confederate leaders. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
March 09, 2019 - 11:39 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — They are towering figures, larger-than-life statues that honor heroes of a bygone era. The Confederate leaders memorialized on Richmond's Monument Avenue were once revered, but have become flashpoints in a national debate about how symbols of slavery and white supremacy should...
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Finland's resigned Prime Minister speaks during an interview with public broadcaster YLE in Helsinki, Finland, Saturday, March 9, 2019. Sipila's center-right government resigned Friday after the governing coalition failed to agree on and push through a planned social and health reform. (Markku Ulander/Lehtikuva via AP)
March 09, 2019 - 10:57 am
HELSINKI (AP) — Finland's outgoing prime minister, who abruptly tendered the resignation of his center-right government just weeks before the general election, said Saturday he won't seek to remain as chairman of his party next year if support continues to decline. Juha Sipila, now heading a...
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