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Armenian leader resigns, says to protesters: ‘I was wrong’

Armenian Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan resigned unexpectedly Monday to quell massive anti-government protests over what critics feared was his effort to seize power for life.


Swedish king: Nobel trouble can be ‘seriously damaging’

The resignation of three members from the Swedish Academy awarding the Nobel Literature Prize is “deeply unfortunate and risk seriously damaging” the body’s “important activities,” Sweden’s king said Wednesday.


UPDATED: Tue., April 10, 2018, 3:49 p.m.

Day after Bolton takes over, homeland security aide is out

President Donald Trump’s homeland security adviser is resigning in the latest White House departure.


UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018, 11:37 a.m.

John Dowd, lead Trump lawyer in Russia probe, leaves team

President Donald Trump’s lead lawyer in the special counsel’s Russia investigation has resigned amid a shake-up of the president’s team, an exit that removes the primary negotiator and legal strategist …


UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018, 7:46 p.m.

Peru’s president offers resignation amid political turmoil

Embattled President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski offered his resignation Wednesday ahead of an impeachment vote, seeking to put an end to a fast-moving political drama playing out just three weeks before …


U.S. ambassador to Mexico to resign, amid strained relations

The U.S. ambassador to Mexico is resigning from her post this spring, amid strained relations between the two countries.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 28, 2018, 6:48 p.m.

White House Communications Director Hope Hicks resigning

White House communications director Hope Hicks, one of President Donald Trump’s most trusted and longest-serving aides, abruptly announced her resignation Wednesday, leaving a void around a president who values loyalty …


Ethiopia’s prime minister submits resignation after protests

Ethiopia’s prime minister announced Thursday he has submitted a resignation letter after the worst anti-government protests in a quarter-century, saying he hoped the surprise decision would help planned reforms succeed …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, 7:42 p.m.

South African President Zuma resigns in televised address

South African President Jacob Zuma resigned Wednesday in a televised address to the nation, ending a turbulent tenure marred by corruption scandals that sapped the popularity of the ruling African …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 13, 2018, 3:06 p.m.

Dutch foreign minister quits after lying about Putin meeting

The Dutch foreign affairs minister has resigned, a day after admitting that he lied about attending a meeting hosted by Russian President Vladimir Putin more than a decade ago.


Oregon lawmaker resigns amid groping allegations

An Oregon state senator resigned after an investigation determined he had harassed women in the Capitol building with prolonged hugging, groping and other unwelcome physical contact.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 31, 2018, 3:33 p.m.

CDC director resigns over financial conflicts

The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention resigned Wednesday over financial conflicts of interest involving her investments in health care businesses.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 8:44 p.m.

Richardson resigns from Rohingya refugee panel

Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson has resigned from an advisory panel on the massive Rohingya refugee crisis, calling it a “whitewash and a cheerleading operation” for Myanmar leader Aung …


Big Apple Circus clown resigns over sexual misconduct

A beloved circus performer known as Grandma the clown has resigned from the Big Apple Circus following accusations that he pressured a 16-year-old aerialist to pose for pornographic photos.


Twitter Operating Chief Anthony Noto resigns

Twitter’s chief operating officer is leaving the social media giant to lead another company.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 22, 2018, 8:26 p.m.

Judge: Victims of sports doctor are ‘sister survivor warriors’

The judge overseeing the sentencing of disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar said Monday that more than 120 girls and women who had given statements so far at the five-day …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 17, 2018, 10:23 p.m.

Lewiston police chief resigns

Chris Ankeny abruptly quit his job as Lewiston police chief Tuesday morning.


Former Catalan leader quits as pro-independence party chief

Former Catalan president Artur Mas announced Tuesday he is resigning as head of his regional pro-independence party, saying he wants to clear the way for a new generation of leaders …


Kentucky’s Republican House speaker resigns leadership post

Kentucky’s Republican House speaker resigned his leadership post, declaring he did not want the secret sexual harassment settlement he signed to be a distraction from the chamber’s legislative work.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 29, 2017, 11:12 a.m.

South Carolina utility exec resigns after fighting firing

The executive who led South Carolina’s state-owned utility during a scuttled multibillion-dollar project to build two nuclear reactors is stepping down after the governor wanted to fire him.


U.S. judge steps down after accusations of sexual misconduct

A prominent U.S. appeals court judge announced his retirement Monday days after women alleged he subjected them to inappropriate sexual conduct or comments.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 17, 2017, 9:57 p.m.

Sen.-elect Jones says he’ll be independent, doesn’t think Trump should resign

Days after being elected in an upset in one of most Republican of states, Sen.-elect Doug Jones had a message for his new colleagues: I’ll work with both parties.


Mexico conservative party chief resigns, eyes presidency bid

The head of Mexico’s conservative National Action Party presented his resignation Saturday, positioning himself to run for president as the candidate of a left-right coalition in an increasingly crowded field.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 9, 2017, 3:22 p.m.

Q&A: What’s next after Rep. Trent Franks’ resignation?

U.S. Rep. Trent Franks, a conservative anti-abortion Republican, has resigned after revealing that he discussed surrogacy with two female staffers. One former aide told the Associated Press that the congressman …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 8, 2017, 4:53 p.m.

Ex-aide: Franks offered $5m to carry his child

A former aide to Republican Rep. Trent Franks has told the Associated Press the congressman repeatedly pressed her to carry his child, at one point offering her $5 million to …


Conyers’ exit after decades could open political floodgates

John Conyers’ resignation from the U.S. House amid sexual harassment allegations unlocks the seat he has held for more than a half-century – and sets off a free-for-all race to …


Venezuela’s U.N. ambassador resigns on orders from Maduro

Venezuela’s former oil czar resigned as ambassador to the United Nations Tuesday on what he said were orders from President Nicolas Maduro, a sign of growing divisions in the ruling …


California lawmaker resigns following misconduct allegations

California Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra resigned Monday following multiple allegations of sexual misconduct, making him the first lawmaker to leave office amid a spate of reports rocking the state Capitol.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 26, 2017, 7:56 p.m.

Mugabe was relieved after quitting, Zimbabwean mediator says

Zimbabwe’s former President Robert Mugabe knew it was “the end of the road” days before he quit, and appeared relieved when he signed his resignation letter after 37 years in …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 24, 2017, 7:37 p.m.

Consumer watchdog head names a successor, and Trump does too

The director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau resigned Friday and named his own successor, leading to an open conflict with President Donald Trump – who announced a different person …