Political resignations

CORRECTS TO ATTRIBUTE THE REFERENCE TO HUNTER, NOT A JUSGE - FILE - In this July 1, 2019, file photo, U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter leaves federal court after a motions hearing in San Diego. U.S. Rep. The California Republican plans to plead guilty on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, to the misuse of campaign funds and has indicated he will leave Congress, he told KUSI television in San Diego in an interview that aired Monday. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy, file)
December 07, 2019 - 8:25 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter of California will resign after the holidays, following his guilty plea this week to illegally using campaign money for personal expenses, his office said Friday. The San Diego-area Republican did not provide a specific date for his departure in a two-...
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In this Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019 photo, Lebanese anchorwoman Dima Sadek uses her cellphone to film an anti-government protest, in Beirut, Lebanon. Sadek, who last month resigned as an anchorwoman at the LBC TV, blamed Hezbollah supporters for robbing her smartphone while she was filming protests, and said the harassment was followed by insulting and threatening phone calls to her mother, who suffered a stroke as a result of the stress. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
December 07, 2019 - 5:07 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese journalists are facing threats and wide-ranging harassment in their work — including verbal insults and physical attacks, even death threats — while reporting on nearly 50 days of anti-government protests, despite Lebanon’s reputation as a haven for free speech in a troubled...
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Anti-government protesters gather near barriers set up by security forces to close Rasheed Street during ongoing protests in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
December 06, 2019 - 2:49 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — Gunmen in cars opened fire Friday in Baghdad's Khilani Square. leaving at least 15 people dead and 60 wounded, Iraqi security and medical officials said. At least two of the dead were policemen. Protesters fearing for their lives ran from the plaza to nearby Tahrir Square and mosques...
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California Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter speaks after leaving federal court Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, in San Diego. Hunter gave up his year-long fight against federal corruption charges and pleaded guilty Tuesday to misusing his campaign funds, paving the way for the six-term Republican to step down. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
December 03, 2019 - 4:12 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal prosecutor vowed Tuesday to seek jail time for California Rep. Duncan Hunter after he pleaded guilty Tuesday to misusing $150,000 in campaign funds for his own personal expenses. The six-term Republican, who had fought the allegations for more than a year, showed no...
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Finnish Prime Minister Antti Rinne speaks at a press conference after giving his resignation to President Sauli Niinisto at the President's official residence M'ntyniemi in Helsinki, Finland, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. Finland's prime minister resigned Tuesday after a key coalition partner withdrew its support from his five-party Cabinet. (Mikko Stigi/Lehtikuva via AP)
December 03, 2019 - 9:51 am
HELSINKI (AP) — Finland's prime minister resigned Tuesday after a key coalition partner withdrew its support from his five-party government following a strike at the country’s postal service that spread to the national flag carrier Finnair. Antti Rinne, who only took office in June, has faced heavy...
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Protesters set fires during ongoing protests in Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019. Iraq's parliament approved the resignation of Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi on Sunday, amid ongoing violence and anti-government demonstrations in the capital. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
December 01, 2019 - 3:25 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s parliament on Sunday formally accepted the prime minister’s resignation, but the path to replacing Adil Abdul-Mahdi was clouded with legal questions that one lawmaker described as a “black hole in the constitution,” which does not clearly spell out the next step. Meanwhile,...
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People stage a protest in La Valletta, Malta, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019. Malta's embattled prime minister has received a pledge of confidence from Labor Party lawmakers amid demands for his resignation by citizens angry over alleged links of his former top aide to the car bomb killing of a Maltese anti-corruption journalist. Hours later, thousands of Maltese protested outside a courthouse demanding that Joseph Muscat step down. (AP Photo)
December 01, 2019 - 2:40 pm
VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said Sunday night that he would resign in January following pressure from citizens for the truth about the 2017 car bombing that killed a journalist. In a televised message, Muscat said he has informed Malta’s president that he will quit...
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Security forces try to disperse anti-government protesters during clashes in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
November 30, 2019 - 1:57 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — Three anti-government protesters were shot dead and at least 58 others wounded in Baghdad and southern Iraq on Saturday, security and medical officials said, as Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi formally submitted his resignation to parliament. Lawmakers were expected to either vote or...
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FILE - in this Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019 file photo, Anti-government protesters hold an effigy of Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdel-Mahdi during ongoing protests in Baghdad, Iraq. Celebrations have erupted in Iraq's Tahrir Square, Friday, Nov. 29, where anti-government protesters have been camped out for nearly two months following an announcement by Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi, would be resigning. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed, File)
November 29, 2019 - 3:43 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — A day after more than 40 protesters were killed by security forces, Iraq’s prime minister announced Friday that he would submit his resignation to parliament, a step that carried uncertainty for the entire government and stirred fears of a possible political crisis. The move by Adel...
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Anti-government protesters set fire while security forces close Rasheed Street during clashes in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019. Scores of protesters have been shot dead in the last 24 hours, amid spiraling violence in Baghdad and southern Iraq, officials said. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
November 29, 2019 - 2:02 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — The Latest on anti-government protests in Iraq (all times local): 10 p.m. Iraqi officials say four protesters were killed amid ongoing violence in Baghdad and southern Iraq, hours after Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi announced his intention to resign. Security and hospital officials...
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