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Leader of South Africa's leading opposition party resigns

Oct. 23, 2019 1:58 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The first black leader of South Africa's largest opposition party resigned Wednesday in a blow to efforts to shed the liberal party's image as representing the country's white minority. Mmusi Maimane stepped down as the Democratic Alliance's leader shortly after the return of former...

Lawmaker apologizes for fake Omar photo, but not to Omar

Oct. 23, 2019 1:47 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Republican state senator from North Dakota said Wednesday he's sorry for posting a long-debunked photo that purports to show Minnesota Democratic U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar holding a weapon at an al-Qaida training camp, but that he won't apologize to Omar. State Sen. Oley Larsen said in a...

Afghanistan's acting foreign minister resigns post

Oct. 23, 2019 10:12 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's acting foreign minister, Salahuddin Rabbani, has resigned his post. In a resignation letter to President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday, Rabbani said the Foreign Ministry has been sidelined and is being treated as a non-governmental organization. "It is unbearable," he...

Noem appoints Wangsness to House seat

Oct. 23, 2019 7:45 AM EDT

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Gov. Kristi Noem has appointed a county commissioner to represent central South Dakota in the state House during the 2020 session. James Wangsness will take the District 23 House seat vacated by Republican Rep. John Lake who was appointed to a Senate seat following the resignation of...

Baltimore mayor now says he plans to run for the office

Oct. 22, 2019 2:57 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The man who suddenly found himself mayor of Baltimore, after the previous mayor resigned in a scandal, announced on Tuesday that he plans to run for the office. Mayor Bernard C. "Jack" Young previously said he would not run, but in an interview Tuesday with The Baltimore Sun , Young said...

Lebanon PM seeks foreign support for reforms amid protests

Oct. 22, 2019 11:45 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's embattled prime minister sought international support Tuesday for economic reforms announced a day earlier, which were intended to pacify massive protests calling for his government to resign. Saad Hariri hopes the reform package will increase foreign investments and help Lebanon's...

City council won't let mayor undo his resignation

Oct. 22, 2019 11:39 AM EDT

PEOSTA, Iowa (AP) — An eastern Iowa city council has accepted the resignation of their mayor despite his request that they let him remain in office. The Telegraph Herald reports that Larry Mescher quit in an email sent Oct. 13 to the Peosta council members. It was sent just days after a contentious council...

Protesters remain despite Lebanese PM's reform package

Oct. 21, 2019 3:09 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Facing escalating mass protests, the government of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri approved Monday a package of economic reforms and a 2020 budget without new taxes, hoping to appease people in the streets. Protests swelled in the hours after the announcement, however, as many...

The Latest: Lebanese PM announces sweeping economic reforms

Oct. 21, 2019 9:11 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Lebanon's anti-government protests (all times local): 4:10 p.m. Lebanon's Cabinet has approved sweeping reforms that it hopes will appease hundreds of thousands of people who have been protesting for days, calling on Prime Minister Saad Hariri's government to resign. Hariri told...

Lebanon's prime minister announces sweeping economic reforms after days of massive protests demanding gov't resignation

Oct. 21, 2019 8:53 AM EDT
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's prime minister announces sweeping economic reforms after days of massive protests demanding gov't resignation.