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Greek foreign minister resigns over Macedonia deal dispute

Oct. 17, 2018 12:53 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's foreign minister resigned Wednesday following a disagreement with the defense minister over the handling of a deal for Greece to drop its objections to neighboring Macedonia joining NATO if the small country's name is changed. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras accepted Foreign...

Indian minister accused of sexual harassment steps down

Oct. 17, 2018 8:48 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — M.J. Akbar, India's junior external affairs minister, resigned Wednesday amid accusations by 20 women of sexual harassment during his previous career as one of the country's most prominent news editors, becoming the most powerful man to fall in India's burgeoning #MeToo movement. Akbar...

Greek foreign minister resigns after disagreement over Macedonia name change deal; prime minister to take over ministry

Oct. 17, 2018 8:41 AM EDT
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek foreign minister resigns after disagreement over Macedonia name change deal; prime minister to take over ministry.

Key allies quit Duterte Cabinet to run in elections

Oct. 17, 2018 8:33 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Close allies of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte have resigned from his Cabinet to run in elections next year that will test his popularity and could determine his future political influence. Among those running in the May 13 elections are Duterte's former foreign secretary,...

New Zealand political leader taped speaking inappropriately

Oct. 17, 2018 4:08 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's opposition leader has been secretly recorded calling one of his own lawmakers "f---ing useless" and making other questionable remarks as turmoil in the conservative National Party escalated on Wednesday. Simon Bridges said he's apologized to lawmaker Maureen...

Resignation shakes up Alaska's governor's race

Oct. 17, 2018 1:26 AM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — In a stunning October surprise, Alaska's lieutenant governor resigned Tuesday for making unspecified "inappropriate comments," imperiling the re-election hopes of Gov. Bill Walker, a man with whom he shared a brother-like bond. Walker, who has been locked in a tough re-election fight...

Bono resigns as USA Gymnastics president after 4 days

Oct. 17, 2018 12:50 AM EDT

When former California Congresswoman Mary Bono took over as the interim president for USA Gymnastics last week, she pointed to the opportunity to "reconnect" with a sport she loved growing up. The connection lasted all of four days. Bono stepped down on Tuesday, saying she felt her affiliation with the embattled...

Alaska lieutenant governor resigns over comments

Oct. 16, 2018 10:40 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott resigned Tuesday over unspecified inappropriate comments, complicating what was already a difficult re-election fight for Gov. Bill Walker. Mallott, in his resignation letter, said his decision was "compelled by inappropriate comments I made that placed a...

The Latest: Gov: Mallott made 'inappropriate overture'

Oct. 16, 2018 10:30 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on the resignation of Alaska's lieutenant governor (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Alaska Gov. Bill Walker says Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott made an "inappropriate overture to a woman," leading to Mallott's resignation. Walker spokesman Austin Baird says the incident happened...

Alaska governor says Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott has resigned weeks before election over 'inappropriate comments'

Oct. 16, 2018 6:29 PM EDT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska governor says Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott has resigned weeks before election over 'inappropriate comments'