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Mexico president's chief of staff resigns; stays link to biz

Dec. 2, 2020 5:11 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Wednesday that his chief of staff, Alfonso Romo, was resigning but would continue to be his “main liaison” to the business sector. It marked the latest chapter in López Obrador’s tense and often...

FILE - In this file photo dated Saturday, May 2, 1998, Jozsef Szajer, vice-president of the Fidesz Hungarian Civic Party, talks to the media.  Hungarian member of the European Parliament Jozsef Szajer on Tuesday Dec. 1, 2020, admitted to being among those present at an illegal party broken up by Belgian police in central Brussels last week, amid press reports he took part in a COVID-19 lockdown sex orgy. (AP photo/Tibor Rozsahegyi, FILE)

Hungarian politician resigns party after Belgium party bust

Dec. 2, 2020 2:41 PM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A former European Parliament lawmaker from Hungary resigned from his country’s ruling party Wednesday after being swept up in a scandal involving what media reports called an orgy that police in Brussels broke up last week amid Belgium’s covornavirus lockdown. Jozsef...

Pakistan's former prime minister Zafarullah Khan Jamali dies

Dec. 2, 2020 2:33 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Zafarullah Khan Jamali, a veteran Pakistani politician who served as the country's prime minister from 2002 to 2004 died on Wednesday at a hospital in the garrison city of Rawalpindi, days after he suffered a heart attack at the age of 76. Jamali served as prime minister during the tenure...

In this photo provided by the Armenian Prime Minister Press Service via PAN Photo, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan addresses the nation in Yerevan, Armenia, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. (Tigran Mehrabyan, Armenian Prime Minister Press Service/PAN Photo via AP)

Armenian opposition pushes PM to step down over peace deal

Dec. 2, 2020 2:20 PM EST

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Thousands of demonstrators rallied in Armenia's capital Wednesday to continue to pressure the ex-Soviet nation's prime minister to resign over a peace deal with neighboring Azerbaijan that domestic critics see as a betrayal of national interests. The Russia-brokered agreement took...

2 longtime Democratic New Mexico senators vacate seats early

Dec. 2, 2020 12:30 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A longtime New Mexico state senator has announced he is retiring from his position and will step down a month before his four-year term was scheduled to expire after losing his bid this year for reelection. Democratic state Sen. John Arthur Smith, who had served eight terms and was...

In this Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020 photo, Gabriel Sterling a top Georgia elections official stands during a news conference, in Atlanta. On Tuesday Dec. 1, 2020, Sterling called on President Donald Trump to condemn supporters who have threatened violence against election officials. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Georgia elections official urges Trump to rein in supporters

Dec. 1, 2020 10:54 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A top Georgia elections official on Tuesday lashed out angrily at the rhetoric surrounding the election and the threats of violence that have resulted, specifically calling on President Donald Trump to rein in his supporters. Gabriel Sterling is a Republican who oversaw the implementation of...

One of Wisconsin's most powerful GOP lawmakers resigning

Dec. 1, 2020 3:25 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A powerful Republican lawmaker in the Wisconsin Legislature known for his efforts to combat the opioid abuse crisis announced Tuesday that he was resigning to pursue unspecified opportunities in the private sector, causing a surprising shakeup to the leadership of the panel that writes...

Georgia governor announces pick to fill high court seat

Dec. 1, 2020 2:09 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's governor on Tuesday announced his pick to fill a vacant seat on the state's highest court. Gov. Brian Kemp said in a news release that he intends to appoint Fulton County Superior Court Judge Shawn LaGrua to fill the Georgia Supreme Court seat vacated last month by Keith Blackwell....

FILE - In this file photo dated Saturday, May 2, 1998, Jozsef Szajer, vice-president of the Fidesz Hungarian Civic Party, talks to the media.  Hungarian member of the European Parliament Jozsef Szajer on Tuesday Dec. 1, 2020, admitted to being among those present at an illegal party broken up by Belgian police in central Brussels last week, amid press reports he took part in a COVID-19 lockdown sex orgy. (AP photo/Tibor Rozsahegyi, FILE)

Hungarian MEP resigns after Brussels lockdown party

Dec. 1, 2020 12:21 PM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A Hungarian European Parliament lawmaker on Tuesday admitted he was present at an illegal party broken up by Belgian police in central Brussels last week, following reports he took part in a COVID-19 lockdown sex orgy. Jozsef Szajer, an MEP with Hungary's ruling ultra-conservative...

FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 28, 2020 file photo, migrants arrive with a dinghy accompanied by a Frontex vessel at the village of Skala Sikaminias, on the Greek island of Lesbos, after crossing the Aegean sea from Turkey. The head of the European Union's border and coast guard agency faces a grilling on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020 by EU lawmakers as pressure mounts over allegations that Frontex was involved in illegal pushbacks aimed at preventing migrants or refugees entering Europe through the Greek islands. (AP Photo/Michael Varaklas, File)

EU border chief urged to quit over migrant pushback claims

Dec. 1, 2020 11:59 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union lawmakers lashed out Tuesday at the head of Frontex over allegations that the border and coast guard agency helped illegally stop migrants or refugees entering Europe, calling for his resignation and demanding an independent inquiry. The lawmakers grilled Executive Director...