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Argentina's treasury minister resigns, senior official says

Aug. 17, 2019 7:11 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's treasury minister, Nicolás Dujovne, resigned Saturday and will be replaced by the economy minister of the country's most populous state, a senior official in the presidential office said. The resignation came three days after President Nicolas Macri announced...

German minister offers to resign if university revokes title

Aug. 15, 2019 10:34 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A center-left minister in German Chancellor Angela Merkel's government says she will resign if her PhD is revoked over plagiarism allegations. Franziska Giffey, a former mayor of one of Berlin's toughest districts, was considered a rising star in German politics and her Social Democratic...

Governor: Civil rights director should resign over comments

Aug. 14, 2019 11:55 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Wednesday that the state's civil rights director should resign or be fired after he made inappropriate, offensive comments about women. Whitmer, who does not have the power to dismiss Agustin Arbulu, said she will no longer let him attend Cabinet...

Ethics commissioner finds Canada PM Trudeau violated ethics

Aug. 14, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Canada's ethics commissioner said Wednesday that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau improperly pressured a former attorney general to halt the criminal prosecution of a company, a development that could imperil his re-election chances. The report comes just before the official start of...

Home association tells Army vet to remove Puerto Rican flag

Aug. 14, 2019 6:27 AM EDT

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida homeowner association says it's against the rules for an Army veteran to fly a Puerto Rican flag outside her home. The Rolling Hills Estates HOA in Kissimmee recently told Frances Santiago that flags other than a U.S. flag, a military flag or a sports flag aren't permitted....

Italy's premier to face senators amid leadership challenge

Aug. 13, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Populist Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte's political survival still hung in the balance Tuesday after senators put off setting a date for a no-confidence vote sought by right-wing leader Matteo Salvini's League, the junior partner in Conte's coalition government. Throughout the day, political...

Calls for Michigan civil rights director to step down grow

Aug. 11, 2019 3:37 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Calls for the director of the Michigan agency that investigates discrimination complaints to resign are growing as new details have emerged about inappropriate comments that he has admitted objectified women. The Civil Rights Commission reprimanded but didn't fire Department of Civil...

Romania: Thousands take part in anti-government protests

Aug. 10, 2019 3:23 PM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Thousands of people took part in anti-government protests in Romania, with the largest rally taking place outside government headquarters in Bucharest. The events on Saturday were held on the anniversary of anti-corruption protests in which hundreds of people were injured,...

Puerto Ricans ask 'What's next?' as political limbo deepens

Aug. 9, 2019 8:13 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's streets have remained so quiet since Gov. Wanda Vázquez took over as governor following weeks of turmoil that one can again hear the island's famous coquí frog singing at night. The protests that led to the resignation of Gov. Ricardo Rosselló just...

Puerto Rico, with 3 governors in a week, considers a 4th

Aug. 8, 2019 7:43 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A day after Puerto Rico got its third governor in less than a week following angry street protests, top officials from new leader Wanda Vázquez's own party talked openly Thursday about their desire to see a fourth take over the position. Senate President Thomas Rivera...