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Popular French minister blindsides Macron with surprise resignation during live radio interview

French Environment Minister Nicolas Hulot, the most popular member of President Emmanuel Macron’s cabinet, announced he’s stepping down during a live interview, saying he’s frustrated with a lack of progress on green issues. Hulot, a TV celebrity and veteran environmental activist, joined Macron’s government in May last year and has since struggled to fit in with other members of the ...

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Trump ‘abandoning’ American youth, student loan watchdog says in resignation letter

The federal student loan ombudsman for the US government has resigned, blaming the Trump administration for turning its back on “young people and their financial futures.” Seth Frotman, who became the student loan ombudsman for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in 2016, has announced his resignation, in a letter written to the bureau’s Trump-appointed acting director, Mick Mulvaney, and ...

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Ex-Vatican ambassador says Pope Francis knew of abusive priest, calls for resignation

A former Vatican ambassador to the US says that he told Pope Francis about allegations of sexual abuse against a prominent priest in 2013 and claims the pontiff did nothing to act on the information. Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano made the shocking revelation in a lengthy statement released on Sunday, one day after the pope met with survivors of clerical ...

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Naked blonde video leads to judge’s resignation in Southern Russia – reports

Yury Makarov, the chairman of a district court in Stavropol, Russia, resigned after a lewd video of someone resembling him and a naked woman buying champagne from a gas station was leaked on the internet. The leaked video posted on several Russian news sites shows a large white SUV pulling into a gas station with two people exiting it. One ...

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'Even King of political eccentricity' has left: Russian FM spokesperson on Johnson's resignation

Boris Johnson’s resignation as foreign secretary highlights that “dirty games” by the UK play out badly for Theresa May’s government, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson said. Moscow, though, is skeptical things will change. “Do you remember, we’ve warned this dirty multi-stage game will end badly for Theresa May’s government?” Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said in a Facebook post.“Here we go, ...

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Trump’s environment czar Pruitt cites ‘unrelenting attacks’ in resignation letter

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has resigned, citing “unprecedented” and “unrelenting attacks” on him and his family in a letter to President Donald Trump. Democrats have demanded his departure for months. Trump confirmed Pruitt’s resignation on Twitter, but little was known about the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief’s reasons for departure until the full text of his letter to the president ...

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German interior minister Seehofer offers resignation in migration clash with Merkel – reports

Bavarian CSU leader and Interior Minister Horst Seehofer has offered to resign from both of his government posts due to severe disagreements with German Chancellor Angela Merkel over her migration policy, local media report. While Seehofer, who has spearheaded the opposition to Merkel’s approach to tackling immigration problems, has not officially submitted his resignation, sources at a closed CSU presidency ...

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Mass protests grip Armenian capital despite PM Sargsyan’s resignation (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Massive opposition rallies continue to grip the Armenian capital of Yerevan despite Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan, who was president for several consecutive years, giving in to protesters’ demands and stepping down this week. The protests continued into the second week in Yerevan, with smaller rallies taking place in Gyumri, the country’s second-largest city. On Wednesday, multiple demonstrators flooded downtown Yerevan ...

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‘Bibi go home!’ Israelis demand Netanyahu resignation over looming corruption charges (VIDEO)

Some 1,500 people have rallied in central Tel Aviv demanding the resignation of Benjamin Netanyahu over corruption allegations and a recent Israeli police recommendation that charges be brought against the Prime Minister. The “Bibi Netanyahu go home” slogan once again united the Israeli crowd holding their weekly anti-government corruption protest in Tel Aviv. Waving signs that read “Bibi, you are ...

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