Political resignations

FILE - In this Sunday, July 13, 2007 file photo, Governor of the Bank of Latvia Ilmars Rimsevics speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Riga, Latvia. Latvia's state broadcaster said Saturday Feb. 18, 2018, that the national anti-corruption agency raided the office and a property of the head of the country's central bank, Ilmars Rimsevics. (AP Photo/Roman Koksarov, File)
February 20, 2018 - 6:01 pm
LONDON (AP) — Latvia's official on the European Central Bank's top policymaking council rejected calls to resign Tuesday amid suspicions of bribery and an Associated Press report on allegations of extortion and connections to money laundering. Ilmars Rimsevics, who was detained Saturday and...
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FILE - In this Sunday, July 13, 2007 file photo, Governor of the Bank of Latvia Ilmars Rimsevics speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Riga, Latvia. Latvia's state broadcaster said Saturday Feb. 18, 2018, that the national anti-corruption agency raided the office and a property of the head of the country's central bank, Ilmars Rimsevics. (AP Photo/Roman Koksarov, File)
February 20, 2018 - 8:38 am
LONDON (AP) — Latvia's official on the European Central Bank's main policymaking council refused Tuesday to heed calls to resign following an investigation into suspected bribery and an Associated Press report on allegations of extortion and connections to money laundering. Ilmars Rimsevics, who...
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FILE - In this Sunday, July 13, 2007 file photo, Governor of the Bank of Latvia Ilmars Rimsevics speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Riga, Latvia. Latvia's state broadcaster said Saturday Feb. 18, 2018, that the national anti-corruption agency raided the office and a property of the head of the country's central bank, Ilmars Rimsevics. (AP Photo/Roman Koksarov, File)
February 20, 2018 - 6:38 am
RIGA, Latvia (AP) — The head of Latvia's central bank says he will not resign following an investigation into suspected bribery and an Associated Press report on allegations that he sought bribes from a local bank. Ilmars Rimsevics, who is also on the European Central Bank's top policymaking...
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A video monitor shows school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz, left, with public defender Melisa McNeille, making an appearance before Judge Kim Theresa Mollica in Broward County Court, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Cruz is accused of opening fire Wednesday at the school killing more than a dozen people and injuring several. (Susan Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, Pool)
February 16, 2018 - 8:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The revelation that the FBI botched a potentially life-saving tip on the Florida school shooting suspect is a devastating blow to America's top law enforcement agency at a time when it is already under extraordinary political pressure. Even before the startling disclosure that the...
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South Africa's new President, Cyril Ramaphosa, delivers his State of the Nation address in parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. There are high expectations for Ramaphosa to curb corruption that flourished under his predecessor Jacob Zuma who resigned earlier in the week. (AP Photo/Ruvan Boshoff)
February 16, 2018 - 3:40 pm
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered a message of optimism and renewal Friday in his first state of the nation address, saying it's time for South Africans to put discord behind them and that the country will "turn the tide" on corruption in state...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Friday, Nov. 14, 2008, actress Minnie Driver poses at "The Annual OXFAM Party" in Los Angeles, USA. Driver has resigned from her role as an Oxfam celebrity ambassador Wednesday Feb. 14, 2018, saying she will no longer support the organization following its response to a sex abuse scandal in Haiti after its 2010 earthquake. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, FILE)
February 16, 2018 - 2:58 pm
LONDON (AP) — The British government on Friday suspended new funding to aid agency Oxfam, which had some staff accused of sexually exploiting people in crisis zones. The group's chief called the allegations "a stain" that shames the organization. International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Friday, Nov. 14, 2008, actress Minnie Driver poses at "The Annual OXFAM Party" in Los Angeles, USA. Driver has resigned from her role as an Oxfam celebrity ambassador Wednesday Feb. 14, 2018, saying she will no longer support the organization following its response to a sex abuse scandal in Haiti after its 2010 earthquake. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, FILE)
February 16, 2018 - 2:07 pm
LONDON (AP) — Britain announced Friday that Oxfam has agreed to temporarily stop seeking government funding and the charity's chief admitted that reports that some Oxfam employees sexually exploited people in crisis zones are "a stain" that shames the organization. International Development...
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South Africa's new President, Cyril Ramaphosa, delivers his State of the Nation address in parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. There are high expectations for Ramaphosa to curb corruption that flourished under his predecessor Jacob Zuma who resigned earlier in the week. (AP Photo/Ruvan Boshoff)
February 16, 2018 - 1:47 pm
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa gave his first state of the nation address on Friday, saying it's time for South Africans to put discord behind them and that the country will "turn the tide" on corruption in state institutions this year. Ramaphosa delivered a...
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February 16, 2018 - 1:09 pm
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopian officials have declared a state of emergency amid widespread anti-government protests that have persisted for more than two years and in which hundreds have been killed and several thousand detained, the majority of whom have since been released. It is the...
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Australian Deputy Prime Minster Barnaby Joyce, right, listens to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, center, during a session in the Australian Parliament in Canberra, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. Joyce survived a Parliamentary vote that threatened his political career after the opposition Labor Party called on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to fire his deputy for breaching standards of behavior demanded of government ministers. (AP Photo/Rod McGuirk)
February 15, 2018 - 7:30 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister on Thursday banned government ministers from having sex with staff as his deputy battled for his political survival over revelations that he is expecting a baby with a former press secretary. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull accused Barnaby Joyce...
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