Political resignations

A man wearing a mask sits next the coffin of his mother as he's transported by a cemetery worker in a full protection suit to her burial site at the Nossa Senhora das Gracas cemetery in Duque de Caxias, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, April 27, 2020. The woman's body was previously being held in a refrigerator for confirmed and suspected victims of of COVID-19, according to the administration of the cemetery. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
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April 28, 2020 - 4:07 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — As Brazil careens toward a full-blown public health emergency and economic meltdown, President Jair Bolsonaro has managed to add a third ingredient to the toxic mix: political crisis. Even if it doesn’t speed his downfall, it will render Brazilians more vulnerable to the...
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A sign in Fort Greene Park in Brooklyn, New York City, reminds people to social distance during the coronavirus pandemic on Wednesday, April 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey)
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April 22, 2020 - 6:44 pm
The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — AP Exclusive: ER staff saves lives, suffers in hot...
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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2020 file photo, people walk past an election campaign billboard for the Blue and White party, the opposition party led by Benny Gantz, left, in Ramat Gan, Israel. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of the Likud party is pictured at right. Netanyahu and Gantz announced Monday, April 20, 2020, that they have forged a deal to form an “emergency” government. The deal between the Likud Party and the Blue and White ends months of political paralysis and averts what would have been a fourth consecutive election in just over a year. Terms of the agreement weren’t immediately announced. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty, File)
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April 20, 2020 - 3:23 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his chief rival announced Monday that they have forged a deal to form a coalition government, ending months of political paralysis and averting what would have been a fourth consecutive election in just over a year. Netanyahu and former...
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FILE - In this March 20, 2002 file photo, U.S. Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill holds a news conference at the U.N. Conference for Financing of Development in Monterrey, Mexico. O’Neill, a former Treasury secretary who broke with Bush over tax policy and then produced a book critical of the administration, died Saturday, April 18, 2020. He was 84. (AP Photo/John Moore)
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April 18, 2020 - 2:41 pm
Paul O’Neill, a former Treasury secretary who broke with George W. Bush over tax policy and then produced a book critical of the administration, died Saturday. He was 84. O’Neill’s son, Paul O’Neill Jr. confirmed that his father died at his home in Pittsburgh after battling lung cancer for the last...
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FILE - In this Dec. 9, 1997 file photo, Arizona Gov. Jane Hull, nearing her 100th day in office, poses from a state capitol balcony which overlooks Phoenix. Hull, the first woman elected governor of Arizona and the state's first female House speaker, has died. She was 84. Gov. Doug Ducey announced her death on Friday, April 17, 2020 saying, “Governor Hull dedicated 25 years to principled public service.” (AP Photo/Nancy Engebretson, file)
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April 17, 2020 - 6:31 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Jane Hull, Arizona's first woman elected governor and part of the “Fab Five” celebrated as the nation's first all-female elected state executive branch leadership group, has died. She was 84. Gov. Doug Ducey announced her death on Twitter on Friday, praising Hull's 25 years of "...
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FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2020 file photo, Turkey's Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu poses for a selfie photo at the parliament, in Ankara, Turkey. Soylu has resigned Sunday, April 12, 2020, taking responsibility for a poorly timed announcement of a weekend coronavirus curfew that saw thousands of people rush to the streets.(AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici, File)
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April 13, 2020 - 3:07 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s president has rejected the resignation of the country's interior minister who took responsibility for a poorly timed announcement of a weekend lockdown that prompted thousands of people to rush into the streets to stock up on supplies. The 48-hour lockdowns across 31...
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In this handout photo provided by Istanbul Mayor's office, workers clean and disinfect one of the city's iconic landmarks, the Bull, in Kadikoy Square amid the coronavirus outbreak, in Istanbul, Sunday, April 12, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.(Istanbul Mayor's Office via AP)
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April 12, 2020 - 5:24 pm
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey introduced a new coronavirus lockdown over the weekend that took many by surprise and led to Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu offering his resignation late Sunday. The 48-hour curfew across 31 cities marked a major development in Turkey, which had previously adopted a more...
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European Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarcic, left, talks during a news conference at the EU headquarters during a partial lockdown against the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus in Brussels, Tuesday, April 7, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
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April 08, 2020 - 12:12 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has been thrown into a scientific policy dispute at the height of the coronavirus crisis after the head of its top science panel resigned amid claims of red tape and institutional gridlock while other scientists at the group indicated that they were well rid of...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019, Britain's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, 3rd right, Home Secretary Priti Patel, 2nd right, lawmaker Michael Gove, fourth left, listen as Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during his first cabinet meeting since the general election, inside 10 Downing Street in London. With British Prime Minister Boris Johnson hospitalized and in intensive care Wednesday April 8, 2020, after contracting the new coronavirus, Raab, Gove and Patel are among key players in Johnson's Cabinet who will be directing Britain's response to the highly contagious COVID-19 coronavirus, while their leader is being treated. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, FILE)
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April 08, 2020 - 9:29 am
LONDON (AP) — With British Prime Minister Boris Johnson hospitalized in intensive care after contracting the coronavirus, who's left to run the country? A look at the key players in Johnson's Cabinet: DOMINIC RAAB, FOREIGN SECRETARY AND FIRST SECRETARY OF STATE As first secretary of state, Raab has...
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FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2019, file photo, acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly testifies during a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee about about ongoing reports of substandard housing conditions in Washington, on Capitol Hill. Modly says the captain of the COVID-stricken aircraft carrier who was fired last week had betrayed his service and may have been “too naive or too stupid” to be commanding officer of the ship. Officials are confirming that Modly made the comments Sunday, April 5, 2020, to the ship's crew in Guam. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
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April 07, 2020 - 6:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly resigned Tuesday, bringing to a climax an extraordinary drama that he advanced by delivering a profanity-laced upbraiding of the officer he fired as captain of the coronavirus-stricken USS Theodore Roosevelt. In announcing the resignation,...
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