Political resignations

Students carry banners and chant slogans during a demonstration in Algiers, Algeria, Tuesday, April 16, 2019. President of the Algerian Constitutional Council Tayeb Belaiz resigned on Tuesday amid mass protests in the country demanding for his departure. "Belaiz notified the members of the Constitutional Council, during a meeting held Tuesday, that he presented his resignation to the interim president Abdelkader Bensalah," the council said in a statement. (AP Photo/Toufik Doudou)
April 16, 2019 - 2:32 pm
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Interim President Abdelkader Bensalah appointed a new head of Algeria's Constitutional Council late Tuesday after the former chief quit under pressure from protesters. A statement from the presidency said Kamel Feniche would be the new council president, replacing Tayeb...
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April 15, 2019 - 4:46 pm
BOSTON (AP) — William Weld, a former governor of Massachusetts who two years ago ran for vice president on the Libertarian Party ticket, on Monday became the first Republican to challenge President Donald Trump in the 2020 primaries. Weld, 73, said in announcing his candidacy that "it is time to...
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A protester holds a flare as he walks alongside a police formation during an anti-government protest in the capital Tirana, Saturday, April 13, 2019. Albanian opposition parties have returned to the streets for the first time since mid-February calling for the government's resignation and an early election, as the center-right opposition accuses the leftist Socialist Party government of Prime Minister Edi Rama of corruption and links to organized crime, which the government denies. (AP Photo/Hektor Pustina)
April 13, 2019 - 11:38 am
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albanian opposition parties on Saturday rallied in Tirana, calling for the government's resignation and an early parliamentary election. Thousands of opposition supporters from around the country showed up at Tirana's main Martyrs of the Nation boulevard holding anti-...
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Protestors take cover during clashes police officers as part of a demonstration against the country's leadership, in Algiers, Algeria, Friday, April 12, 2019. Heavy police deployment and repeated volleys of water cannon didn't deter masses of Algerians from packing the streets of the capital Friday, insisting that their revolution isn't over just because the president stepped down. (AP Photo/ Fateh Guidoum)
April 12, 2019 - 1:25 pm
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Police fired intense volleys of tear gas and used water cannons in clashes in the Algerian capital during the eighth week of massive Friday demonstrations that forced the president to resign and now aim to rid the nation of its interim leadership. Police arrested 108 people...
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People holds placards reading "Get out" as they protest against the country's leadership, in Algiers, Friday, April 12, 2019. The protest movement has been overwhelmingly peaceful but police were out in larger than usual numbers Friday and the atmosphere was strained. (AP Photo/Fateh Guidoum)
April 12, 2019 - 9:02 am
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — The Latest on the protests in Algeria (all times local): 5 p.m. Police have moved in on a crowd in a small square in the Algerian capital, firing tear gas and what appeared to be rubber bullets after some demonstrators tossed bottles and rocks at them. Tension mounted on the...
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Protesters celebrate in Khartoum, Sudan, Thursday, April 11, 2019. Tens of thousands of Sudanese were making their way to the center of the country’s capital on Thursday, cheering and clapping in celebration as two senior officials said the military had forced longtime autocratic President Omar al-Bashir to step down after 30 years in power. (AP Photo)
April 11, 2019 - 1:43 pm
CAIRO (AP) — The latest on developments in Sudan (all times local): 10:40 p.m. Sudan's state-run broadcaster says Defense Minister Awad Mohammed Ibn Ouf is being sworn in as head of a new military council that will run the country for two years. The move is being taken after the military ousted...
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FILE - In this Friday, March 22, 2019 file photo, British Prime Minister Theresa May leaves after addressing a media conference at an EU summit in Brussels. May is off to Brussels to ask for a delay to Britain’s departure from the European Union. EU leaders want to know she has a plan to break the U.K.’s political impasse, but talks between the government and its political opponents over a compromise have yet to bear fruit. Meanwhile, Britain is scheduled to leave the EU in two days on April 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)
April 10, 2019 - 1:37 am
LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May is off to Brussels to ask for a delay to Britain's departure from the European Union. EU leaders want to know she has a plan to break the U.K.'s political impasse, but talks between the British government and its political opponents over a compromise have...
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Magic Johnson wipes his eyes as he speaks to reporters prior to an NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, in Los Angeles. Johnson abruptly quit as the Lakers' president of basketball operations Tuesday night, citing his desire to return to the simpler life he enjoyed as a wealthy businessman and beloved former player before taking charge of the franchise just over two years ago. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
April 09, 2019 - 11:14 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Magic Johnson abruptly quit as the Los Angeles Lakers' president of basketball operations Tuesday night, citing his desire to return to the simpler life he enjoyed as a wealthy businessman and beloved former player before taking charge of this tempestuous franchise just over two...
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In this April 5, 2019, photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., addresses a gathering during a campaign stop at a coffee house in Dover, N.H. Gillibrand has campaigned across eight states, pushed her rivals to release their tax returns and delivered a major speech outside a Trump-branded property in Manhattan in the months since launching her exploratory committee. Yet, she has struggled to break out of the pack of more than a dozen 2020 presidential candidates. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
April 09, 2019 - 8:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York said Tuesday that her relationship with Hillary Clinton is strong and that Clinton had given her advice about her 2020 bid for the Democratic presidential nomination. Gillibrand, appearing at a town hall televised by CNN, fielded questions about...
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In this April 5, 2019, photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., addresses a gathering during a campaign stop at a coffee house in Dover, N.H. Gillibrand has campaigned across eight states, pushed her rivals to release their tax returns and delivered a major speech outside a Trump-branded property in Manhattan in the months since launching her exploratory committee. Yet, she has struggled to break out of the pack of more than a dozen 2020 presidential candidates. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
April 09, 2019 - 7:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand (all times local): 10:55 p.m. New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says that her relationship with Hillary Clinton is strong and that the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee has given her advice about her own...
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