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    Economic crisis in Sri Lanka: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says he is ready to resign

    Ranil Wickremesinghe, the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, has informed party leaders that he is ready to leave office to allow a multi-party government to assume power. He says he is making this choice in light of the fact that fuel distribution across the island is due to resume this week, that the director of […] More

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    UK: Boris Johnson’s grip on power loosens as two more ministers resign

    The resignations of two other British government ministers have put additional pressure on Prime Minister Boris Johnson. His health and finance ministers have already resigned. Will Quince, Minister for Children and Families and Deputy Transport Minister Laura Trott have now tendered their resignations. Quince said he had “no choice but to tender my resignation” while […] More

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    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte resigns

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who has gained international acclaim for his murderous drug war and crude tirades but remains hugely popular among Filipinos who are fed up with the country’s dysfunction and political elite has resigned from his post yesterday, as AFP reported. A tough-talking populist and self-proclaimed killer, Duterte launched an anti-crime campaign that […] More

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    Boris Johnson’s second ethics adviser quits in less than two years

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s second ethics adviser, Lord Geidt, resigned on Wednesday without explanation. He was known to be unhappy with the Prime Minister’s handling of Partygate and had suggested he may have breached the ministerial code. Johnson survived a confidence vote last week that saw 41% of his lawmakers vote against his leadership […] More

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    UN rights chief calls on him to resign after failing to investigate China genocide

    The UN human rights chief announced she will not seek a second term at a UN assembly on Monday after failing to investigate the ongoing genocide against Uyghurs and other minorities. ethnicities in western China. During a speech at the 50th regular session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, Michelle Bachelet, the United Nations […] More

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    Iraq. Sadrist Shiite MPs resign from parliament amid deadlock

    Plunging the divided nation into political uncertainty, dozens of lawmakers who make up the largest bloc in Iraq’s parliament resigned on Sunday amid a prolonged political stalemate. In a move apparently intended to press for an end to an eight-month political paralysis, Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr has called on MPs from his bloc to resign […] More

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    Vermont attorney general to resign and take job at Silicon Valley gaming company

    MONTPELIER, Vermont — Vermont Attorney General TJ Donovan announced Friday that he is stepping down this month to take a job with online gaming company Roblox. Donovan, a Democrat, was first elected attorney general in 2016. He previously served as the state’s attorney in Chittenden County. “It has been an honor and a privilege to […] More