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Top US central banker resigns amid trading scandal

Federal Reserve Board vice chair Richard Clarida has announced he will step down two weeks before his term is set to expire. His recently amended 2020 financial disclosures raised speculation about potential insider trading. Nominated by President Donald Trump and confirmed in September 2018, Clarida was the top aide to …

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Government resigns amid mass protests in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan’s President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has dismissed the government after a wave of protests swept the country over a spike in the price of liquefied petroleum gas, leading to clashes with police. The drastic move was announced on Wednesday morning, following a night of escalating and increasingly violent protests across the …

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Sudan PM resigns amid protests marred by deadly violence

Sudanese PM Abdalla Hamdok announced his resignation, suggesting “another man or woman” should lead the country through a transition to civilian rule just over a month after he struck a power-sharing deal with the military. “I decided to give back the responsibility and announce my resignation as prime minister, and …

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US judge resigns over racist comments towards robbery suspect

An American judge who was caught using the N-word to describe a black burglar who tried breaking into her car has resigned and apologized for her comments. Lafayette, Louisiana City Court Judge Michelle Odinet stepped down from her position on Friday and asked for forgiveness after she was caught on …

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Professor who seeks to ‘destigmatize’ pedophilia resigns

In a joint statement issued on Wednesday, Virginia’s Old Dominion University said that sociology professor Allyn Walker would step down when their contract expires next May, and that they would remain on leave until that time. The professor, who identifies as transgender, also defended their research in the joint missive, …

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Sweden’s first female PM resigns hours after being elected

“I have told the speaker that I wish to resign as prime minister,” Andersson told reporters on Wednesday in Stockholm, after the coalition led by her Social Democratic Party unraveled. The 54-year-old  Andersson is reportedly seeking new support after the Green Party quit the new ruling minority coalition in the …

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