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BBC Chief Resigns Over False Child Sex Abuse Charges

Posted November 10th, 2012 at 6:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The head of the British Broadcasting Corporation has resigned after a television news broadcast led to a top politician being wrongly accused of child sex abuse. George Entwistle was BBC director-general for less than two months. He said Saturday that he was also editor-in-chief of BBC news and ultimately responsible for all its content. Entwistle […]

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Lockheed Martin Chief Resigns in Ethics Probe

Posted November 9th, 2012 at 7:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The president and incoming chief executive of the giant U.S. defense contractor Lockheed Martin has resigned, after what the company said was his “close personal relationship with a subordinate employee.” The Maryland-based company, in a statement Friday, said its board of directors asked for and received the resignation of Christopher Kubasik from his roles as […]

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Citigroup’s Chief Executive Resigns

Posted October 16th, 2012 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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The chief executive of Citigroup, one of the world’s largest financial institutions, has unexpectedly resigned. Vikram Pandit, who led the New York-based bank for the past five years, stepped down a day after Citigroup reported stronger-than-expected profits for the July-to-September period. Citigroup named Michael Corbat, who has overseen the bank’s operations in Europe, the Middle […]

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Archbishop of Canterbury Announces Resignation

Posted March 16th, 2012 at 6:10 am (UTC-5)
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The Archbishop of Canterbury, the spiritual leader of the Anglican Communion and the Church of England, announced Friday he is stepping down at the end of this year. Archbishop Rowan Williams said on his website, he will begin a new position as Master of Magdalene College, in Cambridge, beginning in January. He has served as […]

World Bank Chief Zoellick to Leave in June

Posted February 15th, 2012 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The president of the World Bank, American Robert Zoellick, says he will leave his post when his five-year term expires June 30. Zoellick announced his resignation Wednesday, saying that he was pleased that the Washington-based organization had expanded its programs during his tenure, lending $247 billion to developing countries to boost their economic growth and […]

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British Energy Secretary Resigns, Facing Criminal Charges

Posted February 3rd, 2012 at 1:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The coalition government that has ruled Britain since 2010 has been shaken by the surprise resignation of a senior minister for an alleged crime committed nearly a decade ago. Energy Secretary Chris Huhne on Friday became the third member of Prime Minister David Cameron’s Cabinet to step down. He, along with his former wife, Vicky […]

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British Energy Secretary Resigns, Facing Criminal Charges

Posted February 3rd, 2012 at 9:45 am (UTC-5)
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British Energy Secretary Chris Huhne has resigned and is facing criminal charges in connection with allegations that he dodged a speeding ticket several years ago. The director of public prosecutions announced Friday that both Huhne and his former wife, Vicky Pryce, stand accused of perverting the course of justice involving a traffic offense in 2003. […]

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Japanese Minister Resigns after Fukushima Comments

Posted September 10th, 2011 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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Japan’s trade minister has resigned after making comments deemed insensitive to people forced from their homes by the nuclear crisis earlier this year at the Fukushima nuclear plant. Yoshio Hachiro announced his resignation Saturday, after calling the area around the crippled facility a “town of death.” Japanese media reported that after a visit to the […]

Chile Orders Resignation of Police General

Posted August 30th, 2011 at 6:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Chile has ordered the resignation of a police general following massive protests last week in which a teenager was shot dead. Officials made the announcement Tuesday in discussing General Sergio Gajardo. The French news agency cites a government official as saying authorities demanded his resignation for failing to promptly investigate the killing of 16-year-old Manuel […]

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Pope Accepts Resignation of Philadelphia Archbishop

Posted July 19th, 2011 at 12:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Pope Benedict has accepted the resignation of the leader of the Roman Catholic archdiocese in the U.S. city of Philadelphia — which has faced accusations of covering up sexual abuse by priests. The Vatican said Tuesday that Cardinal Justin Rigali’s departure was on the grounds of age. The 76-year-old Rigali submitted his resignation when he […]

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