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NATO to bid farewell to Panetta, seeks new military chief
NATO to bid farewell to Panetta, seeks new military chief

US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta will get a fond farewell from his NATO colleagues at a two-day meeting beginning Thursday.

NATO to bid farewell to Panetta, seeks new military chief
Resigning pope to impart wisdom after emotional mass
Resigning pope to impart wisdom after emotional mass

Pope Benedict XVI will address a group of parish priests from Rome, a day after emotional scenes at his final papal mass in public in St Peter's Basilica.

Resigning pope to impart wisdom after emotional mass
Islamic clerics seek dialogue with new pope
Islamic clerics seek dialogue with new pope

Senior Muslim clerics in Egypt believe Pope Benedict XVI's abrupt resignation could reopen the way for dialogue with the Catholic Church, severed after Benedict's controversial 2006 remarks on the Muslim prophet.

Islamic clerics seek dialogue with new pope
Outgoing pope prepares for monk's life in Vatican
Outgoing pope prepares for monk's life in Vatican

Pope Benedict XVI, who has announced he will resign on February 28, will retire to a monastery tucked away inside the historic walls of the Holy See: so once the new pope is elected.

Outgoing pope prepares for monk's life in Vatican
Anvar Saidenov. Photo by Yaroslav Radlovskiy©
Anvar Saidenov resigns from BTA Bank's board

BTA Bank announced planned changed in the board in relation to completion of the restructuring procedure.

Anvar Saidenov resigns from BTA Bank's board
Pope announces resignation in historic move
Pope announces resignation in historic move

Pope Benedict XVI announced he will resign as leader of the world's 1.1 billion Catholics on February 28 because his age prevented him from carrying out his duties -- an unprecedented move in the modern history of the Catholic Church.

Pope announces resignation in historic move
Taiwan premier resigns over flagging economy
Taiwan premier resigns over flagging economy

Taiwanese Premier Sean Chen said Friday he has stepped down for health reasons, after the cabinet he heads came under fire for its poor handling of the economy.

Taiwan premier resigns over flagging economy
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Peru labor minister quits for mistreating airport worker

Peru's labor minister resigned Sunday amid an uproar for allegedly roughing up an airport worker as he rushed to catch a departing plane.

Peru labor minister quits for mistreating airport worker
Ukraine's government, PM resign: presidency
Ukraine's government, PM resign: presidency

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych on Monday accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Mykola Azarov and the entire government.

Ukraine's government, PM resign: presidency
Stream of new revelations in fall of US spy chief
Stream of new revelations in fall of US spy chief

One of fallen CIA chief David Petraeus' senior colleagues in President Barack Obama's administration on Monday welcomed his resignation, as new revelations about his sex scandal surfaced by the hour.

Stream of new revelations in fall of US spy chief
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Lover's jealous emails led to CIA chief's downfall

The FBI uncovered the affair that led to the resignation of CIA chief David Petraeus while investigating threatening emails sent by his lover to a second woman.

Lover's jealous emails led to CIA chief's downfall
CIA chief Petraeus resigns over affair
CIA chief Petraeus resigns over affair

Chief US spymaster David Petraeus has resigned over an extramarital affair, bringing an abrupt and ignominious end to a brilliant government career.

CIA chief Petraeus resigns over affair
Japan's yakuza-linked justice minister quits
Japan's yakuza-linked justice minister quits

Japan's justice minister, who has admitted past links with organised crime, resigned Tuesday just three weeks into the job, citing "health problems".

Japan's yakuza-linked justice minister quits
British cabinet minister Andrew Mitchell. ©REUTERS
British cabinet minister quits after swearing at police

British cabinet minister Andrew Mitchell resigned on Friday after launching a foul-mouthed tirade at police officers guarding the gates of Prime Minister David Cameron's Downing Street office.

British cabinet minister quits after swearing at police
Georgia interior minister quits in jail torture scandal
Georgia interior minister quits in jail torture scandal

Georgia's interior minister resigned Thursday after the release of videos this week showing the torture and rape of prison inmates sparked fury and a wave of nationwide protests.

Georgia interior minister quits in jail torture scandal
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Anger as Australian senator links gay marriage to bestiality

A conservative Australian senator was forced to resign from his parliamentary role on Wednesday after he linked same-sex marriage to bestiality and polygamy during a debate.

Anger as Australian senator links gay marriage to bestiality
Vladimir Nesterov. ©RIA Novosti
Russia fires top space official over launch failures

Russian President Vladimir Putin has fired the chief of a key state-run aerospace bureau following several launch failures, the Kremlin said Monday.

Russia fires top space official over launch failures
Libyan interim Interior Minister Fawzi Abdelali. ©REUTERS/Ismail Zetouni
Libya's under-fire interior minister quits

Interior Minister Fawzi Abdelali resigned on Sunday after coming under fire for the performance of security forces during a surge of violence that has rocked Libya, an official from his office told AFP.

Libya's under-fire interior minister quits
Blame game after Annan quits as Syria envoy
Blame game after Annan quits as Syria envoy

World powers traded blame on Friday after Kofi Annan quit as international peace envoy to Syria, complaining that his initiative to end the bloodshed there never received the support it deserved.

Blame game after Annan quits as Syria envoy
China 'regrets' Syria envoy Annan's resignation
China 'regrets' Syria envoy Annan's resignation

China expressed regret Friday over former UN chief Kofi Annan's resignation as international envoy for Syria and said it would continue to "work for a political resolution" to the conflict.

China 'regrets' Syria envoy Annan's resignation