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Brexit: Sam Gyimah resigns over Theresa May's 'naive' deal

Brexit: Sam Gyimah resigns over Theresa May's 'naive' deal

Technology
A minister has resigned saying a row over involvement in the EU's Galileo satellite-navigation system shows the UK will be "hammered" in negotiations over a Brexit deal.Science and universities minister Sam Gyimah quit after Mrs May said the UK was pulling out of Galileo.The UK wanted to stay part of it but the EU said it would be banned from extra-secure elements of the project.Mr Gyimah said it was a foretaste of the "brutal negotiations" to come. He's the 10th member of government to resign over the agreement, which he dismissed as a "deal in name only". He said he intended to vote against the deal negotiated with Brussels, and called for another referendum. The UK's interests "will be repeatedly and permanently hammered by th...
Superintendent resigns after racist comment of Texans' Watson

Superintendent resigns after racist comment of Texans' Watson

Sports
Lynn Redden, the superintendent of Onalaska Independent School District in Texas resigned Saturday morning following his racist comment about Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson. "We have accepted the resignation of the superintendent," the school board said in a statement released on Saturday morning. The resignation came six days after Redden was critical on Facebook of Watson's play in the Texans' loss to the Titans. "That may have been the most inept quarterback decision I've seen in the NFL," he wrote. "When you need precision decision making you can't count on a black quarterback." Those comments were denounced by Texans head coach Bill O'Brien and team captain J.J. Watt, among others. "I don't want to waste any time responding to ignorant, idiotic statements," O'Brien said. "Des...
Australian Archbishop Philip Wilson resigns over hiding child abuse

Australian Archbishop Philip Wilson resigns over hiding child abuse

World
July 30 (UPI) -- Pope Francis on Monday accepted the resignation of Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson less than a month after he was sentenced to a year in detention for failing to report decades-old child abuse allegations. Wilson was the most senior Catholic official to be convicted on the charge. Magistrate Robert Stone sentenced the 67-year-old on July 3, but delayed a hearing to determine whether he could be given home confinement. Wilson "decided that his conviction means he can no longer continue as archbishop because to do so would continue to cause pain and distress to many, especially to survivors and also in the Archdiocese of Adelaide," a statement from the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference said. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was among a number of political and religiou...
Potential presidential contender resigns in South Korea, after rape allegations

Potential presidential contender resigns in South Korea, after rape allegations

World
SEOUL, March 6 (UPI) -- Rape allegations made against a popular South Korean politician has sent ripples of shock across the nation, as the #MeToo movement in the country spreads to the political realm.On Monday evening, South Chungcheong Province Governor Ahn Hee-jung's female secretary Kim Ji-eun claimed in a TV interview that her boss had raped her four times over the past eight months and sexually assaulted her multiple times.While the governor's office initially insisted the sex had been consensual, Ahn posted a public apology on his social networking site early Tuesday, admitting he had forced Kim into the arrangement and announced his resignation, Chosun Ilbo reported.Police have launched a preliminary probe into the case, after which inspectors will decide on whether to open a form...
South Africa's President Jacob Zuma resigns

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma resigns

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Media playback is unsupported on your deviceSouth Africa's embattled President Jacob Zuma has resigned from his office with immediate effect.He made the announcement in a televised address to the nation on Wednesday evening.Earlier, Mr Zuma's governing ANC party told him to step down or face a vote of no confidence in parliament.The 75-year-old has been under increasing pressure to give way to Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, the ANC's new leader.Mr Zuma, who has been in power since 2009, faces numerous allegations of corruption.His resignation came at the end of a long speech in which he said he disagreed with the way the ANC had acted towards him.He said he did not fear a motion of no-confidence, adding: "I have served the people of South Africa to the best of my ability."'Disciplined A...