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Society of Editors chief resigns after defending UK press over Meghan row

Society of Editors chief resigns after defending UK press over Meghan row

Entertainment
The executive director of the Society of Editors has resigned after the body came under fire for comments about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's accusations of racism.Ian Murray said he would step down from his role so the organisation can "rebuild its reputation". The society had issued a strongly-worded statement following Harry and Meghan's interview with Oprah Winfrey in which it said it was "not acceptable" for the couple to make claims of racism in the press "without supporting evidence".And it went on to say the UK press was not racist. Image: Ian Murray: 'I accept the society could have been much clearer in its condemnation of bigotry' But since then, the body has been heavily criticised. ...
Canada’s governor general resigns after harassment report

Canada’s governor general resigns after harassment report

World
Canada’s governor general has resigned after an independent review of workplace harassment allegationBy ROB GILLIES Associated PressJanuary 21, 2021, 9:39 PM• 2 min readTORONTO -- Canada’s governor general resigned Thursday following an independent review of workplace harassment allegations.The governor general is the representative of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II as head of state, and holds a mostly ceremonial and symbolic position.A person familiar with the matter confirmed the resignation of Julie Payette to The Associated Press. The official spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appointed Payette, a former astronaut, to the role in 2017.Trudeau's office hired an independent consulting firm in September ...
Estonia’s PM resigns over corruption scandal in his party

Estonia’s PM resigns over corruption scandal in his party

World
Estonia’s prime minister has resigned over a corruption scandal in his Center Party that led to key party officials resigning overnightByThe Associated PressJanuary 13, 2021, 10:07 AM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleHELSINKI -- Estonia’s prime minister has resigned over a corruption scandal in his Center Party that led to key party officials resigning overnight, and talks began Wednesday among political parties about forming a new ruling coalition.The move automatically prompts the resignation of Estonia's three-party coalition government but does not automatically mean a new election.Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas said early Wednesday on his Facebook page that he would step down as “the suspicion expressed by the Public Prosecutor’s Office .... does not m...
Officials say east Libya government resigns amid protests

Officials say east Libya government resigns amid protests

World
Libyan officials say the interim government of eastern Libya has resigned amid street protests that erupted across the divided country over dire living conditionsBy BY SAMY MAGDY Associated PressSeptember 13, 2020, 9:14 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleCAIRO -- An interim government in eastern Libya resigned on Sunday amid street protests that erupted across the divided country over dire living conditions, officials said.Prime Minister Abdallah al-Thani submitted the resignation of his government to Aguila Saleh, speaker of the eastern-based House of Representatives, said the government's spokesman, Ezzel-Deen al-Falih.Abdallah Abaihig, a spokesman for the parliament, confirmed the government's resignation, saying lawmakers would review it in their next meet...
TikTok CEO resigns amid US pressure to sell video app

TikTok CEO resigns amid US pressure to sell video app

Technology
TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer has resigned amid U.S. pressure for its Chinese owner to sell the popular video app, which the White House says is a security riskBy ZEN SOO AP Technology WriterAugust 27, 2020, 5:32 AM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleHONG KONG -- TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer resigned Thursday amid U.S. pressure for its Chinese owner to sell the popular video app, which the White House says is a security risk.In a letter to employees, Mayer said that his decision to leave comes after the “political environment has sharply changed.”His resignation follows President Donald Trump's order to ban TikTok unless its parent company, ByteDance, sells its U.S. operations to an American company within 90 days.“I have done significant reflection on what the corporate stru...