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 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
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 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
SBI Cards and Payment Services (SBI Card) on Thursday said its MD & CEO Hardayal Prasad has resigned pursuant to voluntary retirement from SBI--the promoter of the company. "We wish to inform that the Board of Directors of the company at its meeting held on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 approved resignation of Hardayal Prasad, Managing Director & CEO (nominated by State Bank of India) of the company who has tendered his resignation from directorship of the company," SBI Card said in a regulatory filing. He took over as MD&CEO of SBI Card in February 2018. Prasad's resignation comes into effect from the close of business hours of July 31, 2020, owing to his voluntary retirement from SBI, it said. "He will also cease to be the MD &CEO of the company from the said date," SBI Car...