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Taiwan president quits as party chair after local election setback

Taiwan president quits as party chair after local election setbackThe results of the polls, being held just over a year before Taiwan’s next presidential election, are likely to please China, which claims self-ruled and proudly democratic Taiwan as its own and has ramped up pressure on Tsai and her administration since she took office in 2016. In the run-up to the elections, Tsai and her government said repeatedly that China was trying to sway voters with “political bullying” and “fake news”, accusations that Beijing denied. The DPP lost control of the mayoralties in Taiwan’s second-most populous city Taichung and the key battleground of Kaohsiung in the south, which it held for two decades and played a central role in Taiwan’s pro-democracy movement in the 1970s.



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Netanyahu faces snap election calls after defense minister quits

Netanyahu faces snap election calls after defense minister quitsAvigdor Lieberman quit on Wednesday over what he described as the government’s too-soft policy on cross-border violence with Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip. The loss of the five seats of Lieberman’s Israel Beitenu faction leaves Netanyahu with control of just 61 of the 120 seats in parliament, raising the prospect that a scheduled November 2019 election would be brought forward. Lieberman’s resignation takes effect 48 hours after being handed in, which he did early on Thursday.



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Israeli defence minister quits: What you need to know

Israeli defence minister quits: What you need to knowIsraeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman announced his resignation on Wednesday, leaving the future of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government uncertain. Why did Lieberman resign? Lieberman has long called for harsh action against the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas, which runs the Gaza Strip, and has recently made clear he disagrees with Netanyahu’s strategy.



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Netanyahu praises Nikki Haley after she quits UN post

Netanyahu praises Nikki Haley after she quits UN postIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised the outgoing US ambassador to the United Nations after she resigned on Tuesday, following a tenure in which she asserted Washington’s support for Israel. “I thank ambassador Nikki Haley for her uncompromising struggle against the hypocrisy of the UN,” he wrote in Hebrew on his official Twitter account, wishing her success in her future endeavours. Haley has been a favourite in Israel as she pushed a hawkish line on Iran — Israel’s implacable foe — and led the United States in quitting the UN Human Rights Council, accusing it of bias against Washington and Israel.



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Nasa astronaut quits training programme for the first time in 50 years

Nasa astronaut quits training programme for the first time in 50 yearsA Nasa astronaut-in-training has quit for the first time in 50 years. Nasa has not announced why the candidate left and says that it is unable to elaborate on the man’s reasoning. Robb Kulin resigned halfway through his two years of training at Johnson Space Centre in Houston.



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Fox News Regular Bruce Turkel Quits Over Immigration Coverage

Fox News Regular Bruce Turkel Quits Over Immigration CoverageBruce Turkel, a Miami advertising executive who had been a frequent guest on



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GOP Strategist Quits 'Corrupt' Party Of 'Feckless Cowards,' Will Vote For Democrats

GOP Strategist Quits 'Corrupt' Party Of 'Feckless Cowards,' Will Vote For DemocratsVeteran GOP strategist Steve Schmidt renounced his Republican Party membership



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Iran deal: State Department nuclear expert quits after Trump withdraws US from agreement

Iran deal: State Department nuclear expert quits after Trump withdraws US from agreementA top nuclear expert has resigned from the US State Department after Donald Trump announced the US would pull out from the Iran nuclear deal. Richard Johnson, the assistant coordinator for Iran nuclear issues at the Office of Nuclear Implementation, reportedly handed in his resignation this week. A civil servant, Mr Johnson had been involved in failed negotiations including the UK, France and Germany to save the deals after Mr Trump threatened to pull out.



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Rudy Giuliani Quits Law Firm After Wild Week Of Interviews

Rudy Giuliani Quits Law Firm After Wild Week Of InterviewsRudy Giuliani, the former New York mayor who has become one of President



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Armenia's leader quits amid protests, saying 'I was wrong'

Armenia's leader quits amid protests, saying 'I was wrong'YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Serzh Sargsyan, who ruled Armenia for 10 years, resigned Monday as prime minister after thousands of people poured into the streets to protest his political maneuvering to cling to power in this former Soviet republic.



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