New Zealand Prime Minister John Key resigns

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key cited family reasons for his shock resignationNew Zealand Prime Minister John Key announced his shock resignation Monday, saying it was the right time to go, citing family reasons.



Renzi quits after losing reforms referendum by big margin

Italian Premier Matteo Renzi is flanked by his wife Agnese as he casts his ballot at a polling station in Pontassieve, Italy, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016. Italians are voting in a referendum on constitutional reforms that is being closely watched abroad to see if Italy is the next country to reject the political status quo. Premier Matteo Renzi has said he would resign if the reforms are rejected in Sunday's vote, and opposition politicians have vowed to press for a new government if voters reject the proposed constitutional changes. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Matteo Renzi announced he will resign Monday after suffering a stinging loss in a reforms referendum, triggering immediate calls from a populist party and other opposition forces for elections to be held soon.



Mississippi State, North Texas headed to bowls at 5-7

Mississippi State and North Texas are heading to bowls with 5-7 records.
Army denies Dakota pipeline permit, in victory for Native tribes

Oglala Sioux tribal elder Lance King and Chief Arvol Looking Horse of Green Grass South Dakota, who is the spiritual leader of the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota Sioux Nations, listen as activist Dr. Cornel West speaks during an interfaith ceremonyBy Ernest Scheyder and Valerie Volcovici CANNON BALL, N.D./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said on Sunday it turned down a permit for a controversial pipeline project running through North Dakota, in a victory for Native Americans and climate activists who have protested against the project for several months. A celebration erupted at the main protest camp in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, where the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and others have been protesting the 1,172-mile (1,885-km) Dakota Access Pipeline for months. It may prove to be a short-lived victory, however, because Republican President-elect Donald Trump has stated that he supports the project.



Italy's Renzi quits after crushing referendum defeat

Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi gives a press conference at the Palazzo Chigi on December 4, 2016 in RomeItalian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi announced his resignation on Monday, hours after learning he had suffered a crushing defeat in a referendum on constitutional reform. "My experience of government finishes here," Renzi told a press conference, acknowledging that the No campaign had won an "extraordinarily clear" victory in a vote on which he had staked his future. Interior Ministry projections suggested the No camp, led by the populist Five Star Movement, had been backed by 59.5 percent of those who voted.





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