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Swedish Academy head quits Nobel body

Swedish Academy head quits Nobel body

Image copyright EPA Image caption Sara Danius is the latest member of the Swedish Academy to step down The head of the Swedish Academy – the prestigious body that awards the Nobel Prize in Literature – has stepped down in the wake of a sexual abuse scandal. The organisation has been criticised for its handling…

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French killer rocker quits festivals

French killer rocker quits festivals

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Bertrand Cantat served four years in a Lithuanian prison for the murder of his girlfriend A French rock star who was jailed for murdering his former girlfriend has pulled out of a string of festival appearances after facing a backlash. Bertrand Cantat was sentenced to eight years for beating actress…

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Slovak journalist abolish: Minister quits

Slovak journalist abolish: Minister quits

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Protesters carry signs depicting PM Robert Fico, left, and Interior Minister Robert Kalinak Slovakia’s Interior Minister Robert Kalinak has resigned amid a political scandal caused by the murder of a journalist and his fiancée. Mr Kalinak bowed to pressure from a junior coalition partner and quit his posts, stripping Prime…

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Murdered MP’s widower quits charities

Murdered MP’s widower quits charities

The husband of murdered MP Jo Cox, Brendan Cox, has quit two charities he set up in her memory after allegations of sexual assault were made public. Mr Cox denied assaulting a woman in her 30s at Harvard University in 2015 – but admitted to “inappropriate” behaviour while working for Save the Children. He has…

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