Well, it's finally happened - Barnaby Joyce has officially resigned as Deputy Prime Minister and Nationals party leader, following weeks of escalating scandals and unprecedented tension with the Prime Minister. "I never tried to be anything else".
He was found in a series of controversies with the Turnbull Coalition government. The Australian news media was reluctant to report on the relationship with the woman, Vikki Campion, until it was discovered that the couple were living rent-free in an apartment donated by a supporter.
The Australian Embassy in Washington has dubbed Mr Turnbull's trip "100 Years of Mateship" to mark the 100th anniversary of the World War I Battle of Hamel in northern France, where United States and Australian troops fought alongside each other for the first time.
Joyce's announcement of his resignation is the latest blow to Turnbull's government and comes after a year of political instability brought about by a constitutional crisis surrounding legislators with dual nationality.
"I have asked for the right of that person who's made the allegation and I've asked for my right to defence that that be referred to police", he said.
On Wednesday, Joyce told Fairfax Media he would ride out the storm but two days later he said it was "not hard at all" to decide to step down.
"The National Party can not be allowed by virtue of a secret Coalition agreement to 100 per cent decide who the Deputy Prime Minister is", he told reporters. Joyce was besieged with scandals recently, including the revelation that he and his former staffer, Vikki Campion, were expecting a son together, as well as the new sexual harassment allegation against him, which he strongly denies.
"I thank Barnaby for his service as deputy prime minister and in his various ministerial roles in which he has been a fierce advocate for rural and regional Australia", Turnbull said.
Mr McCormack said he had "grown" since making the comments, and hoped others "can do the same".
"I have a lot of things I need to do".
A spokesman for the Deputy Prime Minister said "allegations of wrongdoing should be immediately referred to police so that the veracity of any claim could be properly tested". John McVeigh MP will act as Minister for Infrastructure and Transport.
As AP had reporter earlier, Turnbull had accused Joyce of making a "shocking error of judgment" by having an office affair that hurt his wife, his four daughters and his new partner who is due to give birth in April.
After hanging tough for more than a fortnight, Joyce said the final straw was the harassment allegation, by a Western Australian woman, that was made to the Nationals federal president Larry Anthony and revealed on Thursday.
Joyce's exit to the backbench means another reshuffle, hard on the heels of the December changes.
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Romero won a silver medal at the 2000 Olympics in wrestling but he did the damage in the ring with his fists on Sunday. Never mind that the 6-foot-3 Rockhold had a substantial height and reach advantage, Romero wasn't intimidated.
But when he arrived to speak, he reiterated his pitch for armed guards at schools and free firearms training of teachers. It is not a coincidence that NRA boss Wayne LaPierre would be attacking the Federal Bureau of Investigation at CPAC.
The continued expansion of Israeli settlements is one of the major obstacles to the establishment of peace in the Middle East. The Palestinian leader added into his prepared remarks: "We are employees for the occupation".
When Mr Johnson meets Ms Suu Kyi on Sunday he is expected to discuss the Rakhine crisis and press for the safe return of refugees. More than 500,000 refugees are now living in Cox's Bazar camp in Bangladesh - equivalent in size to Leicester.
ISRAELI jets targeted sites in the Gaza Strip early yesterday after a rocket was sacked into Israel from the coastal enclave. The incident was the most serious to take place on the southern border since Operation Protective Edge in 2014.
Another longstanding favorite ride, Toy Story Mania , will be given an all-new colorful toy carnival game box entrance. Guests can discover new neighbourhoods featuring characters from " The Incredibles ", "Inside Out" and " Toy Story ".
The Wales global has been sidelined with a groin injury since early February, but he has now returned to training. Manchester City will be making their sixth appearance in the League Cup final, and third in the last five seasons.
The US Geological Survey & British Geological Survey confirmed an natural disaster of 4.7 magnitude was recorded at 2.31pm. Port Talbot is 10 miles from Swansea and the tremors were felt as the town's football side faced Taff's Well.
Met Office issues yellow warning for snow in Lincolnshire
But over the weekend it will become "even colder with widespread overnight frosts and bitter by day with a marked windchill". Disruptive snow showers are expected from Tuesday onwards, particularly in the east and south-east, Met Eireann explained.
Alabama officer killed, suspect found dead after standoff
Hollie's residence to set a perimeter and wait for other officers to arrive to talk to him, he find shots at the officers". A police department spokesperson said that funeral arrangements have not yet been finalized but may be announced Thursday.
Winter weather advisory Tuesday in northern Oklahoma
Please continue to be careful out traveling and walking around as untreated surfaces will be quite slippery at times. This may lead to ice covered trees and branches, as well as ice covered power lines, to break and fall.
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Mitt Romney wants to go to Washington , and he's not hiding how he feels about the president. Orrin Hatch , who will retire at the end of this term - his seventh in Congress.
Freezing Rain Warning For The Stratford Area
The warning comes with the usual caution of slippery roads, sidewalks and parking lots and transportation delays. The weather agency says up to 10 millimetres of freezing rain is expected for those areas this weekend.