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    Panetta steps down after four decades in politics

    euronews (in English)

    by euronews (in English)

    For over four decades Leon Panetta has been at the top of the American political tree. Now he has stepped down from his final job as US defence secretary.

    In a formal ceremony the man whose career included that of lawmaker, top white official and spy chief was thanked by President Barack Obama who focussed on one particular achievement when Panetta headed the CIA.