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Polish foreign minister indicates ‘Poles of Jewish ethnicity’ share blame for Holocaust

Polish foreign minister indicates ‘Poles of Jewish ethnicity’ share blame for Holocaust

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The government of Poland further escalated international tensions over the issue of accountability in the Holocaust this week, appearing to level a measure of blame at Jews for the genocide. Following the passage of a bill criminalizing any suggestion of Polish complicity in the Holocaust, Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz seemed to suggest the actions of Polish Jews deserved to be analyzed more critically, as opposed to those of other Poles. A tweet published Monday by Poland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, quoted Czaputowicz’s comments to Polsat, one of Poland’s largest television channels. “FM #Czaputowicz on @PolsatNewsPL: It is not about falsifying history, it is about studying it. We are discussing the behavior of Poles of Jewish ethnicity. We need calm discus
The Australian Prime Minister Has Announced A Ban On Ministers Shagging Their Staff

The Australian Prime Minister Has Announced A Ban On Ministers Shagging Their Staff

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Lukas Coch / AAPIMAGE Prime minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced an overhaul of the ministerial standards, including a ban on ministers having sex with their staff, regardless of whether they are married or not."I don't care if they are married or single; they must not have sexual relations with their staff," Turnbull said in a press conference on Thursday.The prime minister took deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce to task over his widely publicised affair with his former staffer, Vikki Campion, and said Joyce's actions had hurt Campion, as well as Joyce's estranged wife Natalie and their four daughters."He has set off a world of woe for those women and appalled all of us," he said. "Our hearts go out to them. It has been a dreadful thing for them to go throug...
The Dutch Foreign Minister Resigned Over Lying About A Meeting With Putin

The Dutch Foreign Minister Resigned Over Lying About A Meeting With Putin

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The former official claimed for years that he had met the Russian president back in 2006 — but turns out, he never did. This is Halbe Zijlstra. Up until earlier today, he was the foreign minister for the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Zijlstra told his colleagues on Tuesday that he resigned because he had lied about a meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin, an act he called “by far the biggest mistake I have committed in my entire career.” “This is about the credibility of the minister of foreign affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands,” Zijlstra said. “That credibility must be beyond doubt.” Emmanuel Dunand / AFP / Getty Images "Oh, an official lied about meeting with Russians? How old hat," you