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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
A Top Oxfam Executive Has Resigned Over The Charity's Prostitution Scandal

A Top Oxfam Executive Has Resigned Over The Charity's Prostitution Scandal

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Andy Buchanan / AFP / Getty Images Oxfam's deputy chief executive Penny Lawrence has resigned following revelations of a sex scandal involving the charity's staff in Haiti and Chad.Lawrence said she took "full responsibility" for the behaviour of staff at the international aid charity and that she was "deeply sad" about her decision to resign."Over the last few days we have become aware that concerns were raised about the behaviour of staff in Chad as well as Haiti that we failed to adequately act upon," Lawrence said."It is now clear that these allegations – involving the use of prostitutes and which related to behaviour of both the country director and members of his team in Chad – were raised before he moved to Haiti."Lawrence, who was programme directo...