13 Feb '18, 5pm

@FedupWithSwamp "Do people believe all recent resignations are simply a coincidence?"

AMSTERDAM (REUTERS) - Dutch Foreign Minister Halbe Zijlstra quit on Tuesday (Feb 13) after admitting that he had fabricated a story about attending a meeting in 2006 at which he said Russian President Vladimir Putin had outlined a strategy for building a greater Russia. The incident has embarrassed Prime Minister Mark Rutte's coalition government, which has a parliamentary majority of just one, and further strained difficult ties with Russia. Zijlstra, visibly emotional as he took the floor during a parliamentary debate convened to discuss his behaviour, said he had decided to tender his resignation to the king because the situation risked harming the work of the Foreign Ministry. "We live in a country where the truth matters. That's why I see no other option than to resign," said Zijlstra, who had held the job for less than four months. "The office (of foreign minister) m...

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