Dutch foreign minister quits after lying about Putin meeting

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Dutch Foreign Minister Halbe Zijlstra quit on Tuesday after admitting that he had fabricated a story about attending a meeting in 2006 at which he said  Russia n 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...


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Dutch foreign minister quits after lying about Putin meeting


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