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Hungarian president resigns after getting caught for plagiarism

Hungary’s President Pal Schmitt resigned Monday, after he was stripped last week of his 1992 doctorate title following claims he plagiarised most of his 200-page thesis. “Under the constitution, the president must represent the unity of the Hungarian nation. I have unfortunately become a symbol of division, I feel it is my…

German defense minister quits in plagiarism row

BERLIN (Reuters) – German Defense Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg resigned on Tuesday after admitting to copying part of a doctoral dissertation, stunning Angela Merkel and depriving her conservatives of their brightest star. Guttenberg, 39, was the most popular member of Chancellor Merkel’s cabinet. His loss deals a severe blow to…