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Sweden's housing minister to leave after comments on Israel

STOCKHOLM, April 18 (Reuters) Sweden's Housing Minister Mehmet Kaplan will resign following comments where he likened Israel's treatment of Palestinians to what happened to Jews in Nazi Germany, the prime minister said on Monday.
The comments that daily Svenska Dagbladet first reported last week were made in 2009, before Kaplan entered the newly formed centre-left government to represent the minor coalition partner the Green Party in 2014.
The resignation comes amid reports of tensions within the centre-left minority coalition government of Prime Minister Stefan Lofven's Social Democrats and the Green Party.
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US State Dept reports progress in talks on Russia’s seized diplomatic property

09 Dec 2021 | 1:45 AM

Washington, Dec 7 (UNI/Sputnik) The United States and Russia have advanced in their negotiations regarding restrictions on respective embassies and the seized Russian diplomatic property, State Department spokesman Ned Price said on Wednesday.

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Top Afghanistan official confirms secondary school ban for girls: Report

09 Dec 2021 | 1:43 AM

Kabul, Dec 8 (UNI) Taliban's Education Minister Abdul Hakim Hemat confirmed a ban on secondary school education for girls.

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US prepared for all contingencies, robust response against Russia - White House

09 Dec 2021 | 12:33 AM

Washington, Dec 8 (UNI/Sputnik) The United States does not plan to send troops to Ukraine but the US administration is prepared for all contingencies including a robust response to counter a potential Russian offensive if necessary, White House Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said on Wednesday.

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German President appoints Scholz from Social Democratic Party as new chancellor

09 Dec 2021 | 12:23 AM

Berlin, Dec 8 (UNI/Sputnik) German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has appointed Olaf Scholz from the Social Democratic party as the country's new chancellor, according to N24 tv channel’s broadcast.

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Saudi Arabia appoints new Charge D'Affaires Ad Interim in Lebanon after scandal - Source

09 Dec 2021 | 12:00 AM

Beirut, Dec 8 (UNI/Sputnik) Saudi Arabia has appointed Rajeh Otaibi as its new charge d'affaires ad interim in Lebanon, is arrival in Beirut is expected in the coming days, an official Lebanese source told Sputnik on Wednesday.

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