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Russia demands apology from Poland

Russia summoned the Polish envoy on Wednesday and demanded an apology after its own ambassador to Warsaw had red syrup thrown in his face during a Victory Day wreath-laying ceremony. The Russian Foreign Ministry said the attack was “a flagrant violation” of the 1961 international convention, which says that countries …

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Putin issues an apology – Israel

Vladimir Putin has issued an apology to Naftali Bennett for Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s statements during phone talks on Thursday, the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office has said. Lavrov made the controversial remarks over the weekend, suggesting that Adolf Hitler may have had Jewish ancestry and that some of the …

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Israel wants apology from Russia over Hitler remark

Israel has summoned the Russian ambassador, after Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov suggested that Adolf Hitler may have had some Jewish blood, and that the “most ardent” anti-Semites are Jews themselves. “Foreign Minister Lavrov’s remarks are both an unforgivable and outrageous statement as well as a terrible historical error,” Israeli Foreign …

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UK PM weaves Ukraine military aid into apology for his misconduct

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is facing political pushback after using the occasion of his apology to Parliament for violating Covid-19 lockdown rules to campaign for increased military aid to Ukraine. Speaking at the House of Commons on Tuesday, Johnson briefly apologized for holding a June 2020 birthday party when …

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No apology after bombshell report claims early Covid pandemic handling is one of UK govt’s worst public health failures ever

Speaking with Sky News on Tuesday Cabinet Office Minister Stephen Barclay dismissed several chances to apologise for the government’s Covid response, saying “we followed the scientific advice, we protected the NHS, we took the decisions based on the evidence before us.” He said, however, that “with something so unprecedented as …

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‘You owe an apology!’ Demands to probe DoJ ‘racial profiling’ pour in after acquittal of Chinese professor smeared as spy by FBI

The Department of Justice (DoJ) “should apologize to Professor Anming Hu” and “stop discriminating against Asians,” the California Democrat tweeted, reacting to the outcome of a court case involving a former researcher of the University of Tennessee (UT). “If Hu’s last name was Smith, you would not have brought this case,” …

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Woke-ism run amok or long overdue? UK’s apology for failure to honour non-white WWI soldiers triggers ‘structural racism’ debate

Following its own inquiry, the CWGC said on Thursday that “pervasive racism” and “contemporary imperial attitudes” had resulted in hundreds of thousands of soldiers from World War I not being memorialised by name, or at all. In the House of Commons, Defence Secretary Ben Wallace later echoed that sentiment and tendered a …

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Monty Python star John Cleese mocks Hank Azaria’s Apu guilt with apology to ‘English people’… but some don’t get the joke

Azaria drew a mixed response this week when he said sorry for his portrayal of the long-running cartoon’s Indian shopkeeper Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, whose stereotypical identity, the actor said, had helped maintain “structural racism.” Cleese issued his own humorous take on the political correctness row after many Simpsons fans said Azaria’s comedy …

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