Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg

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Another German Politician Stripped of Doctorate

Former VP of European Parliament Silvana Koch-Mehrin plagiarized thesis

(Newser) - A prominent German politician has been stripped of her doctorate after her former university found she plagiarized parts of her dissertation. The University of Heidelberg announcement came a month after Silvana Koch-Mehrin quit as vice president of the European Parliament and resigned from the leadership board of her Free Democratic... More »

German Minister Quits Over Plagiarized Dissertation

'Baron Googleberg' brought down by academic scandal

(Newser) - Germany's aristocratic defense minister has resigned after being caught in a plagiarism scandal. Tens of thousands of academics wrote to the government in protest after it was discovered that Baron Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg—now nicknamed "Baron Cut and Paste" and "zu Googleberg"—had plagiarized large chunks of... More »

Barack: Don't Tell Europe What It Wants to Hear

Careful change is what Europe wants to believe in

(Newser) - The vast majority of Europeans are hoping Barack Obama will be elected president, according to polls that give him as much as 86% support among voters in France, Britain, and Germany. The overwhelming support reflects a hope for a new era of unity with the US, writes Roger Cohen in... More »

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