March 1, 2011

German defense minister Guttenberg resigns .

German Defense Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg has announced his resignation after weeks of criticism over plagiarising parts of his Ph.D. thesis."It's the most painful decision of my life," Guttenberg said at a press conference in Berlin.
Guttenberg made it clear it wasn't easy to give up the position, saying it was "unsatisfactory, but all too human." He added that he wanted to avoid "political damage."
Guttenberg thanked German Chancellor Angela Merkel for her support over the past few weeks. He said "I was always ready to fight, but I reached the limits of my strength.">>>

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