Apr 252018

Controversial German rappers Kollegah and Farid Bang,

alongside BMG label head Hartwig Masuch, face accusations of illegal hate speech in the wake of the controversy, which has led the German music association to scrape its Echo music awards.

The German music association is scrapping its top music honor, the Echo Awards, following a scandal involving one of this year’s Echo winners.

At the 2018 Echos two weeks ago, gangsta rappers Kollegah and Farid Bang won best rap album. But the duo came under fire for lyrics in which they compared themselves to Holocaust survivors, saying their muscles are “more defined than Auschwitz prisoners” and lines such as “I’m doing another Holocaust, coming with a Molotov.” They have since apologized, but have been dropped by their label, BMG.

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Mar 172017

The head of a U.N. agency responsible for publishing a report earlier this week calling Israel an “apartheid regime” resigned Friday after U.N. Secretary General António Guterres pressured her to withdraw the document.

 Rima Khalaf,

a U.N. undersecretary general and executive secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) headquartered in Beirut, said her decision to resign followed a request from Guterres to remove the report from the agency’s website.

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Nov 202016

Pedro Pablo Kuczynski Godard, better known simply as “PPK”, is a Peruvian economist, politician, and public administrator who is the current President of Peru in office since 2016.


Kuczynski was born at the Clínica Delgado in Lima, Peru, the son of Madeleine Godard, who was of Swiss-French descent, and Maxime Hans Kuczynski, a German Jewish immigrant of Polish descent who was born near Poznań, and was one of the earliest public health leaders in Peru. His parents, who were Jewish on his father’s side and Christian on his mother’s, fled Germany in 1933 to escape from Nazism.

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