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Australian deputy prime minister resigns after new harassment claim

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's deputy prime minister said on Friday he will resign as leader of his party after weeks of pressure over an affair with a staffer that brought him into open conflict with his premier and a new allegation of sexual harassment emerged.

Nation

Indians want a deputy prime minister too

Makkal Sakthi faction leader A. Vetha­murthy has called upon Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to consider appointing an Indian as deputy prime minister, i>Tamil Nesan/ireported.

World

Namibian deputy prime minister survives crash that killed three

WINDHOEK (Reuters) - Namibia's deputy prime minister and foreign affairs minister survived a car crash on Thursday in which three people were killed, local media reported, citing police sources.

World

Thailand's deputy prime minister says possible Yingluck has fled Thailand

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai deputy prime minister Prawit Wongsuwan said on Friday that it was possible ousted prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra has fled the country.

World

Bulgarian deputy prime minister Simeonov resigns

SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgarian deputy Prime Minister Valeri Simeonov resigned on Friday after several weeks of street protests over remarks he made about disabled rights activists.

World

Ukraine deputy prime minister says government computer network down

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Pavlo Rozenko said on Tuesday that the government's computer network was down, and posted a picture on Twitter of a computer screen showing an error message.

ASEAN+

Heng Swee Keat appointed deputy prime minister in Singapore cabinet reshuffle

Heng, 57, will be the sole No.2 leader after current Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. The announcement also said Lee would move his two current deputies, Teo Chee Hean and Tharman Shanmugaratnam, to senior minister roles

World

Romanian prosecutors order ex-deputy prime minister to stand trial over land deal

BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romanian anti-corruption prosecutors ordered former deputy prime minister Sevil Shhaideh on Wednesday to stand trial on charges of abuse of office, for illegally transferring state land to a county council long controlled by the ruling party's boss.

Vietnam

Vietnam Prime Minister sworn in by lawmakers

Hanoi (AFP) - Vietnam's new prime minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc was formally voted in and handed a five-year term by lawmakers Thursday to round off a leadership change among Communist top brass.

World

The woman who could be Poland's next prime minister

WARSAW (Reuters) - When Polish deputy prime minister Elzbieta Bienkowska applied to study at a prestigious university in Warsaw, she was rejected after one of the interview panel questioned how she could study and raise a family as well.