Authors: TheIndianSubcontinent News Agency
Uruguay's Vice-President Raúl Sendic has stepped down over accusations he used public funds for personal use while heading a state company.
Mr Sendic, 55, announced his resignation in Congress - a move that took the country by surprise.
An inquiry by the ruling left-wing coalition has concluded he used company credit cards for personal shopping when he led Ancap oil firm in 2009-13.
He denies any wrongdoing, saying there was no evidence against him.
"I presented my irrevocable resignation from the vice-presidency to the plenary of the FA (ruling coalition)," Mr Sendic wrote in a tweet (in Spanish) on Saturday.
It is the first time a Uruguayan vice-president has resigned from the post.
- Malaysia arrests seven suspected of involvement with Abu Sayyaf militant group
- Palestinian Abbas says Middle East peace closer with Trump engaged
- North Korea calls Trump ‘barking dog’
- UAF inks agreement
- Muslims caught in Austrian election crossfire
- Deepika Padukone looks regal in first look of ‘Padmavati’
- Two revenue dept officials injured
- Azadi Chowk inaugurated in Sargodha
- Two wildlife officials gunned down
- US, Iran meet as Trump threat looms over nuke deal
- Anti-migrant, anti-Muslim, anti-Merkel: Germany's AfD
- EXレイドパス is trending at 10 in Japan
- 空の日 is trending at 9 in Japan
- 創設表明 is trending at 8 in Japan
- 三菱UFJ is trending at 7 in Japan
- #あんスタカップリングメーカー is trending at 6 in Japan
- Gboard is trending at 5 in Japan
- #バスの日 is trending at 4 in Japan
- 完全破壊 is trending at 3 in Japan
- #頭がいい人と悪い人のあなたの見方の違い is trending at 2 in Japan