German minister resigns over MP 'probe leak': media

(FILES) - Picture taken on September 2, 2013 shows then German Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich attending a session of the Bundestag lower house of parliament in Berlin. AFP PHOTO / JOHN MACDOUGALL

BERLIN: A minister of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's government resigned Friday over claims he leaked confidential information about an international child porn probe, media reported.

Agriculture Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich, who was then interior minister, has come under fire for tipping off the party chief of a prominent MP that the lawmaker was under investigation.





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