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Estonian Defense Minister Resigns

Estonia's defense minister has announced his resignation days after secret documents were stolen from his home during a robbery.

Defense Minister Margus Hanson released a statement Wednesday saying he does not believe it is possible to continue in the position, considering the circumstances. He says the decision to resign is in the interest of Estonia and his own Reform Party.

There is no immediate word in Tallinn on who may replace Mr. Hanson as defense minister.

He revealed Monday that a briefcase stolen as he slept last week contained confidential documents.

Estonia joined both NATO and the European Union earlier this year.

Some information for this report provided by AP, AFP.