Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas is to formally resign over a graft and spying scandal involving his chief of staff. The case has thrown the political future of the recession-hit EU state into uncertainty.
Senior members of the German Football League organization and the German FA have spoken up about the FIFA controversy on Wednesday. Even sports manufacturer Adidas has made a statement.
Mass protests have been held in Guatemala, with demonstrators calling for the president to step down. Last month prosecutors uncovered a customs bribery ring, leading to the resignation of the country's vice president.
Macedonia's interior and transport ministers, as well as its intelligence chief, have resigned following a weekend raid which left eight police officers dead. The government is also under fire over illegal wiretapping.
As the latest German intelligence service scandal grips the nation, DW looks at how politicians and events shaped the course of the developments. Just how far the scandal will grow is still unclear.