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.
Following revelations of a sex scandal involving drug agents and cartel-hired prostitutes, DEA chief Michele Leonhart has announced that she will retire within weeks. Lawmakers said they had lost faith in Leonhart.
South Korean Prime Minister Lee Wan-koo has offered to resign following allegations that he accepted bribes before taking office. The premier denies involvement, but the scandal could prove very costly for him.
A scandal triggered by the suicide of a prominent businessman has ensnared South Korean Prime Minister Lee Wan Koo. Lee has tendered his resignation after being threatened with impeachment.
In the Netherlands, a political scandal has erupted over a court payout to a drug dealer in 2001. The Dutch justice minister and his junior minister have resigned, saying MPs had been misled about the value of the deal.