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.
A member of the Bavarian state cabinet, Christine Haderthauer, has resigned over fraud investigations related to a so-called "model car affair." The state's premier has accepted her resignation.
During her tenure as French Finance Minister, IMF chief Christine Lagarde laid the ground for a 400-million-euro payment to a businessman. A French court now puts her under investigation for "negligence."
Crack-smoking Toronto Mayor Rob Ford dramatically withdrew his re-election bid late Friday, citing health problems. The scandal-ridden politician's place will be taken by his brother, and most passionate defender, Doug.
The mayor of Venice has resigned over a corruption investigation into a flood barrier project worth billions of euros. Giorgio Orsoni was among more than 30 people arrested last week.
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