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.
President Barack Obama has accepted the resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder, while offering praise for his commitment to the US justice system. Holder is to remain in the job until a replacement is found.
While the headlines are all about MPs either defecting to UKIP or getting caught with their pants down, Tory Prime Minister Cameron tries to sharpen his profile at the last party conference before the 2015 elections.
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."
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