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.
Some 20,000 emails were released on the eve of the Democratic convention, fueling speculation the Kremlin was involved. The scandal forced the resignation of the Democrats' party chairwoman, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Shultz.
Social Democratic MP Petra Hinz has resigned after media reports revealed she lied about significant parts of her CV. The discovery came just a day after Hinz announced she would not stand for re-election.
Japanese auto parts supplier Takata has seen its shares rise sharply as its chief executive has hinted at his resignation. He said he was willing to leave once the firm was back on track after the airbags scandal.
Spain's interior minister is facing calls to quit four days before general elections. A leaked tape showed him discussing with an anti-fraud official how to discredit Catalonia's pro-independence parties.
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