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 political crisis in the Czech Republic has been resolved with the replacement of Finance Minister Andrej Babis - one of the country's richest people. Babis' ANO party is expected to win October elections.
Czech PM Sobotka has said he will not resign, only days after saying he would do so to take down his finance minister and main rival. Sobotka appears to have made an embarrassing miscalculation.
President Michel Temer's government has been weakened after the Brazilian Socialist Party pulled out of his ruling coalition and called for his resignation over corruption charges. Temer has challenged the claims.
The US president has been under siege over the past two weeks by a cascade of scandals, with echoes of Watergate. The Watergate scandal, about 45 years ago, ultimately led to President Richard Nixon's resignation.
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