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Spanish Minister of Culture and Sport Màxim Huerta resigns after tax issues, becoming the minister with the shortest time in office in Spain.

Spain's culture minister resigned on Wednesday from a week-old government following local media reports that he had avoided paying taxes while working as a TV journalist 10 years ago.


Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili resigns following anti-government protests.

Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili has resigned, citing differences with members of his cabinet.

Naming dispute

Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov says that he will not sign off on the naming deal that was announced yesterday by the Prime Minister. This may slow down the naming dispute resolution process.

Macedonian President Ivanov says he won't sign off on new name deal with Greece, potentially delaying process.

South Korea–United States relations

South Korea says that it will halt military drills with the United States to help with Korean denuclearization talks.

SEOUL: A halt in joint military drills with the United States may be necessary to expedite talks on North Korea's denuclearisation, South Korea's ...

Volkswagen emissions scandal

Volkswagen is fined €1 billion by German prosecutors after cheating on diesel particulate emissions testing.

The German car giant is fined for selling diesel cars containing software which cheated emissions tests.

Yemeni Civil War (2015–present)

Saudi-led coalition forces begin an operation to take control of the Yemeni port city of Al Hudaydah, which has been held by the Houthis since 2015.

Rebel-held Hudaydah is the main entry point for aid needed by millions at risk of starvation.