26 November 2014 Last updated at 22:03

Spain minister resigns over scandalA file picture taken on October 14, 2014 shows Spain's Minister of Health, Social Services and Equality Ana Mato

Health minister Ana Mato resigns amid a court investigation into a massive corruption scandal over illegal payments in Spain.


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Top German companies are told to ensure that 30% of supervisory board positions are held by women from 2016 under a law agreed late on Tuesday.

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