Luxembourg prime minister Juncker says he is resigning

Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker, Europe's longest-serving leader, Wednesday said he would step down over a scandal involving the secret services, who were alleged to have indulged in a spate of misconduct on his watch.

After his junior coalition partner put down a motion calling for the dissolution of parliament and early elections, Juncker said he would hand in his resignation to the head of state on Thursday morning after a cabinet meeting.