Icelandic Prime minister resigns over Panama Papers email leak

Iceland's Prime Minister Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson has resigned over documents in the so-called Panama Papers revealed details of his family's tax arrangements.

Sigurdur Ingi Johannsson, the deputy chair of the Prime minister's Progressive Party, stated that Gunnlaugsson had resigned on Tuesday on Iceland's national public service broadcaster RUV. Gunnlaugsson insists that he has broken no laws but the news has caused huge public protests in the country.

This is the first scalp for the 2.6bn-document haul taken from the servers of Panamanian legal firm Mossack Fonseca, which appear to show widespread tax avoidance but senior political figures around the world.

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