German President Christian Wulff announces his resignation, after prosecutors called for his immunity to be lifted amid a home loan scandal. Angela Merkel says she received news of President Wulff's resignation "with regret".
(BBC NEWS) Berlin - An ally of Chancellor Angela Merkel, Mr Wulff is embroiled in a scandal over a home loan that he accepted when he was premier of Lower Saxony.
Mrs Merkel cancelled a visit to Italy on Friday to deal with the crisis, and said she regretted that he had quit.
German media say the crisis is unprecedented in post-war Germany.