Jan 27, 2016

Emerging giants plagued by corruption, Transparency International says

The world’s up-and-coming economies are struggling to shake off corruption, an anti-graft watchdog warned Wednesday, citing massive scandals in Brazil and Malaysia as cause for concern. In its “Corruption Perceptions Index 2015,” Transparency International (TI) said Brazil showed the biggest decline in its ranking ...

Nov 6, 2015

Denmark has no interest in sharing Sweden's migrant throng

Denmark’s foreign minister on Thursday gave short shrift to Sweden’s demand that Brussels help relocate some of the refugees it has taken in, suggesting Stockholm adopt Copenhagen’s stricter asylum policies. “Each country has chosen (its) policy on refugees,” Kristian Jensen told Danish news agency ...

Gay U.S. ambassador to Denmark weds partner

Oct 11, 2015

Gay U.S. ambassador to Denmark weds partner

The U.S. ambassador to Denmark has married his partner in the Scandinavian country that became the first nation to allow gay couples to formalize their unions in 1989. Rufus Gifford, the U.S. envoy since September 2013, is a strong gay rights advocate and often ...