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U.S. Slips In Annual Global Corruption Rankings : NPR

The U.S. has slipped out of the top 20 countries perceived to have the least corruption, according to an annual report released Tuesday by the watchdog group Transparency International. The Corruption Perceptions Index 2018 finds the U.S. in 22nd place, with a score of 71, right behind France and ahead of …

Malaysians transfixed by luxury goods seized from ex-PM flat

Police prepare to load confiscated items into a truck in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Friday, May 18, 2018. KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — In 10 days of dramatic political developments, none has transfixed Malaysians more than the sight of truckloads of orange boxes containing Hermes Birkin handbags and luggage filled with …

Thai junta history book claims it established ‘true democracy’

THAILAND’S military junta has come under fire for a history textbook which claims that its non-elected government has established “true democracy” in the Southeast Asian kingdom and has eliminated corruption. While History of the Thai Nation was released by the Ministry of Culture’s Fine Arts Department in 2015 to promote nationalism and …