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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 …

Germany’s Jews urged not to wear kippahs after attacks – BBC News

A prominent community leader says Jews should exercise caution in big cities after recent attacks. The leader of Germany’s Jewish community has advised Jews to avoid wearing traditional skullcaps (kippahs) following anti-Semitic attacks. Josef Schuster, the president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, told Berlin public radio that …

Berlin streets to lose links with brutal colonial past – BBC News

Names linked with atrocities Germany committed during its occupation in Namibia will be replaced. Berlin is set to rename streets linked to atrocities Germany committed during its 1884-1919 occupation of Namibia. Local councillors agreed on new street names for the so-called African Quarter in the north-west of the German capital …

Berliners vote to keep Tegel airport open

BERLIN (Reuters) – Berlin residents voted on Sunday to keep open the German capital’s Tegel airport even after a new international hub is completed, a preliminary result showed, creating a headache for the city’s government, which had campaigned for its closure. Some 55 percent of voters supported the non-binding referendum …