Austria up one spot in corruption study


Austria has improved year on year in a global corruption survey.The country reached 15th place (2009: 16th) in the 2010 edition of the Corruption Perception study conducted by Transparency International (TI). Austria shares the spot with neighbouring Germany (2009: 14th) which also reached 7.9 of a maximum 10 points.Denmark, Singapore and New Zealand shared first […]

Grisham on death penalty and ‘stupid’ movies


John Grisham has hit out at the United States over the death penalty.The bestselling author said today (Fri) no country had the right to execute humans.He told Austrian magazine News: “Thirty-eight (US) States still carry out the death sentence. (…) Many verdicts based on DNA analyses are wrong. This system doesn’t work. Death penalties cost […]