Double-dealing: World's most corrupt countries

January 27, 2016 12:36 PM

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BERLIN — Denmark may not have a lot in common with North Korea and Somalia but all three nations placed first in their respective categories on the 2015 Corruption Perceptions Index released Wednesday by Transparency International, a Berlin-based organization that tracks perceived levels of public sector fraud and dishonesty worldwide.

For the second year running Denmark, the index showed, is the country with especially "high levels of press freedom; access to budget information so the public knows where money comes from and how it is spent; high levels of integrity among people in power; and judiciaries that don’t differentiate b...

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