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Least Corrupt Nations Produce Best Virus Response, Watchdog Finds


BERLIN (AP) — Countries with the least corruption have been best positioned to weather the health and economic challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a closely-watched annual study released Thursday by an anti-graft organization.

Transparency International’s 2020 Corruption Perceptions Index, which measures the perception of public sector corruption according to experts and businesspeople, concluded that countries that performed well invested more in health care, were “better able to provide universal health coverage and are less likely to violate democratic norms.”

“COVID-19 is not just a health and economic crisis,” said Transparency head Delia Ferreira Rubio. “It is a corruption crisis – and one that we are currently failing to manage.”

This year’s index showed the United States hitting a new low amid a steady decline under the presidency of Donald Trump, with a score of 67 on a scale where 0 is “highly corrupt” and 100 is “very clean.”

That still put the U.S. 25th on the list in a tie with Chile, but behind many other western democracies. It dropped from scores of 69 in 2019, 71 in 2018 and 75 in 2017, and was down to the lowest level since figures for comparison have been available.

“In addition to alleged conflicts of interest and abuse of office at the highest level, in 2020 weak oversight of the $1 trillion COVID-19 relief package raised serious concerns and marked a retreat from longstanding democratic norms promoting accountable government,” said the report by Transparency, which is based in Berlin.

The link between corruption and coronavirus response could be widely seen around the world, according to the report’s analysis.

For example, Uruguay scored 71 — putting it at 21st place on the list. It invests heavily in health care and has a strong epidemiological surveillance system, which has helped not only with COVID-19 but also other diseases like yellow fever and Zika, Transparency said.

A girl hands over a coin to a Candombe artist performing at the Rambla of Montevideo, Uruguay, on Jan. 23, 2021. Countries wi



A girl hands over a coin to a Candombe artist performing at the Rambla of Montevideo, Uruguay, on Jan. 23, 2021. Countries with the least corruption have been best positioned to weather the health and economic challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a closely-watched annual study released Thursday by anti-graft watchdog organization, Transparency International. Uruguay scored 71, putting it at 21st place on the list. 

By contrast, Bangladesh, which scored 26 and placed 146th on the list, “invests little in health care while corruption flourishes during COVID-19, ranging from bribery in health clinics to misappropriated aid,” Transparency wrote. “Corruption is also pervasive in the procurement of medical supplies.”

Even in New Zealand, which placed No. 1 as the least corrupt nation with a score of 88 and has been lauded for its pandemic response, there was room for improvement, Transparency noted.

“While the government communicates openly about the measures and policies it puts in place, more transparency is needed around public procurement for COVID-19 recovery,” the organization wrote.

Overall, of 180 countries surveyed, two-thirds scored below 50 out of 100 and the average score was 43.

Denmark and New Zealand tied in first place as the countries seen as least corrupt, with scores of 88, followed by Finland, Singapore, Switzerland and Sweden with scores of 85, Norway at 84, the Netherlands at 82, and Germany and Luxembourg at 80 to round out the top 10.

Australia, Canada, Hong Kong and Britain all scored 77 in 11th place.

Somalia and South Sudan fared the worst with scores of 12 to put them at 179th place, behind Syria with a score of 14, Yemen and Venezuela at 15, Sudan and Equatorial Guinea with 16, Libya with 17, and North Korea, Haiti and the Democratic Republic of Congo with 18.

Since 2012, the earliest point of comparison available using the current methodology, 26 countries have significantly improved, including Greece, which increased by 14 points to 50, Myanmar, which rose 13 points to 28, and Ecuador, which rose 7 points to 39.

At the same time, 22 countries have significantly decreased, including Lebanon, which dropped 5 points to 25, Malawi and Bosnia & Herzegovina which both dropped 7 points to 30 and 35 respectively.

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MSIDIGTAL Language Translator Device Smart Intelligent Two Way WiFi/Hotspot/Offline Instant 2.4 Inch Touch Screen Support 137 Languages Pocket Instant Voice Translator


Price: $83.99
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◆Independently used, no need to install APP
◆Touch screen to shows voice to text and your translation text

Equipment parameter :
Translator Size: 131X50X13mm/ 5.2*1.9*0.5inch
Battery capacity: 1500mAh
Standby time: 8 days
Long working time: 8 hours

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Language Translator Device Portable Voice Translator Support WiFi/Hotspot/Offline Translator Device Two Way Real Time Touch Screen Translator Support 138 Languages


Price: $83.99
(as of Jul 28,2021 07:03:44 UTC – Details)

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Language Translator Device-Support 137 languages online Two-way translation
◆Support WIFI +Hotspot network connecting
◆Suppport 137 countries languages two way translation
◆Independently used, no need to install APP
◆Touch screen to shows voice to text and your translation text

Equipment parameter :
Translator Size: 131X50X13mm/ 5.2*1.9*0.5inch
Battery capacity: 1500mAh
Standby time: 8 days
Long working time: 8 hours

Language Translator Device-Support 137 countries languages freely translation:
Chinese (Simplified),Cantonese (Traditional),traditional Chinese) Spanish (20),Arabic (15),English (13),Tamil,Bengali,French,Portuguese Swahili,Urdu,Afrikaans (South Africa),Catalan (Spain),Czech(Czech Republic),Danish(Denmark),German (Germany),Greek (Greece) Basque (Spain),Persian (Iran),Finnish (Finland),Filipino (Philippines) Galician (Spain),Hebrew (Israel),Hindi(India),Croatian(Croatia),Armenian (Armenia),Indonesian (Indonesia),Icelandic (Iceland),Italian (Italy),Japanese (Japan),Javanese (Indonesia), Khmer (Cambodia),Kannada (India),Korean (Korea) Lao (Laos),Lithuanian (Lithuania),Latvian (Latvia),Marathi(India) Malay (Malaysia),Bockmar Norwegian (Norway) Nepali (Nepal),Dutch (Netherlands) Polish (Poland),Romanian (Romania),Russian (Russia),Sinhalese (Sri Lanka),Slovak (Slovakia),Slovenian (Slovenia),Serbian (Serbia), Swedish (Sweden),Thai (Thailand),Turkish (Turkey) etc.

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Voice Language Translator Device, Instant Translator Support All 138+ Languages, Two Way WiFi/Hotspot/Offline Portable Pocket Device 2.4 Inch Touch Screen Camera Real Time – White


Price: $83.99
(as of Jul 28,2021 07:03:44 UTC – Details)

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Language Translator Device-Support 137 languages online Two-way translation
◆Support WIFI +Hotspot network connecting
◆Suppport 137 countries languages two way translation
◆Independently used, no need to install APP
◆Touch screen to shows voice to text and your translation text

Equipment parameter :
Translator Size: 131X50X13mm/ 5.2*1.9*0.5inch
Battery capacity: 1500mAh
Standby time: 8 days
Long working time: 8 hours

Language Translator Device-Support 137 countries languages freely translation:
Chinese (Simplified),Cantonese (Traditional),traditional Chinese) Spanish (20),Arabic (15),English (13),Tamil,Bengali,French,Portuguese Swahili,Urdu,Afrikaans (South Africa),Catalan (Spain),Czech(Czech Republic),Danish(Denmark),German (Germany),Greek (Greece) Basque (Spain),Persian (Iran),Finnish (Finland),Filipino (Philippines) Galician (Spain),Hebrew (Israel),Hindi(India),Croatian(Croatia),Armenian (Armenia),Indonesian (Indonesia),Icelandic (Iceland),Italian (Italy),Japanese (Japan),Javanese (Indonesia), Khmer (Cambodia),Kannada (India),Korean (Korea) Lao (Laos),Lithuanian (Lithuania),Latvian (Latvia),Marathi(India) Malay (Malaysia),Bockmar Norwegian (Norway) Nepali (Nepal),Dutch (Netherlands) Polish (Poland),Romanian (Romania),Russian (Russia),Sinhalese (Sri Lanka),Slovak (Slovakia),Slovenian (Slovenia),Serbian (Serbia), Swedish (Sweden),Thai (Thailand),Turkish (Turkey) etc.

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Language Translator Portable Instant Translator Device Support WiFi/Hotspot/Offline Two Way Real Time Online 138 Languages with 2.4 Inch Touch Screen Recording Smart Translator


Price: $83.99
(as of Jul 28,2021 07:03:44 UTC – Details)

Sri Lanka

Language Translator Device-Support 137 languages online Two-way translation
◆Support WIFI +Hotspot network connecting
◆Suppport 137 countries languages two way translation
◆Independently used, no need to install APP
◆Touch screen to shows voice to text and your translation text

Equipment parameter :
Translator Size: 131X50X13mm/ 5.2*1.9*0.5inch
Battery capacity: 1500mAh
Standby time: 8 days
Long working time: 8 hours

Language Translator Device-Support 137 countries languages freely translation:
Chinese (Simplified),Cantonese (Traditional),traditional Chinese) Spanish (20),Arabic (15),English (13),Tamil,Bengali,French,Portuguese Swahili,Urdu,Afrikaans (South Africa),Catalan (Spain),Czech(Czech Republic),Danish(Denmark),German (Germany),Greek (Greece) Basque (Spain),Persian (Iran),Finnish (Finland),Filipino (Philippines) Galician (Spain),Hebrew (Israel),Hindi(India),Croatian(Croatia),Armenian (Armenia),Indonesian (Indonesia),Icelandic (Iceland),Italian (Italy),Japanese (Japan),Javanese (Indonesia), Khmer (Cambodia),Kannada (India),Korean (Korea) Lao (Laos),Lithuanian (Lithuania),Latvian (Latvia),Marathi(India) Malay (Malaysia),Bockmar Norwegian (Norway) Nepali (Nepal),Dutch (Netherlands) Polish (Poland),Romanian (Romania),Russian (Russia),Sinhalese (Sri Lanka),Slovak (Slovakia),Slovenian (Slovenia),Serbian (Serbia), Swedish (Sweden),Thai (Thailand),Turkish (Turkey) etc.

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Chinese (Simplified),Cantonese (Traditional),English (Australia) English (UK),English (Ireland),German Spanish,French (France),Italian (Italy),Japanese (Japan) Korean (Korea),Dutch (Netherlands),Portuguese (Portugal) Russian (Russia)

Package List:
1 x Language Translator Device
1 x Type-C USB Charging
1 x Manual

Language Translator Device Two Way: Realtime 2-way translating Support 138 language, Translate the spoken voice and read it out loud, face-to-face universal translation and call translation, more accurate and convenient than mobile APP, Accuracy rate reaches 98% .
WIFI Hotspot and Offline Instant Translate Devices: Connect to WIFI or hotspot, no SIM card, no need to download APP, you can start real-time translation immediately. Offline translation function, support offline English, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese, Russian two-way translation ( For emergency use only).
Voice Text Photo Recording Translation: The translated content is displayed on a 2.4-inch touch screen, Read aloud, optimized for OCR(Character Recognition) recognition of handwritten text, Photo translation, files, menus, no need for handwriting input, saving time.
Portable pocket translator: Mini design, easy to portable, Large capacity (1500mAh) battery support standby time over 3 days, Widely used in travelling, shopping, meeting, entertainment, friends-making, learning foreign languages and other scenes for foreign signs/road signs, restaurant menus, product labels, immigration cards etc.
Best Warranty Method: Handheld voice language translator will come with a 12-month warranty guarantee.And we will provide fast and easy-to-reach Customer Service to solve your problems within 12 hours.

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Nobel Peace Prize Awarded To UN’s World Food Programme



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OSLO (AP) — The United Nations’ World Food Program on Friday won the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize for its efforts to combat hunger and food insecurity around the globe.

The announcement was made in Oslo by Berit Reiss-Andersen, the chair of the Nobel Committee.

The Nobel Committee said that the coronavirus pandemic has added to the hunger faced by millions of people around the world and called on governments to ensure that WFP and other aid organizations receive the financial support necessary to feed them.

“With this year’s award, the (Committee) wishes to turn the eyes of the world to the millions of people who suffer from or face the threat of hunger,” said Reiss-Andersen. “The World Food Program plays a key role in multilateral cooperation in making food security an instrument of peace.”

“The World Food Program contributes daily to advancing the fraternity of nations mentioned in Alfred Nobel’s will,” she said.

There was no shortage of causes or candidates on this year’s list, with 211 individuals and 107 organizations nominated ahead of the Feb. 1 deadline.

However, the Norwegian Nobel Committee maintains absolute secrecy about whom it favors for arguably the world’s most prestigious prize.

The award comes with a 10-milion krona ($1.1 million) cash prize and a gold medal to be handed out at a ceremony in Oslo, Norway, on Dec. 10, the anniversary of prize founder Alfred Nobel’s death. This year’s ceremony will be scaled down due to the pandemic.

On Monday, the Nobel Committee awarded the prize for physiology and medicine for discovering the liver-ravaging hepatitis C virus. Tuesday’s prize for physics honored breakthroughs in understanding the mysteries of cosmic black holes, and the chemistry prize on Wednesday went to scientists behind a powerful gene-editing tool. The literature prize was awarded to American poet Louise Glück on Thursday for her “candid and uncompromising” work.

Still to come next week is the prize for outstanding work in the field of economics.

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Far-Right Norwegian Politician Nominates Trump For Nobel Peace Prize, Again



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A far-right Norwegian lawmaker has again nominated U.S. President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize, this time for his efforts in a deal to establish diplomatic ties between Israel and the United Arab Emirates.

Christian Tybring-Gjedde announced the 2021 nomination Wednesday on the “Fox News Rundown” podcast, saying he believed that Trump’s actions met the criteria set by Alfred Nobel for the prize: fellowship among nations, reduction of standing armies and promotion of peace congresses. 

Tybring-Gjedde is a member of Norway’s right-wing, populist Progress Party. He has repeatedly expressed anti-Islam and anti-immigration views over the years. He claimed that Muslims were driving “cultural Norwegians” out of Oslo neighborhoods and that Muslims should take a vow to “our” Christian state.

Tybring-Gjedde, with party colleague Per-Willy Amundsen, nominated Trump for the 2019 Peace Prize for his talks with North Korea. 

On the podcast, Tybring-Gjedde said that Trump is a peacemaker and that other people receive Nobel prizes without scrutiny of their personal records. “You don’t ask for the personality of the people, you ask for the performance of the people,” he said. “And Donald J. Trump has performed very well internationally.”

Host Jon Decker asked if Tybring-Gjedde if he was a fan of the president. The politician defended Trump’s domestic record, saying that he was doing well at creating jobs for “minorities and women” but then he got hit by COVID-19 and the Black Lives Matter movement. 

“Every morning in Norway we wake up to something negative about President Trump,” he said. He thought it might be helpful to potential voters in the U.S. to know that there were some people in Europe who thought Trump was doing a good job.

Trump on Wednesday morning retweeted an article about his nomination and wrote, “Thank you!” He later retweeted several other news stories and various peoples’ thoughts on the topic. 

“This president has created peace around the world, drew down endless wars,” White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said on Fox News. “This is a president who is very much deserving of the Nobel Peace Prize.”

Many people can nominate someone for a peace prize, including any member of a national assembly. The final decision is made by the five-person Nobel committee. There were 318 candidates for the 2020 Peace Prize and the winner will be announced Oct. 9.

The most recent American recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize is former President Barack Obama, who received it in 2009. 





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Polish Town Will Remain ‘LGBT-Free Zone’ Despite Global Criticism



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LONDON, Sept 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Councilors in eastern Poland voted narrowly on Tuesday to keep a motion declaring their town “free from LGBT ideology,” as international pressure grows on dozens of Polish municipalities that have made similar declarations.

The mayor’s office in Krasnik said councilors had voted 11 to nine to keep the symbolic anti-LGBT+ motion that was passed in May 2019, which declared that the town would defend itself from “radicals striving for a cultural revolution.”

Tuesday’s vote on whether to repeal the motion followed an announcement by Norway last week that it would not grant funding to any of the nearly 100 Polish municipalities that have issuedLGBT-free resolutions.

Bartosz Staszewski, a campaigner against the so-called LGBT-free zones, said the decision was against the best interests of Krasnik’s roughly 35,000 residents.

“I just hope that this is the most expensive… act in Krasnik’s history,” he told the Thomson Reuters Foundation by phone. “The citizens of these cities are losing because of thepath (politicians) choose.”

Norway’s foreign minister said on Sept. 14 that Krasnik and other districts with similar LGBT-free statements would not begetting grants from a 100-million-euro program for small and medium-sized Polish cities funded by Norway, Iceland andLichtenstein.

The city, which would have been eligible to apply for up to10 million euros, has received about 7 million euros from the European Union in the last two years, a spokesman for Krasnik Mayor Wojciech Wilk said by email.

He distanced the town’s executive from the vote, saying the resolution was purely symbolic and that there were no specific regulations negatively affecting LGBT+ people.​

The Polish embassy in the United States said on Tuesday there were no LGBT-free zones in Poland, responding to a tweet by Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, who said they had “no place in the European Union or anywhere in the world.”

“The Polish Government is committed to the rule of law, equal rights and social inclusion. There is no place for discrimination in our societies,” the embassy said in the tweet.

Last week, the European Parliament passed a resolution calling on the EU to take action against Poland for rolling backLGBT+ rights and compromising judicial independence, including potentially denying it funding from the bloc.

Earlier that week, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen condemned “LGBT-free zones,” calling them”humanity-free zones.”

(Reporting by Rachel Savage @rachelmsavage; Editing by HelenPopper. Please credit the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the charitable arm of Thomson Reuters, that covers the lives of people around the world who struggle to live freely or fairly.Visit http://news.trust.org)





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