1. Denmark (Corruption Perceptions Index: 91) / 1. New Zealand (91) / 3. Finland (89) / 3. Sweden (89) / 5. Norway (86) / Source: Transparency International
The new leaks of financial records illustrate how powerful individuals and companies across Africa use offshore havens to not only avoid paying taxes, but also to hide bribery and illegal dealings.
Just ahead of the German election, CDU MP Karin Strenz has been accused of doing paid lobbying work for the Azerbaijani dictatorship. Chancellor Angela Merkel was due to support Strenz on the campaign trail this week.
Saudi Arabia's crown prince has disposed of his greatest rivals for now. But, DW's Bachir Amroune writes, the palace intrigue in Riyadh could turn out to be an opportunity for the Gulf monarchy.
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