Denmark and New Zealand were found to be the least corrupt on the Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index for 2013. Image: Transparency International

Ireland is ranked number 21 out of 177 countries named on the annual ‘corruption’ index published by Transparency International, up from a ranking of (...)

People enter a government-run employment office in Madrid today. The number of people registered as jobless in Spain in August marginally declined from a month earlier, falling by just 31 people, leaving 4.7 million people out of work, data from the Labour Ministry shows. Photograph: Susana Vera/Reuters
Spanish unemployment holds steady
  • Europe
  • September 3, 2013, 10:08

Spanish unemployment was little changed in August, stabilising for the first time during that month since 2000, as Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy predic(...)