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Nordics Are Good Partners to the United States

Timo Soini | Posted 05.11.2016 | World
Timo Soini

The Nordic countries have a strong engagement for peace and reconciliation. These are particularly fragile processes for societies. We know that inclusive peace processes are more likely to lead to peace agreements.

Tattooed Tokyo: A Combination of Factors...

D. Dominick Lombardi | Posted 05.11.2016 | Arts
D. Dominick Lombardi

Prince Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark, photo courtesy of Prince Gallery It was this past March, when the art fairs hit NYC in a big way. An artist whos...

Rights, values, and religion in Denmark

Katherine Marshall | Posted 05.05.2016 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

On a May day in Copenhagen, the sun shining brightly, the greatest security risk seems to come from bicycles speeding along the streets. But not all i...

What a Crazy, Quirky, Funny Adventure! Albert Up, Up and Away

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 04.29.2016 | Teen

Inspired by the beloved children's book, Albert by Ole Lund Kirkegaard, this lively, animated tale whisks you on a journey that has to be seen to be b...

Why U.S.-Nordic Relations Matter More Than Ever

Kirsti Kauppi | Posted 04.29.2016 | Politics
Kirsti Kauppi

The Nordic countries and United States have much in common. We all share the fundamental values of democracy, human rights, and the rule of law. We strive toward societies based on non-discrimination, equality and inclusion, regardless of ethnicity, sexual orientation or religious background.

Maurice Dekkers' Ants on a Shrimp: René Redzepi and the Creation of a Dream

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 04.28.2016 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

"When you get close to the raw materials and taste them at the moment they let go of the soil, you learn to respect them." -- René Redzepi I've disc...

Denmark Creates More Than 60,000 Jobs in the U.S.

Lars Gert Lose | Posted 04.22.2016 | Business
Lars Gert Lose

"Contribute to growth and job creation in Denmark". That's how the first sentence begin in the performance contract I signed before going to Washington as Denmark's new ambassador to the United States.

The Penis-On-TV Controversy That's Getting Everybody Hot And Bothered (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 04.21.2016 | Weird News

That looks like a boatload of penis peek-a-boo. Viewers of the adventure reality series "Sail For Distant Shores" on Danish TV got an eyeful of what a...

Will Denmark Win The Global Race Against Food Waste?

Selina Juul | Posted 07.22.2016 | Green
Selina Juul

If Carlsberg is known as probably the best beer in the world, then Denmark can soon be known as probably the world leading country in the fight agains...

The Danish Girl is a Dazzling Novel

Lev Raphael | Posted 04.18.2016 | Books
Lev Raphael

When I see a movie that's utterly satisfying and is based on a novel, I often don't bother reading the book. I was so moved by Eddie Redmayne's per...

The Three Stooges Meet Magic Realism in Sarasota Film Festival winner "Men & Chicken"

Thelma Adams | Posted 04.12.2016 | Entertainment
Thelma Adams

I was ecstatic when the narrative jury of the Sarasota Film Festival - New York Academy Director of Programs and Membership Patrick Harrison, Masters ...

Who Should Lead the United Nations?

Mogens Lykketoft | Posted 04.11.2016 | World
Mogens Lykketoft

Many have suggested that the UN's most senior official should either be a Secretary or a General. This is too simplistic, for the Secretary-General must be both and more.

How A Country Famous For Its Auto Industry Could Embrace Green Vehicles

HuffPost Germany | Sara Elkamel | Posted 04.07.2016 | World

Germany currently lags behind many of its European neighbors when it comes to reducing carbon emissions. But some people in the country have proposals...

Parity at Home, Parity at Work

Lars Gert Lose | Posted 04.07.2016 | World
Lars Gert Lose

Photo credit: Larry vs Harry Who is picking up when and where? Who will stay home with the kids when they are sick? And who is going to take care of ...

No One Likes a Free Rider

Margrethe Vestager | Posted 04.07.2016 | World
Margrethe Vestager

So-called "profit-shifting" arrangements help companies avoid paying tax in countries where they do business, by making it look as though they made their profits somewhere else. And it's those who play fair -- those who can't or, out of principle don't, move their income around the world -- who end up paying the price.

Innovative Vessels Made in Poland

Pawel Adamowicz | Posted 04.05.2016 | World
Pawel Adamowicz

Shipbuilding industry has been fundamental to prosperity of Gdansk for centuries. Sometimes the shipyard was the main scene for political events in Poland, like it was in the '80s, sometimes the industry was affected by troubles, like it was in the '90s.

The Ugly Duckling: Denmark's Anti-Refugee Policies and Europe's Race to the Bottom

Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen | Posted 04.05.2016 | World
Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen

Denmark's leading role in austere European refugee policies should have come as no big surprise. Over the last 15-20 years, Denmark's understanding of its role in global affairs has radically transformed, just like its immigration policies and national debate on Muslim immigration.


Kim Kalicky | Posted 04.04.2016 | Travel
Kim Kalicky

I remember.... I remember feeling my very insides would explode. I was "Madeleine" sent off to foreign lands, on my own, a young, independent woman....

Jumping for Joy: Happiness Day 2016 at the United Nations

Jim Luce | Posted 05.07.2016 | Good News
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Jim Luce

Over 700 people from all walks of life assembled in a large conference room in the United Nations headquarters last weekend to celebrate the International Day of Happiness.

Obama Got It Right About the Nordic Countries

András Simonyi | Posted 03.18.2016 | World
András Simonyi

The White House announced there will be a a Nordic-US summit meeting in May. The Prime Ministers of Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and the Finnish President will meet with President Obama to discuss a broad set of issues.

Prioritize Health of Citizens Over Industrial Lobbies

Anne Hidalgo | Posted 03.18.2016 | World
Anne Hidalgo

Our day-to-day lives are punctuated by peaks in pollution levels, largely caused by vehicle emissions, that result in serious health problems. We therefore assume with determination our mission to protect public health and the climate.

Internet Freaks Out As Woman 'Vanishes' During Live TV Report

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 03.19.2016 | Weird News

One second she's there, the next she's gone. A woman appeared to vanish during a live news report on Danish TV. But did she really? Video going viral...

Unless Trump Nukes Them, Danes are Very Happy

Sarah Anderson | Posted 03.17.2016 | Politics
Sarah Anderson

Happier voters aren't going so much for the blustery tycoon. Trump has won just 4 of 11 primaries (36 percent) that have been held so far in the 20 least-angry states. So, happy Danes, beware.

Bernie Sanders Just Earned The Right To Say 'Told You So' About Denmark

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 03.16.2016 | Healthy Living

The secret to happiness? Part of it could be two-wheelers. Denmark, renowned for its bicycle culture, is officially the happiest country in the world,...

What I have learned about Denmark

Tuni Nguyen | Posted 03.10.2016 | Arts
Tuni Nguyen

Recently, Denmark has been mentioned a lot by the presidential candidate Bernie Sanders as a perfect model for his vision of America. Personally, I th...