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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...

Migrant Policy in Europe Exposes Its Hypocrisy on Israel

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 02.29.2016 | Politics
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Europe has long touted itself as a beacon of human rights and freedoms. From their safe and secure area of the world, they've looked askance at Israel...

New Danish Supermarket Sells Everything Nobody Else Wants

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 02.26.2016 | World

A new supermarket that opened in Copenhagen, Denmark this week sells the products other stores don't want. WeFood sells food, cosmetics and household ...

How to make a great city even greater? By being inspired by original solutions from elsewhere

Finn Mortensen | Posted 02.26.2016 | Green
Finn Mortensen

If a city has felt the dramatic effects of climate change, it is New York City. The Hurricane Sandy flooding in 2012 was disastrous to the City, but a...

Why does Denmark want to punch above its weight?

Lars Gert Lose | Posted 02.25.2016 | World
Lars Gert Lose

Why does Denmark, a small country want to be get involved far beyond its borders? I'm often greeted with interest and sometimes surprise about Denmark's broad international engagement.

The Berlinale Diaries 2016: Road to Istanbul, a Chef and His Ants, Michael Moore, Alex Gibney & Truth and Power

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 02.20.2016 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Michael Moore in Where to Invade Next, photo © Dog Eat Dog Films I'm haunted by an idea that Algerian-French filmmaker Rachid Bouchareb put out ther...

Why Rednecks Should Stop Worrying and Love Europe

Patrick Stephenson | Posted 02.18.2016 | Politics
Patrick Stephenson

Nine months in Barcelona didn't make me a better person. It did make me smarter, more cultured, and in some respects humbler -- mainly because I realized how ignorant I was.

Why This Woman Started A Mosque Run Entirely By Women

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 02.16.2016 | Religion

A new mosque in Copenhagen, Denmark, features all the trappings of a traditional Muslim house of worship except Mariam Mosque will be led entirely by ...

Which Primary Promises Should We Believe?

Harlan Green | Posted 03.02.2016 | Politics
Harlan Green

Can Bernie's promises be paid for? We would have to reverse a trend of lower taxes begun in the 1970s. That means bringing out new voters -- mostly young--that have been sitting on the sidelines until now.

Climate Change This Week: Cool Landscapes, Hot Futures, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.10.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

The Bear Cub Club meets in the Tongass National Forest, which, with the Great Bear Rainforest is part of the Pacific temperate rainforest, the largest such ecosystem in existence.

10 Valentine's Day Traditions All Around the World

Viator | Posted 02.08.2016 | Travel

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, stores are flooded with candy hearts, chocolates and stuffed animals. In the U.S., shelves brimming with teddy bears and boxes of chocolate are typical Valentine's Day fare, but not every country turns to greeting cards and heart-shaped candies to declare love

We Need To Fight The Xenophobia Spreading Through Europe

Miguel Urban | Posted 02.04.2016 | World
Miguel Urban

The exponential increase of refugees and migrants is tearing at the seams of the European Union, which is neither as united nor as supportive as it has tried to appear.

Denmark Has Figured Out One Way To Foil Corporate Greed

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 02.04.2016 | Business

NEW YORK -- Denmark is not the socialist utopia celebrated by Sen. Bernie Sanders during the first Democratic presidential debate in October. Just ask...

Climate Change This Week: The New Coal, Hot Water, Clean Energy Justice, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.04.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. When we harm forests, we harm ourselves. Unique Giraffe Beetle, another bi...

Danes Taking Matters Into Their Own Hands: Helping Refugees

Kajsa Paludan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Impact
Kajsa Paludan

Whilst men, women and children continue to drown in our seas as they leave behind their families and possessions in a desperate attempt to reach Europ...

Denmark's Harsh New Immigration Law Will End Badly for Everyone

Rasmus Alenius Boserup | Posted 02.02.2016 | World
Rasmus Alenius Boserup

COPENHAGEN, Denmark -- During the cartoon crisis of 2006, an association with European xenophobia and Islamophobia had grave consequences for Denmark's international diplomacy and its exposure to international terrorism. Now, its new migrant law threatens to do the same.

American Democracy Down for the Count

Ann Jones | Posted 01.28.2016 | Politics
Ann Jones

Some years ago, I faced up to the futility of reporting true things about America's disastrous wars and so I left Afghanistan for another remote mountainous country far away. It was the polar opposite of Afghanistan: a peaceful, prosperous land.