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Yoani Sánchez Forbidden by Cuba to Collect Her Award; CEPOS Freedom Prize Presented in Absentia

Thor Halvorssen | Posted 07.05.2011 | World
Thor Halvorssen

Yoani Sánchez -- the world-renowned Cuban blogger and philologist -- will be honored here with the inaugural Freedom Award by CEPOS. But there's one oddity: Yoani is forbidden to leave her country to accept the award.

Which Countries Are Thriving Worldwide?

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.20.2011 | World

The Danes have a reason to celebrate this week, as Denmark takes the top spot as the most "thriving" nation in the world, according to a newly release...

Hedonism, Sustainability, & Comic Books: 'Yes Is More'

Constantin Bjerke | Posted 06.11.2011 | Arts
Constantin Bjerke

"This idea of evolution rather than revolution, inclusivism rather than exclusivism." Bjarke Ingels beams p...

Weekly Pulse: GOP Would Privatize Medicare, Gut Medicaid

The Media Consortium | Posted 06.06.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger On Tuesday, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) unveiled a draft budget resolution for 2012. Ryan's program would pr...

Denmark Company Supplies Major U.S. Executioners

Amnesty International | Posted 05.31.2011 | Politics
Amnesty International

Danish pharmaceutical company Lundbeck has sold pentobarbital to four of the most prolific executing states in the U.S.

HuffPost Review: Oscar-Winner In a Better World, and Remembering Elizabeth Taylor

Penelope Andrew | Posted 05.30.2011 | Entertainment
Penelope Andrew

In her Oscar-winning film In a Better World, Danish director Susanne Bier has the audacity to enter places where madness and inhumanity flourish.

Can the Better Place Model Drive EVs to the Future?

Karin Kloosterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Karin Kloosterman

Developed by Israelis, Better Place is not an automotive company, but an infrastructure enterprise. And I am not convinced electric car manufacturers will succeed, despite all the hoopla.

Pirated Danish Family Anchor Near Somalia

AP | MALKHADIR M. MUHUMED | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya — A Danish family kidnapped by pirates has reached Somalia's coastline, officials and a pirate said Wednesday, likely meaning a l...

First European Leader Calls On Mubarak To Resign

AP | SLOBODAN LEKIC | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BRUSSELS — Denmark's prime minister became the first European Union leader to publicly urge embattled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to step d...

Five Day Trips From Copenhagen, Denmark (PHOTOS)

CheapOair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
CheapOair

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Where Have You Been?

Jenny Block | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Jenny Block

Where have I traveled and where have I been in the last five years or so? What I discovered from my list is that the more aware I was forced to be, the more enjoyable the experience.

Prophet Cartoon Paper Terror Plot Foiled; 5 Arrested In Denmark Before 'Imminent Attack'

AP | JAN M. OLSEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Police in Denmark and Sweden said they thwarted a terrorist attack possibly hours before it was to begin Wednesday, arrest...

Kransekage: The Danish New Year's Cake

Kalle Bergman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Kalle Bergman

This marzipan based cake is traditionally served in layers of wreaths, topped with frosting and sometimes chocolate or almonds, eaten together with Champagne at midnight.

Europe Snow Storm Closes Airports: London Heathrow Closed Until Sunday

AP | DAVID STRINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

LONDON — Blizzards and freezing temperatures shut down runways, train tracks and highways across Europe on Saturday, disrupting flights and leav...

The World Bank Steps in to Save the Day??

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tina Gerhardt

Cancún, Mexico - As climate change increases, the World Bank is stepping up its funding for developing nations. On the agenda at this year's COP 16, ...

Power to the People

Iris Erlingsdottir | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Iris Erlingsdottir

The financial crisis that hit Iceland in 2008 revealed many weaknesses inherent in the country's system of governance. One fortunate consequence of this most unfortunate revelation has been a movement to draft a new Constitution.

What A White Bread Democracy Could Learn From A Kingdom of Rye

Kerry Trueman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Kerry Trueman

Is it a coincidence that a country whose people adore -- nay, are addicted to -- a wholesome, nutrient-rich bread enjoys a high quality of life and leads the world when it comes to shifting from fossil fuels to a post-carbon future?

PHOTOS: INTERNATIONAL DESIGN: 70 Years Of Denmark's Design by Jacob Slevin, CEO of DesignerPages.com

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

I'm a true lover of all things design, so I scarcely play favorites with furnishing-genres. Nevertheless, I'll go on record saying that the Danish Mod...

Astoria Characters: The Down-to-Earth Traveling Salesman

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

In the living room, kneeling against the ruby red wall, is a Thai goddess. Above her head, in golden frames that match the trim of her royal raiment, are three Chilean oil paintings.

Bjorn Lomborg, Former Skeptic, Now Believes In Climate Change

The Guardian | Juliette Jowit | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The world's most high-profile climate change sceptic is to declare that global warming is "undoubtedly one of the chief concerns facing the world toda...

PHOTOS: Most Corrupt Nations, Revealed

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Transparency international released their 2010 Corruption Perception Index, which compiles data on public sector corruption and its perceptions around...

10/10/10 Global Work Party: How Social Media Made It Happen

Corbin Hiar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Corbin Hiar

With international negotiations at a standstill, 350.org, Greenpeace and others are using every new media tool available to share their climate message. Two days before 10/10/10, they had registered nearly 7,000 events in 188 countries.

Europe Says Bisphenol A. Is Safe. But...

David Ropeik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Ropeik

Bisphenol A. is a classic case of how, as much as we'd like to think our thinking brain can calculate risk based on facts, in the end it's not just about facts, but how those facts feel.

One-Legged Chechen Boxer Is Danish Blast Suspect

AP | JAN M. OLSEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Danish police on Wednesday identified the man suspected of setting off a small explosion in a Copenhagen hotel as a one-legged...

High Energy Prices, Not Wind Turbines, Make Copenhagen Green

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jeffrey Rubin

The first thing you notice as you fly into Copenhagen, where I recently made a speech, is the ring of wind turbines surrounding the city. I guess that...