The far right in Europe has enjoyed a renaissance over the past 30 years, driven by resentment of the growing powers of the European Union and by rejection of the "multiculturalism" that has accompanied rapid immigration from the developing world.
People who consume lots of foods rich in vitamin B12 -- such as fish and fortified cereals -- may be at lower risk of developing Alzheimer's disease than people who take in less of the vitamin, a small study conducted in Finland suggests.
No doubt about it, Women's Professional Soccer is the best women's league in the world. The level of play in Year 2 should be stronger than in Year 1 even with the addition of expansion teams in Philadelphia and Atlanta. Teams continued to import foreign stars, most notably from clubs in Scandinavia and England, while another bumper crop of collegians, led by Olympic gold-medalists Tobin Heath and Lauren Cheney, will challenge for starting jobs.
In the coming year, travelers to Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Scandinavia's Baltic neighbor, Estonia, will find fun new innovations that many have come to expect from these creative Nordic countries. And most of the action is taking place in their capital cities, where new sights and exciting events are sure to keep visitors entertained.
The people who died Thursday at a spiritual resort in Arizona had spent time in a "sweatbox" similar to what Native Americans and other cultures have used for prayer and purification rituals throughout history.
You can cover a lot of territory in Scandinavia without ever checking into a hotel. Overnight luxury cruise liners stacked with saunas, smorgasbords and duty-free shopping sail nightly between Stockholm and Helsinki. Imagine enjoying a Scandinavian feast with a vista of archipelago scenery. Budget travel rarely feels this hedonistic.
UK businesses, already hurting from a recession, were counting the cost Monday of the country's worst snowstorm in almost two decades, as a crippled transport system left commuters stranded, offices semi-deserted and airlines grounded.
Malmo is a shopper's heaven. Most stores are within walking distance of the city center, and unlike in neighboring Copenhagen, where shops are usually shut all day on Sunday, most department stores and shopping centers are open seven days a week.
If there were any justice, the divas who've been trading off the No. 1 slot -- Mariah, Madonna, and newcomer Leona Lewis -- would also be slugging it out with a platinum-blond dark horse from Scandinavia.
It was a watershed weekend for U.S. soccer players in England. By my count, 10 Americans played on Saturday in the Premier League, including three keepers -- Brad Friedel, Marcus Hahnemann, Tim Howard -- and starters at just about every other position.
See: Stockholm reflects Swedes' obsession with style, design and culture. To get a sense of the importance of all three, visit the Kulturhuset, a stunning 1970s building dedicated to art, design, fashion, photography and multimedia exhibitions that is described as "Stockholm's Sitting Room."
With a chocolate box charm and history as fairy teller Hans Christian Andersen's home, it's easy to dismiss Copenhagen as a twee tourist trap. But while the city's low-rise skyline is home to storybook statuettes and what is believed to be the world's oldest monarchy, the home of Carlsberg beer is also has a wilder side. For three decades, hundreds of hippies have defied Danish law, setting up their own enclave of peace, love and tax evasion in the heart of the city in a community. The hippies may be on their way out, but they have helped inspire a contemporary cool that spawned the groundbreaking Dogme 95 film movement. Hamlet's home may be Scandinavia's smallest country, but with so much going on in Copenhagen, there's clearly nothing rotten in the state of Denmark.
Three people died when two small planes collided and burst into flames late Wednesday afternoon between El Cajon and La Mesa, east of San Diego, strewing debris over several residential blocks, authorities said.
The members of the 109th Congress will have to deal with several complex issues if the Bush administration has its way. The president has been steadily advancing his political agenda since his re-election, pushing some major and controversial reform proposals to the top of the congressional docket.