Students at the International People's College head off to class.

Danish folk high schools offer lessons in peace in times of war


Over the last year, Ukrainian students have been studying in Danish folk high schools through a special endowment established soon after Russia invaded Ukraine. And a small group of Ukrainian visionaries are hoping to establish Ukraine’s first-ever folk high school. 

At Copenhagen's central train station, Ukraine's flag wave side by side with Denmark's flag in a sign of solidarity seen all over the city.

Denmark welcomes Ukrainians under special law — with an expiration date

"The Glass Castle," by Dmytro Moldovanov, seen at "The Muses are Not Silent" exhibition at Ukraine House in Denmark, Copenhagen, May 17, 2023.

‘The muses are not silent’: Ukraine House in Denmark offers space for arts, cultural exchange and dialogue

Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson talks during the parliamentary debate on the Swedish application for NATO membership, in Stockholm, Monday, May 16, 2022. 

In historic shift, Sweden will join Finland in requesting NATO membership

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U Saw Mhue Dee, U Saw Benjamin and Daw Naw Lay Lay explain the process of growing elephant foot yam, sheltered from the afternoon heat under a stilt house in Paungdawgyi Village. 

Danish window company confronts its historic carbon emissions through forest conservation

The Big Fix
Police officers are seen as Peter Madsen (not pictured) is surrounded by the police in Albertslund, Denmark, Oct. 20, 2020.

Danish submarine killer recaptured after prison escape

Conflict & Justice

On Oct. 20, Peter Madsen briefly escaped the country’s most high-security prison in Copenhagen — where he’s serving a life sentence — after taking a hostage and threatening prison guards and police with what appeared to be a gun and a suicide vest.

A painted portrait of Christopher Columbus' son, Hernando Colón,

Christopher Columbus’ son’s universal library is newly rediscovered in this lost tome


Hernando Colón was the illegitimate son of famed explorer Christopher Columbus. His love of books inspired him to attempt an ambitious dream: store all of the world’s books in one place. He summarized much of the information in his “Libro de los Epítomes,” which has recently been rediscovered.

Ana Silvera singing at the Manchester Jewish Museum

Becoming Portuguese: How Brexit and 500 years of Jewish history changed one British’s singer’s life

The final impact of Brexit is still unclear for people living in the UK, but it is already having an effect on the lives of people like Ana Silvera: British citizens who work or live in EU countries.

The “Copenhagen Wheel” is designed to help give riders a boost up steep hills like in San Francisco. Cyclists still have to pedal to get the extra thrust.

Is the e-bike revolution ready to come to America?


There’s a growing trend in cycling today: electric bicycles. We’re not talking about less powerful motorcycles. These are bikes that have small motors to give you a little extra thrust as you pedal.

A courtroom sketch shows Peter Madsen during the trial regarding the killing of Swedish journalist Kim Wall, in Copenhagen, Denmark, on April 25, 2018.

Life sentence for Danish submarine entrepreneur who murdered Swedish journalist


Danish inventor Peter Madsen was sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday for murdering, sexually mutilating and dismembering a Swedish female journalist with premeditation aboard his home-made submarine in Copenhagen harbor in 2017.