The cuddly capitalism of the Nordic nations provides an economic equity that makes a middle class lifestyle the norm, where the sharp edges of worry about the cost of health care, elder care, child care, and education simply don't exist. But is it a sustainable model for anyone but the pragmatic North?
An Australian passenger jet bound for Bali issued a hijacking alert when an unruly passenger tried to enter the cockpit. The passenger was quickly subdued and arrested.
Less than 24 hours after it was signed by officials from Russia, Ukraine, the US, and the EU, the ambitious roadmap to defuse Ukrainian tensions was showing cracks.
Rwandan President Paul Kagame continues to blame France for its role in the 1994 genocide by extremists Hutus, prompting another diplomatic row on the eve of a memorial ceremony.
Anja Niedringhaus, an Associated Press photographer, was killed as she waited in a convoy of election workers delivering ballots in Khost. Her colleague Kathy Gannon was wounded.