As Rahm Emanuel takes office in Chicago today, he has big shoes to fill. Mayor Daley will be remembered for many bold reforms, but his greatest imprint is the phone number 311. It revolutionized citizen access to city government and services delivery in Chicago – and the US.
Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa, who as former intelligence chief is intimately familiar with Qaddafi's most notorious operations, defected from the Libyan regime yesterday.
Sweden's recently established Ministry of Storytelling has launched an initiative to inspire underprivileged children through storytelling.
Julian Assange should be extradited to Sweden, a British judge ruled Thursday. His attorneys argued that the US will extradite him from there, putting him at risk of a death sentence.
Julian Assange's lawyers charged that the Swedish legal system was being co-opted by the United States in its pursuit of the WikiLeaks founder.
Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, is fighting efforts to extradite him to Sweden. Lawyers for Julian Assange cite several reasons, including a lack of charges, which they say are necessary for extradition.
The month-long wolf hunt has divided Sweden - and prompted many European conservationists to accuse Sweden of undue animal cruelty in the name of sport.
Falling icicles and snow banks are wintertime hazards for Swedes. A hotline to report dangerous hanging ice or snow packs has received 600 calls this winter.
It's not unheard of that birds fall from the sky or fish die off en masse – but all at once around the world? Hard cold snaps are emerging as a likely cause of some of the bird deaths and fish die-offs.