THE FLENSBURGER FILES Glucksburg Castle
One of the jewels of the Holnis Peninsula, the Castle at Glucksburg, located on Lake Glucksburg near the town's city center, is the symbol of unity between Germany and Scandanavia. It is also the sym... Posted on 10/15/12 at 3:43 AM
CHEF JEFF Smørrebrød — A Taste of Denmark
I'm a fan of ethnic cooking. And although I have a long ways to go before coming close to sampling a majority of the food treasured by the different cultures of the world, my list is getting long... Posted on 5/14/09 at 9:06 AM
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UPDATED 1:37 P.M. Much of the uncertainty in the Copenhagen talks stems from how slowly the first U.S. legislation to cap carbon dioxide emissions is moving through Congress. Passage of a U.S. climate change bill is expected no earlier than next spring — and many other nations are unwilling to make their final commitments until the U.S. does.
The two-week conference, the climax of two years of contentious negotiations, convened in an upbeat mood after a series of promises by rich and emerging economies to curb their greenhouse gases, but with major issues yet to be resolved.
Some two dozen countries will send an estimated 7,000 more troops to Afghanistan next year, the chief of NATO said Friday as U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton told her allied counterparts that an infusion of forces is crucial to turning the tide in the long war.
Russia is planning extensive research to support its claim to a broad swath of energy-rich territory beneath the Arctic Sea, a top official of the nation’s icebreaker fleet said today. Icebreakers will lead research vessels into the Arctic in a series of missions over the next three years to conduct a detailed geological analysis of the seabed, said Andrei Smirnov, deputy director for operations at state-run Atomflot.
Combining hometown pride and political muscle, President Barack Obama lobbied Olympic leaders today to give the 2016 Summer Games to Chicago, saying a nation shaped by the people of the world "wants a chance to inspire it once more."
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