The Swedish cross-country team has gotten some high-tech training help from the country's Winter Sports Research Center. Programming that treadmill required some sophisticated GPS measurements, as The World's Clark Boyd explains.
It sounds like a plot line for a movie. Four disgruntled senior citizens kidnap and hold hostage their financial advisor after losing a bundle in the US property market. Except it's not a movie. Marco Werman finds out more from reporter Annette Kuglar.
For today's Geo Quiz we were looking for the largest island in the Baltic Sea ? the answer is the Swedish island of Gotland. Islander Orjan Rudstedt sent us an audio postcard from Gotland featuring some rather noisy grey seals.
Closing out our show today is music from Puerto Rico. More specifically a style known as plena. Miguel Zenï¿½n's new CD ï¿½Esta Plena' is a jazz infused take on this Afro-Carribbean style. The Puerto Rican born Miguel Zenï¿½n explains on today's show.
More than 200 international medical relief groups have sent teams to help the people of Haiti after the devastating earthquake. And delivering aid in Haiti continues to be difficult, we get an update from the BBC's Mike Wooldridge in Port-au-Prince.
European lawmakers are considering a measure that would prevent the United States from monitoring international money transfers. The United States considers it a key weapon in the fight against terrorism. The World's Gerry Hadden has the story.
Hundreds of villagers living in a Taliban-controled area of southern Afghanistan are leaving before a major NATO-led offensive gets under way. The BBC's Frank Gardner is 90 miles east of Marjah in Kandahar.
US led forces in Afghanistan are increasing their efforts to train a professional Afghan national police force. But as the CBC's Derek Stoffel reports from Kandahar, that force is plagued by corruption and low pay.
Viktor Yanukovich won yesterday's presidential runoff in Ukraine. He was the loser in Ukraine's Orange Revolution back in 2004. But times have changed. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Mykola Riabchuk of the Uraine Center for Cultural Studies in Kiev.
A Ukrainian writer who lives in England, Marina Lewycka, was nearly 60 when her first book was published. And now she's backing a British campaign to encourage older people to join book clubs and even write their own novels.
The police in Barcelona recently raided a suspicious looking dry cleaners. Turns out it was a front. But the cops didn't find anything nefarious. Just people eating dinner. The World's Gerry Hadden explains.