Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, the current president of chess governing body FIDE, beat former world chess champion and Russian dissident Garry Kasparov to win another four-year term. The election turned bitter as the two men sparred over their political ties.
Norway’s neighbor to the east — Finland — will be celebrating its centennial in 2017. 100 years since independence. So, to mark the centennial, some friendly Norwegians have come up with the idea of giving Finland an unusual present: a mountain.
The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the Norwegian town of Geilo. Each year on the first full moon, the town hosts an annual Ice Music Festival that features music played on instruments carved entirely out of ice.
Twenty-one year old violin student Xiang Yu plays a Bach violin sonata during a visit to our studio today and tells anchor Marco Werman about his recent experience at the 2010 Menuhin Competition for Young Violinists in Oslo, Norway.
Nearly a million Norwegians tuned in to a TV show devoted to a fire. The live program featured people stacking wood, sitting around a fire and then the fire burning for hours. The man behind this slow burning hit is Rune Moeklebust.