About two years ago, the Maldives announced the nation would be carbon-neutral by 2020. That's a tall order for a country that spends 15 percent of GDP on diesel fuel, but work is progressing toward that goal.
The UN-linked group responsible for destroying Syria's chemical weapons arsenal wants to do the destruction away from Syria's civil war. But no country has offered to host the operation, which involves toxic chemicals. The other alternative is to do it at sea, but that is hardly ideal.
Norway's confessed mass killer Anders Behring Breivik says he intended hundreds should die in his attack on a Labor Party camp last year. Breivik told his trial he planned to behead former Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland during the rampage.
The trial of Anders Breivik, the Norwegian man who is accused of trying to start a race war by massacring dozens at a political party youth conference, has faded from the headlines as it marches onward. But for Norwegians, the questions it raised are still bold. They're trying to find their way forward amidst uncomfortable questions.