Countries from the UK to China are rolling out extraordinary plans to eliminate fossil-fuel-guzzling automobiles. But one Nordic capital city is mixing tech and urban planning to make sure citizens do not need a car at all.
Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät is a Finnish punk rock band. All of the members have intellectual disabilities. But that hasn't kept them from winning the competition to represent Finland in the Eurovision semifinals.
Helsinki, the capital of Finland, is growing fast. The public transit system is already overcrowded, and there is little money for investing in new roads and highways. City planners say they need a better way for people to get around.
At the height of the Cold War, a German teen decided he'd fly his single-ending plane deep into the Soviet Union to build a metaphorical bridge between the Germans and the Soviets. He landed in Red Square — and was arrested and sentenced 25 years ago last week.
A plan to build a new Guggenheim museum on the Helsinki waterfront has been rejected by politicians in Finland. The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation proposed, in January, that it and the Finnish capital jointly develop a new contemporary art museum.
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