Finland

Global Politics

Did Trump commit treason in Helsinki?

There's a serious word that's been thrown around a lot since Donald Trump held a joint news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on Monday. It's the word "treason." The thing is, Trump is not guilty of treason as the US Constitution defines the term.

Culture

Finland's reindeer-herding Sámi women fight climate change

The Sámi are an indigenous population in the northern parts of Finland, as well as Sweden, Norway and Russia. However, the warming climate has threatened to disrupt the Sámi people's centuries-old tradition of reindeer herding. As Arctic temperatures rise more than twice as fast as the global average, reindeer herders are struggling to cope with increasingly unpredictable and extreme weather.

Pages

Constraints on growth of nuclear power

The rising price of oil and the growing demand for energy has prompted a new look at nuclear power -- even in the oil-rich Middle East, but there are limits to how fast nuclear energy can grow to meet that demand

New report ranks environmental efforts

A new report was released today at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and the 2008 Environmental Performance Index ranks countries for their efforts in addressing environmental issues

Global Hit

Global Hit - Complaints Choirs

The World's Patrick Cox update us on a cultural phenomenon that began in Europe but has now gone global. People from Finland to Singapore are getting together to form "Complaints Choirs."

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit: Svang

Anchor Lisa Mullins tells us about the Finnish quartet Svang. The group's members all play the harmonica -- and they're focused on taking the harmonica in new directions.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit and geo answer

We hear from two members of the band Frigg. The group is known for playing traditional Nordic folk music with a global twist. The band hails from an area of Finland called Kaustinen. The answer to our Geo Quiz.

Business, Economics and Jobs

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geoquiz is Turku, Finland, home to the Finnish shipyard that's just built the world's biggest cruise liner. The Oasis of the Seas completed its maiden voyage across the Atlantic today. The World's David Leveille reports.