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Court rules Shamima Begum can return to Britain for appeal; Russian hackers accused of trying to steal COVID-19 vaccine research; Privacy Shield ruled invalid

A British appeal court ruled today that Shamima Begum, who in 2015 went to Syria to join ISIS, can return to the United Kingdom to challenge the government's removal of her British citizenship. And, officials from the US, Britain and Canada said today that Russian hackers are trying to steal COVID-19 vaccine research. Also, Europe's highest court has ruled that the so-called Privacy Shield trans-Atlantic data transfer deal is invalid.

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Arts, Culture & Media

Norwegian seaport

For the Geo Quiz, we're looking for a Norwegian seaport up above the Arctic Circle: It's in the extreme northeast corner of Norway, near the border with Russia. This northern city is also the northern-most stop for the Hurtigruten cruise line.

Health & Medicine

Kjell Magne Bondevik

Former Norwegian Prime Minister Kjell Magne Bondevik talks about how clinical depression forced him to leave office ten years ago, and his recent advocacy work to help end the stigma of mental illness.

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

Environment

Geo answer

Today's Geo Quiz asked you to name one of Norway's northernmost towns, on the island of Spitsbergen in the Arctic Ocean. The answer is Longyearbyen. Residents there have just emerged from their long "polar night" when the sun never rises for months. Anchor Marco Werman finds out more from Irene Gustafson, a tourism specialist in the Norwegian town.

Geo quiz and answer

We're calling today's Geo Quiz a "Geo-political Quiz." Anchor Marco Werman gets questions and answers from Carolyn O'Hara, senior editor at Foreign Policy magazine.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the Sogne Fjord in western Norway. Anchor Lisa Mullins gets details about an unusual art installation there called the "telemegaphone".