Two killed, one kidnapped as gunmen storm Kabul guest house

May 22, 2017

Two killed, one kidnapped as gunmen storm Kabul guest house

A German aid worker and an Afghan guard were killed and a Finnish woman kidnapped as gunmen stormed an international guest house in Kabul, officials said Sunday, underscoring rising insecurity in the war-torn country. No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack late ...

Arctic's indigenous Sami fete national day, centenary of first congress

Feb 6, 2017

Arctic's indigenous Sami fete national day, centenary of first congress

The indigenous people of Europe's Arctic north are celebrating their national day this week with hundreds of events across Nordic lands. Monday's start to weeklong festivities marks the centenary of the Sami people's first congress in Trondheim, Norway, in 1917. Seventy-five years later, the Sami ...

Schweinsteiger bows out in Germany's victory over Finland

Sep 1, 2016

Schweinsteiger bows out in Germany's victory over Finland

Bastian Schweinsteiger let the tears flow on Wednesday as Germany's captain made his final appearance for die Mannschaft in their 2-0 friendly win at home over Finland. Schalke's Max Meyer and Arsenal's Mesut Ozil scored Germany's second-half goals, but the night belonged to Schweinsteiger, who ...

/ May 10, 2016

Finland tops U.S. at hockey worlds

Finland handed the United States its second loss by 3-2 at the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship on Monday. Finland's third win from three matches kept pace with Canada, which routed Belarus 8-0 with seven different players scoring, and led their group on goal difference. ...

Nordic countries in annual contest to claim real Santa

Dec 24, 2015

Nordic countries in annual contest to claim real Santa

Most kids learn that Santa Claus comes from the North Pole, but children in Scandinavia are taught he lives a bit farther south. Where exactly is a matter of much debate, with businesses in Finland, Sweden and Norway competing to cash in on the ...

/ Nov 13, 2015

Rings and pacifiers: Health gadgets get sophisticated

After the smartphone and fitness bracelet, here comes the smart ring. And the smart pacifier, and smart rollator. "Wellness" computers that monitor your pulse, temperature and other health indicators are becoming increasingly sophisticated and varied to cover every aspect — and age — of human ...