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  • The best and worst of Europe

    The best and worst of Europe
    Americans get the shortest vacations in the industrial world. With so little time, the pressure is on to make all the right choices when planning a trip. But how to select the right destination? It ultimately depends on your interests and your tastes --...
  • Review: 'Cockroaches' by Jo Nesbo

    Review: 'Cockroaches' by Jo Nesbo
    What is it with Scandinavians? They've got the highest quality of life in the world, thanks to a non-insane attitude toward social welfare and state paternalism. They have sublime landscapes and really cool mythology. And yet, culturally, the Nordic...
  • Drunk moose becoming problem overseas

    Drunk moose becoming problem overseas
    Most alcohol drinkers have probably tried hard cider at some point. Cider becomes "hard" by grinding apples or other fruit and fermenting them.  But did you know that apples falling from the ground can ferment, as well? Fermentation is simply the...
  • Marielle Thompson leads 1-2 finish for Canada in women's ski cross

    Marielle Thompson leads 1-2 finish for Canada in women's ski cross
    SOCHI, Russia -- Marielle Thompson and Kelsey Serwa finished 1-2 for Canada in women's ski cross on Friday, giving their country bookend gold-silver performances in Olympic freestyle skiing. Freestyle opened Feb. 8 with sisters Justine and Chloe Dufour-...
  • Sweden wins gold medal in men's cross-country 10-kilometer relay

    Sweden wins gold medal in men's cross-country 10-kilometer relay
    SOCHI, Russia -- Sweden completed a double in Olympic cross-country relays Sunday when its men's team successfully defended its title in the 4-by-10-kilometer event. A day after its women's team earned a narrow come-from-behind victory, Swedish anchor...
  • Sochi Olympics: Norway wins women's cross-country team sprint

    Sochi Olympics: Norway wins women's cross-country team sprint
    SOCHI, Russia — Marit Bjoergen gave Norway a dominant victory in the women's cross-country team sprint on Wednesday for her fifth career Olympic gold medal. Bjoergen opened up a sizeable gap for Norway on her first of three laps in the final and...
  • Sochi Olympics: Checking into new hotel requires a fire exit plan

    Sochi Olympics: Checking into new hotel requires a fire exit plan
    SOCHI, Russia — My greeting after finally checking into the open-since-Wednesday Gorki Grand Hotel could not have been more five-alarming. It came over the hotel intercom first in Russian, then in English. I actually figured out the Russian part...
  • Sochi Olympics: Ola Vigen Hattestad wins men's cross-country sprint

    Sochi Olympics: Ola Vigen Hattestad wins men's cross-country sprint
    SOCHI, Russia -- Ola Vigen Hattestad of Norway won the Olympic gold medal Tuesday in the men's cross-country sprint. A collision early in the finals took out half of the six-man field, leaving Hattestad and Teodor Peterson of Sweden to battle for the...
  • Sochi Olympics: Finland wins men's cross-country team sprint

    SOCHI, Russia — Finland surprisingly won the men's cross-country team sprint at the Sochi Olympics on Wednesday, taking advantage of a fall that slowed its two closest rivals in the final. Sami Jauhojaervi was able to pull ahead after Germany's...
  • Q&A: Jo Nesbo on 'Police,' Harry Hole

    Q&A: Jo Nesbo on 'Police,' Harry Hole
    Of the Scandinavian crime writers who have become international sensations in recent years, Sweden's Stieg Larsson (“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”) is obviously the best known, but Norway's Jo Nesbø is catching up fast. Nesbø's dark and...
  • Dario Cologna wins a second Sochi gold medal

    Dario Cologna wins a second Sochi gold medal
    SOCHI, Russia -- Swiss cross country skier Dario Cologna easily won the men's 15-kilometer classic race on Friday for his second gold medal of the Sochi Olympics. Wearing short sleeves on another mild day at the Laura Cross country Ski and Biathlon...