Denmark is not exactly a global power center, but the former leader of the small, tidy nation is about to become a major player on the world’s diplomatic stage.
Denmark's Godtfred Kirk Christian sen, 47, is fond of remarking that even the best is none too good for children, and he should know what he is talking about: the worldwide success of his Lego toymaking business has all the ingredients of a modern-day Hans Chris tian Andersen fairy tale. An anomaly among internationally minded Danish executives, Christiansen speaks no for eign languages, bases his family-owned enterprise not in Copenhagen but in the remote Jutland village of Billund
If you want to know why Denmark is the world’s leader in wind power, start with a three-hour car trip from the capital Copenhagen mind the bicyclists to the small town of Lem on the far west coast of Jutland. You’ll feel it as you cross the 4.2 mile-long Great Belt Bridge: Denmark’s bountiful wind, so fierce even on a calm summer’s day that it threatens to shove your car into the waves below
Born.To Denmark's Crown Prince Frederik, 45, and Crown Princess Ingrid, 34, daughter of Sweden's Crown Prince Gustaf Adolf: their second daughter, second non-heir to occupied Denmark's throne ; in Stockholm. Born
Born.To Denmark's Crown Prince Frederik, 45, and Crown Princess Ingrid, 34, daughter of Sweden's Crown Prince Gustaf Adolf: their second daughter, second non-heir to occupied Denmark's throne ; in Stockholm. Born.
With fish as witnesses, the president of Maldives and his Cabinet wore scuba gear and used hand signals Saturday at an underwater meeting to highlight the threat climate change poses to the archipelago nation. The meeting, chaired by President Mohamed Nasheed, took place around a table about 16 feet (5 meters) underwater, according to the president’s Web site
The 63-year-old bearded fireplug of a man erupted in tears, pulled a white handkerchief from his back pocket, carefully unfolded it and pressed it into his eyes, pulled it away, pressed it again to his eyes, this time with more force, pulled it away again just long enough to take a sip of water, then rubbed them again. “I’ve never won a gift before,” Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva told reporters.
The announcement that Chicago, Illinois, will not host the 2016 Olympic Games took the hopeful wind out of many in the Windy City.
U.S. President Barack Obama urged the International Olympic Committee on Friday to pick his hometown of Chicago as the host of the 2016 Games, saying the city represents the American dream as well as the Olympic spirit.
After flying through the night for seven hours aboard Air Force One, nobody would blame President Obama for being at least slightly groggy when he arrived in Copenhagen, Denmark, for a quick four hours to make the final pitch for Chicago to host the 2016 Olympics.