Tommy Morck stands next to a local SDF commander, Murat Amed, in Ayn Issa, Syria, on March 17, 2017.

Harsh Homecoming

They fought the Islamic State. Now they’re fighting to stay out of jail.

Youth members prepare for the visit of the head of the Social Democrats, Mette Frederiksen (displayed on banners), at a meeting celebrating the International Workers' Day in Aalborg, Denmark on May 1.

Did the Left Really Win in Denmark?

The Social Democrats are poised to lead the next government, but after adopting the far-right’s anti-immigration agenda the party isn’t what it used to be.

An equation written at a secondary school on Dec. 1, 2014 in London. (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

The Welfare State Is Committing Suicide by Artificial Intelligence

Denmark is using algorithms to deliver benefits to citizens—and undermining its own democracy in the process.

U.S. President Donald Trump waves to reporters as he and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly (R) leave the weekly Senate Republican Policy Committee luncheon in the U.S. Capitol on Nov. 28, 2017.

When Fighting Domestic Terrorism, You Get What You Pay For

The Trump administration has gutted the budget for fighting far-right extremists, making it harder to stop attacks like the Pittsburgh massacre.

The Danske Bank building in Copenhagen, Denmark.

The Danske Bank Scandal Is the Tip of the Iceberg

Financial institutions and the governments that regulate them aren’t doing nearly enough to prevent money laundering.  

Croatia and Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric appears in court to testify in a corruption trial in Osijek, Croatia, on June 13, 2017. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Croatia’s Soccer Stars Should Be Heroes. Instead, They’re Hated.

A corruption scandal involving the country’s top club and the national team’s captain has enraged Croatian fans.

Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai (R) of Zimbabwe, Danish minister of development Ulla Tornaes (C) and Danish foreign minister Per Stig Moller (L) look on during their joint press conference in Copenhagen on June 17, 2009.  Tsvangirai is on an official visit to Denmark. AFP PHOTO/SCANPIX/Kristian Juul Pedersen (Photo credit should read Kristian Juul Pedersen/AFP/Getty Images)

Danes Tout Family Planning Aid to Africa to ‘Limit Migration’ to Europe

Family planning can tackle an array of women’s health issues -- but is also apparently a tool to limit the flood of migrants.

Flemming Rose, the foreign affairs editor at the Danish newspaper Jyllands Posten and author of 'Tyranny of Silence' drinks a glass of water during the book launch of Freedom of Speech under Attack at in The Hague, on April 23, 2015. Flemming Rose was principally responsible for the September 2005 publication of the cartoons that initiated the Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy in early 2006. AFP PHOTO / ANP / MARTIJN BEEKMAN   =NETHERLANDS OUT=        (Photo credit should read Martijn Beekman/AFP/Getty Images)

Did the Terrorists Win in Denmark?

The Danish editor who published the notorious Mohammed cartoons now says his newspaper stood by him in public while trying to silence him in private.

NAURU, NAURU:  The barren and bankrupt island state of the Republic of Nauru awaits the arrival of 521 mainly Afghan refugees, 11 September 2001 which have been refused entry into Australia.  The 25-square-kilometers of land encompassing Nauru has been devastated by phosphate mining which once made the Micronesian Nauruans the second wealthiest people per capita on earth.          AFP PHOTO/Torsten BLACKWOOD (Photo credit should read )

Australia Treats Refugees Horribly. But Denmark Wants a Peek at That Playbook.

A group of Danish parliamentarians won rare access to an Australian offshore detention center where abuse and exploitation are rampant.

An anti goverment protester flashes a victory sign during the clashes between protestors and riot police on Taksim square in Istanbul on June 22, 2013.  Turkish police used water cannon today to disperse thousands of demonstrators who had gathered anew in Istanbul's Taksim Square, calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.    AFP PHOTO / OZAN KOSE        (Photo credit should read OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images)

Europe’s Freedom of Speech Fail

Even historic defenders of speech like Denmark and the United Kingdom are starting to choose "social harmony" over free expression.

The anti-muslim Danish Pegida clone "For Frihed" (For Freedom) marched in the centre of Copenhagen, Denmark on 9 April 2016 protected by upwards a hundred police, while some 60 anti-Pegida demonstrators attempted to disrupt the march. The march took place on the date, when Denmark was occupied by German forces in 1940. 
In photo: Policemen protection the marchers. Denmark 9 April 2016 (Photo by )

In Defense of Denmark

With right-wing parties on the rise in Sweden and Germany, the restrictive immigration policies of cold-hearted Copenhagen are beginning to look awfully sensible.

European Commissioner for Competition, Margrethe Vestager.

Meet the Woman Leading Europe’s War Against Google, Gazprom, and Apple

Margrethe Vestager, the EU’s antitrust czar, is going after some of the world’s biggest companies — and trying to redefine the 21st-century economy.

Laughter consultant Robin Graham and Abena Agyeman attempt to bring smiles and happiness to shoppers in Manchester city centre as part of the world laughter pledge on January 24, 2009 in Manchester, England.  Graham is launching the World Laughter Pledge, an attempt to make everyone in the world laugh together every Saturday at 9am in their respective time zone. Robin hopes that through his website,, the  laughter wave will ripple around the world bringing happiness and peace.

You Can’t Buy Happiness, But You Can Measure It

Report finds that Denmark is the world's happiest country and Burundi is its least.


Will the U.S. Break This Fundamental Law of Finance?

The EU, Japan and others are doing something economists thought was impossible. Will the U.S. join them?

PADBORG, DENMARK - JANUARY 06:  Danish police escort a family from Syria seeking asylum in Denmark after finding them while checking the identity papers of passengers on a train arriving from Germany on January 6, 2016 in Padborg, Denmark. Denmark introduced a 10-day period of passport controls and spot checks on Monday on its border to Germany in an effort to stem the arrival of refugees and migrants seeking to pass through Denmark on their way to Sweden. Denmark reacted to border controls introduced by Sweden the same day and is seeking to avoid a backlog of migrants accumulating in Denmark. Refugees still have the right to apply for asylum in Denmark and those caught without a valid passport or visa who do not apply for asylum are sent back to Germany.  (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Welcome to Denmark. Now Give Us All Your Stuff.

Danish lawmakers passed a controversial measure that will allow police to seize refugees' belongings. But is that a violation of their rights?

BRENTWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 24: Nate Sanders displays the collection of Oscar statuettes that his auction company will sell online to the highest bidder on February 24, 2012 in Brentwood, California. (Photo by Toby Canham/Getty Images)

Watch Trailers for the Oscars’ 5 Foreign-Film Nominees

On Thursday, the finalists for 2016's Academy Awards were announced. Here are the foreign-film nominations.

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