Specialist teachers and hours of compulsory physical education a week are keeping Nordic school children moving. When it comes to physical activity, Australia could do better.
Other countries seem happy to pay more tax than we do, and they are among the world's top performers.
The Finnish experiment will only fuel further debate on whether or not universal basic income is a good idea.
A former elf looks into the work that goes into an authentic Christmas experience.
New trade routes and a wealth of natural resources are becoming increasingly available – and everyone wants a part of them.
Monitoring the spread of mis-information and dis-information during the Swedish national elections by a group of scholars and journalist could set a precedent elsewhere.
Can happiness really be mapped?
There would be many benefits from a national school food program, including a chance to teach children healthy eating habits that could last a lifetime. Why can't it happen?
The president, who called the European Union a 'foe' following a series of meetings in Europe, may not realize just how much Americans have gained from their relationship with Europe.
The recent Arctic Council meeting in Finland shows there's still avid interest in developing the Arctic. Some are arguing the entire region should be considered a 'global commons.'
They provide more than warmth.
Reggae in South Africa has lost its visibility and prominence inside the country after apartheid. But local artists have built up extensive international links.
This problem masks a greater threat to the welfare state than it first appears.
Today young people are the first victims of the increasing job insecurity in the world. Can a universal basic income, as proposed by a number of politicians, change things for the better?
The arguments for an universal basic income have emerged from a rising disillusionment in classic economics and expectations of more security.
The country's new scheme could make it an extremely popular destination.
Scotland is the latest place to look at piloting the concept.
The Scots thought their education system was world-beating, until the OECD started publishing rankings.
Study investigates whether a decrease in serious childhood disease could be extending human lifespan.
Radical right populists are on the brink of power in Austria and making gains across the region. And the European leaders who once were willing to publicly condemn them are silent now.