More than 12,000 Icelanders are offering to help Syrian refugees after the government said it would only take in 50. Continue reading
When we only pay attention to the things that are trending in our social networks, we may be missing some compelling stories. Carlos Watson, CEO of website Ozy, joins Gwen Ifill to share a few overlooked items, including a commuter’s counter-argument to the “Lean In” campaign and rediscovering unpublished works by Dr. Seuss. Continue reading
While they may not be going as far as animal sacrifice and Viking burials, members of a neo-pagan church in Iceland have resurrected some of the old ways in recent decades and now plan to build the nation’s first Norse temple in over a thousand years.
In other news Monday, five NATO soldiers were killed in Afghanistan, four in a roadside bombing in the east and one in an explosion in the south. Alliance officials gave no detail of the soldiers’ nationalities. In Pakistan, the Taliban claimed responsibility for an attack on a military base that killed 10 people. Continue reading
European Union authorities conceded they may have been overly cautious in shutting down airspace because of volcanic ash, a decision that has led to billions of dollars in losses. Ray Suarez reports from London on the ongoing travel chaos caused by the eruption. Continue reading