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04/19/2007


Norway, Denmark, and the Netherlands Redirect Aid Away from Ugandan Government Over Anti-Gay Law

Three countries have made moves restricting AID to Uganda after President Museveni's signing of the anti-gay bill, Al Jazeera reports:

Cnn_museveniThe Netherlands froze a $9.6m subsidy to Uganda's legal system, arguing that "if the judiciary is to enforce such laws, we do not wish to assist that process". Denmark and Norway said they would redirect around $8.5m each in government aid towards private sector initiatives, aid agencies and rights organisations.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has said that the U.S. is "beginning an internal review of our relationship" in a statement released yesterday. The British Foreign Secretary has denounced the bill and said it would "continue to press the Government of Uganda to defend human rights for all."


Sport is For Everyone, No Matter What Team You Play For: VIDEO

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XXL, a Norwegian sports and outdoor clothing retailer across Scandinavia, created an ad to coincide with the Sochi Games that sends a message in support of the LGBT community: sport is for everyone, no matter what team you play for.

Many athletes take part in the commerical, including former world champion footballer Anders Solum, alpine skier Edward Beach, and frisbee player Sune Wentzel. The music was written by Tommy Tysper, a Swedisn songwriter and producer now based in L.A.

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Death-Defying Backwards Bicycle Ride of the Day: VIDEO

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Eskil Ronningsbakken decided to ride his bike backwards down a slick hairpin mountain road in Trollstigen, Norway. Because forward is not challenging enough.

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Norwegian Coast Guard Officers Show Off Their Bods and Boat: VIDEO

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Writes Jon Lind Omstad on YouTube:

"Once upon a time, on a vessel far far north, there were four brave souls who decided to make a short film about the daily events of their service in the Royal Norwegian Coast Guard. Viewer discretion is advised."

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Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg Shows His Pride

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Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg has his Pride on full display on Facebook: "Because everybody should be able to mary the one they love."

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BEATBOXER: Fun on the subway.

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JUST BELIEVE: An 'It Gets Better' song from Sean Chapin.

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