Helle Thorning-Schmidt

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Everyone Calm Down About Obama's Selfie

It's all about context: Mashable writer

(Newser) - One of the stranger stories out of today's memorial service for Nelson Mandela was the Internet furor that erupted when Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt took a selfie with President Obama and Britain's David Cameron. Lot of commenters, of course, picked up on the fact that a somber-looking... More »

Denmark Elects 1st Female PM

Helle Thorning-Schmidt heads left-leaning bloc

(Newser) - Denmark has elected its first female prime minister, ousting the right-wing government from power after 10 years of pro-market reforms and ever-stricter controls on immigration. Near complete official results showed yesterday that a left-leaning bloc led by Social Democrat Helle Thorning-Schmidt would gain a narrow majority in the 179-seat Parliament. More »

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