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Reading the runes: Denmark's tough citizenship test

Copenhagen - What was written on King Harald Bluetooth's rune stone around the year 965? What is the Danish ballet La Sylphide all about?

Ikea recalls 80,000 baby gates over risk of unlocking and falls

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued a recall of 80,000 Ikea baby safety gates after reports of injuries around the world. The baby gates under the recall notice can unlock unexpectedly, causing falls.

Denmark confiscates thousands of euros from migrants

Copenhagen - Danish police announced Thursday they confiscated cash worth nearly 11,000 euros from migrants under a controversial law allowing authorities to seize valuables from people trying to obtain asylum in the country.

WHO urges European vigilance against Zika virus

Copenhagen - The World Health Organization on Wednesday urged Europe to be vigilant ahead of a possible summer outbreak of the Zika virus, especially in the Black Sea coastal areas of Georgia and Russia.

Boris Johnson crossed the line with Hitler reference: EU's Tusk

Copenhagen - European Council President Donald Tusk on Tuesday criticised the former conservative mayor of London Boris Johnson for having "crossed boundaries" by saying the European Union was behaving like Adolf Hitler.

Lego admits 'mistake' in Ai Weiwei bricks row

Copenhagen - Lego billionaire Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen has admitted that the Danish toymaker's refusal to sell bricks to dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei was a "mistake".

Sugar content lowered in yogurt while keeping it sweet

Microbiologists in Denmark have altered the bacteria involved with yogurt production to create a "naturally" sweetened yogurt with a low sugar content.

Oldest crucifix could change Viking history

Copenhagen - Proof that at least some Vikings were Christians before the Twelfth Century — the usual date given for their conversion — has been found near a churchyard in Denmark, in the form of a solid-gold crucifix.

No new malaria cases in Europe, Caucasus or Central Asia in 2015

Copenhagen - No new cases of malaria originated in Europe, Central Asia or the Caucasus in 2015, the first year without a transmission for almost 30 years, the World Health Organization said Wednesday.

Danish govt seeks Syria travel ban after arrests

Copenhagen - Denmark's government said Friday it wanted to ban travel to areas where terror groups were operating in conflict zones in a bid to facilitate the prosecution of fighters returning from Syria.

Danish police arrest four alleged IS fighters, seize weapons

Copenhagen - Copenhagen police said Thursday they had detained four people on suspicion of joining the Islamic State group in Syria and seized weapons and ammunition in a search linked to the arrests.

Denmark extends ID checks on German border

Copenhagen - The Danish government on Friday extended random identification checks along the country's German border until May 3, saying they were needed to deter migrants from entering the country.

Biologists still don't know where baby eels are made

There are lots of eels in the world. Despite being widespread and found in plentiful numbers, biologists still have no idea how eels mate in natural surroundings or how and where baby eels are born.

Copenhagen gunman targeted controversial artist in deadly attack

Copenhagen - The gunman behind a double shooting in Copenhagen last year had intended to kill controversial Swedish artist Lars Vilks when he attacked a cultural centre, a man accused of helping him told a court Thursday.

Copenhagen gunman 'joked after attacks' with alleged helpers

Copenhagen - A Danish court watched dramatic footage Thursday showing the gunman behind a double shooting in Copenhagen joking in a cafe with his alleged accomplices and pretending to pull a trigger after the attacks that left two people dead.

Alleged helpers of Copenhagen attacker go on trial

Copenhagen - Four Danish men go on trial on Thursday accused of aiding a Copenhagen gunman who killed a filmmaker and a Jewish security guard in twin attacks last year.

Shop sells 'expired' food to save people and the environment

As consumers, we have great expectations when purchasing groceries. The packaging must be perfect, no dents in our cans of green beans, and the "sell by" date on our milk has to have at least two weeks left. But we are throwing out good food.

Danish conservatives threaten to topple govt in farm dispute

Copenhagen - A small Danish party threatened Wednesday to withdraw its support for the government and force new elections if Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen failed to sack a cabinet minister in a row over agricultural reforms.

Running mice experience reduced cancer tumors

Copenhagen - A new study, attempting to link the importance of exercise with lower cancer rates, has found mice that run more often than a control group can shrink cancer tumors.

Danish searches for migrant valuables bring in 'nothing': Police

Copenhagen - Denmark's controversial law allowing police to search asylum seekers and confiscate their valuables to help pay for their accommodation has raised no money in its first 11 days, police said on Tuesday.
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