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Despite coronavirus, Danes want to sing for Queen's birthday

Copenhagen - Denmark's queen has called off her birthday celebrations due to the spread of the new coronavirus, but some 120,000 Danes announced that they would sing to celebrate the sovereign's 80th.

Lego's colourful plastic bricks to go green

Billund - There may be a global revolt against plastic, but Danish toymaker Lego, famous for its multi-coloured plastic building bricks, remains a raging success, even if it, too, aims to go green.

Glaciers are disappearing faster than a few years ago

The rate of melting of Greenland’s glaciers is happening at a far faster rate than climate scientists previously realized. This is based on new data which indicates that the rate of melting is happening below water as well as above.

Airline ad about imported Scandi traditions sparks turbulence

Copenhagen - A new commercial from airline SAS challenging the authenticity of Scandinavian traditions has provoked furore in the form of cyber attacks, a wave of social media anger and bomb threats against the ad agency behind it.

Danish newspaper's virus cartoon angers China

Copenhagen - A Danish newspaper refused to apologise to China on Tuesday over a satirical cartoon it ran about the deadly new virus that has killed dozens and infected thousands more.

Better health effects by exercising before breakfast

Bath - When is the best time to workout, in order to maximize the health-effects? The answer, according to a new study, is early – undertaking an exercise routine prior to breakfast. This is because more fat is burnt.

Same-sex unions turn 30 in Denmark

Copenhagen - Thirty years after Denmark became the first country to allow same-sex couples to register in legal unions, the world has become more accepting. But in 1989, it was a trailblazing move.

Danish justice system rocked by flawed phone location evidence

Copenhagen - The use of mobile phone location data to solve crimes has come under scrutiny in Denmark after a glitch that has thrown thousands of cases into question and led to the release of more than 30 detainees.

Four European states lose measles eradication status as cases soar: WHO

Copenhagen - Measles cases are skyrocketing in Europe and the disease is surging in four countries previously considered to have eliminated it, including the UK, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned Thursday, urging countries to step up vaccination efforts.

Greenland row is Trump positioning for Arctic battle: expert

Copenhagen - The diplomatic row that has erupted between Washington and Copenhagen over Greenland is just one part of a broader strategic battle being waged over control of the Arctic, according to one expert.

Trump interested in buying Greenland

Washington D.c. - US President Donald Trump has expressed an interest in purchasing Greenland a self-ruling territory of Denmark. However, the territory insists it is not up for sale.

Olympic gold medalist Pernille Blume talks New York Breakers, ISL Special

On July 4, Olympic gold medalist swimmer Pernille Blume chatted with Digital Journal about competing for the New York Breakers in the International Swimming League (ISL).

Denmark's Social Democrat leader forms leftist govt

Copenhagen - Denmark's Social Democrat leader Wednesday prepared to become the country's youngest ever prime minister after weeks of negotiations for a new government she said would focus on climate, welfare and immigration.

Denmark's Social Democrat leader forms new leftist govt

Copenhagen - Denmark's Social Democrat leader has announced she will form a minority government after reaching an agreement with three left and centre-left parties after weeks of negotiations. "Now we have reached the goal...

Arctic could face another scorching annus horribilis

Copenhagen - Scientists say 2019 could be another annus horribilis for the Arctic with record temperatures already registered in Greenland -- a giant melting icicle that threatens to submerge the world's coastal areas one day.

Essential Science: Why the time of day for exercising matters

If you exercise regularly, do you prefer to get up early and go for a jog or head to gym after a long day at work? The time of the day which you choose to exercise can be important, according to new research.

Tough weeks ahead to build new Danish government

Copenhagen - Denmark's likely next prime minister, Social Democrat Mette Frederiksen, faces tough negotiations in the coming weeks to form a minority government backed by parties with conflicting demands on climate, economic and immigration policy.

Denmark's next PM, the face of the new Social Democratic model

Copenhagen - The likely future prime minister of Denmark, Mette Frederiksen, embodies the new Danish Social Democratic model, with a new-found focus on restrictive immigration while championing the welfare state.

Social Democrats win Danish general election, ousting right wing

Copenhagen - Denmark's opposition Social Democrats won Wednesday's general election after a campaign focused on concerns over the climate, welfare and immigration, as support plunged for the far right and surged for the main green party.

Two decades of immigration curbs make Danish far-right mainstream

Horsens - Keen to protect its prosperity and social cohesion, Denmark has spent two decades cracking down on immigration under pressure from the far-right.
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