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Controversial Danish migrant search law comes into force

Copenhagen - A controversial Danish law allowing police to seize valuables from refugees came into force on Friday, with the government's guidelines to police exempting wedding and engagement rings from the searches.

Cameron woos Polish, Danish leaders as clock ticks to avert 'Brexit'

Copenhagen - British Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday appeared to have come a step closer to sealing a contentious EU-wide deal on reforms to prevent a "Brexit" after making headway in talks with Danish and Polish leaders.

Four charged with terror offences over Copenhagen synagogue attack

Copenhagen - Four men, held in connection with twin gun attacks in Copenhagen last year, were on Wednesday charged with a terror offence, the justice ministry said.

Denmark extends ID checks at German border

Copenhagen - Denmark on Tuesday extended random identification checks on its border with Germany until February 23 to curb the tide of migrants into the country and "guarantee public order," the immigration ministry said.

Green Thumbs Up: Copenhagen ready to divest from fossil fuels

Copenhagen - Copenhagen is set to join the growing global divestment movement with its plan to sell off the coal, oil and gas assets of its 6.9 billion Krone (€1.29 billion) investment fund.

Danish anti-immigrant party expects further migrant curbs

Copenhagen - Denmark will probably tighten its asylum policies further, the country's influential anti-immigration party said Wednesday, a day after lawmakers passed a controversial bill allowing authorities to seize valuables from refugees.

China's Ai Weiwei shuts show to protest Danish migrant law

Copenhagen - Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei on Wednesday closed down his exhibition in the Danish capital after lawmakers passed a controversial bill allowing authorities to seize valuables from asylum seekers.

More Zika cases found in European tourists returning from S. America

Copenhagen - Denmark and Switzerland on Wednesday joined a growing number of European countries to report Zika infections among travellers returning from Latin America, where the mosquito-borne virus has been blamed for a surge in birth defects.

Danish parliament approves controversial migrant bill

Copenhagen - Denmark's parliament on Tuesday adopted reforms aimed at dissuading migrants from seeking asylum by delaying family reunifications and allowing authorities to seize valuables, under legislation that has sparked widespread condemnation.

Denmark moves ahead with bill to curb migrants' rights

Copenhagen - Danish lawmakers on Thursday gave a final nod to drastic reforms curbing the rights of asylum seekers as legal and human rights experts castigated Copenhagen for turning its back on its international commitments.

Danish nightclub bars migrants over language requirements

Copenhagen - A Danish nightclub has been accused of discrimination over its language requirements for entry by asylum seekers, prompting fears more establishments could follow suit amid a spate of reports of sexual harassment.

Denmark's wind-powered electricity usage sets world record

A staggering 42 percent of Denmark's domestic energy use came from wind power in 2015. This set a new world record, breaking a record Denmark set just a year before.

Denmark gains backing for planned 'seizure policy'

Copenhagen - Migrants traveling to Denmark may end up coming up against a questionable policy that proponents claim will help pay the costs of allowing asylum-seekers into the country. Immigrants and asylum-seekers will have their valuables seized.

Danish lawmakers debate seizing refugees' valuables

Copenhagen - Denmark's parliament on Wednesday debated a controversial plan to seize refugees' valuables, with the bill widely expected to pass after being backed by a majority of lawmakers.

Danish govt secures backing for bill on taking migrants' cash

Copenhagen - A controversial Danish bill to seize migrants' valuables to pay for their stay in asylum centres looks set to pass in parliament after the government on Tuesday secured a parliamentary majority.

Danish lawmakers mull proposal to take refugees' cash

Denmark - In return for staying at a Danish refugee centre, Iranian software engineer Sarah Alimalayeri said she was happy to hand over the gold bracelet and necklace she was wearing, but not her pendant.

Texas BBQ restaurant offering discount to people who bring guns

Houston - To celebrate the recent passage of open carry laws in the state of Texas, one barbecue restaurant owner is offering an incentive to customers who bring their firearms.

1,500 pedophiles busted by FBI hacking the Dark Web

In perhaps the largest pedophile sting in history, the FBI hacked the Dark Web server to infiltrate and investigate 1,500 pedophiles using the secret website named the Playpen.

Inter-dimensional portal caught on film, Truth or Hoax?

On December 7, 2015 tourists captured on film a swirling inter-dimensional portal in the sky above the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland. An orb is seen entering the portal before it disappears. The question is it truth or a clever hoax?

Fresh concern for Schengen as Denmark, Sweden tighten borders

Krusaa - Denmark implemented spot checks on its border with Germany, in a move that triggered fresh concern for Europe's cherished Schengen passport-free zone hours after Sweden imposed its own controls on travellers from Denmark.
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