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Firebrand Danish-Palestinian poet jailed over shooting

Copenhagen - Danish-Palestinian bad-boy poet Yahya Hassan, who stormed onto Denmark's literary scene in 2013 and quickly became a household name, was Friday sentenced to jail over a shooting, casting a pall over a short, tumultuous career.

Greenland sets record temperatures, ice melts early

Copenhagen - Temperature records were broken in Greenland this year after parts of the territory's vast ice sheet began melting unusually early, the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) said Tuesday.

Swapping hands boosts phone signal

Aalborg - A new study suggests swapping hands helps to boost mobile phone signals. If you're struggling for a connection, it's recommended you switch hands to hold your mobile device.

Danish school under fire for 'ethnic quota' classes

Copenhagen - A Danish school was criticised on Wednesday for limiting the number of students from ethnic minorities in some of its classes, in a bid to prevent students from a Danish background from leaving it.

Denmark to pay for Panama Papers data on tax evaders

Copenhagen - The Danish government said on Wednesday it would pay an anonymous source for leaked data from the Panama Papers on hundreds of Danish taxpayers.

Dane who shot police was 'Islamic State soldier': Amaq

Copenhagen - A Danish man who shot two police officers during a drug raid in Copenhagen earlier this week was an Islamic State group member, the jihadist-linked Amaq news outlet said Friday.But Copenhagen police said they had seen no evidence to back up the claim.

Copenhagen cannabis market torn down after shooting

Copenhagen - Residents of a freewheeling, semi-autonomous Copenhagen neighbourhood on Friday tore down the stalls of a busy cannabis market after a brutal shooting prompted a public backlash.

Danish lawmakers 'denied access to Nauru migrant camp'

Copenhagen - Danish lawmakers have dropped a planned visit to a controversial Australian immigration centre on the Pacific island of Nauru after two politicians who criticised the centre were denied access, a delegation member said Tuesday.

Danish Turks withdraw children from 'Gulen-linked' schools

Copenhagen - Hundreds of Danish Turks have withdrawn their children from Danish schools with alleged links to the US-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen, accused by Ankara of masterminding last month's attempted coup, Danish media reported Friday.

Danish Muslim group offers to bury French priest killer

Copenhagen - A Danish Muslim group has offered to bury one of the jihadists who murdered a French priest, after Muslim leaders in France refused to do so, a newspaper said Wednesday.

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.
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