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Denmark to hold referendum on Europol in December

Copenhage - Denmark will hold a referendum December 3 on whether to keep its opt-out to the EU's justice and home affairs rules, it said Friday.

Danish nurse charged with fourth patient murder

Copenhage - A 30-year-old nurse in Denmark was charged with a fourth count of murder on Tuesday following a series of suspicious patient deaths on her ward, a court heard on Tuesday.

Denmark has banned kosher and halal slaughter

On Monday, a sweeping ban on religious slaughter of animals was enacted in Denmark. The move has led to backlash from Muslim and Jewish community representatives.

Nazi hunter reports Danish man to police over war crimes

Copenhage - A top Nazi hunter on Tuesday filed a police complaint against a 90-year-old Danish man for allegedly working as a guard in a Belarus concentration camp during World War II."Unfortunately the justice ministry chose not to deal with this ...

Denmark's new centre-right government takes power

Copenhage - Lars Lokke Rasmussen was inaugurated as Denmark's new prime minister Sunday, at the head of a minority government made up solely of ministers from his centre-right Venstre party.

Danish centre-right party to go it alone in minority govt

Copenhage - The leader of Denmark's centre-right Venstre party said Friday he would form a minority government with ministers drawn solely from his own camp after unsuccessful negotiations with the anti-immigration Danish People's Party (DPP).

Denmark's premier-elect in 'difficult' talks with far-right

Copenhage - Denmark's Lars Lokke Rasmussen, tasked with forming the country's next coalition government, said Wednesday that talks with the anti-immigration Danish People's Party (DPP) were "difficult".

Denmark's Rasmussen to form minority govt

Copenhage - Lars Lokke Rasmussen of the centre-right Venstre party said Sunday he would form a minority government after a vote that brought the Danish right to power.

Denmark's Rasmussen takes power after right-wing surge

Copenhage - Danish opposition leader Lars Lokke Rasmussen's right-wing bloc emerged victorious in the country's general election but his Venstre party suffered a crushing blow, losing a quarter of its seats in parliament.

Record gains for anti-immigrant party in Danish vote

Copenhage - The anti-immigration Danish People's Party (DPP) became Denmark's second largest party in Thursday's general election and the biggest in the right-wing bloc, which ousted a centre-left government.

Danish anti-immigrant party mulls role in new government

Copenhage - The anti-immigration Danish People's Party (DPP) on Friday weighed up whether to join Denmark's next government after posting a record election score that made it the largest member of the right-wing bloc.

Danish PM Thorning-Schmidt concedes election defeat

Copenhage - Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt conceded defeat in Thursday's general election and resigned as Social Democratic party leader after a record score for an anti-immigration party lifted the opposition right-wing bloc to victory.

Danish far-right second largest party in general election

Copenhage - Denmark's anti-immigration Danish People's Party (DPP) became the second largest party in Thursday's general election as the centre-left government was ousted by the right-wing bloc.

Danish PM seeks second term in closely fought race

Copenhage - Danes voted Thursday in an election that was too close to call, after an intense three-week campaign focused on immigration and the economy."I'm asking people to vote for certainty and they know what they get with me.

Danish historian to take KGB claims to European court

Copenhage - A Danish historian fined for claiming a journalist was a KGB agent at the height of the Cold War will take the case to the European Court of Human Rights, his lawyer said Tuesday.

Denmark election: Rasmussen banks on experience to win back voters

Copenhage - Denmark's opposition leader may be more experienced than his opponent Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, but expenses scandals and an improving economy have damaged his prospects in Thursday's hard-fought general election.

Danish general election goes down to the wire

Copenhage - Denmark's centre-left government and right-wing opposition are neck-and-neck in the polls ahead of Thursday's general election, with Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt staging a major comeback thanks to a resurgent economy.

Economy, welfare take centre stage in Danish election

Copenhage - Denmark's economy and cradle-to-grave welfare system have taken centre stage in the run up to Thursday's election, with a looming skills shortage fuelling a debate on the scope of unemployment benefits.

Cambridge University hunting for 'Professor of Lego'

Cambridge - Cambridge University is seeking a professor of Lego. For those with a keen interest in putting plastic bricks together, the post (and salary) might seem appealing. Unfortunately some academic credentials are needed as well.

Using robots to search for new antibiotics

Roskilde - The search for new antibiotics is a matter of global importance. To help with the research for new compounds, scientists have created two robotic chemical-synthesizing machines.
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