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Top Danish restaurant fined for hygiene breaches

Copenhagen - Denmark's only three-star Michelin restaurant on Thursday faced questions over hygiene after it was fined 20,000 kroner (2,688 euros, $2,839) by the country's food safety authority.

H5N8 bird flu spreads — Iran and Denmark report outbreaks

Tehran - The H5N8 strain of the highly contagious bird flu continues its rampage across Europe, with Iran and Denmark reporting the latest outbreaks on Monday.

Danish bishop's 300-year-old poo offers whiff of history

Copenhagen - A 300-year-old lump of faeces from a Danish bishop has shown researchers that he had a cosmopolitan diet that included grapes, figs and pepper, a Danish archaeologist said on Friday.

Denmark to trial medical cannabis programme

Copenhagen - The Danish government on Tuesday announced a four-year trial programme for medical cannabis use starting in 2018, saying it would target "some of the patients who self-medicate with illegal products.

Danish police find bodies of Syrian family in freezer

Copenhagen - Danish police said Monday they found the bodies of a slain Syrian refugee and her two young daughters in a freezer in their apartment, as they launched a manhunt for the girls' father.

Danish editor behind Mohammed cartoons clashes with paper

Copenhagen - The Danish ex-editor who commissioned the Mohammed cartoons that triggered deadly protests a decade ago on Friday accused the Jyllands-Posten newspaper of trying to silence him, saying it had let "the jihadists" win.

Danish anti-immigration party hit by EU cash scandal

Copenhagen - Denmark's anti-immigration Danish People's Party (DPP) was reeling Wednesday from a string of EU expenses scandals, including a trip to Brussels when European institutions were closed.

Danish former intel chief reported to police in book spat

Copenhagen - Denmark's intelligence service on Tuesday asked police to investigate its former head for allegedly breaching his confidentiality agreement in a book about his time at the agency.

Denmark pays for Panama Papers data on own citizens

Copenhagen - The Danish tax authority said on Thursday it had paid an anonymous source almost six million kroner (0.81 million euros, $0.9 million) for leaked data from the Panama Papers on hundreds of Danes.

Danish far-right group's 'anti-migrant spray' draws ire

Copenhagen - A Danish far-right group faced criticism on Wednesday after courting criticism by handing out "asylum spray" to be used against violent migrants.

Danish court acquits four of aiding 2015 Copenhagen attacker

Copenhagen - A Danish court on Tuesday acquitted four Danes accused of aiding a Copenhagen gunman who killed a filmmaker and a Jewish security guard in twin attacks in February 2015.

Danish court acquits four of aiding 2015 Copenhagen attacker

Copenhagen - A Danish court on Tuesday acquitted four Danes accused of aiding a Copenhagen gunman who killed a filmmaker and a Jewish security guard in twin attacks in February 2015.

Danish court acquits four of aiding 2015 Copenhagen attacker

Copenhagen - A Danish court on Tuesday acquitted four Danes accused of aiding a Copenhagen gunman who killed a filmmaker and a Jewish security guard in twin attacks in February 2015.

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.

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.

Greenland sharks may live 400 years, researchers say

Miami - Greenland sharks are the Earth's longest-lived vertebrates -- or creatures with a spine -- with a lifespan that can last as long as 400 years, international researchers said.

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?

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.

Five guilty of Danish tourist gang-rape in Delhi

New Delhi - A court convicted five men Monday of the gang-rape of a Danish tourist in New Delhi in 2014, a crime which put India's record on sexual violence back in the spotlight.

Toy 'arms race' turning Lego violent: Study

Wellington - Lego products are becoming increasingly violent as toymakers engage in an "arms race" to retain children's attention in the digital age, New Zealand researchers said Monday.

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".

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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Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.
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This famous rune stone was raised by King Harald Bluetooth to the memory of his parents.
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A lake next to an old mill in Denmark
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