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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.

Danish PM's bloc narrows gap with opposition in poll

Copenhage - Denmark's general election on June 18 looks set to be closely fought after the coalition government and its political allies on Monday led an opinion poll for the first time in months.Another survey showed the opposition maintaining a narrow lead.

Denmark to hold general election on June 18

Copenhage - Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt on Wednesday called a general election for June 18, as opinion polls show her centre-left coalition trailing an opposition bloc bolstered by the success of the far-right.

Danish radio station kills baby rabbit with bicycle pump

Copenhage - A Danish radio station killed a baby rabbit with a bicycle pump live on air, prompting a storm of criticism Tuesday despite claims it had simply wanted to highlight cruelty in farming.

Iran releases seized Maersk cargo ship

Tehran - Iran has released the Maersk Tigris cargo vessel seized by its patrol boats in the Strait of Hormuz last week over a business dispute, Iranian authorities said Thursday.

Danish intelligence chief steps down after criticism

Copenhage - The head of Denmark's intelligence agency on Wednesday stepped down as an investigation criticised parts of the police response to February's deadly twin attacks in Copenhagen.

Danish editor slams US 'political correctness' on cartoons

Copenhage - The Danish editor who commissioned the Mohammed cartoons that triggered deadly protests a decade ago said Monday the failed attack on a Texas cartoon exhibition won't change how "politically correct" Americans feel about the drawings.

Maersk urges Iran to release crew held over cargo spat

Copenhage - Danish shipping group A.P. Moeller-Maersk on Thursday urged Iran to release the crew of a chartered cargo vessel seized by Iran over a 10-year cargo dispute with an Iranian company.

Copenhagen gunman 'shared jail cell with IS supporter'

Copenhage - The gunman who killed two people in twin attacks in Copenhagen in February had once shared a prison cell with an inmate who openly backed the Islamic State group, Danish media reported on Tuesday.

Brain drain as young Greenlanders leave for Denmark

Copenhage - As hopes fade for a commodities boom in Greenland there is growing concern that an exodus of young people could cripple the economy of a territory already facing an uncertain outlook.

Denmark could face attack if joins NATO shield: Russian ambassador

Copenhage - Russia's ambassador to Denmark said Saturday that the NATO country's navy could be targeted by nuclear missiles if it joins the Western alliance's anti-missile shield.

Fifth man arrested over Copenhagen shootings

Copenhage - Copenhagen police said on Friday they had arrested a fifth man suspected of being an accomplice of gunman Omar El-Hussein who killed two people in deadly twin attacks last month.

Mohammed cartoons editor honoured in Denmark

Copenhage - The Danish editor who commissioned the caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed that sparked international protests was late Thursday awarded a prize by Denmark's national press club.

Swedish cartoonist draws Prophet Muhammad as a dog, wins award

Cartoonist, Lars Vilks, drew Prophet Muhammad as a dog in 2007, causing Denmark to become the terrorists' map of "preferred targets." Becoming fearful for his life, he lives under heavy guard in Sweden. For this, he has won a prize for courage.

Cartoonist Lars Vilks in first public appearance since Copenhagen attacks

Copenhage - Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks on Saturday made his first public appearance in Copenhagen after surviving an attack last month in the Danish capital, local media reported.

Radicalisation fear forces Danish boy into juvenile home

Copenhage - Danish authorities have forced a 15-year-old Muslim boy into a juvenile home in an unusual move aimed at preventing him being radicalised by his father, a report said on Sunday.

No charges over Dane's 'Je suis' gunman comment

Copenhage - A Danish man whose Facebook comments appeared to back the gunman behind the deadly Copenhagen attacks will not face charges of condoning terrorism, a prosecutor said Thursday.
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