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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.

Danes bid farewell to first shooting victim

Copenhage - Several hundred mourners Tuesday attended the funeral of the first victim of the Copenhagen shootings as reports said the filmmaker died trying to stop his killer from spraying a cultural centre with bullets.

Danish Muslims plan peace vigil after shootings

Copenhage - A Danish Muslim group Monday said it was planning a peace vigil in the heart of Copenhagen this week to protest against hate crimes after this month's twin attacks in the city.

After Copenhagen shootings, Norway's Muslims and Jews link up

Oslo - Norwegian Muslims organised a peace vigil in Oslo Saturday in a show of solidarity with Jews a week after fatal shootings in Denmark targeted a synagogue and free speech seminar.

Hundreds attend funeral of Copenhagen gunman

Copenhage - Hundreds of people on Friday attended the Islamic burial of the gunman who killed two people in twin shootings in Copenhagen last weekend.

Denmark unveils anti-terror plan

Copenhage - Denmark on Thursday unveiled a 130-million-euro ($150-million) plan to combat terror at home and abroad, after two people were shot dead in attacks in Copenhagen.

Fears grow in Denmark of jails as radicalist breeding grounds

Copenhage - Something happened in prison to Omar El-Hussein, the 22-year-old identified by police as the gunman who killed two people in a weekend shooting spree in Copenhagen.

Danish Jews hit by mounting anti-Semitism

Copenhage - Denmark's small Jewish community, which Wednesday buried a Jewish man shot dead outside the Copenhagen synagogue, has been the butt of mounting anti-Semitism in recent years after centuries of living at peace.

Copenhagen attacks renew debate over Europe integration struggles

Copenhage - A drab collection of four-storey buildings in a rough area of Copenhagen has become a potent symbol of Denmark's struggles with integrating Muslims in the wake of last week's attacks.

Denmark buries Jewish shooting victim

Copenhage - Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt led hundreds of mourners Wednesday at the funeral of a Jewish man who was among two people killed in a shooting spree in Copenhagen that has terrorised the country.

Copenhagen police confirm identity of attacks gunman

Copenhage - Copenhagen police late Tuesday confirmed the identity of the suspected gunman behind the weekend's double shooting as 22-year-old Omar El-Hussein.

Danish police underestimated threat, says hunted cartoonist

Stockholm - A Swedish cartoonist believed to have been the target of one of the deadly Copenhagen shootings said Tuesday that Danish police had underestimated the terrorist threat since January's Paris attacks.

Danish intelligence knew gunman 'at risk of radicalisation'

Copenhage - Danish security agencies were under scrutiny Tuesday over the weekend shootings that sent jitters through Europe, after intelligence officials acknowledged the suspected gunman had been flagged up as being at risk of radicalisation.

Copenhagen police lift cordon after finding no explosives

Copenhage - Copenhagen police Tuesday cordoned off an area around the site of a deadly weekend attack after discovering a "suspicious" letter but later said no explosives had been found."Investigation finished. No explosives.

Suspected Copenhagen gunman: Petty criminal to cold-blooded killer

Copenhage - Omar El-Hussein, the Dane of Palestinian origin named in the media as the perpetrator of two deadly shootings in Copenhagen at the weekend, had several brushes with the law before attacking a cultural centre and a synagogue.

Tens of thousands in Copenhagen vigil for shooting victims

Copenhage - Tens of thousands of Danes have gathered for a torchlit vigil in Copenhagen to commemorate the victims of two shootings that shocked the nation and heightened fears of a new surge in anti-Semitic violence.

Cartoonist sent into hiding after Copenhagen attacks

Stockholm - A Swedish cartoonist believed to have been targeted in one of the Copenhagen shootings at the weekend has been sent into hiding, police said Monday.

Europe scrambles to reassure Jews after Copenhagen attacks

Copenhage - European nations scrambled on Monday to reassure their Jewish communities after deadly attacks in Copenhagen that heightened fears of a new surge in anti-Semitic violence.

Attacks in Denmark may have been inspired by magazine massacre

Copenhagen - The gunman believed to have shot and killed two people in Denmark on Sunday appears to have been inspired by last month’s attack on the offices of a satirical French magazine and a grocery store in which 17 were slain.

Danish Jews reject Netanyahu's call to move to Israel

Copenhage - Danish Jews on Monday turned down an offer by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to emigrate to Israel following a deadly weekend attack on a synagogue in Copenhagen.

Denmark charges two as Europe on edge after fresh attacks

Copenhage - Two men were charged in Copenhagen on Monday with helping the gunman who killed two people in twin weekend attacks that have stoked renewed fears of Islamist and anti-Semitic violence in Europe.

Filmmaker and Jewish community activist, victims of Denmark attacks

Copenhage - Gunshots rang out on the normally peaceful streets of Copenhagen this weekend killing two Danes -- a documentary filmmaker and a well-loved member of the Jewish community.

Paris, Copenhagen attacks similar, experts warn over hasty link

Paris - Saturday's deadly attacks in Copenhagen bore several similarities to last month's assault in Paris, experts said, but warned more needed to be known about the Danish attacker before drawing direct parallels.

Copenhagen gunman had 'history of violent crime'

Copenhage - The suspected gunman behind double shootings in Copenhagen was identified by Danish media Sunday as a 22-year-old with a history of violent crime who had only been freed from jail two weeks ago.

Netanyahu urges Jews to move to Israel after Copenhagen attacks

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday urged European Jews to move to Israel after a Jewish man was killed in an attack outside Copenhagen's main synagogue."Israel is your home.

Copenhagen police believe they killed man behind attacks

Copenhage - Copenhagen police said Sunday they believe a man shot dead by officers was the sole perpetrator of two fatal attacks in the Danish capital.

Copenhagen police believe man they killed was 'gunman' in attacks

Copenhage - Copenhagen police said Sunday they believe a man shot dead by officers was responsible for two fatal attacks that shocked the normally peaceful Danish capital.

Three wounded in second Copenhagen shooting: Police

Copenhage - One person was shot in the head and two policemen were shot in the arm and leg in central Copenhagen, police said in a statement early Sunday.

'We are all Danish tonight,' says Charlie Hebdo columnist

Paris - A columnist for French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo on Saturday condemned a shooting in Copenhagen that targeted a debate on Islam and free speech, saying: "We are all Danish tonight".
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