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Danish sub inventor dumped Swedish journalist's body in sea: police

Stockholm - A Danish inventor accused of killing a Swedish journalist on board his homemade submarine claims she died in an accident before he dumped her body in the sea, Danish police said Monday.

Danish sub inventor dumped Swedish journalist's body in sea

Stockholm - The Danish inventor of a do-it-yourself submarine has said that a Swedish journalist missing since August 11 died in an accident on board the vessel, and that he dumped her body in the sea, Danish police said Monday.

Wildfires hit Greenland after record temperatures

Stockholm - Police in Greenland warned people to stay away from western areas of the island as wildfires scorched swathes of scrubland.

No body in sunken Danish sub, reporter still missing: police

Stockholm - Danish police hunting for a missing journalist said Sunday they searched a huge homemade submarine that sank last week, but no body was found.

Denmark's prince consort refuses to be buried with queen

Stockholm - Denmark's Prince Consort Henrik, the French-born husband of Queen Margrethe II, does not want to be buried with his wife when the time comes, breaking with tradition, the royal palace said Thursday.

Air France launches investigation into boarding pass mishap

Copenhagen - Air France on Thursday said it was investigating how a passenger was put on the wrong plane, travelling with a boarding pass bearing the same name as another passenger on that flight.

Spain detains Danish man suspected of fighting with IS

Madrid - Spain said on Saturday it has arrested a Danish man on suspicion of fighting with Islamic State jihadists in Syria, as officials are on high alert for the huge WorldPride parade.

Denmark's Little Mermaid vandalised yet again

Stockholm - The Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagen, the city's most famous monument, was on Wednesday vandalised for the second time in just over two weeks, police said. The bronze statue had been doused in red on May 30 by activists outraged over whaling.

Denmark briefly suspends ferry services over 'threat'

Stockholm - Ferry services between Denmark and neighbouring Sweden and Germany were briefly suspended on Wednesday because of an unspecified "threat", police and the ferry operator said.

Daughter of S. Korea's 'Rasputin' arrested in Europe

Seoul - The horse-riding daughter of South Korea's "Rasputin" whose lavish lifestyle in Europe was allegedly funded by millions of dollars of bribes was arrested as she flew home, prosecutors said Wednesday.

Daughter of S. Korea's 'Rasputin' set to return home from Denmark

Seoul - The daughter of the woman at the centre of a corruption scandal that led to the ousting of South Korea's president will return home Wednesday from Denmark, officials said.

Copenhagen's iconic little mermaid statue vandalised over whaling

Stockholm - The "Little Mermaid" statue in Copenhagen, the city's most famous monument, was doused in red paint on Tuesday by animal rights activists outraged over whaling, police said.

South Korea 'Rasputin' daughter abandons appeal for extradition

Stockholm - The daughter of the woman at the centre of a corruption scandal that led to the impeachment of South Korea's ousted president has cancelled her appeal against extradition, a Danish court said Wednesday.

Danish girl jailed over school bomb plot

Stockholm - A teenage girl with Islamic State group sympathies who planned to attack Danish schools with home-made bombs was on Thursday jailed for six years.

Imam accused in Denmark of calling for murder of Jews

Copenhagen - Denmark's Jewish community has filed a complaint over an imam accused of calling for the murder of Jews in a case sparking political opprobrium, it emerged Thursday.

Anti-IS coalition meets in Denmark to assess campaign

Copenhagen - Key members of the US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria meet in Copenhagen on Tuesday to assess the campaign's next steps as the jihadists' "caliphate" collapses.

Wolves return to Denmark for first time in 200 years

Copenhague - At least five wolves, including one female, have returned to Denmark for the first time in two centuries, a zoologist who has obtained DNA evidence said on Thursday.

Musicians in aquariums make sounds in a silent world

Aarhus - Talk about fluid tunes: A group of innovative Danish musicians submerged like fish in an aquarium have created an underwater concerto with instruments specially adapted to resonate in a silent world.

Dutch PM stresses EU unity over Brexit with Danish, Irish leaders

Den Haag - The leaders of the Netherlands, Ireland and Denmark stressed the need for "unity" Friday as the three northern European countries seek to minimise the impact of Britain's divorce from the EU.

Denmark to extradite S.Korea 'Rasputin' daughter

- A Danish court on Wednesday ordered the extradition of the daughter of Choi Soon-Sil, the woman at the centre of a corruption scandal that led to the impeachment of South Korea's president.

Denmark summons Turkey envoy over claims of anti-Erdogan list

Stockholm - Denmark on Monday summoned Turkey's charge d'affaires for talks after local media reported that Danish citizens of Turkish origin critical of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan claimed they had been denounced to Ankara.

Denmark extends S.Korea 'Rasputin' daughter's detention

Stockholm - A Danish court extended Wednesday for another month the detention of the daughter of Choi Soon-Sil, the woman at the centre of a corruption scandal that led to the impeachment of South Korea's president.

Denmark seeks harsher punishment for 'revenge porn'

Stockholm - Denmark presented Friday a series of measures to curb "revenge porn", the sharing of nude pictures or videos of people online without their consent, including raising the penalty from six months to two years in prison.

Denmark's Dong Energy to phase out coal by 2023

Since its inception in 2006, Denmark's Dong Energy, already a leader in green energy technologies, announced on Thursday they will become 100 percent coal-free by 2023.

Denmark says awaits S.Korea extradition request for 'Rasputin' daughter

Copenhagen - Danish authorities said Tuesday they had yet to receive a formal request by South Korea for the extradition of the daughter of Choi Soon-Sil, the woman at the heart of a scandal that led to the impeachment of South Korea's president.

S. Korea president shuns impeachment hearing

Seoul - South Korea's Constitutional Court on Tuesday held its first full hearing on whether to confirm the impeachment of President Park Geun-Hye but she stayed away from the session.

Daughter of S.Korea's 'Rasputin' arrested in Denmark

Copenhagen - The daughter of Choi Soon-Sil, the woman at the centre of a corruption scandal that led to the impeachment of South Korea's president, has been arrested in Denmark after months in hiding, Danish police said Monday.

EU offers Denmark police data access amid terror warnings

Copenhagen - The European Commission on Thursday offered Denmark continued partial access to Europol's database even though the country voted against full membership of the police organisation, which fears new terror attacks across Europe.

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.
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This famous rune stone was raised by King Harald Bluetooth to the memory of his parents.
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