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Tough weeks ahead to build new Danish government

Copenhagen - Denmark's likely next prime minister, Social Democrat Mette Frederiksen, faces tough negotiations in the coming weeks to form a minority government backed by parties with conflicting demands on climate, economic and immigration policy.

Denmark's next PM, the face of the new Social Democratic model

Copenhagen - The likely future prime minister of Denmark, Mette Frederiksen, embodies the new Danish Social Democratic model, with a new-found focus on restrictive immigration while championing the welfare state.

Social Democrats win Danish general election, ousting right wing

Copenhagen - Denmark's opposition Social Democrats won Wednesday's general election after a campaign focused on concerns over the climate, welfare and immigration, as support plunged for the far right and surged for the main green party.

Two decades of immigration curbs make Danish far-right mainstream

Horsens - Keen to protect its prosperity and social cohesion, Denmark has spent two decades cracking down on immigration under pressure from the far-right.

Alleged ringleader admits hiker killings at Morocco trial

Tabriquet - The alleged leader of a jihadist cell accused of killing two Scandinavian hikers in Morocco admitted to the murders in court on Thursday, saying they were carried out in the name of the Islamic State group.

Denmark's fabulous food journey, from hearty fare to haute cuisine

Aarhus - Long known for their hearty meat-and-potatoes fare, Danish chefs have now carved out a name for themselves in the culinary world with trailblazing dishes at star-studded restaurants.

Suspects back in Morocco court over Scandinavian hiker murders

Tabriquet - Two dozen jihadist suspects charged over the murder of two Scandinavian women hiking in Morocco appeared in court Thursday, with the lawyer of one victim saying the government must be held "morally responsible" for the killings.

Suspected jihadists back in dock over murder of two Scandinavian women

Tabriquet - A street vendor, a plumber and a carpenter are among two dozen jihadist suspects who return to a Moroccan court Thursday, charged in connection with the brutal murder of two Scandinavian hikers.

Danish PM calls election for June 5

Copenhagen - Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen on Tuesday called a general election for June 5, with opinion polls suggesting a left-wing opposition bloc will kick his centre-right coalition out of office.

Scandinavian airline SAS seals deal to end pilots' strike

Stockholm - Scandinavian airline SAS said Thursday it has reached an agreement with the pilots' union to end a week-long strike that has seen over 4,000 flights cancelled and left more than 380,000 passengers stranded.

Scandinavian airline SAS seals deal to end pilots' strike

Stockholm - Scandinavian airline SAS said Thursday it had reached an agreement with the pilots' union to end a week-long strike that has seen over 4,000 flights cancelled and left more than 380,000 passengers stranded.

Talks resume between SAS and pilots as more flights cancelled

Copenhagen - Negotiations have resumed between Scandinavian airline SAS and its striking pilots, a mediator said Wednesday, as hundreds more flights were cancelled due to the strike action which has affected over 380,000 passengers.

China police smash $30m fake Lego ring

Bejing - Chinese police have dismantled a ring accused of manufacturing some $30 million worth of counterfeit Lego sold across the country, authorities said.

Morocco tourist murder trial to open on May 2

Rabat - Suspected jihadist sympathisers will face trial on May 2 for the murder of two Scandinavian women in Morocco, a defence lawyer told AFP on Tuesday.

Danish billionaire loses three children in Sri Lanka blasts

Copenhagen - Danish billionaire Anders Holch Povlsen lost three of his four children in the Easter day attacks in Sri Lanka, a spokesman for his clothing retail group Bestseller said on Monday.

To vote or not to vote: Danes, Slovaks at odds over EU ballot

Nyborg - For first-time Danish voter Josepha Pultz Nielsen, voting in the upcoming European Parliament elections goes without saying, but disillusioned Juraj Martiny of Slovakia says he'll abstain because he has no faith in the system.

Babies not welcome in parliament, Danish speaker says

Copenhagen - A Danish lawmaker said Tuesday she was ordered to remove her infant daughter from parliament's chamber, sparking surprise in a country often hailed as a pioneer in women's rights.

Denmark police prosecute 14 over sharing Morocco hikers 'murder video'

Copenhagen - Danish police on Thursday said they had launched prosecutions against 14 people suspected of sharing on social media the murder video of one of the two young Scandinavian hikers killed in Morocco.

Danish economist picked to be new UN environment chief

New York - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has picked Danish economist and environmentalist Inger Andersen to be the new UN environment chief, turning the page on a scandal over expenses that rocked the UN agency, according to a letter seen by AFP on Friday...

Spanish-Swiss suspect due in court over ties to Morocco killers

Rabat - A Spanish-Swiss man suspected of having ties to those accused of murdering two Scandinavian women hiking in Morocco will appear in court on Monday, his lawyer has told AFP.

Over 3 years, Denmark seizes 25,000 euros from migrants

Copenhagen - Denmark has seized just over 25,000 euros from migrants arriving in the country in the three years since passing a controversial law allowing for the confiscation of valuables, police said Thursday.

Funeral held for Norwegian student slain in Morocco

Oslo - The Moroccan ambassador attended the funeral Monday of the Norwegian woman hiker murdered last December in Morocco along with her Danish friend, reading messages of sympathy from her country's citizens.

Babies wanted: Nordic countries crying for kids

Oslo - "Norway needs more children! I don't think I need to tell anyone how this is done," Norway's prime minister said cheekily, but she was raising a real concern.Too few babies are being born in the Nordic region.

EU hits Iran with sanctions after murder plots

Den Haag - The EU hit Iran's intelligence services with sanctions Tuesday after accusing Tehran of being behind plots to assassinate regime opponents on Dutch, Danish and French soil.

Two minutes' silence in Norway for hikers slain in Morocco

Oslo - Hundreds of people observed two minutes of silence on Monday in Norway in honour of two Scandinavian women hikers murdered in Morocco's Atlas Mountains in December.

7 new suspects brought before Morocco judge in slain hikers case

Rabat - A Morocco prosecutor on Thursday brought seven new suspects including a Spanish-Swiss man before a Rabat anti-terror judge in connection with the murder of two Scandinavian women in the Atlas Mountains.

Death toll rises to eight in Danish train accident

Copenhagen - The death toll from a train accident in Denmark, when a truck trailer appeared to blow off a cargo train in strong winds and hit a passenger train, has risen from six to eight, police said Thursday.

Six dead in rail accident on wind-battered Danish bridge

Kors - Six people were killed Wednesday after debris apparently from a cargo train smashed into a passenger train in high winds on a bridge connecting two islands in Denmark, the rail operator and officials said.

Six dead in Danish train accident

Copenhagen - Six people were killed Wednesday and an unspecified number were injured in a train accident on a bridge connecting two islands in Denmark, rail operator DSB said.

15 suspects brought before Morocco judge over hiker murders

Rabat - A Morocco prosecutor on Sunday presented to an anti-terror judge 15 people suspected of links to the murder of two Scandinavian women in the Atlas Mountains, Rabat's attorney general said.
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