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Same-sex unions turn 30 in Denmark

Copenhagen - Thirty years after Denmark became the first country to allow same-sex couples to register in legal unions, the world has become more accepting. But in 1989, it was a trailblazing move.

Danish justice system rocked by flawed phone location evidence

Copenhagen - The use of mobile phone location data to solve crimes has come under scrutiny in Denmark after a glitch that has thrown thousands of cases into question and led to the release of more than 30 detainees.

In Greenland village, shorter winters cast doubts over dog sledding

Kulusuk - Tethered between pastel-coloured wooden houses in the Greenlandic village of Kulusuk and on hills nearby, the island's famous sled dogs wait through the summer for the ice to form so their hunting season can begin.

Appeal opens in case of Scandinavian hikers slain in Morocco

Tabriquet - The appeal opened Wednesday in the case of 24 men convicted over the beheadings of two young Scandinavian women on a hiking trip in Morocco's High Atlas mountains last December.

Convicts appeal in Morocco case of slain Scandinavian hikers

Tabriquet - An appeal opens Wednesday in the case of 24 men convicted over the beheadings of two young Scandinavian women on a hiking trip in Morocco's High Atlas mountains last December.

Trump praises Danish PM he called 'nasty' over Greenland row

Washington - President Donald Trump heaped praise on Denmark's prime minister Friday, two days after he cancelled his state visit to the country and slammed her for dismissing his idea of buying Greenland as absurd.

Nothing new for US in Trump's Greenland ambitions

Washington - President Donald Trump's interest in buying Greenland has been met with disdain -- but it follows a longstanding US tradition of expanding its frontiers through land purchases from foreign countries.

Trump slams Danish PM's 'nasty' rejection of Greenland deal

Washington - Donald Trump snapped back Wednesday at the Danish prime minister's "nasty" dismissal of his attempts to purchase Greenland, heightening a row which has already prompted the US president to scrap a state visit.

Trump scraps Denmark visit after Danes say Greenland not for sale

Washington - US President Donald Trump Tuesday postponed a planned visit to Denmark after Danish officials insisted its autonomous territory of Greenland was not for sale.

Trump confirms interest in buying Greenland

Washington - US President Donald Trump on Sunday confirmed his interest in buying Greenland, but said it was not a priority for his administration."It's something we talked about," Trump told reporters.

Greenland isn't for sale but it is increasingly valuable

Washington - President Donald Trump's reported wish to buy Greenland may have been rejected by Denmark, but it underscores the rapidly rising value of the massive, ice-covered island due to global warming and to China's drive for an Arctic presence.

Trump interested in buying Greenland

Washington D.c. - US President Donald Trump has expressed an interest in purchasing Greenland a self-ruling territory of Denmark. However, the territory insists it is not up for sale.

Greenland cold-shoulders Trump's buyer's interest

Greenland is not for sale, local authorities said Friday, after a newspaper reported that US President Donald Trump is looking into whether it might be possible for the United States to buy the mineral-rich Arctic island.

Trump wants US to buy Greenland: report

Washington - President Donald Trump is asking advisers if it is possible for the US to buy Greenland, according to a report.

Two Swedes suspected in Danish tax agency blast

Stockholm - Police said Wednesday two Swedes were suspected of being behind a powerful explosion that rocked Denmark's tax agency last week, damaging the building's exterior but causing no serious injuries.

'Violent' explosion rocks Danish tax office

Stockholm - Danish police said Wednesday foul play was involved in a powerful explosion that rocked the national tax agency in Copenhagen, causing severe damage to the building's exterior but no serious injuries.

Morocco court condemns three to death for killing Scandinavian hikers

Tabriquet - A Moroccan court on Thursday condemned three Islamic State group supporters to death for the murder of two Scandinavian women beheaded while on a hiking trip in the High Atlas mountains.

Morocco court condemns three to death for killing Scandinavian hikers

Tabriquet - Three Islamic State group supporters were sentenced to death by a court in Morocco on Thursday over the beheadings of two Scandinavian women on a hiking trip in the High Atlas Mountains.

Slain Danish student's mother urges death sentences in Morocco trial

Tabriquet - The mother of a Danish student beheaded along with another Scandinavian woman while hiking in Morocco's High Atlas mountains called Thursday for the suspected jihadist killers to face the death penalty as their trial neared its end.

Denmark's Social Democrat leader forms leftist govt

Copenhagen - Denmark's Social Democrat leader Wednesday prepared to become the country's youngest ever prime minister after weeks of negotiations for a new government she said would focus on climate, welfare and immigration.

Denmark's Social Democrat leader forms new leftist govt

Copenhagen - Denmark's Social Democrat leader has announced she will form a minority government after reaching an agreement with three left and centre-left parties after weeks of negotiations. "Now we have reached the goal...

Arctic could face another scorching annus horribilis

Copenhagen - Scientists say 2019 could be another annus horribilis for the Arctic with record temperatures already registered in Greenland -- a giant melting icicle that threatens to submerge the world's coastal areas one day.

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.
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