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Controversial Danish migrant search law comes into force

Copenhagen - A controversial Danish law allowing police to seize valuables from refugees came into force on Friday, with the government's guidelines to police exempting wedding and engagement rings from the searches.

Cameron woos Polish, Danish leaders as clock ticks to avert 'Brexit'

Copenhagen - British Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday appeared to have come a step closer to sealing a contentious EU-wide deal on reforms to prevent a "Brexit" after making headway in talks with Danish and Polish leaders.

Four charged with terror offences over Copenhagen synagogue attack

Copenhagen - Four men, held in connection with twin gun attacks in Copenhagen last year, were on Wednesday charged with a terror offence, the justice ministry said.

Denmark extends ID checks at German border

Copenhagen - Denmark on Tuesday extended random identification checks on its border with Germany until February 23 to curb the tide of migrants into the country and "guarantee public order," the immigration ministry said.

Green Thumbs Up: Copenhagen ready to divest from fossil fuels

Copenhagen - Copenhagen is set to join the growing global divestment movement with its plan to sell off the coal, oil and gas assets of its 6.9 billion Krone (€1.29 billion) investment fund.

Danish anti-immigrant party expects further migrant curbs

Copenhagen - Denmark will probably tighten its asylum policies further, the country's influential anti-immigration party said Wednesday, a day after lawmakers passed a controversial bill allowing authorities to seize valuables from refugees.

Danish plan to seize migrants' valuables 'despicable': HRW

Istanbul - Legislation agreed in Denmark to seize the valuables of refugees in the hope of limiting the flow of migrants is "despicable", US-based rights watchdog Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Wednesday.

China's Ai Weiwei shuts show to protest Danish migrant law

Copenhagen - Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei on Wednesday closed down his exhibition in the Danish capital after lawmakers passed a controversial bill allowing authorities to seize valuables from asylum seekers.

Danish parliament approves controversial migrant bill

Copenhagen - Denmark's parliament on Tuesday adopted reforms aimed at dissuading migrants from seeking asylum by delaying family reunifications and allowing authorities to seize valuables, under legislation that has sparked widespread condemnation.

Denmark moves ahead with bill to curb migrants' rights

Copenhagen - Danish lawmakers on Thursday gave a final nod to drastic reforms curbing the rights of asylum seekers as legal and human rights experts castigated Copenhagen for turning its back on its international commitments.

Danish nightclub bars migrants over language requirements

Copenhagen - A Danish nightclub has been accused of discrimination over its language requirements for entry by asylum seekers, prompting fears more establishments could follow suit amid a spate of reports of sexual harassment.

Denmark's wind-powered electricity usage sets world record

A staggering 42 percent of Denmark's domestic energy use came from wind power in 2015. This set a new world record, breaking a record Denmark set just a year before.

Greece frees migrant rescuers detained for 'trafficking'

Atenas - Greek authorities have released five rescuers working for NGOs that help migrants making the perilous sea crossing from Turkey, police said on Sunday, after they were detained on suspicion of people smuggling.

As Danes debate, Swiss already seizing refugees' cash

Ginebra - As Denmark faces a barrage of criticism over its controversial plan to seize refugees' valuables, Switzerland has already been doing so for years, Swiss authorities said Friday.

Denmark gains backing for planned 'seizure policy'

Copenhagen - Migrants traveling to Denmark may end up coming up against a questionable policy that proponents claim will help pay the costs of allowing asylum-seekers into the country. Immigrants and asylum-seekers will have their valuables seized.

S.African trial delayed for Dane accused of mutilating women

Johanesburg - The trial in South Africa of a Danish man accused of mutilating women and storing pieces of their genitals in his freezer was deferred on Wednesday until next month, the prosecution said.

Danish lawmakers debate seizing refugees' valuables

Copenhagen - Denmark's parliament on Wednesday debated a controversial plan to seize refugees' valuables, with the bill widely expected to pass after being backed by a majority of lawmakers.

Danish govt secures backing for bill on taking migrants' cash

Copenhagen - A controversial Danish bill to seize migrants' valuables to pay for their stay in asylum centres looks set to pass in parliament after the government on Tuesday secured a parliamentary majority.

Danish lawmakers mull proposal to take refugees' cash

Denmark - In return for staying at a Danish refugee centre, Iranian software engineer Sarah Alimalayeri said she was happy to hand over the gold bracelet and necklace she was wearing, but not her pendant.

Sharp drop in migrants arriving in Sweden from Denmark

Stockholm - The number of migrants arriving in southern Sweden from Denmark dropped sharply on the first day that Sweden imposed systematic ID checks on travellers, police said Tuesday.

EU to host Schengen talks with Sweden, Denmark

Brussels - The EU said it will host emergency talks Wednesday with Denmark, Sweden and Germany about new migrant border checks that have sparked fresh concerns about Europe's Schengen passport-free zone.

Fresh concern for Schengen as Denmark, Sweden tighten borders

Krusaa - Denmark implemented spot checks on its border with Germany, in a move that triggered fresh concern for Europe's cherished Schengen passport-free zone hours after Sweden imposed its own controls on travellers from Denmark.

Denmark introduces controls at German border: PM

Copenhagen - Denmark announced the immediate introduction of random controls at the German border, Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen said Monday, on the same day neighbouring Sweden introduced controls on its frontier with Denmark to stem the flow of refug...

Danish ferry company reports Sweden to EU over ID checks

Stockholm - A Danish ferry company said Tuesday it had reported Sweden to the EU for unfair competition after being required to pay for identity checks on passengers being launched in the face of a huge influx of migrants.

Seizing migrants' valuables is a 'signal': Danish populists

Copenhagen - A Danish populist, anti-immigration party said a controversial plan to seize migrants' valuables and cash was intended to dissuade migrants from coming to Denmark and not aimed at raising money."The signal is important.

Danish MEP quits ruling party over asylum policies

Copenhagen - A European lawmaker for Denmark's ruling right-wing party said Saturday he was leaving the party over its controversial asylum policies, which include plans for police to search asylum seekers' luggage for valuables.

Denmark defends plans to seize valuables from refugees

Copenhagen - The Danish government on Friday defended plans for police to search asylum-seekers' luggage for valuables and cash after they prompted international outrage and drew comparisons to Nazi Germany.

Denmark charges first Syria fighter over joining IS

Copenhagen - A Danish man who travelled to Syria in 2013 to join the Islamic State group was on Tuesday charged with breaching Denmark's anti-terrorism laws, in the country's first case of its kind.

Gene in 'last resort' antibiotics resistance found in Denmark

Copenhagen - A gene that makes bacteria resistant to last-resort antibiotics has been found in Denmark, a new study has shown, after first being identified by researchers in China.

Danish soul-searching as voters snub more EU integration

Copenhagen - A Danish 'No' in a referendum on adopting EU rules on cross-frontier policing shows a growing chasm between the public and the establishment in the 28-member bloc, politicians and commentators said Friday.
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