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Danske Bank says to comply with money laundering probe

Stockholm - Denmark's largest lender Danske Bank on Tuesday said it was complying with Danish prosecutors' investigation into long-standing allegations that it was involved in laundering $8.3 billion through its Estonian branch.

First woman fined in Denmark for wearing full-face veil

Stockholm - A 28-year-old woman wearing a niqab on Friday became the first person in Denmark to be fined for violating a new controversial law banning full-face Islamic veils in public places, media reported.

Women defiant as Danish ban on full-face veil takes effect

Stockholm - Denmark's controversial ban on the Islamic full-face veil in public spaces came into force on Wednesday as women protested the new measure which fines anyone wearing the garment.

Danish ban on Islamic full-face veil takes effect

Stockholm - Denmark's ban on the Islamic full-face veil in public spaces came into force on Wednesday, with anyone wearing a garment that hides the face in public risking a fine.

Danish imam charged over call to kill Jews

Stockholm - Danish prosecutors on Tuesday charged an imam with calling for the killing of Jews in the first case of its kind in the Nordic nation and which sparked political outrage.

Danish imam charged over call to kill Jews

Stockholm - Danish prosecutors on Tuesday charged an imam with calling for the killing of Jews in the first case of its kind in the Nordic nation and which sparked political outrage.

Danske Bank's money laundering scandal spinning faster

Stockholm - Denmark, a Nordic kingdom not often associated with financial shenanigans, is facing a massive scandal with banking champion Danske Bank accused of helping to launder $8.3 billion through an Estonian subsidiary.

Danish Maersk Line ship carrying hundred migrants stranded off Sicily

Stockholm - The world's leading container shipping company Danish Maersk Line on Monday said one of its vessels carrying 108 rescued migrants in international waters is stuck near the Sicilian coast and waiting for instructions from Italian authorities.

Faroese whaling 'ecological', 'respectful': minister

T - For centuries, the Faroe Islands have hunted pilot whales in ritual fashion, herding them into shallow waters to beach them before stabbing them with knives, turning the water a bloody red.

Oil in the Faroe Islands: mirage or miracle?

T - After fuelling hopes of independence from Denmark at the turn of the millennium, the Faroe Islands' dreams of an oil bonanza have turned out to be more of a mirage than a miracle.

Sports-crazed Faroe Islands' quest for Olympic recognition

Klaksv - For elite swimmer Pal Joensen, representing Denmark twice in the Olympic Games just didn't feel right. The Faroe Islands native would have much preferred to compete under the flag of Denmark's autonomous territory in the North Atlantic.

Goodbye Denmark? Faroese weigh pulling free of Danish grip

T - Enough is enough: for the Faroese sailor Birgir Enni, having spent more than half a millennium under Danish rule means it's about time for the North Atlantic autonomous archipelago to break away. "We've been occupied by Denmark for 600 years!

Family ties make Faroese women Europe's top baby makers

Hv - Gunnhild Helmsdal's mailbox has six names printed on it and will soon add a seventh: having a big family is nothing unusual in the Faroe Islands where women have the most babies in Europe despite also having the highest rate of employment.

Denmark bans Islamic full-face veil in public spaces

Stockholm - Denmark on Thursday became the latest European country to ban the Islamic full-face veil in public spaces in a move slammed by human rights campaigners as "a violation of women's rights".

Canada, Denmark seek to settle Arctic island dispute

Ottawa - Canada and Denmark announced Wednesday the creation of a task force to try to solve a longstanding territorial dispute over a tiny Arctic island that once provoked a diplomatic feud.The row over Hans Island, a barren 1.3 square kilometer (0.

Arctic coastal powers back 'peaceful' dialogue over disputes

Stockholm - The five nations bordering the Arctic Ocean on Tuesday reaffirmed their commitment made in Greenland a decade ago to "peacefully" settle their differences over the resource-rich region threatened by climate change.

Danish minister says Ramadan fasting can be 'dangerous'

Stockholm - A Danish minister known for her strong anti-immigration views on Monday called for Muslims to take time off work during the fasting period of Ramadan, saying the practice can be "dangerous for all of us".

Denmark to pull special forces out of Iraq

Stockholm - NATO-member Denmark said Thursday its special forces taking part in the US-led coalition against the Islamic State group in Iraq would be withdrawn following the IS defeat.

Danish inventor appeals life term over journalist murder

Copenhagen - A Danish inventor found guilty of the murder of a Swedish journalist aboard his homemade submarine has appealed his life sentence but is not contesting the verdict, prosecutors said Monday.

Malaysia convicts first person under fake news law

Kuala Lumpur - A Malaysian court Monday handed a Danish man a one-week jail term for breaking a law against "fake news", the first person to be punished under the controversial legislation.

Greenland's ruling social democrats claim narrow victory in election

Copenhagen - Greenland's ruling social democrats have won elections in the vast self-ruled Danish territory, results showed Wednesday, but will have to hold negotiations to form a coalition.The Siumut party claimed a narrow victory with 27.

Danish submariner Peter Madsen: a dark inventor turned murderer

Copenhagen - Danish submarine builder Peter Madsen was well-known at home for his eccentric ambitions to develop rockets and space travel, but few knew about his macabre fantasies involving violent sex, beheaded women and snuff films.

Danish submariner to receive verdict over journalist murder

Copenhagen - A Copenhagen court is to rule Wednesday whether Danish submarine builder Peter Madsen murdered Swedish journalist Kim Wall onboard his vessel before chopping up her corpse and tossing the body parts into the sea last year.

Independence dilemma for Greenland voters

Copenhagen - Greenland's tiny electorate went to the polls Tuesday with independence the key issue for the vast self-ruled Danish territory now threatened by global warming and struggling with youth suicides and sex abuse among its indigenous people.

Life term sought for Danish submariner over dead journalist

Copenhagen - Danish prosecutors on Monday called for a life sentence for submarine builder Peter Madsen who is on trial for the gruesome murder of Swedish journalist Kim Wall aboard his vessel last year, mutilating her corpse and throwing her body parts in the sea....

Danish inventor viewed murder video before journalist's death: prosecutor

Copenhagen - A Danish inventor on trial for killing a journalist aboard his self-built submarine watched a video in which a woman was decapitated hours before the alleged murder, a court heard Wednesday.

Puigdemont in German court as arrest ignites Catalan protests

Berlin - Former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont is to appear in court Monday following his arrest in Germany which triggered a wave of protests in Catalonia where thousands of separatists faced off with police.

Dane accused of brutal submarine murder was 'loving psychopath'

Copenhagen - Danish inventor Peter Madsen, who is accused of brutally killing Swedish journalist Kim Wall on his submarine, described himself as a "loving psychopath," a former associate told a court Friday.

Danish coroner says journalist likely strangled on submarine

Copenhagen - A coroner testified Thursday that Swedish journalist Kim Wall, who died on Danish inventor Peter Madsen's submarine, was probably strangled or had her throat cut, and did not die in an accident as Madsen claims.

Court views beheading videos in Danish submariner's trial

Copenhagen - Danish inventor Peter Madsen, accused of murdering Swedish journalist Kim Wall on board his homemade submarine, insisted Wednesday her death was accidental while prosecutors argued his fascination for beheadings and impalings suggested otherwise.
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