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said Thursday its special forces taking part in the US-led coalition against the Islamic State group in Iraq would be withdrawn following the IS defeat.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

Turkish embassy in Copenhagen hit with Molotov cocktails

Stockholm - At least four people attacked the Turkish embassy in Copenhagen with Molotov cocktails early Monday, police said, causing minor damage to the facade of the building but no injuries.

Dane accused of FGM gets two life terms in S.Africa

Bloemfontein - A Danish gun shop owner in South Africa initially accused of storing women's genitals in a freezer was handed two life sentences Thursday for raping a child and conspiracy to murder.

Danish inventor says journalist died from toxic fumes on sub

Copenhagen - Danish inventor Peter Madsen on Thursday denied murdering Swedish journalist Kim Wall aboard his self-built submarine, saying she died when the air pressure suddenly dropped and toxic fumes filled the vessel.

Danish inventor faces trial for journalist murder

Copenhagen - Danish self-taught engineer Peter Madsen, charged with murdering and mutilating Swedish journalist Kim Wall last year aboard his homemade submarine, goes on trial Thursday over a macabre case that rocked the usually placid Nordic nation.

Denmark to double penalty for crimes in trouble hotspots

Stockholm - The Danish government said Monday it was looking to reduce crime in trouble hotspots by doubling the punishment for offences committed there compared with other areas of the country.

Biopic explores secret scandal behind 'Pippi Longstocking'

Berlin - A dark secret long held by Swedish author Astrid Lindgren led her to create one of the most beloved heroines of children's literature, Pippi Longstocking, according to a new biopic at the Berlin film festival.

Private funeral held for Denmark's Prince Henrik

Copenhagen - Danish royalty and politicians gathered in a Copenhagen chapel on Tuesday for the private funeral service of Prince Henrik, the French-born husband of Queen Margrethe who died this month aged 83.

Prince Henrik, husband of Denmark's Queen Margrethe, dies

Copenhagen - Prince Henrik, the French-born husband of Denmark's Queen Margrethe, has died at age 83, ending a half-century struggle to win the hearts of Danes that only succeeded in his later years.

Henrik, Denmark's prince who wanted to be king

Stockholm - Denmark's Prince Henrik, the French-born husband of Queen Margrethe II, has died at the age 83, after a half-century struggle to win the hearts of Danes that only succeeded in his later years.

Prince Henrik, husband of Denmark's Queen Margrethe II, dies

Stockholm - Prince Henrik, the French-born husband of Denmark's Queen Margrethe II, has died, the palace announced Wednesday. He was 83.

Danish prince leaves hospital to spend 'last days' in palace

Stockholm - Denmark's Prince Henrik, the 83-year-old French-born husband of Queen Margrethe who has been hospitalised since January for a lung infection, was discharged on Tuesday to spend "his last days" at home, the palace said.

Danish prince cuts short Olympics visit to be with ill father

Stockholm - Denmark's Crown Prince Frederik has cut short his visit to the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang to return home to his sick father, Prince Henrik, whose health has deteriorated, the palace said Friday.

Denmark proposes ban on Islamic full-face veil in public

Stockholm - The Danish government on Tuesday proposed a ban on Islamic full-face veils such as the niqab and burqa in public spaces, making it likely to become the next European country to restrict the wearing of the religious garment.

Denmark's biggest party wants to cap 'non-Western' asylum seekers

Stockholm - Denmark's Social Democrats, part of the left-wing opposition and the country's largest party, on Monday proposed slashing the number of "non-Western" foreigners allowed into the EU member state.
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