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Video: Sky Tower drops visitors from 100 feet with no rope

Aarhus - Sky Tower is the name of an unconventional thrill ride at Tivoli Friheden. Patrons literally fall 100 feet into a giant net at the bottom of the ride.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Indictment in The Pirate Bay co-founder case made public

Copenhagen - Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, hacker and co-founder of The Pirate Bay, has been behind bars in Denmark since November last year. Up until now, his court appearances have been behind closed doors, but a freedom of information request has changed things.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Merkel backs Juncker but hints ready to reach out to Britain

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel reiterated support for Jean-Claude Juncker as the European Commission's next head Thursday but indicated a willingness to consider concessions to Britain, which opposes him.
In the Media by AFP

Scandinavian anti-immigrant parties face mixed fortunes

Copenhagen - Denmark's anti-immigrant party is expected to become the country's largest in Sunday's EU election while their Swedish peers lag behind, highlighting different political and economic landscapes in the two countries.
In the Media by Sören Billing (AFP)

Eurovision win for Austria drag queen sparks anger in Russia

Moscow - Victory for Austria's bearded transvestite Conchita Wurst at the Eurovision Song Contest prompted an outpouring of anti-gay anger from Russian politicians and stars on Sunday.
In the Media by AFP

Minecraft Denmark map attacked

A virtual replica of the entire landmass of Denmark, created on Minecraft to help educate children, has been disrupted by "cyber vandals".
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Minecraft recreates all of Denmark

Copenhagen - The entire land mass of Denmark has been recreated, to scale, within the virtual world of the computer game Minecraft. The re-imaging has been endorsed by the Danish government.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Dane joins in Philippines' bloody Easter crucifixions

- A Danish man joined eight Filipinos in re-enacting the death of Jesus Christ Friday by being nailed to crosses in a bloody annual Easter spectacle in the Philippines before thousands of surprised onlookers.
In the Media by AFP

Denmark opens more 'drug rooms' after successful trial

Copenhagen - The gangly, 46-year-old father of three speaks five languages and talks effortlessly about international politics. What he can't do, for the moment at least, is kick his cocaine and heroin habit.
In the Media by Sören Billing (AFP)

Carlsberg enters Czech Republic with Zatec acquisition

Copenhagen - Danish brewer Carlsberg said on Thursday it had acquired Czech producer Zatec, a transaction which will allow it to set foot in the world's first beer market per capita.
In the Media by AFP

Daily Relief: Friday 28 March

A light-hearted look at the odd events happening in the world. Today includes a new TV show starring Prince Harry, a weird tattoo and a shocking look at the effects of drug abuse.
In the Media by Jessica Jones-Langley

Danish travel group promotes baby-making holidays

Copenhagen - A Danish travel company on Thursday claimed it could boost Denmark's dwindling birth rates by sending more couples to romantic cities like Paris, in an advertising campaign titled "Do it for Denmark!"In a two-minute video clip featuring abandoned playg...
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

Danish zoo that killed giraffe puts down four lions

Copenhagen - A Copenhagen zoo that prompted international outrage by putting down a healthy giraffe and dissecting it in public has killed two lions and their two cubs to make way for a new male, it said on Tuesday."Because of the pride of lions' natural structure ...
In the Media by AFP

Lego to build on movie success, tackle globalisation challenge

Billund - With record sales and a hit movie expected to propel them further, Lego could be expected to bask in its successful turnaround, but the Danish maker of colourful toy blocks is pressing ahead to face the challenges of globalisation.Last month, the world...
In the Media by Sören Billing (AFP)

Lego builds up profits, hunts global talent

Billund - Toy maker Lego posted rising annual profits and revenue on Thursday and said it would set up global management hubs to attract more foreign talent to the group's management."I'm very excited that it's the ninth consecutive year of organic growth," chie...
In the Media by Soeren Billing (AFP)

Maersk profits drop less than expected on firm container shipping

Copenhagen - Danish shipping and oil conglomerate A.P.
In the Media by AFP

Acetaminophen use in pregnancy linked to risk of ADHD

Washington - Acetaminophen, a common pain reliever considered safe for pregnant women, has been linked for the first time to an increased risk of attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder in children, said a study Monday.More studies are needed to confirm the fi...
In the Media by AFP

Carlsberg reports profits rise with Asian growth

Copenhagen - Danish brewer Carlsberg on Wednesday forecast rising annual profits, as Asian growth helped it post a fourth-quarter profit despite weak Russian sales.Volumes in its Asian markets "continued to grow while our Western European markets declined by an est...
In the Media by AFP

Danish zoo may kill second giraffe named Marius

Copenhagen - Just days after a Copenhagen zoo sparked global outrage by putting down a healthy giraffe named Marius, another Danish zoo says it may do the same thing to a giraffe with the same name.
In the Media by AFP

Uproar as young giraffe put down at Copenhagen zoo

Copenhagen - A Danish zoo sparked outrage Sunday when it put down a healthy young giraffe to prevent inbreeding as young children looked on, before chopping it up and feeding it to lions.
In the Media by AFP - 7 comments

Vestas Wind to sell shares as profitability improves

Copenhagen - The world's second largest maker of wind turbines, Vestas Wind, reported a quarterly profit late Monday and said it would sell new shares to attract projects requiring more financial muscle.
In the Media by AFP

Novo Nordisk sees sales growth slowing in 2014

Copenhagen - The world's biggest insulin maker, Novo Nordisk, announced an 18.0-percent rise in full-year net profit on Thursday, but said sales growth would slow in 2014 amid challenging US market conditions.
In the Media by AFP

Nordic welfare state being cut down to size

Copenhagen - The Nordic model, known for high taxes and its cradle-to-grave welfare system, is getting a radical makeover as nations find themselves cash-strapped.
In the Media by Soeren Billing (AFP)

Haribo stops Scandinavian sales of 'racist' sweets

Stockholm - German sweet maker Haribo said Friday it had stopped selling some of its liquorice sweets in Sweden and Denmark because certain consumers considered them racist.
In the Media by AFP

Delhi police arrest three suspects over Danish gang-rape

New Delhi - Indian police carried out raids across New Delhi Thursday as they hunted for a further five men wanted over the gang-rape of a Danish tourist which has put the country's record on sexual violence back in the spotlight.
In the Media by Bhuvan BAGGA (AFP)

Mystery of beached cows in Denmark, Sweden solved

Copenhagen - Fourteen dead cows that washed up on the beaches of Denmark and Sweden were probably dumped overboard by the crew of a Lebanese ship after it encountered bad weather, Danish police said Friday.
In the Media by AFP

One in three people overweight

According to figures just released by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) almost 1 billion people in the developing world are overweight.
In the Media by Mark Harradine - 1 comment

Denmark and New Zealand best in 2013 Corruption Perceptions Index

Berlin - Unstable countries are prevalent among the 10 most corrupt nations, although some are relatively stable dictatorships, as measured by Transparency International's annual Corruption Perceptions Index.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 1 comment

Eurovision rule change aims to guarantee transparency

In an effort to increase openness and impartiality, the rules for next year’s Eurovision Song Contest are to be changed.
In the Media by Andrew John - 1 comment

Interview with Chef Nikolaos Stavrakakis from Meli Restaurant Special

New York - On a hot day on June 30, I sat down and chatted in person with the executive consulting chef Nikolaos Stavrakakis at Meli Restaurant in New York City, located one block away from the Empire State Building.
Digital Journal Report by Markos Papadatos
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It is now prohibited for Danish hair salons to charge women more than men.
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It is now prohibited for Danish hair salons to charge women more than men.
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Emmelie de Forest wins Eurovision Song Contest, 2013
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The blood-stained beach of Hvalba during a pilot whale grindadrap (hunt) in the Faroe Islands. The water turns blood red and stays that way for days to follow.
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Cycling in Denmark.
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The city of Copenhagen
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2.8 tons of wine gums and dynamite - stunt by Dumt & Farligt - igen.
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Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.
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Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.
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This famous rune stone was raised by King Harald Bluetooth to the memory of his parents.
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This famous rune stone was raised by King Harald Bluetooth to the memory of his parents.
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Caroline Wozniacki at the Swedish Open in Bastad (screenshot from YouTube video)
Caroline Wozniacki at the Swedish Open in Bastad (screenshot from YouTube video)
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A lake next to an old mill in Denmark
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Christiansborg Palace - The Danish Parliament.
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Christiansborg Palace - The Danish Parliament.
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