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Danish sub killer investigation to be made into docudrama

Copenhagen - The investigation into the murder of a Swedish journalist onboard Danish inventor Peter Madsen's homemade submarine is to be turned into a television series by a screenwriter of the hit Nordic noir show "Borgen", the production company said on Thursday...

Danish Jews recall desperate escape from Nazis, 75 years on

Copenhagen - Freddy Vainer was only four years old when he and his family were forced to flee Copenhagen to escape being deported to Nazi concentration camps, but he remembers it like it was yesterday.

Danish sub killer gives up fight over life term

Copenhagen - Danish submariner Peter Madsen, jailed for life for the murder of Swedish journalist Kim Wall, will not appeal his sentence to the Supreme Court, his lawyer said on Monday.

Danske Bank says US probing money laundering claims

Copenhagen - Danske Bank said Thursday it was being investigated by the US Department of Justice over possible money laundering related to more than $200 billion transferred through the Danish lender's Estonian branch.

Greenland forms new government

Copenhagen - Greenland reached a coalition accord to form a new government on Tuesday, ending three weeks of political crisis in the autonomous Danish Arctic territory.

Denmark shuts bridges, suspends ferries in massive manhunt

Copenhagen - Hundreds of Danish police officers and soldiers launched a massive manhunt on Friday, suspending ferries and shutting down the Oresund Bridge connecting Denmark and Sweden, authorities said.

Danske Bank whistleblower a British ex-executive: report

Copenhagen - The whistleblower who unveiled alleged money laundering at Danske Bank's Estonian branch has come forward as Howard Wilkinson, the British former head of the lender's market business in the Baltics, local media reported on Thursday.

Danish court upholds sub killer's life sentence

Copenhagen - A Danish appeals court on Wednesday upheld killer Peter Madsen's life sentence for the 2017 murder of a journalist aboard his homemade submarine.

Danish appeals court upholds sub killer's life sentence

Copenhagen - A Danish appeals court on Wednesday upheld a life sentence against Peter Madsen for the 2017 murder of a Swedish journalist aboard his homemade submarine.

Danish sub killer to hear sentence appeal ruling

Copenhagen - A Danish court is due to rule on Wednesday on an appeal against a life sentence by Peter Madsen, convicted of the 2017 murder of a Swedish journalist aboard his homemade submarine.

Danske Bank CEO resigns over money laundering scandal

Copenhagen - The chief executive of Denmark's largest lender, Danske Bank, resigned on Wednesday as the institution said it was unable to determine how much money was laundered through its Estonian branch.

Danske Bank CEO resigns over money laundering scandal

Copenhagen - The chief executive of Denmark's largest lender Danske Bank announced his resignation Wednesday as the institution said it was unable to determine how much money was laundered through its Estonian branch.

Ruling next week on Danish sub killer's sentencing appeal

Copenhagen - A Danish court said Tuesday it will rule next week on a sentencing appeal by Peter Madsen, convicted for the 2017 murder of a Swedish journalist aboard his homemade submarine.

Danish sub killer verdict postponed as judge collapses

Copenhagen - A Danish court on Friday postponed its verdict on an appeal by Peter Madsen, who is seeking a reduced sentence for the 2017 murder of a Swedish journalist aboard his homemade submarine, after a judge collapsed in the courtroom.

Danish submarine killer to hear appeal ruling on reduced sentence

Copenhagen - Danish inventor Peter Madsen, found guilty in April of the 2017 murder of journalist Kim Wall aboard his homemade submarine, is hoping appeal court judges will reduce his life sentence when they announce their decision on Friday.

Greenland seeks new government as ruling coalition collapses

Copenhagen - Greenland was scrambling to form a new government on Monday after its ruling coalition fell apart due to differences over the funding of a planned upgrade of the autonomous Danish territory's airports.

Danish sub killer says life sentence too long

Copenhagen - Lawyers for Danish inventor Peter Madsen on Wednesday argued that his life sentence for the premediated murder and sexual assault of Swedish journalist Kim Wall on his homemade submarine last year was too severe.

Macron says he's enemy number one for Orban, Salvini

Copenhagen - French President Emmanuel Macron upped his war of words with the nationalist leaders of Italy and Hungary on Wednesday, saying they were right to see him as their "main opponent" on migration.

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!
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