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Babies not welcome in parliament, Danish speaker says

Copenhagen - A Danish lawmaker said Tuesday she was ordered to remove her infant daughter from parliament's chamber, sparking surprise in a country often hailed as a pioneer in women's rights.

Denmark police prosecute 14 over sharing Morocco hikers 'murder video'

Copenhagen - Danish police on Thursday said they had launched prosecutions against 14 people suspected of sharing on social media the murder video of one of the two young Scandinavian hikers killed in Morocco.

Danish economist picked to be new UN environment chief

New York - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has picked Danish economist and environmentalist Inger Andersen to be the new UN environment chief, turning the page on a scandal over expenses that rocked the UN agency, according to a letter seen by AFP on Friday...

Spanish-Swiss suspect due in court over ties to Morocco killers

Rabat - A Spanish-Swiss man suspected of having ties to those accused of murdering two Scandinavian women hiking in Morocco will appear in court on Monday, his lawyer has told AFP.

Over 3 years, Denmark seizes 25,000 euros from migrants

Copenhagen - Denmark has seized just over 25,000 euros from migrants arriving in the country in the three years since passing a controversial law allowing for the confiscation of valuables, police said Thursday.

Funeral held for Norwegian student slain in Morocco

Oslo - The Moroccan ambassador attended the funeral Monday of the Norwegian woman hiker murdered last December in Morocco along with her Danish friend, reading messages of sympathy from her country's citizens.

Babies wanted: Nordic countries crying for kids

Oslo - "Norway needs more children! I don't think I need to tell anyone how this is done," Norway's prime minister said cheekily, but she was raising a real concern.Too few babies are being born in the Nordic region.

EU hits Iran with sanctions after murder plots

Den Haag - The EU hit Iran's intelligence services with sanctions Tuesday after accusing Tehran of being behind plots to assassinate regime opponents on Dutch, Danish and French soil.

Two minutes' silence in Norway for hikers slain in Morocco

Oslo - Hundreds of people observed two minutes of silence on Monday in Norway in honour of two Scandinavian women hikers murdered in Morocco's Atlas Mountains in December.

7 new suspects brought before Morocco judge in slain hikers case

Rabat - A Morocco prosecutor on Thursday brought seven new suspects including a Spanish-Swiss man before a Rabat anti-terror judge in connection with the murder of two Scandinavian women in the Atlas Mountains.

Death toll rises to eight in Danish train accident

Copenhagen - The death toll from a train accident in Denmark, when a truck trailer appeared to blow off a cargo train in strong winds and hit a passenger train, has risen from six to eight, police said Thursday.

Six dead in rail accident on wind-battered Danish bridge

Kors - Six people were killed Wednesday after debris apparently from a cargo train smashed into a passenger train in high winds on a bridge connecting two islands in Denmark, the rail operator and officials said.

Six dead in Danish train accident

Copenhagen - Six people were killed Wednesday and an unspecified number were injured in a train accident on a bridge connecting two islands in Denmark, rail operator DSB said.

15 suspects brought before Morocco judge over hiker murders

Rabat - A Morocco prosecutor on Sunday presented to an anti-terror judge 15 people suspected of links to the murder of two Scandinavian women in the Atlas Mountains, Rabat's attorney general said.

Morocco arrests Swiss man over links to hiker murder suspects

Rabat - A Swiss man living in Morocco was arrested in Marrakesh on Saturday, for alleged links to suspects in the recent murder of two female Scandinavian hikers, authorities said.

Moroccans pay homage to slain Scandinavian hikers

Rabat - Crowds of Moroccans gathered Saturday to mourn two Scandinavian hikers brutally murdered by suspected jihadists in the High Atlas mountains.

'Radical' young men key suspects in Morocco tourist murders

Marrakesh - One key suspect in the murder of two Scandinavian hikers in Morocco was a plumber and another was a carpenter who enjoyed drinking alcohol before embracing radical Islam, friends and neighbours said.

Maren and Louisa, the Scandinavian hikers killed in Morocco

Stockholm - Scandinavian hikers Maren Ueland and Louisa Vesterager Jespersen were murdered by suspected jihadists in Morocco near a popular tourist spot in the Atlas mountains.

New Morocco arrests as bodies of slain hikers flown to Scandinavia

Marrakesh - Moroccan authorities have made nine new arrests over the brutal murder of two Scandinavian hikers by suspected jihadists in the kingdom's High Atlas Mountains, police said Friday.

Bodies of murdered Scandinavian hikers flown back from Morocco

Rabat - The bodies of two women from Denmark and Norway murdered by suspected jihadists while hiking in the High Atlas mountains in Morocco were flown back to Scandinavia on Friday.

Morocco says suspects in hikers murder pledged allegiance to IS

Rabat - Moroccan authorities said Thursday four suspects arrested following the murder of two young Scandinavian hikers in southern Morocco had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State (IS) Three of the four suspects were arrested on Thursday over the grisly ki...

Morocco arrests suspect after two Scandinavian tourists murdered

Agdal - Moroccan authorities on Tuesday arrested a suspect over the murder of two Scandinavian women in the High Atlas mountains, a popular trekking destination for tourists.

Morocco arrests suspect after murder of two Scandinavians: official

Rabat - Moroccan authorities on Tuesday arrested a suspect following the murder of two Scandinavian tourists in the High Atlas mountains, the interior ministry said.

EU to consider sanctions on Iran for failed attack plots

Apo - EU foreign ministers on Monday agreed to examine possible sanctions against Iran over two foiled attacks in Europe blamed on Iranian intelligence, as demands grow for tough action against Tehran.

Danske Bank whistleblower says he raised alarm four times

Copenhagen - A whistleblower who uncovered a massive alleged money laundering scheme at Danske Bank's Estonian branch told a Danish parliamentary commission Monday that he had notified his superiors four times about suspicious transactions but no action was ever ta...

Denmark recalls ambassador to Iran over foiled 'attack'

Copenhagen - Denmark on Tuesday recalled its ambassador to Iran after it accused Tehran of plotting a foiled "attack" against three Iranians living in the Scandinavian country."I have decided to recall Denmark's ambassador in Tehran for consultations...

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.
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