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Danish sub killer arrested after failed prison escape

Copenhagen - The Danish man sentenced to life in jail for the murder of journalist Kim Wall aboard his homemade submarine was arrested on Tuesday after a failed prison escape bid led to a standoff with police.

Danish sub killer arrested after failed prison escape

Copenhagen - The Danish man sentenced to life in jail for the murder of journalist Kim Wall aboard his homemade submarine was arrested on Tuesday after a failed prison escape bid led to a standoff with police.

'Cold Hawaii': Danish coast surfs on virus wave

Denmark - On Denmark's rugged western coast, far from paradise islands in the tropics, "Cold Hawaii" has become the place to be for surfers stranded by travel restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic.

How an illustrated Koran project led to fateful Mohammed cartoons

Copenhagen - Author Kare Bluitgen, the man behind the Danish Mohammed cartoons that set off a firestorm when they were published 15 years ago Wednesday, refuses to give in and is publishing a new illustrated Koran.

Riot in Sweden after anti-Muslim Danish leader banned

Stockholm - At least 10 people were arrested and several police officers injured during clashes in southern Sweden after an anti-Muslim Danish politician was blocked from attending a Koran-burning rally, police said Saturday.

Riot in Sweden after anti-Muslim Danish leader banned

Stockholm - At least 10 people were arrested, and several police officers injured, in violence which broke out in southern Sweden after an anti-Muslim Danish politician was blocked from attending a Koran-burning rally, police said Saturday.

Danish Prince Joachium stable after brain clot surgery

Copenhagen - Denmark's Prince Joachim, youngest son of Queen Margrethe II, is in a stable condition following surgery on a brain clot in France, the palace said Sunday."Prince Joachim's situation is still stable.

A year after diplomatic tussle over Greenland, Pompeo visits Denmark

Copenhagen - Rival interests in the Arctic topped the agenda when the US Secretary of State visited Denmark Wednesday, a year after the countries butted heads over President Donald Trump's offer to buy Greenland.

A year after diplomatic tussle over Greenland, Pompeo visits Denmark

Copenhagen - A year after the US and Denmark butted heads over President Donald Trump's offer to buy Greenland, his secretary of state is visiting the Nordic country on Wednesday, with Arctic issues at the top of the agenda.

Danish ice cream maker drops 'Eskimo' name

Copenhagen - A Danish ice cream maker said on Wednesday it would remove the name "Eskimo" from one of its products in case it offended Inuit and other Arctic people.

Denmark's German refugees remember forgotten WWII chapter

Copenhagen - Barbed wire and tunneling beneath it to go and pick flowers outside his refugee camp in Denmark are what Jorg Baden remembers most clearly 75 years on from World War II.

Denmark's Little Mermaid vandalised

Copenhagen - The Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagen, the city's most famous monument, was vandalised Friday but police and commentators were puzzled as to who might have done it and what their message really is.

Warning Europe, Pompeo hits China hard despite talks

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday warned Europeans they would abandon their values by embracing China, in a scathing denunciation of Beijing just two days after talks on trans-Pacific tensions.

Pompeo warns Europeans against 'rogue actor' China

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday warned Europeans they are abandoning democracy if they embrace China, in a scathing denunciation of Beijing two days after he held talks on trans-Pacific friction.

Denmark reopens borders for locked-out lovers

Copenhagen - More than two months after closing its borders, Denmark has loosened restrictions to let couples separated by coronavirus lockdowns finally see each other again -- even if the easing applies just to partners from a few nearby countries for now.

Denmark speeds up reopening as virus spread slows

Copenhagen - Museums and zoos began reopening in Denmark on Thursday, as the country decided to accelerate its exit from lockdown and health officials said the spread of the new coronavirus was slowing.

Open-air classes for Denmark's students

Copenhagen - With ancient gods and Danish on the lesson plan, Marie Kaas-Larsen taught her 10 fourth graders in a central Copenhagen park on Wednesday, braving the cold as part of new coronavirus protocols.

Open-air classes for Denmark's students

Copenhagen - With ancient gods and Danish on the lesson plan, Marie Kaas-Larsen taught her 10 fourth graders in a central Copenhagen park on Wednesday, braving the cold as part of new coronavirus protocols.

Isolated by virus, Faroe Islands offer virtual tours

Copenhagen - The Faroe Islands had planned to close to tourists for a weekend this April to protect its fragile ecosystem.

Danish schools begin reopening after month-long closure

Copenhagen - Denmark began reopening schools for younger children on Wednesday after a month-long closure to combat the novel coronavirus, becoming the first country in Europe to do so.

Danish schools begin reopening after month-long closure

Copenhagen - Denmark began reopening schools on Wednesday after a month-long closure over the novel coronavirus, becoming the first country in Europe to do so.

Despite coronavirus, Danes want to sing for Queen's birthday

Copenhagen - Denmark's queen has called off her birthday celebrations due to the spread of the new coronavirus, but some 120,000 Danes announced that they would sing to celebrate the sovereign's 80th.

Lego's colourful plastic bricks to go green

Billund - There may be a global revolt against plastic, but Danish toymaker Lego, famous for its multi-coloured plastic building bricks, remains a raging success, even if it, too, aims to go green.

Airline ad about imported Scandi traditions sparks turbulence

Copenhagen - A new commercial from airline SAS challenging the authenticity of Scandinavian traditions has provoked furore in the form of cyber attacks, a wave of social media anger and bomb threats against the ad agency behind it.

Danish newspaper's virus cartoon angers China

Copenhagen - A Danish newspaper refused to apologise to China on Tuesday over a satirical cartoon it ran about the deadly new virus that has killed dozens and infected thousands more.

Same-sex unions turn 30 in Denmark

Copenhagen - Thirty years after Denmark became the first country to allow same-sex couples to register in legal unions, the world has become more accepting. But in 1989, it was a trailblazing move.

Danish justice system rocked by flawed phone location evidence

Copenhagen - The use of mobile phone location data to solve crimes has come under scrutiny in Denmark after a glitch that has thrown thousands of cases into question and led to the release of more than 30 detainees.

In Greenland village, shorter winters cast doubts over dog sledding

Kulusuk - Tethered between pastel-coloured wooden houses in the Greenlandic village of Kulusuk and on hills nearby, the island's famous sled dogs wait through the summer for the ice to form so their hunting season can begin.

Appeal opens in case of Scandinavian hikers slain in Morocco

Tabriquet - The appeal opened Wednesday in the case of 24 men convicted over the beheadings of two young Scandinavian women on a hiking trip in Morocco's High Atlas mountains last December.

Convicts appeal in Morocco case of slain Scandinavian hikers

Tabriquet - An appeal opens Wednesday in the case of 24 men convicted over the beheadings of two young Scandinavian women on a hiking trip in Morocco's High Atlas mountains last December.
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