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Russian, Danish, Kazakh astronauts blast off for ISS

Baikonur - A Soyuz spacecraft with three astronauts on board, including the first Dane to fly into space, blasted off towards the International Space Station on Wednesday.

Gay marriage in focus as Faroe Islands votes

Copenhage - Faroe Islanders headed to the polls on Tuesday to elect a new parliament following a one-month campaign dominated by gay marriage and whether to raise taxes on fishing firms.

'Millennium' author backs Danish newspaper boycott

Stockholm - The Swedish author of the highly-anticipated sequel to the Millennium crime trilogy said Tuesday he supported a Danish newspaper boycott of him over his publisher's refusal to let literary critics read the book in advance.

Denmark to hold referendum on Europol in December

Copenhage - Denmark will hold a referendum December 3 on whether to keep its opt-out to the EU's justice and home affairs rules, it said Friday.

Suspect held after arson attack on Copenhagen mosque

Stockholm - Danish police said Sunday they had arrested a man on suspicion of torching a mosque in Copenhagen earlier in the day. "At 11:31 am (0931 GMT), the police were informed that a man had started a fire by throwing a flammable liquid ...

Five anti-whaling activists barred from Denmark's Faroe islands

Stockholm - Five activists from the militant Sea Shepherd conservation group have been ordered to leave the Faroe Islands after they tried to disrupt a traditional whale hunt in the autonomous Danish province, police said Saturday.

Danish nurse charged with fourth patient murder

Copenhage - A 30-year-old nurse in Denmark was charged with a fourth count of murder on Tuesday following a series of suspicious patient deaths on her ward, a court heard on Tuesday.

Denmark has banned kosher and halal slaughter

On Monday, a sweeping ban on religious slaughter of animals was enacted in Denmark. The move has led to backlash from Muslim and Jewish community representatives.

Nazi hunter reports Danish man to police over war crimes

Copenhage - A top Nazi hunter on Tuesday filed a police complaint against a 90-year-old Danish man for allegedly working as a guard in a Belarus concentration camp during World War II."Unfortunately the justice ministry chose not to deal with this ...

Denmark's new centre-right government takes power

Copenhage - Lars Lokke Rasmussen was inaugurated as Denmark's new prime minister Sunday, at the head of a minority government made up solely of ministers from his centre-right Venstre party.

Danish centre-right party to go it alone in minority govt

Copenhage - The leader of Denmark's centre-right Venstre party said Friday he would form a minority government with ministers drawn solely from his own camp after unsuccessful negotiations with the anti-immigration Danish People's Party (DPP).

Denmark's premier-elect in 'difficult' talks with far-right

Copenhage - Denmark's Lars Lokke Rasmussen, tasked with forming the country's next coalition government, said Wednesday that talks with the anti-immigration Danish People's Party (DPP) were "difficult".

Denmark's Rasmussen to form minority govt

Copenhage - Lars Lokke Rasmussen of the centre-right Venstre party said Sunday he would form a minority government after a vote that brought the Danish right to power.

Denmark's Rasmussen takes power after right-wing surge

Copenhage - Danish opposition leader Lars Lokke Rasmussen's right-wing bloc emerged victorious in the country's general election but his Venstre party suffered a crushing blow, losing a quarter of its seats in parliament.

Record gains for anti-immigrant party in Danish vote

Copenhage - The anti-immigration Danish People's Party (DPP) became Denmark's second largest party in Thursday's general election and the biggest in the right-wing bloc, which ousted a centre-left government.

Danish anti-immigrant party mulls role in new government

Copenhage - The anti-immigration Danish People's Party (DPP) on Friday weighed up whether to join Denmark's next government after posting a record election score that made it the largest member of the right-wing bloc.

Danish PM Thorning-Schmidt concedes election defeat

Copenhage - Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt conceded defeat in Thursday's general election and resigned as Social Democratic party leader after a record score for an anti-immigration party lifted the opposition right-wing bloc to victory.

Danish far-right second largest party in general election

Copenhage - Denmark's anti-immigration Danish People's Party (DPP) became the second largest party in Thursday's general election as the centre-left government was ousted by the right-wing bloc.

Danish PM seeks second term in closely fought race

Copenhage - Danes voted Thursday in an election that was too close to call, after an intense three-week campaign focused on immigration and the economy."I'm asking people to vote for certainty and they know what they get with me.

Danish historian to take KGB claims to European court

Copenhage - A Danish historian fined for claiming a journalist was a KGB agent at the height of the Cold War will take the case to the European Court of Human Rights, his lawyer said Tuesday.

Denmark election: Rasmussen banks on experience to win back voters

Copenhage - Denmark's opposition leader may be more experienced than his opponent Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, but expenses scandals and an improving economy have damaged his prospects in Thursday's hard-fought general election.

Danish general election goes down to the wire

Copenhage - Denmark's centre-left government and right-wing opposition are neck-and-neck in the polls ahead of Thursday's general election, with Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt staging a major comeback thanks to a resurgent economy.

Economy, welfare take centre stage in Danish election

Copenhage - Denmark's economy and cradle-to-grave welfare system have taken centre stage in the run up to Thursday's election, with a looming skills shortage fuelling a debate on the scope of unemployment benefits.

Danish PM's bloc narrows gap with opposition in poll

Copenhage - Denmark's general election on June 18 looks set to be closely fought after the coalition government and its political allies on Monday led an opinion poll for the first time in months.Another survey showed the opposition maintaining a narrow lead.

Denmark to hold general election on June 18

Copenhage - Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt on Wednesday called a general election for June 18, as opinion polls show her centre-left coalition trailing an opposition bloc bolstered by the success of the far-right.

Danish radio station kills baby rabbit with bicycle pump

Copenhage - A Danish radio station killed a baby rabbit with a bicycle pump live on air, prompting a storm of criticism Tuesday despite claims it had simply wanted to highlight cruelty in farming.

Iran releases seized Maersk cargo ship

Tehran - Iran has released the Maersk Tigris cargo vessel seized by its patrol boats in the Strait of Hormuz last week over a business dispute, Iranian authorities said Thursday.

Danish intelligence chief steps down after criticism

Copenhage - The head of Denmark's intelligence agency on Wednesday stepped down as an investigation criticised parts of the police response to February's deadly twin attacks in Copenhagen.

Danish editor slams US 'political correctness' on cartoons

Copenhage - The Danish editor who commissioned the Mohammed cartoons that triggered deadly protests a decade ago said Monday the failed attack on a Texas cartoon exhibition won't change how "politically correct" Americans feel about the drawings.

Maersk urges Iran to release crew held over cargo spat

Copenhage - Danish shipping group A.P. Moeller-Maersk on Thursday urged Iran to release the crew of a chartered cargo vessel seized by Iran over a 10-year cargo dispute with an Iranian company.
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