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Migrants cling to trucks in bid to reach Sweden
Two HH Ferries meet in the water between Helsingør and Helsingborg. Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT

Growing numbers of asylum seekers are trying to get to Sweden from Denmark by clinging to trucks, a ferry company has warned.

No sweat! Sweden pays for armpit treatment in Denmark
File photo: Ana Fernandez

Thousands of Swedes with sweat problems who travel to Denmark for treatment will have all their healthcare costs covered after a new court ruling.

Violent Christiania police action caught on video
A video still from the Christiania documentary group Cadok shows a police officer throwing a man against a wall. Screenshot: Cadok

Police and bystanders offer differing accounts of the violent clash.

Denmark unable to process or issue visas
The Danish Immigration Service promised to post updates on its website. Photo: Colourbox

IT problems have completely shut down the visa application process and no fix is in sight.

Lego admits 'mistake' in Ai Weiwei bricks row
Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen admitted the Ai Weiwei mistake as he handed the company's reins to his son Thomas Kirk Kristiansen. Photo: Lego

The Danish toy giant has also announced a leadership shakeup.

To combat loneliness, Danes and expats share a meal
Danes and expats are invited to share a meal together. Photo: Kødbyens Mad og Marked

Danes and expats alike are invited to break their solitude and enjoy a nice meal together.

Denmark nears final decision on controversial fighter jets
An F-35 under testing by the Norwegian Ministry of Defence. Photo: Forsvarsdepartementet/Kaszynzki, Lockheed Martin/Flickr

UPDATED: Denmark appears ready to spend a potential 100 million kroner ($15 million) on up to 30 F-35 Joint Strike Fighters.

Brexit
Expats lose bid to scrap 15-year rule for EU referendum
Photo: D Smith/Flickr

Long term British expats face being locked out of Brexit referendum after high court ruling on Thursday.

Video
Trump: Obama 'humiliated' the US in Copenhagen
Trump has repeatedly claimed that Obama has damaged the US's reputation and that the businessman can "make American great again". Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP/Scanpix

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump used President Barack Obama’s 2009 trip to the Danish capital to criticize the administration's foreign policy.

Dane’s tycoon husband faces 12 years for Spanish ‘harem’
Shoja Shojai denies all charges. Screen shot from Telecinco

A British oil tycoon is to face trail over allegations that he kept young women, including his Danish wife, against their will at his lavish Costa del Sol mansion forcing them to have sex with him.

Features
The Danish Way
Hygge: The Danish art of being in the moment
The author says that the Danish concept of hygge can be thought of as 'we-fulness'. Photo: Scanpix

In our always-connected world, columnist Jessica Alexander reminds us to unplug every once in awhile and fully embrace the Danish concept of hygge.

The Local Guide
The complete guide to confirmation in Denmark
A trip to Tivoli to spend some of their gift money is a key part of confirmation for many Copenhagen area teens. Photo: Marie Hald/Scanpix

It's peak confirmation season in Denmark. The Local gives you a survival guide to get you through the festivities.

Photo gallery
Copenhagen blooming with spring colours
Spring time means blooming cherry trees throughout Copenhagen. Photo: Juan Franco

The Danish capital has almost fully cast off the winter doldrums so The Local went out to capture some signs of spring.

Photo gallery
Denmark celebrates its newest citizens
Sunday's 'Citizenship Day' celebration included plenty of flag-waving. Photo: Jens Astrup/Scanpix

Denmark honoured its newest citizens on Sunday at the annual ‘citizenship day’ at Christiansborg.

The Local List
The best Danish bands you've (maybe) never heard of
Iceage have a most enticing post-rock sound. Photo:Crustina/Flickr

With Lukas Graham taking the world by storm with the smash hit '7 Years', we shine a light on ten other promising Danish music acts.

More news
France honours 'villain' Mads Mikkelsen and star director
Best known for playing villains, Mads Mikkelsen stepped into the hero role on Wednesday. Photo: Frit/AmbassadedeFrance/DK

Two of Denmark's leading entertainers were given a top French civilian award.

Muslim ‘girls only’ swimming sessions ripple Danish waters
File photo: Scanpix DK

A Danish swimming club has seen a sharp increase in membership among Muslim girls after it introduced female-only, closed-doors sessions.

Danish Anonymous splits from parent group over 'greed'
File photo: Thomas Samson/Scanpix

UPDATED: A Danish branch of the Anonymous hacker collective has announced it is cutting ties with mother group AnonHQ.

The Local List
12 Copenhagen transport moments we've all had

Are you a relative newcomer to the capital who is a frequent train, bus or Metro traveller? See how many of these you recognize.

Man arrested for tonne of cannabis at asylum centre
The police had been searching for the man for more than a month before finding him at Center Sandholm. Photo: Miriam Nielsen

The 26-year-old is also accused of entering Denmark with false papers.

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From our other editions
Teen confesses to gang rape attack in Vienna
CHRISTIAN BRUNA/EPA

Teenager admits to being involved in an alleged gang rape attack on a student in a public toilet in Vienna.

Council-funded brothel touted for Zurich
File photo: Joshua Rindner

A Zurich politician files a motion to open a municipal brothel.

The Local List
Germany's most bizarre May 1st traditions
Locals from Ruhpolding, Bavaria ride a stolen Maibaum down the street. Photo: DPA.

May 1st brings out weird and wonderful traditions in Germany, from mountain-top witch parties to day-drinking and dancing. Something wicked this way comes...

Couple caught on camera having sex on metro platform
Screen grab: Krroks/YouTube

The hunt is on for a couple filmed getting a bit too frisky on a metro platform in Barcelona on Saturday night.

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