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Alps plane crash
Scandinavian airlines change cockpit rules
A SAS plane coming in for landing at Copenhagen airport. Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT

Scandinavian airlines change cockpit rules

UPDATED: Norwegian and SAS airlines have announced that they will require two staff in each plane's cockpit at all times following the Germanwings crash this week. READ  

Denmark issues 11,000 invalid passports

Denmark issues 11,000 invalid passports

If you or your family members have been issued a Danish passport since February, it may include a vital mistake that makes it invalid for international travel. READ  

Copenhagen airport cab fares second priciest
Only in Geneva do taxi rides cost more. Photo: Colourbox

Copenhagen airport cab fares second priciest

Taxi transfers from downtown Copenhagen to the airport are the second most expensive in Europe, according to research released on Friday from a UK-based travel money specialist. READ  

Number of EU students on state support way up

Number of EU students on state support way up

The number of European citizens receiving the Danish student stipend known as SU has increased sevenfold since a EU court ruled in 2013 that foreign students have the right to benefit from the system. READ  

Christiania case
15 more found guilty as Christiania trials roll on
Photo: Peter Mulvany, News Øresund/Flickr

15 more found guilty as Christiania trials roll on

After Thursday's verdict, over 60 individuals have been sentenced to more than 160 years in prison for selling cannabis in Pusher Street. READ  

Danish police arrest two over plot against minister
Defence Minister Nicolai Wammen. Photo: Jens Astrup/Scanpix

Danish police arrest two over plot against minister

Plans to do Defence Minister Nicolai Wammen harm led police to arrest and charge two men. READ  

Copenhagen shootings
Gunman's alleged aiders to remain in custody
Flowers outside of the Krudttønden cultural centre where one of two shootings happened last month. Photo: Claus Bech/Scanpix

Gunman's alleged aiders to remain in custody

In a closed-door hearing, authorities decided to keep five men charged with helping Copenhagen gunman Omar El-Hussein locked up for another four weeks. READ  

Disgusting Danes? Basic hygiene lacking: studies
Photo: Colourbox

Disgusting Danes? Basic hygiene lacking: studies

The number of people in Denmark who forget to wash their hands after using the toilet and brush their teeth at night are surprisingly high, but a successful hospital experiment shows that improvement is possible. READ  

IN PICTURES: Hollywood comes to Copenhagen
Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne filming in Nyhavn on Wednesday. Photo: Nikolai Linares/Scanpix

IN PICTURES: Hollywood comes to Copenhagen

Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne and his costars in The Danish Girl are filming in Copenhagen. See photos of the actors in Nyhavn here. READ  

Roskilde Festival 2015
Hip-hop stars highlight Roskilde lineup release
With the full poster out, it's now time to get the flags ready and count down the days. Photo: Christian Hjorth/Roskilde Festival

Hip-hop stars highlight Roskilde lineup release

All 166 acts for the 2015 Roskilde Festival were announced Thursday morning, completing a line-up that should particularly please fans of American hip-hop. READ  

Features
Indian expat takes 'time travel' through Aarhus
In Time Travel Aarhus, Ripudaman Singh blends the city's past and present. Photo: Submitted

Indian expat takes 'time travel' through Aarhus

Ripudaman Singh combined his twin passions for photography and Aarhus into an exhibition that brings the city's past alive. READ  

The Local List
Ten ways Copenhagen beats Stockholm
A bird's eye view of the true capital of Scandinavia. Photo: Colourbox

Ten ways Copenhagen beats Stockholm

Stockholm often claims to lead the way when it comes to all things tech, culture and equality, but here at The Local Denmark, we're convinced Copenhagen trumps the Swedish city as the true capital of Scandinavia. READ  

Working in Denmark
Working in Denmark: Unions and A-kasse
As if settling into a new job wasn't enough, you'll also need to figure out whether you want to join a union and/or an A-kasse. Photo: Colourbox

Working in Denmark: Unions and A-kasse

Human resources expert Nancy Rasmussen gives an introduction to picking the union that is right for you and how to protect your finances through private unemployment insurance. READ  

Opinion
'The Danish way' trumps the American dream
The author argues that Americans would be better off if they ditched their dreams of a big house and SUV and instead adopted 'the Danish way'. Photo: Kasper Thye/Copenhagen Media Center

'The Danish way' trumps the American dream

The American author of a new book about Danish parenting writes that the Danes' focus on empathy makes them much happier than Americans who pursue material goods. READ  

Copenhagen shootings
Danish free speech fight continues after attacks
Many prominent Danish voices have remained defiant in the wake of the Copenhagen shootings. Photo: Søren Bidstrup/Scanpix

Danish free speech fight continues after attacks

Prominent Danish free speech advocates like Flemming Rose remain defiant in the aftermath of the Copenhagen attacks, but an opinion poll reveals that Danes' support for publishing potentially offensive material has decreased. READ  

More News
Denmark sees Ukrainian asylum seeker boom
A Ukranian refugee sits with children in a center for refugees in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk. Photo: SERGEI SUPINSKY/Scanpix

Denmark sees Ukrainian asylum seeker boom

Denmark saw a huge spike in Ukrainians applying for asylum in 2014, according to data released by Eurostat last week and analyzed by The Local. READ  

Danish filmmaker tackles citizenship dilemma
Kim Aronson has lived in the US since 1999 and says Danes in Denmark should take a lesson from Americans about welcoming immigrants. Photo: Submitted

Danish filmmaker tackles citizenship dilemma

A Dane living in the US is making a film about the "soul-searching" decision that expats have to make in light of Denmark recognizing dual citizenship. READ  

Copenhagen shootings
Hiding ‘indefinite’ for shooting target Vilks
Vilks was back in Copenhagen earlier this month. Photo: David Leth Williams/Scanpix

Hiding ‘indefinite’ for shooting target Vilks

Swedish artist Lars Vilks, who is believed to be the intended target of one of the Copenhagen shootings, says police have told him he can never return to his home in southern Sweden. READ  

Denmark among top 10 for e-business: UN
Denmark ranks seventh in terms of top 10 countries for doing e-business, according to the UN. Photo: Colourbox

Denmark among top 10 for e-business: UN

Denmark is a top ten nation for e-business, a UN report released on Tuesday said. READ  

Christiania case
12 more men jailed in massive Christiania case

12 more men jailed in massive Christiania case

The prison sentences keep piling up after the fourth of six Christiania case verdicts fell on Wednesday. READ  

Denmark lost billions on Goldman Sachs deal
Dong was sold to Goldman Sachs just before landing a massive deal. Photo: Henning Bagger/Scanpix

Denmark lost billions on Goldman Sachs deal

The partial sale of Dong Energy to Goldman Sachs did not include a massive deal that both parties knew was imminent, shortchanging the company's value by as much as 20 billion kroner. READ  

Consumer confidence at nine-year high
Consumer confidence is twice as high as it was just three months ago. Photo: Kasper Thye/Copenhagen Media Center

Consumer confidence at nine-year high

There was a double dose of good news for the Danish economy this week, as new reports revealed that consumer confidence levels are at their highest point since 2006 and youth unemployment is dropping faster in Denmark than anywhere else in Europe. READ  

Alps plane crash
At least one Dane among Alps crash victims
A helicopter participates in rescue efforts on Tuesday in the southeastern French town of Seyne after a Germanwings A320 crashed, killing all 150 people on board. The jet had taken off from Barcelona

At least one Dane among Alps crash victims

At least one Danish citizen was among the 150 passengers on board an airbus A320 that crashed in the French Alps on Tuesday. READ  

Russian fighter jets spotted near Denmark
A Russian TU-22M. Photo: Alex Beltyukov/WikiCommons

Russian fighter jets spotted near Denmark

Swedish military identified and followed four Russian fighter planes near the Danish island of Bornholm on Tuesday morning. READ  

Christiania case
Another 13 jailed for drug sales in Christiania
A file photo shows an unrelated police bust in Christiania in January 2013. Photo: Jens Nørgaard Larsen/Scanpix

Another 13 jailed for drug sales in Christiania

The total number of people sentenced in the Christiania cannabis case hit 36 on Tuesday with more expected to come later this week. READ  

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From our other editions:
Mysterious snow art baffles ski patrol
Photo: Sonnenkopf webcam

Mysterious snow art baffles ski patrol

Skiers got more than they bargained for early Friday morning on the slopes of Sonnenkopf ski-field in the Austrian state of Vorarlberg, when they were confronted with giant graffiti in the snow. READ  

Six steps to getting along better with the Swiss

Six steps to getting along better with the Swiss

If you value the same things the Swiss do, you have a better chance of building positive relationships with them, says Zurich-based communications trainer Shane Norton. But what if you don’t? Norton’s advice is to learn to — and if that fails, at least show some willingness to appreciate them. Here are his top tips on how to do that. READ  

Liveblog
Germanwings plane crashes in French Alps
French emergency services and military helicopters near the crash site in the French Alps. Photo: DPA

Germanwings plane crashes in French Alps

A Germanwings plane with 150 people on board has crashed in the French Alps. READ  

Alps plane crash
No-show passenger: 'It's a second chance at life'
Photo: AFP

No-show passenger: 'It's a second chance at life'

Claudia Vásquez was meant to be on board doomed Germanwings flight 4U9525 but a twist of fate meant that she is alive today. READ  

Alps Plane Crash
As it happened: Plane crashes in French Alps
Emergency services are on the scene. Photo: AFP

As it happened: Plane crashes in French Alps

AS IT HAPPENED: An airbus A320 carrying 150 people has crashed in the southern French Alps. French President François Hollande has said there are no survivors from the crash. READ  

Swedish model 'raped and kidnapped' by Italian
A 42-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly kidnapping, raping and beating a Swedish model. Italian police photo: Shutterstock

Swedish model 'raped and kidnapped' by Italian

UPDATED: A 22-year-old Swedish model has been hospitalized after allegedly being kidnapped, raped and beaten over a six month period by an Italian man in a town near Milan. READ  

Pilots wow passengers with eclipse detours
Icelandair's flight ICE 342 loops for its customers' delight. Photo: Flightradar24

Pilots wow passengers with eclipse detours

At least three pilots in Norway decided to take extra, unscheduled detours on Friday to give their passengers extended breathtaking views of the day's solar eclipse. READ  

Russian jets spotted off Sweden's east coast
An SU-27 fighter jet. Photo: TT

Russian jets spotted off Sweden's east coast

UPDATED: Swedish military identified and followed four Russian fighter plane near Gotland and Bornholm, off the country's east coast on Tuesday morning. READ  

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