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Denmark to send special troops into Syria

Denmark to send special troops into Syria

Danish special troops currently stationed in Iraq have been given the green light to cross into Syria to combat Isis extremists.

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Gudrun Rógvadóttir: 'We're Nordic, and that's a huge advantage'

Gudrun Rógvadóttir: 'We're Nordic, and that's a huge advantage'

Ever heard of Faroese wool? Gudrun Rógvadóttir tells The Local about life on the Faroe Islands, tradition, and how a unique jumper epitomizes the Nordic-but-not nature of this isolated society.

 
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Denmark still worst country in the Nordics for cancer

Denmark still worst country in the Nordics for cancer

Denmark has significantly trailed its neighbours for at least 20 years.

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5 reasons UK expats should get healthcare help from home

5 reasons UK expats should get healthcare help from home

Navigating the health care system in another country can be tough, and even when it all works out, sometimes you just miss the comfort of the system back home. But there's a solution.

 
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Bad news for Danish 'Skam' fans: Norwegian show blocked abroad

Bad news for Danish 'Skam' fans: Norwegian show blocked abroad

It looks like Denmark-based viewers of the Norwegian TV series 'Skam' won't be able to see the fourth season of the wildly popular show.

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New film chronicles Norwegian effort to give Finland a mountain

New film chronicles Norwegian effort to give Finland a mountain

Although the Norwegian government has resisted public pressure to offer a mountain summit to neighbouring Finland as part of its independence centenary celebrations, the idea is far from dead.

 

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Becoming an expat: where to start

Becoming an expat: where to start

Making the decision to move abroad isn’t something to be taken lightly. There’s plenty of boxes to be ticked, forms to be filled out, and general planning to be done. But where do you actually start?

 
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Polar bear to switch Danish zoos after ‘divorce’

Polar bear to switch Danish zoos after ‘divorce’

Poor Ivan the polar bear. His female partner Noel had lost all interest in him, leading to lonely and sad times at the Copenhagen Zoo.

In pictures: Twelve stunning Scandinavian swimming pools

In pictures: Twelve stunning Scandinavian swimming pools

If you're going to own a swimming pool in a Nordic nation, you may as well do it with style. Houzz.se editor in chief Sara Norrman takes a look at some of Scandinavia’s most striking pools.

Denmark looks to block access to online ‘terror propaganda’

Denmark looks to block access to online ‘terror propaganda’

The Danish Justice Ministry on Thursday released a plan that it said would prohibit radicalization but which could lead to free speech concerns.

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See Denmark’s queen take her annual gold carriage ride through Copenhagen

See Denmark’s queen take her annual gold carriage ride through Copenhagen

Queen Margrethe II took to the streets in style on Wednesday, riding in a gold-plated horse-drawn carriage through Copenhagen.

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