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Denmark's female-led mosque takes on 'patriarchy'
The new mosque has opened but is still searching for eight additional female imams. Photo: Iris/Scanpix

Denmark's female-led mosque takes on 'patriarchy'
16 hours ago

The opening of Scandinavia's first female-led mosque has opened its doors.

These Danes just set a world record for the longest hug
Winning couple Monica and Lars Schmidt hugged for over 40 hours. Photo: Red Carpet Photos

These Danes just set a world record for the longest hug
1 day ago

A loving Danish couple went to great lengths to win a 10,000 kroner Valentine's Day contest.

Copenhagen sets date for car-free day
For one day, bikes and pedestrians won't have to share the streets with cars. Photo: Boegh/Flickr

Copenhagen sets date for car-free day
1 day ago

The date has been set for what officials promise will be a "very special" day in the Danish capital.

Denmark promises US to go ‘hard’ after Isis
US Secretary of Defence Ash Carter (L) shakes hands with Danish Defence Minister Peter Christensen before a bilateral meeting at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Thursday. Photo: AFP/POOL/ Virginia Ma

Denmark promises US to go ‘hard’ after Isis
1 day ago

The Danish defence minister has vowed that the nation's military would go wherever it "can best contribute", even if that means Syria.

Dejlige Days Welcome
How to manage the expectations of expat life
Life in a new country isn't always filled with sunshine. Photo: Colourbox

How to manage the expectations of expat life
1 day ago

Relocation expert Melanie Haynes gives readers tips on how to deal with the two areas that give new arrivals the biggest headaches.

Scandinavia’s first women-only mosque opens in CPH
The imam at the new mosque will help Muslim women achieve equal rights. Photo: Iris/Scanpix

Scandinavia’s first women-only mosque opens in CPH
1 day ago

The first mosque ran by and for women opens in Copenhagen this week to criticism from established Muslim groups.

Telenor sees slowdown in 2016 as profits plunge
Telenor chief executive Sigve Brekke presented the company's 2015 results in Oslo on Wednesday. Photo: Vidar Ruud / NTB scanpix

Telenor sees slowdown in 2016 as profits plunge
2 days ago

Major losses in Denmark drag Norwegian telecoms operator down.

Denmark separates underage spouses in asylum centres
The minister said that it is "completely unacceptable" to have underage asylum seekers living as married couples. Photo: Bax Lindhardt/Scanpix

Denmark separates underage spouses in asylum centres
2 days ago

Integration minister calls for an immediate end to the "completely unacceptable" situation of underage girls living with adult men.

The Local List
Six tips for surviving the Danish dating scene
The Dane is a beautiful yet mysterious creature. Photo: Sigfrid Lundberg/Flickr

Six tips for surviving the Danish dating scene
2 days ago

Ahead of Valentine's Day, we've put together some tips for dating Danish women through extensive trial and error. OK, mainly error.

PM: Refugees in Denmark should work 'from day one'
The PM and others say that refugees from work even before they've learned Danish. Photo: Sophia Juliane Lydolph/Scanpix

PM: Refugees in Denmark should work 'from day one'
2 days ago

Refugees must find work and be given jobs faster, says Danish PM Lars Løkke Rasmussen.

Features
Here’s how Denmark’s famed ‘jewellery law’ works
The government's new 'jewellery law' takes effect on Friday. Photo: Claus Fisker/Scanpix

Here’s how Denmark’s famed ‘jewellery law’ works
February 05, 2016

UPDATED: Beginning Friday, Danish police now have the authority to take cash and valuables from refugees – here’s how it will work in practice.

Before Denmark, 'we had a better life in Syria'
Mohamad Fattal, Dima Kurbash and their two children in their suburban Aarhus home. Photo: Michael Barrett

Before Denmark, 'we had a better life in Syria'
January 28, 2016

In the first part of our two-part portrait of a Syrian family in Denmark, The Local speaks with Mohamad Fattal and Dima Kurbash about their journey from Damascus to Aarhus.

Here's what Denmark's new immigration bill means for you
The bill will not only impact arriving refugees, but also permanent residence applicants. Photo: Sara Gangsted/Scanpix

Here's what Denmark's new immigration bill means for you
January 26, 2016

The plan to seize refugees' valuables has gotten most of the attention, but that is just one part of the bill approved by parliament on Tuesday.

Opinion
Why Denmark cares more than you think
There is plenty to appreciate in Denmark - and not just the windmills. Photo: runtnikqueen/Flickr

Why Denmark cares more than you think
January 21, 2016

Denmark has been on the end of some bad press recently, due in no small part to the loud voices of aggressive politicians and concerned citizens. But The Local's Michael Barrett argues that if you take a closer look – it’s not as bad as you think, even if you’re not a Dane.

Dejlige Days Welcome
How to take on the Danish winter like a true Viking
You might be tempted to hop on the bus, but stick with the bike – you'll probably get where you're going faster. Photo: Colourbox

How to take on the Danish winter like a true Viking
January 19, 2016

Relocation expert Melanie Haynes offers some tips for newcomers and long-time residents alike to get through the dark and cold Danish winter.

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Hangover for Carlsberg after 'transition' year
A bartender holds a glass of Carlsberg beer in a bar in St. Petersburg, Russia. Photo: Alexander Demianchuk/Scanpix

Hangover for Carlsberg after 'transition' year
2 days ago

Carlsberg said on Wednesday it plunged into the red in 2015 because of large restructuring provisions and declining sales in Europe amid a shrinking Russian beer market.

700-year-old Danish 'Civil War' coins uncovered
The instability of the era is said to be reflected in the poor quality minting and low silver content of the coins. Photo: Viborg Museum

700-year-old Danish 'Civil War' coins uncovered
3 days ago

A hoard of 700 year-old coins has been found by a group of metal detector enthusiasts in Jutland.

Copenhagen terror – one year later
Danes 'more suspicious' one year after attack
The one-year anniversary of the Copenhagen attacks will be marked on Sunday. Photo: Liselotte Sabroe/Scanpix

Danes 'more suspicious' one year after attack
3 days ago

One year after the terror attacks in Copenhagen, a majority of Danes say that they are more wary of suspicious people and objects while several experts say that the state went overboard in its reaction to the twin shootings.

Border checks
Danish sailors to be eyed by Swedish coast guard
The Swedish coast guard in action this week. Photo: Emil Langvad/TT

Danish sailors to be eyed by Swedish coast guard
3 days ago

When locals start sailing for pleasure in the spring, officials say it will become more difficult to patrol waters between Denmark and Sweden

The Local Guide
How to vote as an American expat in Denmark
Even if you won't be anywhere near this ballot box in Dixville Notch, New Hampshire – or anywhere else in the US – you can still take help decide the next US president. Photo: Mike Segar/Scanpix

How to vote as an American expat in Denmark
3 days ago

As The US presidential voting season is well underway with the first primary elections in New Hampshire, The Local looks at how American citizens can cast their ballots from outside the US.

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Asylum seekers given priority for hospital visits
Refugees arriving at Vienna's Westbahnhof station. File photo: Caritas

Asylum seekers given priority for hospital visits
AUSTRIA

An admission by Austrian health officials that asylum seekers are given priority for hospital visits has been greeted by angry reaction.

Prison guard and Syrian escapee 'likely off to Syria'
Prison guard Angelica Magdici posing with the suspected getaway car. Photo: Zurich cantonal police

Prison guard and Syrian escapee 'likely off to Syria'
SWITZERLAND

A female Zurich prison guard and the Syrian inmate she helped escape from his cell have probably fled to Syria, according to the guard’s husband.

As it happened: Bavaria train crash
An aerial shot shows the extent of the devastation at the crash site, where two trains ran into one another head-on on a single-track rail line just outside Bad Aibling. Photo: DPA

As it happened: Bavaria train crash
GERMANY

Two trains collided early on Tuesday morning in southern Germany, derailing carriages and killing nine passengers and injuring around 80 others.

Valentine's Day
Ten golden rules for snagging a Spanish man
Sally Fazakerley on navigating the perilous path to true love

Ten golden rules for snagging a Spanish man
SPAIN

Looking for your very own Don Juan? Then this is what you need to know.

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