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Danish F-16s may have killed civilians in Iraq
The possible civilian deaths were discovered in a routine review, the military said. Photo: Claus Fisker/Scanpix

Danish F-16s may have killed civilians in Iraq

5 hours ago

The Danish Defence Command said "there is a risk" that a recent mission in northern Iraq "contributed to civilian deaths".

Elvis Presley heirs sue Danish Graceland
Die-hard Elvis fan Dennis Knudsen called the lawsuit "unfair". Photo: Graceland Randers

Elvis Presley heirs sue Danish Graceland

11 hours ago

The estate of American icon Elvis Presley is seeking 1.5 million kroner from the operator of Graceland Randers, but the "professional Elvis fan" told The Local that he's done everything by the book and refuses to be bullied.

How did Denmark's summer measure up?
How will you remember this summer? Photo: Thomas Rousing/Flickr

How did Denmark's summer measure up?

14 hours ago

Summer 2015 may have felt worse than most, but it was actually just par for the course.

'Significantly harder to get Danish citizenship'
Integration Minister Inger Støjberg: Danish citizenship should be earned and strived after. Photo: Claus Bech/Scanpix

'Significantly harder to get Danish citizenship'

19 hours ago

The government will attempt to make obtaining Danish citizenship more difficult with four specific changes to current policy, the integration minister has announced.

Game of Thrones to add another Danish actor
Pilou Asbæk played the PM's spin doctor, Kasper Juul, in Borgen. Photo: Mike Kollöffel, DR

Game of Thrones to add another Danish actor

1 day ago

UPDATED: HBO has confirmed that Pilou Asbaek will play the role of Euron Greyjoy when the sixth season of Games of Thrones hits screens next year.

Lego profits surge thanks to Asian growth
Lego's revenue rose by 18 percent. Photo: KAZUHIRO NOGI/Scanpix

Lego profits surge thanks to Asian growth

1 day ago

First-half numbers released by Lego on Wednesday showed that neither Barbie nor Transformers are any match for the classic Danish bricks.

Faroes eyes gay unions as govt loses election
Faroe Islanders handed the Social Democrats an election victory. Photo: Scanpix

Faroes eyes gay unions as govt loses election

1 day ago

The Faroe Islands could become the final Nordic territory to recognize same-sex unions after the centre-left opposition won a general election, results showed on Wednesday.

Ryanair flying high in CPH despite labour battle
Ryanair said it could have 60 Copenhagen routes by 2019. Photo: Ryanair

Ryanair flying high in CPH despite labour battle

1 day ago

Despite a high-profile fight with Dansh labour unions that led to two base closures, discount airline Ryanair is planning a massive expansion in Copenhagen.

'Now you can truly be global Danes'
Danes Worldwide's general secretary, Anne Marie Dalgaard. Photo: The Local

'Now you can truly be global Danes'

1 day ago

Around 300 guests celebrated Denmark’s acceptance of dual citizenship at a party in central Copenhagen on Tuesday night.

VIDEO: Danish astronaut launched into orbit
Mogensen's blast-off went as planned Wednesday morning. Photo: Asger Ladefoged/Scanpix

VIDEO: Danish astronaut launched into orbit

1 day ago

Andreas Mogensen's mission began smoothly Wednesday morning as he secured himself a space in Danish history books.

Features
The Danish Way
The lifelong effects of empathic thinking

The lifelong effects of empathic thinking

August 27, 2015

The Local's columnist Jessica Alexander, whose book 'The Danish Way of Parenting' focuses strongly on how Danes teach empathy, says we'd all be better off if we were more understanding and trusting of others.

My Danish Career
'Being a foreigner is actually a big advantage'
Mihaela Georgieva Mihova came to Denmark six years ago and now works for shipping company Torm. Photo: Submitted

'Being a foreigner is actually a big advantage'

August 25, 2015

In the newest edition of our ongoing My Danish Career series, The Local met Mihaela Georgieva Mihova, a 24-years-old Bulgarian who came to Denmark six years ago to study, kick off her career and even write a book.

The Local interview
VIDEO: Origins of Danish language revealed
Norwegian filmmakers Esikld Fors and Anders Øvergaard said they love Denmark and its "slurry" language. Photo: Submitted

VIDEO: Origins of Danish language revealed

August 24, 2015

The Local spoke with Norwegian filmmaker Eskild Fors, whose video poking fun at the Danish language has gone viral in Denmark, about the difference between the two Scandinavian countries.

The Local List
Ten first impressions of Denmark

Ten first impressions of Denmark

July 29, 2015

The Local's new intern Agustin Millan arrived in Denmark knowing next to nothing about the place. Here are some things about life in Denmark that made the biggest impression on the Spaniard during his first weeks in the country.

The Danish Way
Is 'the Danish way' the right way to parent?
Danes tend to emphasize empathy and social skills for children. Photo: Colourbox

Is 'the Danish way' the right way to parent?

July 28, 2015

Opinion columnist Jessica Alexander used to be sceptical of the Danish emphasis on playing and socializing but has come to realize that all cultures tend to view their own parenting approaches as best.

More News
Another Muslim cemetery vandalized in Denmark
Photo: Fyns Politi

Another Muslim cemetery vandalized in Denmark

1 day ago

Funen Police are investigating the destruction of up to 60 tombstones in a Muslim cemetery in Odense.

My Danish Career
'Denmark is like a little America'
Santiago Obama. Photo: Submitted

'Denmark is like a little America'

1 day ago

In the latest edition of My Danish Career, The Local met Santiago Obama, an entrepreneur raised in France who came to Denmark to 'make it' in the entertainment business.

Gay marriage in focus as Faroe Islands votes
The Faroe Islands are home to under 50,000 people. Photo: Linda Kastrup/Scanpix

Gay marriage in focus as Faroe Islands votes

2 days ago

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.

Danish minister patches up 'plastergate' with gift
Swedish pharmacy chain Apoteket said it would introduce a range of plasters for people with darker skin tones. Photo: Henrik Montgomery/TT

Danish minister patches up 'plastergate' with gift

2 days ago

A spat over the introduction of plasters for darker skin tones in Swedish pharmacies took an unusual turn when the Danish Foreign Minister offered his Swedish counterpart a box of band aids.

Denmark’s first astronaut prepares for blast-off
Andreas Mogensen: the first Dane in space. Photo: European Space Agency

Denmark’s first astronaut prepares for blast-off

2 days ago

Andreas Mogensen will make Danish history when he leaves Earth on Wednesday morning for a ten-day mission at the International Space Station. Follow the livestream here.

Danes pay world's highest Netflix price
Danes pay more than three times as much to watch House of Cards than Argentineans do. Photo: Netflix

Danes pay world's highest Netflix price

2 days ago

If you’re a Netflix customer in Denmark, you’re paying significantly more for the streaming service than subscribers in other countries.

'Syria fighter' loses Danish residence permit
An individual who travelled to Syria's war zone has lost the right to reside in Denmark. Photo: Abdalrhman Ismail/Scanpix

'Syria fighter' loses Danish residence permit

2 days ago

Danish authorities have rescinded the residence permit of a ‘foreign fighter’, the Danish Immigration Service has confirmed.

Denmark officially ushers in dual citizenship
As of Tuesday, it will be possible to get one of these without giving up your current citizenship. Photo: Colourbox

Denmark officially ushers in dual citizenship

3 days ago

After years of lobbying by expat groups within Denmark and the organization Danes Worldwide, dual citizenship will finally become a reality on Tuesday.

Muhammad cartoon editor gets Norway prize
Flemming Rose. Photo: Søren Bidstrup/Scanpix

Muhammad cartoon editor gets Norway prize

3 days ago

Jyllands-Posten editor Flemming Rose, who was behind the controversial 2005 publication of Prophet Muhammad cartoons, is being honoured by a Norwegian free speech group.

Danish parties take aim at trophy hunters

Danish parties take aim at trophy hunters

3 days ago

Political polar opposites the Danish People’s Party (DF) and the Red-Green Alliance (Enhedslisten) have found common ground over their opposition to the “reprehensible” and “outrageous” practice of canned hunting in South Africa.

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Migrant crisis
Truck death toll 71 including 4 children
Photo: Lindsey Hilsum/Twitter

Truck death toll 71 including 4 children

AUSTRIA

The death toll in Thursday's horrific migrant tragedy in Austria is now understood to be 71 people, including eight women and four children.

One million throng Zurich techno party
Photo: Verein Street Parade, Zurich

One million throng Zurich techno party

SWITZERLAND

Around one million people thronged the streets of a sun-drenched Zurich on Saturday to take part in the city's annual techno Street Parade, organizers said.

Kiel scientists: MH370 search in wrong place
The Malaysia Airlines plane which disappeared on March 8th 2014. Photo: Laurent ERRERA / Wikimedia Commons.

Kiel scientists: MH370 search in wrong place

GERMANY

German scientists have challenged conventional wisdom on the crash site of the MH370, the Malaysia Airlines plane missing since March 2014, suggesting the search is being conducted in the wrong place.

Travel chaos threat as September strikes called at Spanish airports
The strikes will take place across Spain on four days in September

Travel chaos threat as September strikes called at Spanish airports

SPAIN

Spanish airport workers have called a series of strikes for September threatening to cause significant delays for holidaymakers.

French farmers' protest
French farmers' tractor protest rolls into Paris
A convoy of tractors runs in a street of Paris on Thursday. Photo: AFP

French farmers' tractor protest rolls into Paris

FRANCE

UPDATED: Up to 1,700 tractors along with thousands of furious farmers descended on Paris on Thursday in a show of force to raise attention to their plight. Motorists have been told to stay off the roads.

Muslim mayor refuses to take in refugees
Mayor Arturo Cerulli converted to Islam 27 years ago. Photo: Arturo Cerulli

Muslim mayor refuses to take in refugees

ITALY

UPDATED: A Muslim mayor in the Tuscan seaside community of Monte Argentario has provoked a political outcry for refusing to accept any refugees.

Snowden may get freedom prize at border
The Storskog border station between Norway and Russia. Photo: Cornelius Poppe/NTB scanpix

Snowden may get freedom prize at border

NORWAY

The Norwegian academy which gave Edward Snowden a free speech prize is planning to hold a "symbolic ceremony" for the whistleblower at the country's far-northern border with Russia.

Swedish party in U-turn on Nato membership
Centre Party leader Annie Lööf. Photo: Maja Suslin/TT

Swedish party in U-turn on Nato membership

SWEDEN

Sweden's opposition is moving towards a unified front on Nato membership after Centre party bosses announced they would advocate joining the defence alliance on Tuesday.

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