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A vegetarian's guide to surviving in Denmark

A vegetarian's guide to surviving in Denmark

It's not always easy to be a vegetarian in a country with a hot dog stand seemingly on every corner, but The Local's contributor Sparsh Sharma spoke with a few fellow vegetarians in the Aarhus area to come up with this mini guide. READ  

Denmark drops its first bombs on Isis targets
Danish fighter jets have participated in 11 "offensive operations". Photo: Forsvarskommandoen

Denmark drops its first bombs on Isis targets

Danish F-16 jets have dropped their first bombs on Isis targets, military officials said on Monday. READ  

Copenhagen is world's greenest city: study
Copenhagen scored a perfect 100 in the city perception category. Photo: Moyan Brenn/Flickr

Copenhagen is world's greenest city: study

Copenhagen is viewed as the greenest city in the world, according to the newest edition of the Global Green Economy Index (GGEI). READ  

Danish clothing costs the environment billions
T-shirt available from Egotailer. Photo: Egotailer

Danish clothing costs the environment billions

Each simple cotton T-shirt costs the environment nearly 22 kroner and Danes' annual clothing use has an environmental cost of three billion kroner, leading the Environment Ministry to plea for less wasteful habits among Danish consumers. READ  

Dozens of Danish flights hit by Lufthansa strike
The Lufthansa strike may create headaches for Denmark-based travellers. Photo: Kai Pfaffenbach/Scanpix

Dozens of Danish flights hit by Lufthansa strike

A strike by Lufthansa pilots will affect 27 flights in and out of Denmark, but Danish travellers may have other options for getting to German cities. READ  

Turkey confirms release of Islam critic's assailant
Lars Hedegaard said Turkey is avoiding both international law and common decency. Photo: Jens Nørgaard Larsen/Scanpix

Turkey confirms release of Islam critic's assailant

Turkish officials told a Danish delegation that the 27-year-old man accused of trying to execute Lars Hedegaard has been released from prison, but both the Hedegaard and the justice minister are demanding more answers. READ  

Suspicious Russian ship was headed for Denmark
A Swedish military patrol vessel monitors the area around the Stockholm archipelago in Sweden on October 18th. Sweden's military said on Friday it was searching an area of the sea around the Stockhol

Suspicious Russian ship was headed for Denmark

As Swedish intelligence officers continue their search for a foreign vessel reported outside of Stockholm, a Russian-owned tanker has been circling in international waters for days despite having Denmark as its listed destination. READ  

Hundreds of graves collapse after heavy rain
Heavy rainfall has caused flooding and damage in northern Jutland. Here, the ground has collapsed between Hjørring and Frederikshavn. Photo: Henning Bagger/Scanpix

Hundreds of graves collapse after heavy rain

The heavy rainfall that has pummeled the northern part of Denmark over the past several days has not only washed away roads, it has also wreaked havoc on area cemeteries. READ  

Virtual Wayfarer
Where to eat on the cheap in Copenhagen
If you weren't hungry before you started reading this, you will be by the end. Photo: Alex Berger

Where to eat on the cheap in Copenhagen

In a previous instalment, Alex Berger aka the Virtual Wayfarer gave an introduction on finding budget-friendly food in the Danish capital. He's back now with a list of the best places to fill your stomach with good food without emptying your wallet. READ  

 Danish immigrant party challenges populist right
"We stand here more than 40 years after our parents arrived, still discussing whether this is where we belong." Photo: Linda Kastrup/Scanpix

Danish immigrant party challenges populist right

The National Party is fronted by three brothers of Pakistani heritage who want to challenge the right-wing's seeming lock on "Danish values". READ  

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Wardrobe essentials for autumn in Denmark
Do your Danish autumn in style with these picks from Scandinavia Standard. Photos: Samsøe & Samsøe, Everie, Besos Scarves

Wardrobe essentials for autumn in Denmark

In case the rain, dropping temperatures and changing colours didn't make it obvious for you, autumn has arrived in Denmark in full force. To help you navigate the Danish autumn season in style, our friends at Scandinavia Standard have put together the ultimate wardrobe guide. READ  

Ask Kay: I'm Muslim, will Denmark accept me?
Illustration: Kay Xander Mellish

Ask Kay: I'm Muslim, will Denmark accept me?

Got a question about moving to Denmark or life in Denmark? Ask Kay, an expat who has lived here for more than a decade. In this instalment: Kay counsels a Muslim man who is considering furthering his career in Denmark. READ  

The Local List
10 things other countries warn about Denmark
Before hopping on that tourist boat, heed these warnings! Photo: Colourbox

10 things other countries warn about Denmark

Denmark is known as a safe and happy place, but that doesn’t mean foreign governments don’t have some words of advice for the millions of tourists who visit each year. The Local takes a look at 10 things other countries warn their citizens before making the trip. READ  

Booth's view
As parliament restarts, where's the leadership?
Neither PM Helle Thorning-Schmidt nor FM Martin Lidegaard are overly impressive, our columnist opines. Thomas Lekfeldt/Scanpix

As parliament restarts, where's the leadership?

A new political season begins on Tuesday but the ideas needed to push Denmark into the future aren't likely to be found in Christiansborg, columnist Michael Booth says. READ  

The seller of 'Sweden's most dangerous art'
Selling Dan Park's banned artwork is hardly Lars Hedegaard's firt forray into the free speech debate. Photo: Bax Lindhardt/Scanpix

The seller of 'Sweden's most dangerous art'

"I don’t want to live next to a country where people are put in jail for drawing pictures," noted free speech advocate and outspoken Islam critic Lars Hedegaard tells The Local. READ  

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Where's the best place to live in Denmark?
The Central Denmark Region came out with the best average score. Photo: Poul-Werner Dam/Flickr

Where's the best place to live in Denmark?

Want to know which Danish region has the best and worst healthcare? Or the highest and lowest incomes? And what about housing quality? Read on to discover the best (and worst) that Denmark’s regions have to offer. READ  

Dane's wife has to leave country over dentist bill
The money Troels Jeppesen (not pictured) received for to pay a dentist bill provided sufficient grounds for the rejection of his wife's family reunification application. Photo: Colourbox

Dane's wife has to leave country over dentist bill

A Danish man's Chinese wife has her family reunification bill rejected because he accepted 3,471 kroner to help pay for a dentist bill. READ  

Finland says no to Arla's 'Putin cheese'
The Russian president after taking a whiff of 'Putin cheese' (just kidding, Vladimir, lighten up). Photo: Marko Djurica/Scanpix

Finland says no to Arla's 'Putin cheese'

Finnish food authorities have rejected the Danish dairy's plans to unload surplus cheese produced for Russia onto the Finnish market. READ  

Gallery vandalised ahead of Dan Park display
Police currently don't have any leads but say they are aware that the vandalism could be related to the Dan Park exhibition: Photo: Thomas Lekfeldt/Scanpix

Gallery vandalised ahead of Dan Park display

As Swedish artist Dan Park's artwork continues to create controversy in Denmark, the Copenhagen gallery preparing to display his banned works was attacked by vandals. READ  

VIDEO: Danish mums' breastfeeding protest
“It’s the best thing you can do for your child, and when your child is hungry it needs food,” one breastfeeding mother said. Photo: Mothering Touch/Flickr

VIDEO: Danish mums' breastfeeding protest

Danish mothers in seven cities carried out a coordinated public ‘feed-in’ to protest against what they feel is society’s skewed view of breastfeeding. READ  

Copenhagen tourist's death still hard on family
Carl Robinson had just recently retired when his cruise ship brought him to Copenhagen. Photo: Submitted

Copenhagen tourist's death still hard on family

A runaway rubbish lorry killed an American tourist on Strøget in August 2012 and the victim's nephew tells The Local that the latest court ruling in the case only adds to the family's frustration. READ  

Ebola patient tests negative in Copenhagen
Photo: Hvidore Hospital

Ebola patient tests negative in Copenhagen

A Doctors without Borders employee who recently returned from west Africa tested negative for Ebola at Hvidore Hospital. READ  

Danish F-16s carry out first mission against Isis
Danish fighter jets have now carried out their first mission since arriving at a Kuwait base on October 5th. Photo: Forsvarskommandoen/Scanpix

Danish F-16s carry out first mission against Isis

For the first time since parliament approved Denmark's military involvement in northern Iraq, Danish jets took to the air to support an American-led mission. READ  

Copenhagen to get another food market
The Torvehallerne market has been a success since it opened in 2011. Photo: Heather Sperling/Flickr

Copenhagen to get another food market

A 1,400 square metre open-air food market will open in Vesterbro's Kødbyen as early as April, giving Copenhagen residents yet another option for unique food products. READ  

Danes warned to stay indoors after heavy rains
At least six vehicles and 15 homes were underwater on Thursday morning. File photo: Bax Lindhardt/Scanpix

Danes warned to stay indoors after heavy rains

Residents in northern Jutland were advised to stay home on Thursday morning as heavy rains pounded the area and flooded streets. READ  

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Jihadist teens face five years' jail
Sabina (L) and Samra (R). Photo: APA/Interpol

Jihadist teens face five years' jail

The two teen girls who joined Jihadists in Syria, then changed their minds and now want to return to Austria, face up to five years in jail for supporting a terrorist organization, according to a report in the news daily Heute. READ  

Expat denied Swiss citizenship after 39 years
View of Einsiedeln's town centre. Photo: Roland Zh/Wikimedia Commons

Expat denied Swiss citizenship after 39 years

A 75-year-old expat American who taught as a professor at Switzerland’s top university was denied Swiss citizenship after local officials ruled he did not know enough about the region where he has lived for 39 years. READ  

German motorcycle gang joins Isis fight
Photo: Facebook/Screenshot

German motorcycle gang joins Isis fight

Members of a German motorcycle gang have travelled to Syria to join Kurds fighting against Islamic extremists (Isis), raising the prospect of Germans fighting Germans in Syria and Iraq. READ  

Ebola outbreak
Air France passenger tests negative for Ebola
File photo: Denis Charlet/AF

Air France passenger tests negative for Ebola

Updated: A passenger on an Air France flight from Paris to Madrid on Thursday who complained of Ebola-like symptoms has tested negative for the virus but will remain at Madrid's Carlos III hospital until cleared in a second round of tests. READ  

Drunk doc downed vodka before fatal Caesarean
An anaesthetist has admitted to drinking before a procedure that left a British expat dead in France. Photo: Iroz Gaizka/AFP

Drunk doc downed vodka before fatal Caesarean

An anaesthetist has admitted to being under the influence of alcohol during a botched procedure that left a British expat dead during child birth in France. The doc told police she needs vodka so she doesn’t shake. READ  

Italian couple get stuck in frolic at sea
The couple got stuck together while having sex in the sea at Porto San Giorgio. Photo: Corrado Scropetta

Italian couple get stuck in frolic at sea

An Italian couple wound up in hospital after getting stuck together while romping in the sea in the Marche region. READ  

25 medical staff treating Ebola victim in Norway
Guards at Ullevål Hospital in Oslo where Norway's first Ebola victim is being treated. Photo: Terje Pedersen / NTB scanpix

25 medical staff treating Ebola victim in Norway

The Norwegian woman, admitted to Ullevål hospital in Oslo after catching the Ebola virus while working in Sierra Leone, is being treated by a team of 25 people, it was revealed on Tuesday. READ  

Stockholm 'Russian sub' alert
Sweden deploys troops over underwater threat
Commanding officer Jonas Wikström holds a press conference after reports of foreign underwater activity in Stockholm Archipelago. Photo: Anders Wiklund

Sweden deploys troops over underwater threat

UPDATED: Sweden's military has deployed planes and ships in the Stockholm Archipelago against what it says is a foreign threat in the waters, with the size of the operation unchanged overnight. READ  

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