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Virtual Wayfarer
Copenhagen’s colourful must-see streets
Photo: Alex Berger/VirtualWayfarer.com

Copenhagen’s colourful must-see streets

Just in time for the transition to the dark season, the Virtual Wayfarer - aka Alex Berger – is back to give us a guide to areas in Copenhagen that look vibrant regardless of the season. READ  

Danish steakhouse wins contentious legal battle
Jacob Jensen will now need to come up with a new name for his restaurant. Photo: Henning Bagger/Scanpix

Danish steakhouse wins contentious legal battle

The Supreme Court sides with national restaurant chain Jensen's Bøfhus and rules that its name is distinct, despite it being the most common name in Denmark. READ  

Denmark tightens asylum laws citing Syrian influx
Refugees at the Red Cross centre in the Zealand town of Auderød wait in line to receive toiletries. Photo: Søren Bidstrup/Scanpix

Denmark tightens asylum laws citing Syrian influx

Saying that most refugee applicants "are not individually persecuted", the justice minister introduced a new one-year resident permit that can be extended for another two years. READ  

Copenhagen to host four Euro 2020 matches
DBU's Jesper Møller (holding Danish ball) said "we look foward to showing our best to all of Europe". Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/Scanpix

Copenhagen to host four Euro 2020 matches

Uefa selected the Danish capital as one of 13 cities to host the 2020 European Championships. READ  

Denmark presents new anti-jihadist strategy
The new strategy was presented on Friday by Karen Hækkerup and Manu Sareen. Photo: Jonas Skovbjerg Fogh/Scanpix

Denmark presents new anti-jihadist strategy

The government's new plan calls for a carrot and stick approach to combat "the new challenges with extremism faced by Denmark". READ  

Danish sex 'Monster' on the prowl in Norway
The man is posing as an employee of Monster. Photo:Davide Minazzi/Flickr

Danish sex 'Monster' on the prowl in Norway

A previously-convicted Aarhus man is trying to lure young Norwegian girls by promising them a job with the Monster energy drink company. READ  

Legalise facial tattoos: Social Liberals
Mike Tyson's tattoo would be illegal in Denmark, but who would have the courage to tell him? Photo: Eduardo Merille/Flickr

Legalise facial tattoos: Social Liberals

"This is about an individual’s right to decide," the party's chairman of the board said in throwing support behind the 50-year-old ban on tattooing faces, hands and necks. READ  

Indian summer drawing to an end
The view from Dronning Louises Bro on Wednesday. Photo: Justin Cremer

Indian summer drawing to an end

The weekend will begin warm and dry but by the time Monday rolls along, autumn conditions will be the norm. READ  

Over a dozen babies infected with MRSA
All of the parents of the infected children work with pigs. Photo: Nick Saltmarsh/Flickr

Over a dozen babies infected with MRSA

In light of revelations that at least 13 children whose parents work in the swine industry have been infected with MRSA, a leading expert calls the authorities' approach 'unsustainable'. READ  

Accused Dane in NYC can leave house arrest
A 22-year-old Dane charged with sex crimes has been allowed to take off his ankle monitor. Photo: Colourbox.

Accused Dane in NYC can leave house arrest

Danish Malthe Thomsen, who is accused of sexually abusing 13 children, has been released from home confinement in New York City. READ  

Features
Ask Kay
Ask Kay: Advice from Denmark

Ask Kay: Advice from Denmark

Got a question about moving to Denmark or life in Denmark? Ask Kay, an expat who has lived here for more than a decade. READ  

What to know about renting in Copenhagen
What to live in Copenhagen? Read our renting tips. Photo: Colourbox

What to know about renting in Copenhagen

Copenhagen is a great place to live – if you can find a place. In The Local's guide to finding housing in the Danish capital, we introduce our brand-new roommate-finding service and give plenty of other helpful hints. READ  

Booth's view
Danish xenophobia is bad for business
'cOPENhagen: Open for you' might work well as a branding campaign, but does it hide the truth? Photo: News Øresund/WikiCommons

Danish xenophobia is bad for business

The capital may have branded itself cOPENhagen in a bid to woo foreign businesses and investors, but if Denmark's political parties don't do more to change the tone of the political debate, columnist Michael Booth argues that no branding campaign in the world can help. READ  

Virtual Wayfarer
Five Danish life lessons for the rest of us
Photo: Alex Berger/VirtualWayfarer.com

Five Danish life lessons for the rest of us

After three years living and working with the Danes, American sojourner Alex Berger shares the insights he has learned from living amongst the Danes. READ  

The Local List
Ten false friends in the Danish language
This list doesn't stink, but one of the entries does. Photo: Colourbox

Ten false friends in the Danish language

When learning the Danish language, it’s important to remember that looks can be deceiving. The Local guides you through ten Danish words that look like common English words but mean something altogether different. READ  

More News
Car2go coming to Copenhagen
Thousands are already sharing these small Smart Fortwos in Europe and in the US. Photo: Daimler

Car2go coming to Copenhagen

City dwellers sharing eco-friendly cars should be right up the green capital’s alley, but the City Council has no plans to collaborate with Car2go. READ  

Odense tracking homeless with GPS
Homeless may not be as hard to track as dementia patients. Photo: Colourbox

Odense tracking homeless with GPS

A GPS tracking system used for wandering dementia patients has been fitted on homeless volunteers, in order to improve city planning for those living on the streets. READ  

Copenhagen is a relatively cheap capital
When it comes to expensive apartments, Copenhageners are not as bad off as they think. Photo: Keld Navntoft/Scanpix

Copenhagen is a relatively cheap capital

Studies find that housing prices in the Danish capital are reasonable compared to other cities in Scandinavia and western Europe. READ  

Highest refugee influx in 20 years
Syrian family of refugees in Istanbul. Photo: Bulent Kilic/Scanpix

Highest refugee influx in 20 years

With asylum numbers rising in August and September, immigration services predict that 2014 will see the highest flow of refugees since the Bosnian War. READ  

Banner year for Danish apples and pears
These apples come from The Local's backyard and we can attest that they sure are tasty.

Banner year for Danish apples and pears

The right weather combinations have created the perfect conditions for growing fruit that is sweeter, bigger and crispier than normal. READ  

Two Danish universities among world's top 100
The University of Copenhagen. Photo: Colourbox

Two Danish universities among world's top 100

Led by the University of Copenhagen, two schools are among the top 100 globally, according to new rankings. The minister for higher education tells The Local that strong universities are a key to the nation's success. READ  

Grandfather admits to fatal CPH shooting
Tuesday's shooting left one dead and one seriously injured. Photo: Jens Astrup/Scanpix

Grandfather admits to fatal CPH shooting

"I should have brought more bullets," the 67-year-old grandfather involved in Tuesday’s fatal shooting was heard saying on a dictaphone he used to record the entire violent incident. READ  

Danes 'only' the third happiest in new study
Panama: Happiest place on Earth. Photo: Dsasso/Flickr

Danes 'only' the third happiest in new study

In a new global poll on happiness and well-being, Danes are knocked off their perch as ‘the happiest people in the world’ by the residents of Panama and Costa Rica. READ  

More Danes want to be TV stars than teachers
Paradise Hotel. Photo: TV3/Viasat

More Danes want to be TV stars than teachers

The number of applicants for the coming season of Paradise Hotel outpaced the number who sought an education as a teacher. READ  

Star architect reveals Aarhus waterfront plans
The development of Aarhus's waterfront is scheduled to be completed in 2017. Illustration: BIG

Star architect reveals Aarhus waterfront plans

Bjarke Ingels, known for such projects as Copenhagen's 8 House and New York City's West 57, will breathe new life into Aarhus's waterfront area. READ  

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81-year-old billionaire marries 24-year-old
The happy couple. Photo: APA

81-year-old billionaire marries 24-year-old

The 81-year-old Austrian billionaire Richard Lugner married his 24-year-old fiancée Cathy Schmitz, known popularly as Spatzi in a ceremony at Vienna's magnificent Schönbrunn palace on Saturday. READ  

Football club fires masseuse over sex video
FC Lenzburg team: "We could not fire half the team." Photo: FC Lenzburg

Football club fires masseuse over sex video

The masseuse for the Lenzburg football club, a second division team from the canton of Aargau, was fired following a sex scandal, a newspaper reported on Monday. READ  

Netflix launches in Germany (in English too)
Some of the cast of Orange is the New Black at a photocall in Mexico. Photo: DPA

Netflix launches in Germany (in English too)

UPDATE: TV streaming service Netflix opened its virtual doors in Germany on Tuesday in the face of stiff competition from existing players. Users will be able to watch hit shows and movies in English on the German service. READ  

Spanish cops extort Saudi Prince in Ibiza
Abdullah bin Mosaad is a famous Saudi Prince and leading silk paper tycoon who spends many of his summer holidays in Ibiza. Photo:Tarawneh/Wikimedia, Sonia Gaitan/AFP

Spanish cops extort Saudi Prince in Ibiza

Two Spanish Civil Guard officers have been arrested by their colleagues after they extorted €8,000 ($10,300) from a famous Saudi Prince’s secretary who wanted to fly out of the holiday island with €50,000 in cash. READ  

Air France pilots' strike expected to get worse
An Air France pilot strike was causing chaos on Monday. Photo: AFP

Air France pilots' strike expected to get worse

Sixty percent of Air France's flights are slated to be cancelled on Tuesday, up from 50 percent on Monday, due to a pilots' strike that is expected to continue until at least Friday. Stranded passengers were already stacking up at airports. READ  

American tourists caught with Pompeii relic
The American tourists allegedly stole an artefact from Pompeii weighing 30kg. Photos: Il Mattino

American tourists caught with Pompeii relic

Two American tourists were caught at Rome’s Fiumicino airport with a 30kg artefact from the ruins of Pompeii stashed in their luggage. READ  

Photo: Baby cliff edge shocker in Norway
This baby faced a drop of 600 meters while crawling on the edge of Pulpit Rock in Ryfylke. Photo: Fred Sirevåg / NTB scanpix

Photo: Baby cliff edge shocker in Norway

A hillwalker in one of Norway's most popular tourist spots captured the chilling moment a baby was left to pose for his parents just centimeters from death on Sunday. READ  

Elections 2014
ELECTIONS BLOG: Updates and analysis
Social Democrat leader Stefan Löfven. Photo: TT

ELECTIONS BLOG: Updates and analysis

The Local blogged live throughout Sunday night as our reporters watched Reinfeldt resign as prime minister, Löfven declare he was ready to lead the Red-Greens and the nationalist Sweden Democrats celebrate becoming Sweden's third largest party. READ  

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