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Five things to do in Denmark over Pentecost
There's plenty going on in the capital, but perhaps the best party is in Aalborg. Photo: Jakob Kildehave

Five things to do in Denmark over Pentecost

Monday is another day off so there's no excuse not to get out of the house and have a little fun. Here are our five picks for how to spend the Whitsun weekend. READ  

Ryanair vs Copenhagen mayor, round three
Flame wars. Image: Peter Hummelgaard/Twitter

Ryanair vs Copenhagen mayor, round three

Danish politicians have rushed to the defence of Mayor Frank Jensen, who has been mocked as the "High Fare Mayor" on Twitter by Ryanair. READ  

Danish football fan nails 100,000 kroner kick
Michael Hansen celebrates his winning shot. Screenshot: Vidme

Danish football fan nails 100,000 kroner kick

Someone might want to sign Michael Hansen up for their roster, as the football fan’s got one heck of a left foot. READ  

'I could have died at any moment'
Bheki Dlamini. Screenshot from 'Swaziland– Africa’s last absolute monarchy'

'I could have died at any moment'

A Danish investigative journalist is trying to get the world to turn its attention to the human rights abuses in Swaziland. READ  

Opinion
Give us a vote: we’ve got most to lose if UK quits
2.2 million Brits live in another EU country. 2.3 million people from elsewhere in the EU live in the UK. Photo: Charles Clegg.

Give us a vote: we’ve got most to lose if UK quits

Brits in the rest of the EU should all be given a vote in the country’s upcoming referendum - as should Europeans who live in the UK. We’re the ones with most to lose, argues The Local's managing editor James Savage. READ  

Total drops shale gas project in Denmark
Total has dropped its exploration site north of Copenhagen but will continue at its Jutland site. Photo: Henning Bagger/Scanpix

Total drops shale gas project in Denmark

The French gas giant Total is giving up on one of its two shale gas exploration projects in Denmark. READ  

 Russia moves to deport Danish activist group
The anti-torture event is in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia's fifth-largest city. Photo: Colourbox

Russia moves to deport Danish activist group

A Russian court has ruled that members of the Danish Institute Against Torture are participating in "a socio-political event" under the pretense of conducting business. READ  

‘World’s most relaxing film’ made in Denmark
Screen shot: Visit Vestsjælland

‘World’s most relaxing film’ made in Denmark

A Danish tourism organization claims to have made the 'world's most relaxing film' using nature images from the western coast of Zealand. See it here and judge for yourself. READ  

Denmark has OECD's lowest inequality
An increase in part-time and temporary jobs is a driving factor in increased inequality. Photo:

Denmark has OECD's lowest inequality

Inequality is less of a problem in Denmark than other wealthy countries according to an OECD study that shows that income ineqality has reached historical highs. READ  

Features
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Denmark's 10 most seen YouTube clips
Burhan G was the top Danish artist thanks to his nude video. Screenshot: YouTube

Denmark's 10 most seen YouTube clips

YouTube has spent the better part of the past month looking back at its ten year history and has now released an overview of the most popular videos in Denmark. READ  

The Danish Way
Let's talk about sex... the Danish way
A scene from 'Da Emma blev Emma'. Illustration: Kirsten Raagaard/Forlaget Carlsen

Let's talk about sex... the Danish way

The Local's opinion columnist Jessica Alexander was a bit taken aback to hear her Danish husband reading their child a book about sex but should she have been? READ  

Opinion
6 reasons it’s great to be a mum in Copenhagen
Photo: Kasper Thye/Copenhagen Media Center

6 reasons it’s great to be a mum in Copenhagen

Following Denmark being declared the world's fourth best country for mothers and their children, expat blogger Melanie Haynes tells us why being a mum in the Danish capital is so great. READ  

Working in Denmark
Working in Denmark: Taking parental leave
Photo: Colourbox

Working in Denmark: Taking parental leave

Denmark has a generous parental leave policy but it can be difficult to understand. Human resources expert Nancy Rasmussen walks you through it. READ  

This day in history
'The Germans have surrendered'
Danes took to the streets of Copenhagen to celebrate their liberation. Photo: Nationalmuseet/Flickr

'The Germans have surrendered'

Exactly 70 years ago on Monday, Denmark was liberated from German occupation and light returned to Danish cities after five years of darknesses. READ  

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Bin Laden sought info on Danish journalists
The US released over 100 documents obtained from bin Laden's compound. Photo: Hamid Mir/WikiCommons

Bin Laden sought info on Danish journalists

Among the trove of documents seized by US military forces when they killed Osama bin Laden was a command by the former al Qaeda leader to dig up information on two Danish journalists. READ  

Ryanair strikes back at Copenhagen's mayor

Ryanair strikes back at Copenhagen's mayor

On the same day the Danish Labour Court set a date for a final decision on whether Ryanair needs to follow Danish labour laws, the airline sent out a tweet mocking the "High Fare Mayor". READ  

Danish beaches are better than ever
Jump on in, the water's fine. Photo: Lars Rasborg/Scanpix

Danish beaches are better than ever

Denmark may not be able to offer the best beach weather, but it does have some of the best swimming options according to a new European report. READ  

Unknown Hans Christian Andersen text found
It's unknown how the manuscript ended up at a Lolland manor house. Photo: Thora Hallager/Public Domain

Unknown Hans Christian Andersen text found

Danish historians were bursting with excitement after an original manuscript by "the world’s most famous Dane" was discovered on Lolland. READ  

Copenhagen Police fire warning shot in clash
Photo: Colourbox

Copenhagen Police fire warning shot in clash

UPDATED: Four arrests made after police fired a warning shot at a group of "very violent people" on Wednesday. READ  

Iconic Copenhagen street lamps up for sale
From the streets to your living room. Københavns Kommune/Katrine Rimer

Iconic Copenhagen street lamps up for sale

Want to bring a piece of Copenhagen history into your home? Thanks to the city’s new energy-saving measures, you can. READ  

Israeli group credited for CPH bus ad removal
Four buses were burnt shortly after the ads were removed. Photo: Erik Refner/Scanpix

Israeli group credited for CPH bus ad removal

An Israeli lobbying group was behind the campaign to get an campaign urging people to boycott products from Israeli settlements dropped from Copenhagen buses. READ  

Denmark suffering cooler than normal May
It's been a month in which jackets and umbrellas have been used more frequently than sunglasses and sandals. Photo: Henning Bagger/Scanpix

Denmark suffering cooler than normal May

If you’ve had the sneaking suspicion that it is taking longer for true spring weather to kick in this year than normal, you are right. READ  

Mohammed cartoons coming to Denmark
The Mohammed drawings that were part of controversial American blogger Pamela Geller's event last month will be displayed on Bornholm. Photo: Mike Stone/Reuters/Scanpix

Mohammed cartoons coming to Denmark

Next month’s political festival on the island of Bornholm has already attracted Islam critics and nationalists – now it will also include the Mohammed drawings that were the target of a shooting in the US earlier this month. READ  

MRSA found in every third pack of Danish pork
Photo: Colourbox

MRSA found in every third pack of Danish pork

The multi-resistant bacteria MRSA was discovered in eight out of 25 packages of pork in a recent test, up from one in every five packs just eight months ago. READ  

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Top ten places for gourmet dining in Vienna
Le Loft. Photo: Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom

Top ten places for gourmet dining in Vienna

There are times when a Leberkässemmel from your favourite sausage stand just doesn't cut it. Perhaps you have an important date lined up - but where's the best place to splash out on for an evening of fine dining? Barbara Cação recommends ten high end restaurants in Vienna for an evening to remember. READ  

Railways rely on sheep to 'mow' grass by tracks
Photo: SBB

Railways rely on sheep to 'mow' grass by tracks

Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) has contracted out with 80 four-footed individuals to cut the grass in areas alongside rail tracks. READ  

Train drivers to strike from Wednesday: union
GDL members in Munich station on May 7th 2015. Photo: DPA

Train drivers to strike from Wednesday: union

Train drivers' union GDL said on Monday that members would strike on goods trains from Tuesday and passenger services from Wednesday in a long-running battle with rail operator Deutsche Bahn (DB). READ  

Nuns defy Vatican to follow political calling
Television sensation Sister Lucia appearing at a campaign meeting in Barcelona on May 20th. Photo: Josep Lago/AFP

Nuns defy Vatican to follow political calling

A couple of Catalan nuns are defying the Vatican and even the Spanish government by throwing their wimples into Spain's political arena. READ  

French language
More English words sneak into French
A copy of the 2015 Larousse dictionary. Photo: AFP

More English words sneak into French

France's two main dictionaries have revealed some of the new words that are set to grace their 2016 editions - and plenty of them come from English. READ  

Italy starts to show the strains of migrant influx
Augusto Rollandin, the president of Val d'Aosta, says the region doesn't have the facilities to house migrants in decent conditions. Photo: Giuseppe Cacace/AFP

Italy starts to show the strains of migrant influx

With its refugee reception facilities bursting at the seams, Italy is starting to show the strains created by thousands of people washing up every week on its southern shores. READ  

Video
Norway woman makes film about own rape
An image from the film A Tacit Consent. Photo: Screen Grab

Norway woman makes film about own rape

A Norwegian woman has turned her own experience of being raped in her sleep into a short YouTube film designed to highlight the issue. READ  

Mystery of missing Swedish woman solved
Larkspur Landing, in California, where Elisabeth Martinsson was last seen. Photo: Pedro Xing. Licensed under CC0 via Wikimedia Commons

Mystery of missing Swedish woman solved

In 1982, Swedish foreign exchange student, Elisabeth Martinsson, went missing in California. Now, more than three decades later, her remains have been found and identified. READ  

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