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Danish group to publish pro-refugee ads
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Danish group to publish pro-refugee ads

Roughly 1000 Danes have made private contributions towards a campaign aimed at letting refugees and other countries know that 'other voices also exist in Denmark'. READ  

Denmark sets ‘sad’ speeding ticket record
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Denmark sets ‘sad’ speeding ticket record

On a single highway stretch between Helsingør and Copenhagen, police issued fines totalling 4 million Danish kroner over a five-hour period. READ  

Danish city to develop traffic-free suburb
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Danish city to develop traffic-free suburb

A new residential development project north of Aarhus will be a car-free zone, making it the first of its kind in Denmark. READ  

New Danish flag trend sparks outrage
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New Danish flag trend sparks outrage

A new device that is intended to make life easier for Danes flying the Dannebrog flag in their gardens has prompted a royal society to issue a stern warning to Danes that its use violates one of the country's many 'flag traditions'. READ  

Denmark's ten must-see concerts in August
Beth Hart is among the performances to look forward to in August. Photo: Bamble Kommune/Flickr

Denmark's ten must-see concerts in August

With the lazy holiday month of July behind us, August promises a number of good musical experiences and festivals to round off the summer. READ  

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Ten first impressions of Denmark

Ten first impressions of Denmark

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. READ  

Anti-whaling activists 'hypocrites': Danish MP
The Faroese 'whale grind'. Photo: Sea Shepherd

Anti-whaling activists 'hypocrites': Danish MP

With Danish MPs being spammed by thousands of emails from anti-whaling protesters, one angry MP has said animals in other countries have far worse lives than the whales hunted off the Faroe Islands. READ  

Sunnier weather ahead for Denmark
No, not November - that's July in Denmark. Photo: Colourbox

Sunnier weather ahead for Denmark

All that rain over the past week has probably left some people wondering whether they should start building an Ark, but conditions are thankfully going to get a bit more sunny and dry starting from Friday. READ  

Danes return home with banned goods

Danes return home with banned goods

Many Danes end up buying products made from endangered species while on vacation, often unaware that they may be illegal to bring back home. READ  

Copenhagen gunman 'stars' in Isis recruit ad
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Copenhagen gunman 'stars' in Isis recruit ad

The man behind the Copenhagen shootings in February has now been featured in the latest edition of an Isis propaganda magazine, hailing him as a 'soldier of the Caliphate'. READ  

Features
'Everyone has something meaningful to say'
Projects like 'Mød os' are helping to share the real story behind immigration. Photo: Gabriel Saban.

'Everyone has something meaningful to say'

In Denmark's largest cities, two successful projects are using Facebook to put personal stories behind all of the faces we pass on the street. READ  

Copenhagen on bumpy road to carbon neutrality
Copenhagen's emissions are down 31 percent from 2005 levels. Photo: Colourbox

Copenhagen on bumpy road to carbon neutrality

Copenhagen says it is on track to become the world's first carbon neutral capital by 2025, but even after emissions fell more than expected some critics dismiss the plan as a vanity project. READ  

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Ten awesomely literal Danish words
Can you guess the Danish word for brassiere? Photo: Clare Bell/Flickr

Ten awesomely literal Danish words

Say what you will about the difficulties of learning Danish, but it's got one thing going for it: it sure is succinct. READ  

The Danish Way
Danes have the right approach to discipline
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Danes have the right approach to discipline

Opinion columnist Jessica Alexander and her Danish husband had very different thoughts about how to raise their children but the American transplant eventually adopted 'The Danish Way' and thinks all parents should too. READ  

My Danish Career
'It's absolutely necessary to speak Danish'
Esther Sebastian said that it's difficult to make Danish friends and adjust to the local weather. Photo: Agustin Millan

'It's absolutely necessary to speak Danish'

Spanish teacher and entrepreneur Esther Sebastian shares her view on setting up a business and settling down in the Danish society. READ  

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TGI Fridays kicks open its doors in Copenhagen

TGI Fridays kicks open its doors in Copenhagen

The American restaurant chain opened its first restaurant in Denmark, located in central Copenhagen, on Tuesday. READ  

The harshest Tripadvisor reviews about Denmark

The harshest Tripadvisor reviews about Denmark

From unspoilt islands to grand palaces, Denmark has a rich variety of impressive tourist attractions. But there's just no pleasing some people, as these TripAdvisor reviews show. READ  

Denmark sees dramatic reduction in food waste
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Denmark sees dramatic reduction in food waste

Danes have begun to appreciate the value - both financial and environmental - in buying discounted food nearing its expiry date, a trend which has accelerated rapidly in recent years. READ  

Denmark considers sending refugees abroad
Photo: Søren Bidstrup/Scanpix

Denmark considers sending refugees abroad

The Danish People's Party believes that Denmark should consider striving for a bilateral agreement similar to the one recently reached between Austria and Slovakia, where asylum seekers will be housed in Slovakia while waiting for their cases to be processed. READ  

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?

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. READ  

1 in 3 young Danes face everyday sexism
Many Danes say they are subjected to everyday sexism in both their private life and at work. Photo: Colourbox

1 in 3 young Danes face everyday sexism

A recent survey reveals that every third young Dane has been the target of unwanted sexual advances or comments. READ  

Top Danish restaurant moves to Australia

Top Danish restaurant moves to Australia

Noma, one of the world's best restaurants, will be serving a locally sourced menu to Australian diners in Sydney next year. READ  

Danish bike thefts drop to record low

Danish bike thefts drop to record low

The first half of 2015 had the lowest number of reported bike thefts in 20 years, according to newly released figures. READ  

Critics slam Danish anti-refugee ad plans
Refugees on the Greek island of Lesbos. Photo: Søren Bidstrup/Scanpix

Critics slam Danish anti-refugee ad plans

The Venstre government's plans to run an information campaign in foreign newspapers about refugee conditions in Denmark has been met with harsh criticism, both from the opposition and from within party ranks. READ  

Danes take 'tryvertising' idea to New York
TrySome CEO Rune F. Knudsen. Photo: TrySome

Danes take 'tryvertising' idea to New York

The founders behind Freemarket now aim to export the 'free marketplace' concept they initially pioneered in Denmark across the Atlantic to Brooklyn, New York. READ  

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The harshest TripAdvisor comments about Austria
The roof of the Stephansdom. Photo: Unesco/Vincent Ko Hon Chiu

The harshest TripAdvisor comments about Austria

Austria has something to offer every visitor, whether for a winter or summer break. First class ski resorts, cities buzzing with culture, magnificent palaces, beautiful mountains with spectacular hiking, and lakes so clear and clean you can drink from them. But not everyone is convinced of the alpine republic’s charms… READ  

Mystery stomach bug hits Swiss watch capital
The Unesco World Heritage Site of Le Locle is Switzerland's third smallest city. Photo: Swiss Tourism

Mystery stomach bug hits Swiss watch capital

Residents of the Swiss city of Le Locle, world famous for its watch production, have been laid low by a nasty infection with authorities warning people not to drink the water. READ  

Politician's car blown up in far-right heartland
Right-wing protests in Freital on the outskirts of Dresden in June. Photo: DPA.

Politician's car blown up in far-right heartland

The car of a left-wing politician was blown up early on Monday morning in an east German town that has been the scene of fierce anti-refugee protests, with the politician claiming he is "top of the hit list" for the far-right. READ  

Fake policeman caught using Hollywood actor ID
The man was carrying a police ID badge with a picture of Hollywood actor, Adrian Brody. Photo: Policia Local Valencia

Fake policeman caught using Hollywood actor ID

A Spanish man has been caught using a fake police ID with the photograph of Oscar-winning Hollywood actor, Adrien Brody. READ  

10,000 campers forced to flee forest fire in France
Fires have been spreading through France this summer. Photo: AFP

10,000 campers forced to flee forest fire in France

UPDATED: A new wild fire broke out in the south of France on Monday afternoon which forced authorities to evacuate three campsites where 10,000 holidaymakers had been staying. READ  

Italy set to sizzle under yet another heatwave
A tourist cools off in central Rome's Ara Pacis fountain in early July. Photo: Filippo Monteforte/AFP

Italy set to sizzle under yet another heatwave

The dip in temperatures over the weekend across Italy, after an almost month-long heatwave, was simply a respite. READ  

Norway makes world record ice cream cone
Photo: Hennig Olsen

Norway makes world record ice cream cone

Norwegian ice-cream maker, Hennig Olsen, unveiled the world’s largest-ever ice cream cone in front of 9,000 people at the start of Sunday’s Tall Ships Race at Kristianstad. READ  

Third grenade attack in a week rocks Malmö
Forensic teams investigating the scene of the latest Malmö explosion on Friday. Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT

Third grenade attack in a week rocks Malmö

Malmö in southern Sweden was shaken by a hand grenade attack overnight – less than 12 hours after another explosion rocked residents in a series of blasts in Sweden's third largest city this summer. READ  

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