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Dane shot and wounded in Saudi capital: police
The shooting took place near the Dane's place of work in Riyadh. Photo: Edward Musiak/Flickr

Dane shot and wounded in Saudi capital: police

A Danish citizen was shot and wounded in the Saudi capital on Saturday, police said, but there was no immediate word on the motive for the rare attack. READ  

Ebola alarm strands flight in Copenhagen
"It is best to be on the safe side," an airport spokeswoman said. File photo: News Øresund – Johan Wessman/Flickr

Ebola alarm strands flight in Copenhagen

Ebola suspicion left an arriving flight quarantined for over an hour at Copenhagen Airport on Saturday afternoon, Danish and Norwegian media reported. READ  

Ask Kay: Will I regret moving to Denmark?
Illustration: Kay Xander Mellish

Ask Kay: Will I regret moving to 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. This time around, Kay counsels a young Portuguese student and shares disappointing news about the royals. READ  

IN PICTURES: Denmark's new 'super station'
Køge North Station will stretch across two freeways. Illustration: COBE / Dissing+Weitling

IN PICTURES: Denmark's new 'super station'

The winning plans for a new transport hub outside of Copenhagen were recently released and they look like something out of the future. READ  

Syrian conflict playing out in Denmark
The head of the Danish-Syrian Association says tensions are mounting within Denmark between pro-Assad and pro-Isis factions. Photo: Joseph Eid

Syrian conflict playing out in Denmark

The chairman of the Danish-Syrian Association says it is “only a matter of time” before the violent conflict between pro-Assad factions and supporters of the terrorist group Isis explodes in Denmark. READ  

EU commissioner to use Luxleaks docs
European competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager said the Luxleaks documents will be treated as "market information". Photo: Emmanuel Dunand/Scanpix

EU commissioner to use Luxleaks docs

In her first press briefing as the EU competition commissioner, Margrethe Vestager expressed her admiration for the journalists behind the leaked documents on Luxembourg's tax deals and said she will use them in future probes. READ  

PHOTO GALLERY
IN PICTURES: Denmark's eight new bird breeds
The great egret is one of the birds that has settled in to the Danish nature. Photo: John Larsen

IN PICTURES: Denmark's eight new bird breeds

From the golden eagle to the Egyptian goose, eight new species of birds have made their home in Denmark in recent years. See all of the newcomers here. READ  

Danes among the world's most generous givers
Even the prime minister donates her time: PM Helle Thorning-Schmidt at the homeless shelter Mændenes Hjem earlier this month. Photo: Keld Navntoft/Scanpix

Danes among the world's most generous givers

Danes are in the top 20 globally when it comes to their willingness to donate their time, money and assistance, a new study shows. READ  

Supreme Court sides with tobacco companies
Allan Lykke Jensen began smoking at age 10 and said the tobacco companies should be held responsible for his health problems. Photo: Johnny Anthon Wichmann/Scanpix

Supreme Court sides with tobacco companies

In the first lawsuit of its kind in Denmark, the Supreme Court rules against a long-term smoker's claims that the tobacco industry should be held accountable for his health problems. READ  

Wanted for TV doc: UK expats in Nordics
Do you live off-grid in Scandinavia? Photo: Colourbox

Wanted for TV doc: UK expats in Nordics

Have you and your family moved to Scandinavia and set up eco-friendly home? If so, a British film production company would like to hear from you. READ  

Features
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Top 10 mistakes Danes make in English
"Isn't it funny to be up here?". Photo: Ty Stange/Copenhagen Media Center

Top 10 mistakes Danes make in English

A recent report ranked Danes as the best speakers of English as a second language, but that doesn't mean they're perfect. Here are The Local's top ten mistakes that Danes in English. READ  

Scandinavia Standard
What to do on a dreary day in Copenhagen
Photo: Colourbox

What to do on a dreary day in Copenhagen

As the daylight hours shrink and temperatures drop, it can be tempting to just hibernate until the end of winter. But rather than do that, take a look at what our friends at Scandinavia Standard suggest as the best activities for those dark and dreary days. READ  

Booth's view
What does it mean to be famous in Denmark?
TV personality Linse Kessler. Photo: TV3

What does it mean to be famous in Denmark?

Columnist Michael Booth says that in a country as small as Denmark, everyone seems to have a connection to a 'famous' person but very few Danish 'celebrities' have any pull (or earning power) beyond our small borders. READ  

Ask Kay
Ask Kay: Why is Denmark so expensive?
Illustration: Kay Xander Mellish

Ask Kay: Why is Denmark so expensive?

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 breaks down the cost of a sock to show just how much the country's high tax burden can jack up the price of basic products. READ  

Virtual Wayfarer
Danish bike culture even cooler than you thought
Most Copenhageners bike year-round, regardless of weather. Photo: Alex Berger/Flickr

Danish bike culture even cooler than you thought

Bicycles are everywhere in Denmark, particularly in the capital city of Copenhagen. Alex Berger, aka the Virtual Wayfarer, highlights some of the things the city has done to foster a thriving bicycle culture. READ  

More News
'Exploited' migrants behind Danish tomatoes
Tomatoes picked in Italy under harsh conditions end up on Danish shelves. Photo: Raúl Santos de la Cámara/Flickr

'Exploited' migrants behind Danish tomatoes

Danish supermarkets are filled with produce that is picked in Italy by “grossly exploited” illegal migrants working under harsh conditions, a new investigative report revealed. READ  

Denmark selects its first national dish
Want to eat like a Dane? Dig in to a plate of stegt flæsk med persillesovs og kartofler. Photo: Søren Bidstrup/Scanpix

Denmark selects its first national dish

The Danes have spoken and their favourite meal is fried pork served with potatoes and parsley sauce. Sound good? Try the enclosed recipe. READ  

Denmark to have second warmest autumn ever
Only 2006 had a warmer autumn. Photo: Colourbox

Denmark to have second warmest autumn ever

As November nears its end, 2014 is poised to have the second-warmest autumn in recorded history according to meteorology institute DM. READ  

Entrepreneurs in Denmark
'Danish startups lack persistence'
Thorvald Stigsen founded Momondo in 2006 and sold it to an investor in 2011. Photo: Submitted/Screen shot

'Danish startups lack persistence'

Our feature series on Denmark's entrepreneurs continues this week with an interview with Thorvald Stigsen, the founder of the run-away success Momondo. READ  

Denmark pressures EU on everyday chemicals
Photo: Onderwijsgek/WikiCommons

Denmark pressures EU on everyday chemicals

Saying that "the phasing-out of harmful chemicals is progressing far too slow in the EU," Denmark's environment minister has recruited colleagues for a coordinated campaign targeting the EU Commission. READ  

Indefinite detention for 'the man in the red car'
The man was found guilty in an Odense court on Wednesday. Photo: Sonny Munk Carlsen/Scanpix

Indefinite detention for 'the man in the red car'

A 41-year-old man from the island of Funen has been found guilty of sexually abusing two young girls and sentenced to an undetermined time behind bars. READ  

Danish racing legend calls it quits
Tom Kristensen. Photo: Audi Motorsport

Danish racing legend calls it quits

Tom Kristensen said "the time is right" to end his historic racing career, announcing that his last race will be later this month. READ  

Legal challenge greets Uber's debut in Denmark
KAI PFAFFENBACH/Scanpix

Legal challenge greets Uber's debut in Denmark

In the midst of a PR crisis in the United States, the alternative taxi concept Uber takes to the streets of Copenhagen – and is immediately greeted with a police complaint. READ  

Majority of Danes want to end EU justice opt-out
PM Helle Thorning-Schmidt, opposition leader Lars Løkke Rasmussen and Economy Minister Morten Østergaard met on the opt-out on Tuesday. Photo: Jens Nørgaard Larsen/Scanpix

Majority of Danes want to end EU justice opt-out

As the prime minister and opposition leader hammer out the details, a clear majority of Danes are in favour of ending Denmark’s opt-out to the European Union’s Justice and Home Affairs cooperation. READ  

Dark day for large Danish production firms
Grundfos said it would cut over 400 jobs globally, including 133 in Denmark. Photo: Preben Madsen/Scanpix

Dark day for large Danish production firms

Pump manufacturer Grundfos and engineering company Danfoss announced job cuts totalling just under 200 employees in Denmark. READ  

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Top mistakes Austrians make in English
Vhat a wery vonderful day in Wiena. Photo: APA

Top mistakes Austrians make in English

A recent report ranked Austrians seventh in the world when it comes to speaking English as a foreign language, but that doesn't mean they don't still make mistakes. Here are The Local's top ten mistakes that Austrians make in English. READ  

Geneva public transport strike set for Wednesday
Photo: TPG

Geneva public transport strike set for Wednesday

Public transport workers in Geneva have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a one-day strike on Wednesday to protest over budget cuts and the elimination of 100 jobs. READ  

Police arrest landlord for naked showings
We doubt the naked landlord was quite this much to write home about. Photo: DPA

Police arrest landlord for naked showings

A man in Oberhausen has been arrested after inviting people over to his house as prospective tenants and welcoming them in his birthday suit. READ  

'World's longest railway' links Madrid and China
"Yixinou" will operate from Yiwu, the world's biggest wholesale hub, in east China's Zhejiang province. Photo: AFP/STR

'World's longest railway' links Madrid and China

China launched an 82-wagon cargo train on Tuesday which will take 21 days to travel 10,000km (6,200 miles) and pass through six other countries as it moves goods from the industrial city of Yiwu to the Spanish capital, Madrid. READ  

France gets new power to sack the president
Has François Hollande just heard the news that French MPs now have the power to sack the president? Photo: AFP

France gets new power to sack the president

François Hollande would be forgiven for not sleeping well in his bed tonight after French MPs were, for the first time, handed the power to sack the president in the case of "a breach of duties". READ  

Property
Dozens of foreigners vie for €1 homes in Sicily
Potential property buyers have to propose projects they will bring to Gangi. Photo: Tiziana Fabi/AFP

Dozens of foreigners vie for €1 homes in Sicily

At least 50 people are competing for €1 homes up for sale in a Sicilian village, with prospective owners coming from as far away as Brazil, property broker Marie Wester told The Local. READ  

Norway to grow food crops in space
NASA's International Space Station. Photo: Shutterstock

Norway to grow food crops in space

A team of scientists in Norway are set to research the possibility of growing plants and food crops in outer space, it was revealed on Friday. READ  

Technology
'I'm among the first Swedes with a microchip'
Emilott Lantz after having a microchip placed in her hand. Photo: Mikael Hansson/InfoTech Umeå

'I'm among the first Swedes with a microchip'

Sweden has a global reputation as a leader in developing innovative technologies. But will a trend for inserting microchips in the human body catch on? The Local spoke to one of the first Swedes to choose an implant to unlock her office door. READ  

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