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Denmark’s oldest town even older than thought
Could Ribe be 75 years older than previously thought? Photo: Christian/Flickr

Denmark’s oldest town even older than thought

The town of Ribe on Denmark's west coast was a vital trading point in the early 700s but archeologists didn't think it was permanently inhabited until much later. A new study challenges that conventional wisdom. READ  

Escape artist caught with drugs and hooker
Brian Bo Larsen committed his first armed robbery at the age of 13. Photo: Bax Lindhardt/Scanpix

Escape artist caught with drugs and hooker

Brian Bo Larsen escaped from prison for the 22nd time on December 13th and based on the way cops caught him on Monday morning, it sounds like he made the most of his time. READ  

Two thirds of Danish pig farms have MRSA
The food and agriculture minister promised a “comprehensive action plan” to combat MRSA. Photo: Camilla Rønde/Scanpix

Two thirds of Danish pig farms have MRSA

The food and agriculture minister admits that "previous efforts have not been enough" as a new study shows that the MRSA bacteria is more widespread than believed. READ  

Danish traffic deaths approach record low
Even if 2014 doesn't set the all-time record, it will still be the third straight year with less than 200 traffic deaths. Photo: Martin Sylvest Andersen/Scanpix

Danish traffic deaths approach record low

2014 may end with the fewest number of traffic fatalities in over 80 years thanks to dedicated campaigns to road safety and the dangers of drinking and driving. READ  

Events around town
Aarhus pays tribute to Pakistan's child victims
A strong contingent of Aarhus's sizable Pakistani community participated in the event. Photo: Sher Khan

Aarhus pays tribute to Pakistan's child victims

Pakistanis living in Denmark's second city gathered to condemn the Taliban for the brutal attack that left over 130 school children dead. READ  

Man shot and killed by Danish police
The Independent Police Complaints Authority is investigating the fatal shooting. Photo: Colourbox

Man shot and killed by Danish police

An early morning incident on Sunday led to a man being killed by police officers, with little information available in the immediate aftermath of the rare police fatal shooting. READ  

Eritreans protest against disputed Danish report
An estimated 500 people took part in Friday's protest action. Photo: Jens Nørgaard Larsen/Scanpix

Eritreans protest against disputed Danish report

Eritrean refugees and asylum seekers march through Copenhagen to denounce the results of Denmark's controversial fact-finding mission to the east African country. READ  

False bomb alarm snarls Christmas train travel
Christmas got off to a bad start for thousands of travellers who were affected by train cancellations and delays due to the bomb threat. Photo: Keld Navntoft/Scanpix

False bomb alarm snarls Christmas train travel

In a nearly identical repeat of a 2013 incident, a bomb threat at Odense Station shut down train traffic across Denmark for hours on the year's busiest travel day. READ  

Entrepreneurs in Denmark
'It's going to be a roller-coaster ride'
Jesper Buch's book Kick-Ass will be out in English shortly. Photos: Submitted

'It's going to be a roller-coaster ride'

In the latest instalment of our entrepreneur series, The Local speaks to Jesper Buch, the co-founder one of Scandinavia's leading online fashion retailers and founder of Just-Eat, which went from being a company founded in a basement to having offices across Europe. READ  

Bankrupt Danish firm exec wanted in Italy
Fraud sunk OW Bunker in November and the fallout continues. Photo: Kasper Palsnov/Scanpix

Bankrupt Danish firm exec wanted in Italy

A high-ranking employee of OW Bunker is wanted for fraud by Italian authorities and may also be involved in a case that implicates members of the Italian navy. READ  

Features
Entrepreneurs in Denmark
Copenhagen might get its own start-up island
Start-up island? Photo: Startup Isle/Facebook

Copenhagen might get its own start-up island

A group of entrepreneurs want to turn a former sea fort into a bastion for start-ups. The Local spoke to the woman spearheading the effort to create "a European refuge for entrepreneurs" at sea. READ  

The Local List
10 tips for surviving a Danish Christmas party
'Tis the season for julefrokoster! Photo: Colourbox

10 tips for surviving a Danish Christmas party

With just a few weeks to go until Christmas, the party season is in full swing and in Denmark that means it's julefrokost time. We've put together some tips to help you survive a Danish holiday party. READ  

Entrepreneurs in Denmark
How to get hired at a Copenhagen startup
Want to enter Copenhagen's startup scene? We talked to some key players to get their advice. Photo: Colourbox

How to get hired at a Copenhagen startup

The Local speaks to experts from the Copenhagen startup scene and beyond to find out how to get a job at a freshly-minted technology company. READ  

Opinion
Sweden's mess reveals Denmark's strength
Unlike her counterpart in Stockholm, Helle Thorning-Schmidt knows that what matters is what can pass through parliament. Photo: Keld Navntoft/Scanpix

Sweden's mess reveals Denmark's strength

With Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven forced to call a new election just three months into his term, Danish journalist and political commentator David Trads says the crisis reveals the strength of Denmark's coalition government. READ  

Denmark's jihadist rehab: school, sport and Islam
Gellerupparken in Aarhus is one of Denmark's poorest neighbourhoods and is only a short walk from the controversial Grimhøj mosque. Photo: Bjorn Lindgren/AFP/Scanpix

Denmark's jihadist rehab: school, sport and Islam

Young men who have fought alongside Isis in Syria are welcomed back into Aarhus by a controversial rehab programme that has shown signs of success despite being condemned by many as too soft and naive. READ  

More News
Denmark's coastline suddenly much longer
Denmark's coast: Now 20 percent bigger than advertised. Photo: Colourbox

Denmark's coastline suddenly much longer

The Danish tourism industry has a little problem – albeit a good one – as new measurements show the nation's coastline is nearly 20 percent larger than previously thought. READ  

VIDEO: Danish singer tops the US charts
Nabiha is number one on the Billboard Dance Chart with Animals. Photo: PR

VIDEO: Danish singer tops the US charts

Feel like dancing? Here's the song from Copenhagen native Nabiha that has made its way to number one on the Billboard Dance Chart. READ  

Danish union: EU obesity ruling 'a great victory'
Karsten Kaltoft was fired by the municipality of Billund for being obese. Photo: Jakob Dall/Scanpix

Danish union: EU obesity ruling 'a great victory'

The European Union's highest court ruled that obesity can be considered a "disability" if it hinders an overweight person's performance at work. READ  

SAS to slash costs as profits nose dive
SAS profits took a nose dive in the fourth quarter. Photo: Jeppe Bjoern Vejloe/Scanpix

SAS to slash costs as profits nose dive

Troubled Scandinavian airline SAS reported a sharp fall in net profits for the fourth quarter on Thursday and announced further cost-cutting measures to meet increasing competition from budget airlines. READ  

Warrant out for Danish 'severed head' jihadist
The man also uploaded two pictures of Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, one of which carried the caption: "I sacrifice myself for you." Photo: Stringer/Scanpix

Warrant out for Danish 'severed head' jihadist

For the first time, Denmark has taken legal action against citizen who has fought in Syria, while another Dane was arrested in a Copenhagen suburb for posting extremist material online. READ  

Denmark passes dual citizenship bill
American expat Larry Feinberg and Anne Marie Dalgaard of Danes Worldwide in the Danish parliament just prior to the vote on dual citizenship. Photo: David S. Miller

Denmark passes dual citizenship bill

Thursday marked "a great day for expats" as the Danish parliament agreed to implement dual citizenship. The Local spoke to supporters and detractors of dual citizenship about the change. READ  

Denmark world's best country for business
Flexisecurity and good conditions for entrepreneurs were among the reasons why Denmark topped Forbes' list. Photo: Justin Cremer

Denmark world's best country for business

Denmark may not be known for its weather, but its business climate sure is getting a lot of recognition as of late. READ  

Denmark has its hottest year on record
If the trend continues, maybe Danes will spend Christmas 2114 on the beach. Photo: Richard Sylvestersen/Scanpix

Denmark has its hottest year on record

For the first time ever, the annual average temperature in Denmark is at double digits, a feat that meteorologists say is “unthinkable without climate change”. READ  

Russia on 'near miss': Swedes high on pot
The siting of Russian jets and submarines is due to the Swedes smoking too much weed at Christiania's Pusher Street, the Russian ambassador said. Photo: mbtrama/Flickr

Russia on 'near miss': Swedes high on pot

Russia's ambassador in Copenhagen says the Swedish authorities should lay off the weed, while adding that Danish and Swedish officials are on "a very dangerous path". READ  

Copenhagen makes way for world's biggest jet
An Airbus A380 - could we see one using Copenhagen Airport soon? Photo: BriYYZ/Flickr

Copenhagen makes way for world's biggest jet

Part of a major renovation project will include the widening of runways to accommodate the Airbus A380 in an effort to attract the huge aircraft to the Danish capital. READ  

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Austrian jihad teen girl 'likely killed'
Sabina (L) and Samra (R). Photo: APA/Interpol

Austrian jihad teen girl 'likely killed'

According to David Scharia, a senior Israeli expert of the United Nations Security Council's Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTED), one of the two teenage girls who fled to Syria in Spring to join the jihad has been killed in fighting. READ  

Swiss spills beans about guarding the pope
Photo: David Geisser

Swiss spills beans about guarding the pope

Although better known today for their colourful uniforms than their centuries-old reputation as fearless warriors, the Swiss Guards remain a powerful symbol of the Vatican. The Local speaks to David Geisser, one of the latest recruits, about a career protecting popes.
 READ  

Opinion
What does Dresden have against Muslims?
The baroque skyline of Dresden Photo: DPA

What does Dresden have against Muslims?

The Pegida movement (Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West) was unknown three months ago. Now it's making Dresden famous - for all the wrong reasons. READ  

Fugitive killer mocks judges from Caribbean

Fugitive killer mocks judges from Caribbean

In a story that could come straight from Hollywood, a man facing 20 years in prison in Spain for murder has been sending postcards to his trial judge from the Caribbean, despite there being an international warrant for his arrest. READ  

French ex-airline boss: Missing MH370 a cover up
Photo: Shutterstock

French ex-airline boss: Missing MH370 a cover up

A former airline boss is making waves in France after he claimed that the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in March had been covered up, and that the aircraft was likely hijacked by a hacker and possibly shot down by the US. READ  

Eritrean migrant gives birth on Italian Navy ship
Aloniab Nahom was born at around 2.00am this morning on board the Etna vessel. Photo: Marina Militare

Eritrean migrant gives birth on Italian Navy ship

A baby boy was born on board an Italian Navy ship on Tuesday to an Eritrean mother, one of 430 boat migrants saved this morning off the coast of Sicily. READ  

Prostitute beats off taxman in Oslo court
Oslo District Court. Photo: Mahlun

Prostitute beats off taxman in Oslo court

A prostitute won a landmark victory against police in an Oslo court on Wednesday, when it ruled that police were wrong to claim taxes for the money she had made selling sex in the Norwegian capital. READ  

SAS plane 'near miss' fears blamed on weed
Mikhail Vanin, Russia's ambassador in Copenhagen. Photo: TT

SAS plane 'near miss' fears blamed on weed

Russia's ambassador to Denmark has made light of Swedish concerns over a Russian military jet's alleged near-miss with a passenger plane, suggesting Swedish authorities may have smoked too much cannabis. READ  

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