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Denmark's ten must-see concerts in February
Immortal Technique's visit to Pumpehuset is among our picks for February's best Copenhagen-area gigs.

Denmark's ten must-see concerts in February

From revolutionary hip-hop to Irish folk rock, here's the best of what Copenhagen has to offer music fans in the month of February. READ  

Danish boxer Mikkel Kessler 'mentally' retires
Mikkel Kessler says he's hanging up his gloves after a 46-3 career. Photo: Henning Bagger/Scanpix

Danish boxer Mikkel Kessler 'mentally' retires

The Viking Warrior said that he has stepped into the ring for the last time, but leaves the door open for a possible rematch with one of the two men who handed him losses in his illustrious career. READ  

Denmark's energy use hits 42-year low
2014 was a record year for both wind power and low energy use. Photo: Colourbox

Denmark's energy use hits 42-year low

Energy use in 2014 was at its lowest point in four decades and is "proof that economic growth doesn't need to mean greater energy use," the Danish Energy Association says. READ  

Denmark launches 'most ambitious' organic plan
The government has set a goal of doubling the amount of organic farming by 2020. Photo: Johan Gadegaard/Scanpix

Denmark launches 'most ambitious' organic plan

The Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries is behind a new strategy to double organic farming and serve more organic food in the nation's public institutions. READ  

Novo profit boosted by North American growth
Photo: Jens Nørgaard Larsen/Scanpix

Novo profit boosted by North American growth

The world's biggest insulin maker, Novo Nordisk, on Friday reported a five percent rise in annual profit, driven by sales of the group's key drug Victoza and modern insulin. READ  

Elton John to give open-air concert at Tivoli
Elton John on stage during a concert at Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona on December 6, 2014. Photo: AFP/Lluis Gene/Scanpix

Elton John to give open-air concert at Tivoli

Copenhagen amusement park Tivoli will have more than roller coasters on offer when pop icon Elton John and his band take the stage on July 6th. READ  

Danish youth give right-wing parties huge victory
If it were up to the nation's eighth and ninth graders, Lars Løkke Rasmussen (front, watching Thursday's school election results) would once again be PM. Photo: Uffe Weng/Scanpix

Danish youth give right-wing parties huge victory

In a mock election for Danish eighth and ninth graders, centre-right parties cruised to victory in 78 of the nation's 98 municipalities. READ  

'Anonymous' credit card data can identify anyone

'Anonymous' credit card data can identify anyone

A study from Aarhus University and MIT shows that credit card metadata is just as reliable at identifying someone as mobile phone records. READ  

'The Danish Model? Helena Christensen?'
David O'Brien and Eddie Wilson field Danish journalists' questions on Thursday morning. Photo: Jens Astrup/Scanpix

'The Danish Model? Helena Christensen?'

Ryanair laughed off criticism of its controversial labour practices on Thursday, with commercial manager David O'Brien making out a question about the 'Danish model' referred to 90s catwalk star Helena Christensen. READ  

 Danish central bank slashes rates again
Some are speculating that Denmark could follow Switzerland's example and remove the kroner's peg against the euro. Photo: Colourbox

Danish central bank slashes rates again

Denmark's central bank cut its deposit interest rate Thursday for the second time in a week to maintain its currency peg against the euro. READ  

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Ten Danish words the world should start using
Impress your friends by casually dropping one of these ten Danish words into your next conversation. Photo: Colourbox

Ten Danish words the world should start using

Danish is a tough language, but it has some real gems. We guide you through ten Danish words that are just so good that we should all start using them. READ  

A portrait of modern Denmark in ten stats
Photo: Colourbox

A portrait of modern Denmark in ten stats

From the fast growing inequality in Europe to birth rates that continue to fall, here are ten stats that give a portrait of the modern Denmark. READ  

Terror attack in France
Danish media united after Paris attacks
The covers of four major Danish newspapers on Thursday. Photo: Twitter/Casper Dall

Danish media united after Paris attacks

Three major dailies republish Charlie Hebdo cartoons in the aftermath of the terror attack that killed 12 on Wednesday. READ  

Finding a job in Denmark
Is a CV in Danish really necessary?
For many, converting a CV into Danish can be a frustrating experience. Photo: Colourbox

Is a CV in Danish really necessary?

In our first job advice column, NemCV's Franco Soldera tackles one of the most common questions he receives: should jobseekers make their CVs in Danish or English? READ  

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The Local Denmark's most-read stories of 2014
Here are hints about three of the stories that made the top ten. Photos: Ty Stange, Alex Berger, Scanpix

The Local Denmark's most-read stories of 2014

We might have not been around for the whole year, but we still had plenty of stories that resonated with readers. Recap the year with our ten most-read stories. READ  

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UK dance duo Disclosure joins Roskilde line-up
Disclosure. Photo: Disclosure

UK dance duo Disclosure joins Roskilde line-up

Live electronica phenomenon Disclosure are back in Denmark this summer to headline the Roskilde festival, after a year away that saw the British brothers take a Grammy for best dance act. READ  

Danish 'date-an-inmate' site draws thousands
Fancy a date? Renbæk's prisoners will woo you with a delicious meal or a behind-bars movie viewing. Photo: Renbæk prison

Danish 'date-an-inmate' site draws thousands

“Date an Inmate”, a Facebook dating page where women can arrange behind-bars romance and even the occasional conjugal visit, has gained more than 10,000 members in the two weeks since it was set up. READ  

Second Danish priest doubts resurrection
Per Ramsdal, the Copenhagen priest reprimanded at the end of last year for expressing disbelief in the resurrection. Photo: Mogens Flindt/Scanpix

Second Danish priest doubts resurrection

A second Danish priest has come forward to admit that she does not believe in the literal truth of either the resurrection of Jesus Christ or the biblical account of the creation. READ  

'Ryanair don't get what they're up against'
Ryanair takes off from Billund airport. Photo: Claus Fisker/Scanpix

'Ryanair don't get what they're up against'

Danish air unions are threatening to batter budget airline Ryanair with strikes, as it formally announces a slew of new flights from Copenhagen’s Kastrup airport. READ  

Danish hopes dashed at 'cooking World Cup'
Kenneth Hansen shows off his skills. Photo: Henning Bagger/Scanpix

Danish hopes dashed at 'cooking World Cup'

Danish chef Kenneth Hansen, who started Wednesday as one of the favourites to win gold at this year's Bocuse d'Or, the ‘World Cup for chefs’, has ended the competition in disappointment, failing to scoop a single medal. READ  

Entrepreneurs in Denmark
Meetup for startups
Anders Hasselstrøm advises choosing your team carefully, as you're going to be spending just about every waking hour with them.

Meetup for startups

In the latest instalment of our weekly feature series, we speak to Anders Hasselstrøm of Copenhagen-based Startuptravels. READ  

Carlsberg freezes hiring against Russia slump
A truck is loaded at Carlsberg's Baltika brewery. Photo: Carlsberg

Carlsberg freezes hiring against Russia slump

Danish brewer Carlsberg said on Wednesday it had implemented a hiring and salary freeze at the start of the year to gird itself against an economic slowdown in Russia. READ  

Denmark's Baresso coffee chain up for sale

Denmark's Baresso coffee chain up for sale

Danish ‘coffee king’ Kenneth Luciani has put his Baresso chain up for sale, hoping to draw bids in the “hundreds of millions” of Danish kroner, Finans newspaper has reported, citing multiple sources. READ  

Video
'Fastest archer alive' wins YouTube fame
Lars Anderson shows off his leap-and-shoot trick. Photo:

'Fastest archer alive' wins YouTube fame

Danish archery geek Lars Andersen has garnered 20m hits on YouTube for a video of near-impossible Hollywood-style stunts, including “the ultimate trick” of splitting an arrow fired directly at him. READ  

'We imams are part of the solution'
The Hamad Bin Khalifa Civilisation Centre on Rovsingsgade. Photo: Morten Haagensen

'We imams are part of the solution'

The imam of one of Copenhagen’s biggest mosques has attacked Tuesday’s decision to cut Islamic leaders out of Denmark’s anti-radicalisation plan, arguing that they alone can give a theological argument against extremism. READ  

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Runaway 'kangaroo' spotted in garden
File photo, just in case you forgot what a kangaroo looks like: Shutterstock

Runaway 'kangaroo' spotted in garden

"Is someone missing their kangaroo?" asked people in the small community of Innviertler Maria Schmolln (District Braunau) on Tuesday. Update: Gustav has been recaptured! READ  

Anglo expats mine creativity to earn crust
Gareth Knott: "Thankfully design is a universal language." Photo: Handout

Anglo expats mine creativity to earn crust

Switzerland’s job market is appealingly lucrative but sometimes anglophones need to be creative to find a job in a country where English is not an official language, as The Local's Emily Mawson finds out. READ  

Russia may declare 1990 reunification illegal
Russian President Vladimir Putin. Photo: DPA

Russia may declare 1990 reunification illegal

More than 25 years after the Berlin Wall's fall, Russian lawmakers are mulling a proposal to condemn West Germany's 1990 "annexation" of East Germany as Moscow's answer to Western denunciation of its seizure of Crimea. READ  

Opinion
The five strangest things about Spaniards

The five strangest things about Spaniards

After two years at the helm of The Local Spain, George Mills is moving on. Here he reflects on some of the most puzzling aspects of life in a country he believes is one of the greatest places to live in the world. READ  

Studying in France: what you need to know
France is home to 300,000 foreign students. Photo: Simone Ramella/Flickr

Studying in France: what you need to know

France is one of the most popular study destinations in the world, with nearly 300,000 foreign students. Relatively low tuition fees and the chance to live in France are certainly appealing, but France’s confusing higher education system can be frustrating to navigate. READ  

The Local List
Ten Italian words used differently in English
A bimbo in English is a rather unintelligent woman. In Italian it’s a young male child. Photo: Shutterstock

Ten Italian words used differently in English

Many Italian words are now embedded the English language – particularly in the realms of music and food. But not all mean the same thing in both tongues. Here we list ten of the most problematic expressions. READ  

Norwegian chef wins world's top food prize
Ørjan Johannessen competes at the Bocuse d'Or Europe last May. Photo: Jessica Gow/NTB Scanpix

Norwegian chef wins world's top food prize

The world's most prestigious food competition, Bocuse d'Or, has wrapped up in Lyon, France, with a Norwegian talent taking the crown. READ  

The Local List
Ten ways talking in English baffles Swedes
A Viking - sometimes pronounced 'Wiking', in Sweden. Photo: Shutterstock

Ten ways talking in English baffles Swedes

While Swedes are among the world's best English speakers, there are a few common - and often charming - mistakes The Local's team has spotted while chatting to Swedes in their second language (because yes, of course, it is still better than our Swedish). READ  

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