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Quiz: Danish Citizenship Test
Can you pass the Danish citizenship test?
Want one of these? All you have to do is pass our test (ok, not really). Photo: Colourbox

Can you pass the Danish citizenship test?

Think you've got what it takes to be a Dane? Prove it by taking The Local's citizenship test. READ  

Black Keys to headline NorthSide Festival
The Black Keys will make their first ever Danish festival appearance. Photo: Mike Blake/Scanpix

Black Keys to headline NorthSide Festival

The Aarhus festival said that it has booked the one band that has been requested more than any other over the past three years: American rock duo The Black Keys. READ  

Pirate Bay founder gets 3.5 years in hacking case
Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, shown here in a May 2013 court appearance in Stockholm, will appeal against his sentence. Photo: Erik Martensson/Scanpix

Pirate Bay founder gets 3.5 years in hacking case

Both defendants in an historic hacking case received prison sentences on Friday. Swedish 'hactivist' Gottfrid Svartholm Warg will appeal against his sentence while his Danish co-defendant is already a free man. READ  

Russia simulated an attack on Denmark
A Russian MiG-29. Photo: Krasimir Grozev/WikiCommons

Russia simulated an attack on Denmark

The Danish Defence Intelligence Service has released its new long-term risk assessment which reveals that Russia carried out a "a more offensive" military exercise aimed at a heavily-populated target. READ  

Denmark funds medicinal cannabis research
A cannabis plant. Photo: Coleen Whitfield/Flickr

Denmark funds medicinal cannabis research

In what could be a small but important change in the nation’s drug policies, a political agreement to distribute nearly one billion kroner in research funds sets aside money to study the medicinal effects of cannabis. READ  

Danes are wild about free online porn
Better quality films with more focus on the woman's pleasure have led to an increase in female viewers. Photo: Colourbox

Danes are wild about free online porn

With porn becoming "more acceptable", a new large survey reveals that half of the adult population watches porn, with most preferring the free stuff. READ  

Novo Nordisk profits rise from insulin sales
Photo: Søren Bidstrup/Scanpix

Novo Nordisk profits rise from insulin sales

The world's top insulin maker, Denmark's Novo Nordisk, reported on Thursday a slight profit increase in the third quarter as sales rose. READ  

OK to fire employee for using Facebook: court
Photo: Colourbox

OK to fire employee for using Facebook: court

Wind turbine company Vestas was within its rights to fire a 15-year employee who went online during a night shift, the Western High Court ruled. READ  

Pirate Bay founder guilty in historic hacker case
Swede Gottfrid Svartholm Warg was found guilty of hacking into CSC. File photo: Jan Düsing/Scanpix

Pirate Bay founder guilty in historic hacker case

UPDATED: Gottrid Svartholm Warg and his 21-year-old Danish co-defendant were found guilty on Thursday morning, with the Dane released on time served and Warg to be sentenced on Friday. READ  

Ex-Nato head: Iraq could have been planned better
Anders Fogh Rasmussen said "you can't bomb your way to democracy". Photo: Linda Kastrup/Scanpix

Ex-Nato head: Iraq could have been planned better

Former PM and Nato Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen conceded that not enough thought was given to who would fill the void after Saddam Hussein was toppled in Iraq. READ  

Features
Booth's view
Danes more welcoming of refugees than depicted
Syrian refugees are fed in the cantine of the Auderød asylum centre. Photo: Liselotte Sabroe?Scanpix

Danes more welcoming of refugees than depicted

The asylum debate – indeed the entire discussion of immigration – has seemingly been dominated by fear mongers and naysayers, but columnist Michael Booth argues that the tide is starting to turn thanks to the acceptance and tolerance of good-hearted Danes. READ  

The Local List
Ten must-see concerts in November
Cat Power is giving two solo performances at DR Koncerthuset – one has sold out and tickets for the other are going fast. Photo: Tm/Wikimedia Commons

Ten must-see concerts in November

From underground hip-hop to hardcore to a visit from living legends (and a bit of everything in between), here are our picks for November's ten best gigs. READ  

A vegetarian's guide to surviving in Denmark

A vegetarian's guide to surviving in Denmark

It's not always easy to be a vegetarian in a country with a hot dog stand seemingly on every corner, but The Local's contributor Sparsh Sharma spoke with a few fellow vegetarians in the Aarhus area to come up with this mini guide. READ  

 Danish immigrant party challenges populist right
"We stand here more than 40 years after our parents arrived, still discussing whether this is where we belong." Photo: Linda Kastrup/Scanpix

Danish immigrant party challenges populist right

The National Party is fronted by three brothers of Pakistani heritage who want to challenge the right-wing's seeming lock on "Danish values". READ  

Copenhagen tourist's death still hard on family
Carl Robinson had just recently retired when his cruise ship brought him to Copenhagen. Photo: Submitted

Copenhagen tourist's death still hard on family

A runaway rubbish lorry killed an American tourist on Strøget in August 2012 and the victim's nephew tells The Local that the latest court ruling in the case only adds to the family's frustration. READ  

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Roskilde Festival 2015
Roskilde makes fans 'Happy' with Pharrell
Pharrell Williams. Photo: Martin Bureau/Scanpix

Roskilde makes fans 'Happy' with Pharrell

Responsible for some of the biggest hits of the past two decades, Pharrell Williams is the first headline act announced for the 2015 Roskilde Festival. READ  

Denmark looks to ban coal in ten years
The climate minister said transitioning away from coal sooner would send a "very, very good signal". Photo: Colourbox

Denmark looks to ban coal in ten years

Denmark has already committed to phasing out coal as an energy source by 2030 but Climate Minister Rasmus Helveg Petersen said he wants to get it done sooner. READ  

Entrepreneurs in Denmark
'Trade your current life for a better one'
Morten Larsen started the online takeaway portal Hungry.dk in 2012. Photo: Submitted

'Trade your current life for a better one'

In our new feature series, The Local looks into a successful entrepreneur's life - the story behind their successes, their major challenges and how being an entrepreneur changed them forever. This week, Sparsh Sharma talks to Morten Larsen, founder of Hungry.dk and the CEO of Miinto Group, Scandinavia’s biggest online fashion retailer. READ  

More Danish children are living in poverty: Unicef
Image from Unicef report (detail).

More Danish children are living in poverty: Unicef

At least 2.6 million children have fallen below the poverty line in the world's richest nations since the economic crisis struck in 2008, Unicef said in a hard-hitting report on Tuesday. Although Denmark was among the least affected nations, it too saw a rise in child poverty. READ  

Ryanair announces new Copenhagen base
Ryanair's chief commercial officer, David O'Brien, announced the new base at a press conference in Copenhagen on Wednesday. Photo: Simon Skipper/Scanpix

Ryanair announces new Copenhagen base

Beginning in March 2015, the airline will fly from Copenhagen to three European locations, with ten more to be announced shortly. READ  

Denmark will not recognize Palestine: PM
Prime Minister of Denmark Helle Thorning-Schmidt (C) speaks next to Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Loefven (R) and Estonian Trade Minister Anne Sulling during a press conference ahead of the Nordic and

Denmark will not recognize Palestine: PM

Speaking in Stockholm on Tuesday, Helle Thorning-Schmidt said that Denmark is not ready to follow Sweden's lead in recognizing a Palestinian state. READ  

Danish students to be taught to have babies
The new curriculum will teach Danes not to wait until it's too late to have children. Photo: Colourbox

Danish students to be taught to have babies

With national fertility rates continually dropping, the Danish school system’s sex education curriculum will no longer just teach teens how to prevent getting pregnant, it will also encourage young people to have children before it’s too late. READ  

Denmark best in Europe for doing business
Only three countries topped Denmark in the World Bank's list. Photo: Tuala Hjarnø/Copenhagen Media Center

Denmark best in Europe for doing business

Denmark was ranked as the fourth best country in the world for ease of doing business in a new report from the World Bank. READ  

Denmark funds research on underground trolls
The famous troll of Bornholm, Krølle Bølle, will be investigated via Danish state-funded research. Image: Destination Bornholm

Denmark funds research on underground trolls

The state-funded Danish Council for Independent Research has earmarked 2.5 million kroner to a PhD project that will look into the 'under-earthlings' rumoured to inhabit the island of Bornholm READ  

Historic amusement park Tivoli to get major facelift
An illustration of how the corner near Tivoli's main entrance will look. Illustration: Tivoli

Historic amusement park Tivoli to get major facelift

One of Copenhagen busiest corners will get a new look after city officials approve Tivoli's plan for a modern makeover. READ  

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Ten things to never say to an Austrian
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Ten things to never say to an Austrian

Since it declared its everlasting neutrality on October 26, 1955, the national holiday, the Alpine country of Austria has gone from strength to strength, boasting a staggering twenty Nobel Prize laureates, including seven in physiology or medicine, five in chemistry, three in physics and economist Friedrich Hayek. READ  

Nadal calls time as Federer advances
Nadal: calling it quits for the season after upset loss. Photo: AFP

Nadal calls time as Federer advances

Teenage wildcard Borna Coric stunned Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals of the Swiss Indoors tennis tournament in Basel on Friday, a defeat which marked the end of the Spaniard's season. READ  

Thief distracts staff by squirting her breast milk
Photo: DPA

Thief distracts staff by squirting her breast milk

A mother in central Germany came up with an unusual tactic to allegedly steal from a pharmacy on Monday. READ  

'Scary clown' craze hits Spanish city
Coulrophobia, or fear of clowns, has swept across France in recent weeks. Photo of scary clown: Shutterstock

'Scary clown' craze hits Spanish city

A 'scary clown' craze that has caused panic across France in recent weeks has arrived in the northern Spanish city of Gijón, local media are reporting. READ  

France falls to Germans in nude swim tourney
A man holds medals during the naturist swimming championship. Photo: Sebastien Bozon/AFP

France falls to Germans in nude swim tourney

France is known for its clothing-optional beaches, but this weekend it was an international nude swimming competition that drew au naturel swimmers. And of course the Germans took the most medals. READ  

Ebola crisis
Uproar over US troops' Ebola quarantine in Italy
S troops at the Vicenza base. Photo: Edward Braly/HO US Army/AFP

Uproar over US troops' Ebola quarantine in Italy

The decision to put a dozen American soldiers returning from Liberia into quarantine for Ebola at their base near Venice rather than in the United States sparked controversy in Italy on Wednesday. READ  

Mount Mannen avalanche set to tumble on Tuesday
Troops and experts prepare for Mount Mannen avalanche. Photo: Terje Pedersen / NTB scanpix

Mount Mannen avalanche set to tumble on Tuesday

Experts studying the imminent avalanche on Mount Mannen in South Norway said it is "fairly probable" it will occur some time on Tuesday. READ  

Offbeat
Construction worker has 'Sweden's best beard'
Best beard winner Kristofer Larsson. Photo: Pontus Flatum

Construction worker has 'Sweden's best beard'

A father-of-two from west Sweden has fought off competition from more than a hundred hairy men to win a national prize in honour of his beard. READ  

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