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Ask Kay: Do I need to speak Danish to work?
Illustration: Kay Xander Mellish

Ask Kay: Do I need to speak Danish to work?

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 gives advice on finding a job before learning the language. READ  

Climate minister: 'We are in a lot of trouble'
EU leaders struck a deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent by 2030. Photo: Colourbox

Climate minister: 'We are in a lot of trouble'

Despite a European agreement on cutting greenhouse gases that wasn't as ambitious as Denmark would have liked, the climate minister said there is still a lot the country can do to tackle the problems of climate change. READ  

Denmark handed major Euro 2016 boost
Serbia's Stefan Mitrovic grabbing the drone-carried nationalistic Albanian flag during the Balkan nations controversial Euro 2016 qualifier. Photo: Marko Djuric/Scanpix

Denmark handed major Euro 2016 boost

Serbia and Albania's Euro 2016 qualifying match was cancelled after tumultuous scenes on and off the pitch, and now Uefa has ruled that neither of them will get any points from the game, boosting Denmark's chances to qualify. READ  

Two Copenhagen men arrested with explosives
Police have not released any details on what the explosives might have been planned for. Photo: Politi.dk

Two Copenhagen men arrested with explosives

One of the arrestees is reportedly a lance corporal in the Danish army, but police are remaining tight-lipped on details and a possible motive. READ  

Denmark to get huge EU payout as others pay up
PM Helle Thorning-Schmidt had a little extra to smile about as she arrived on the second day of the European Union summit at the EU headquarters in Brussels on Friday. Photo: Theirry Charlier/Scanpix

Denmark to get huge EU payout as others pay up

Leaked documents reveal that Denmark is due a large pay-out from Brussels thanks to changes in the way the EU calculates nation's GDPs. READ  

Denmark shifts focus in Afghanistan
Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers participate in a combat training exercise in Kabul on October 22nd. Photo: Wakil Kohsar/Scanpix

Denmark shifts focus in Afghanistan

The Danish government has released an Afghanistan strategy for the next three years that prioritizes civilian efforts over military contributions. READ  

Low-cost airline offers new routes to the US
Wow Air's Skúli Mogensen said he wants to offer a total of six US destinations by 2016. Photo: Wow Air

Low-cost airline offers new routes to the US

Beginning in 2015, Wow Air will offer tickets for as little as 699 kroner from Copenhagen to the US – with a catch, of course. READ  

Danish F-16s confronted Russian military jet
Both Danish and Swedish jets responded to the Russian military plane. Photo: Christian Als/Scanpix

Danish F-16s confronted Russian military jet

Two Danish F-16s were sent to investigate a Russian military jet that was approaching Denmark on Tuesday, the Royal Danish Air Force has confirmed. READ  

Denmark makes massive new Ebola contribution
A Liberian health worker holds a baby infected with the Ebola virus on October 18th at the Doctors Without Borders Ebola treatment center in Monrovia. Photo: Zoom Dosso/Scanpix

Denmark makes massive new Ebola contribution

An additional 115 million kroner, health personnel and a military supply ship are among the new commitments Denmark has made to help contain the Ebola epidemic. READ  

Death threats cause gallery to drop Dan Park
Since announcing plans to display Dan Park's art, Danish artist Kristian von Hornsleth has had his gallery vandalised and received death threats. Photo: Thomas Lekfeldt/Scanpix

Death threats cause gallery to drop Dan Park

The Danish Free Press Society has found a new location to display the controversial artwork of Dan Park after a Copenhagen gallery owner backs out over death threats. READ  

Features
 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  

Scandinavia Standard
Wardrobe essentials for autumn in Denmark
Do your Danish autumn in style with these picks from Scandinavia Standard. Photos: Samsøe & Samsøe, Everie, Besos Scarves

Wardrobe essentials for autumn in Denmark

In case the rain, dropping temperatures and changing colours didn't make it obvious for you, autumn has arrived in Denmark in full force. To help you navigate the Danish autumn season in style, our friends at Scandinavia Standard have put together the ultimate wardrobe guide. READ  

Ask Kay: I'm Muslim, will Denmark accept me?
Illustration: Kay Xander Mellish

Ask Kay: I'm Muslim, will Denmark accept me?

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 counsels a Muslim man who is considering furthering his career in Denmark. READ  

The Local List
10 things other countries warn about Denmark
Before hopping on that tourist boat, heed these warnings! Photo: Colourbox

10 things other countries warn about Denmark

Denmark is known as a safe and happy place, but that doesn’t mean foreign governments don’t have some words of advice for the millions of tourists who visit each year. The Local takes a look at 10 things other countries warn their citizens before making the trip. READ  

More News
PM: Time to get serious on climate change
At a sustainability conference in Copenhagen, the PM stressed the need to act on climate change. Photo: Keld Navntoft/Scanpix

PM: Time to get serious on climate change

Helle Thorning-Schmidt told a sustainability conference on Wednesday that it's time for action on climate change but she later added that it was doubtful that European leaders would agree on ambitious climate targets. READ  

Dane held in Lebanon for fighting alongside Isis
Lebanese authorities say that the man is an active member of Isis in both Lebanon and Syria. Photo: Bulent Kilic/Scanpix

Dane held in Lebanon for fighting alongside Isis

A teenager who was born and raised in Denmark is being held by Lebanese authorities on the suspicion that he is an active member of Isis. READ  

Entrepreneurs in Denmark
'Create something you love': liquorice king
Johan Bülow, the 30-year-old owner of Lakrids. Photo: Submitted

'Create something you love': liquorice king

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 Johan Bülow, the founder and namesake of the successful Lakrids by Johan Bülow brand. READ  

Danish court frees 10 on terror funding charges
Supporters gathered in central Copenhagen for the trial of ten Kurds accused of financing terror. Photo: Jens Astrup/Scanpix

Danish court frees 10 on terror funding charges

Ten Kurds who raised money for now-shuttered television channel Roj TV were found not guilty on charges of financing the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which despite currently being supported by Western forces in Syria is considered a terror organisation. READ  

US citizens get 1 in 8 Danish residence permits
12 percent of all Danish residence permits in 2013 went to Americans. Photo: Colourbox

US citizens get 1 in 8 Danish residence permits

Americans accounted for 12 percent of the residence permits issued in 2013 and a full 30 percent of all non-EU citizens who received a residence permit from Denmark came from the United States, India and China. READ  

Dane banned from Ireland for church theft
The Dane admitted to stealing the equivalent of 21,000 kroner from a church poor box. Photo: Steven Depolo/Flickr

Dane banned from Ireland for church theft

A 61-year-old Danish tourist has been banned from Ireland after his self-admitted "bad idea" – stealing money from a church collection box. READ  

Danish firm advances its Ebola vaccine
When combined with Janssen’s AdVac, Bavarian Nordic's MVA-BN Filovirus has demonstrated complete protection against Ebola. Photo: Betina Garcia/Scanpix

Danish firm advances its Ebola vaccine

The Danish biomedical company Bavarian Nordic has entered into an agreement with Belgian firm Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies to further develop Bavarian’s Ebola vaccine. READ  

New Danish party faces online death threats
Kashif Ahmad and his brothers have received a lot of attention since launching the National Party, but not all of it has been positive. Photo: Linda Kastrup/Scanpix

New Danish party faces online death threats

News articles about the newly-formed National Party were greeted by hostile and threatening comments on social media and the party has now reported the threats to the police. READ  

Denmark to once again look at circumcision ban
Male circumcision has been heavily debated in Denmark in recent years. Photo: Colourbox

Denmark to once again look at circumcision ban

A poll showing 74 percent support for banning male circumcision comes as parliament prepares for a new round of political discussion on male circumcision. READ  

Kenya to Denmark: Keep your refugees
A spokesman for Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta's government said the proposal "borders on racism". Photo: Thomas Mukoya/Scanpix

Kenya to Denmark: Keep your refugees

Kenyan officials slam suggestions from the Danish People’s Party and Liberal Alliance that Denmark should stop accepting refugees and instead get other countries to host them. READ  

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Frisky Slovak lashes out after sauna ejection
This is not the sauna in the story. Photo: Sauna in Gastein, Austria / Alpentherme Gastein

Frisky Slovak lashes out after sauna ejection

A 30-year-old Slovak man was arrested for assault after lashing out at a sauna employee when he was being ejected from the sauna where he had been canoodling with his 26-year-old girlfriend. 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. Home favourite Roger Federer meanwhile claimed a spot in the semifinals. READ  

Satirist lives the dream on EU gravy train
Sonneborn in the EU Parliament. Photo: DPA

Satirist lives the dream on EU gravy train

Martin Sonneborn can’t believe his luck. The German comedian, leader of the political party “Die Partei”, managed to get elected to the European Parliament in May, and has found himself overwhelmed with fresh material. READ  

Drug mule left to die in airport over Ebola fears
The drug mule arrived at Madrid's Barajas airport almost two hours before dying of an overdose. Photo o Barajas airport: Shutterstock

Drug mule left to die in airport over Ebola fears

A Nigerian drug smuggler at Madrid's international airport who started shivering after the cocaine bags he was carrying inside his body burst was left to die after airport authorities activated an emergency Ebola alert READ  

Mother has four limbs removed after abortion
A French mum had to have four limbs amputated due to complications following an abortion. Photo: Shutterstock

Mother has four limbs removed after abortion

A woman who had an abortion in Bordeaux is suing the medical team that performed the procedure after she ended up having to have partial amputations to both arms and legs. READ  

'Italy is the real sick man of Europe'
An article in The Spectator speaks about Italy being a "very European tragedy".Italy photo: Shutterstock

'Italy is the real sick man of Europe'

Italy comes under scrutiny in this week's edition of the British political magazine, The Spectator, with a front front cover saying "Arrivederci, Italy" and an article that speaks about a "very European tragedy". READ  

Norway's 'killer robot' technology under fire
Minister of Defence Ine Eriksen Søreide under fire about new autonomous missile technology. Photo: Torstein Bøe / NTB scanpix

Norway's 'killer robot' technology under fire

The Norwegian government is set to develop a new controversial robot-controlled missile for its fighter jets, but faces opposition from MPs and peace organizations claiming the technology may break international law. READ  

Stockholm 'Russian sub' alert
Sweden hunts damaged Russian sub: report
Naval staff aboard the HMS Visby, which took part in planned exercises on Friday and is likely to participate in the submarine hunt. Photo: Yvonne Åsell/SvD/TT

Sweden hunts damaged Russian sub: report

A Russian distress call prompted Sweden's hunt for "foreign underwater activity" in the Stockholm archipelago, newspaper Svenska Dagbladet (SvD) reports. READ  

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