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Heavy rains on tap for most of Denmark
The rain was already falling Tuesday morning, with the heavy stuff predicted for later in the day. Photo: Claus Fisker/Scanpix

Heavy rains on tap for most of Denmark

Meteorology institute DMI has warned that parts of Denmark can experience massive downpours on Tuesday. READ  

Copenhagen man revives Viking ‘forest’ language
Älvdalan in central Sweden where Elfdalian is spoken. Photo: Elfdalian

Copenhagen man revives Viking ‘forest’ language

A rare Nordic language used by a tiny forest community in Sweden is a hot topic at an international linguistics conference in Copenhagen this week, as Scandinavian language experts campaign to stop it dying out. READ  

Denmark celebrates 70 years of freedom
Queen Margrethe pays her respects to the fallen as Denmark marked the 70th anniversary of its liberation on Monday. Photo: Søren Bidstrup/Scanpix

Denmark celebrates 70 years of freedom

From resistance fighter payouts to flyovers from historic military jets and a reenactment of the German invasion, Danes nationwide used Monday to commemorate their liberation from the Nazis. READ  

Danish editor slams US 'political correctness'
Two gunman who opened fire on Sunday at the anti-Islam art exhibit featuring depictions of the Prophet Mohammad were themselves shot dead at the scene. Photo: REUTERS/Mike Stone/Scanpix

Danish editor slams US 'political correctness'

The Danish editor who commissioned the Mohammed cartoons that triggered deadly protests a decade ago said Monday the failed attack on a Texas cartoon exhibition won't change how "politically correct" Americans feel about the drawings. READ  

Danish bus ads on Israeli settlements halted
The group behind the ad said "nobody can understand" the bus company's decision. Photo: Colourbox

Danish bus ads on Israeli settlements halted

A Danish group on Monday vowed to expand an advertising campaign urging people to boycott products from Israeli settlements after the ads were dropped from Copenhagen buses. READ  

This day in history
'The Germans have surrendered'
Danes took to the streets of Copenhagen to celebrate their liberation. Photo: Nationalmuseet/Flickr

'The Germans have surrendered'

Exactly 70 years ago on Monday, Denmark was liberated from German occupation and light returned to Danish cities after five years of darknesses. READ  

Opinion
Can the Mediterranean drownings be stopped?
More than 1,700 migrants have died in the Mediterranean so far in 2015. Photo: Darrin Zammut Lupi/MOAS.EU/dpa/Scanpix

Can the Mediterranean drownings be stopped?

No one would argue that nothing should be done about the urgent plight of the thousands of asylum seekers crossing the Mediterranean. Morten Kjærum, the new director of the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, says that European countries need to pull together to save refugees’ lives. READ  

Anti-Semetic vandalism of Copenhagen church
Anna Church had windows smashed and anti-Semitic messages painted on its door. Photo: Erik Refner/Scanpix

Anti-Semetic vandalism of Copenhagen church

Anna Church in the Copenhagen district of Nørrebro was vandalized Sunday in an apparent act of anti-Semitism. READ  

Danes develop effective chlamydia vaccine
In Denmark, it is primarily young people who get infected with chlaymdia. Photo: Colourbox

Danes develop effective chlamydia vaccine

A team from the University of Copenhagen and the Danish State Serum Institute are preparing human trials for a promising vaccine against a disease that infects over 100 million people each year. READ  

Is the reign of the Danish male executive over?
Danish boardrooms are becoming more diverse. Photo: Colourbox

Is the reign of the Danish male executive over?

The typical Danish boardroom is becoming less of an old boys’ club as more and more women and foreigners take up board positions in the nation’s largest firms. READ  

Features
The Danish Way
What Americans can learn from humble Danes
The author contends that Danes are less likely to drop 'A-bombs' on each other. Photo: Colourbox

What Americans can learn from humble Danes

The Local's new opinion columnist Jessica Alexander writes that her fellow Americans would benefit from taking a lesson in humility from the Danes. READ  

The Local Recipes
How to make Danish Great Prayer Day buns
Photo: Colourbox

How to make Danish Great Prayer Day buns

To truly celebrate Great Prayer Day like a Dane, use this recipe to whip up a batch of hot wheat buns. READ  

'I didn’t know armpit hair was embarrassing'

'I didn’t know armpit hair was embarrassing'

Women in Denmark may have got the right to vote 100 years ago but they still let others decide on their bodies, magazine editor Camilla Kjems tells The Local as she launches a new warts-and-all campaign. READ  

Working in Denmark
Working in Denmark: Vacation and holidays
Two people on a beach: Shutterstock

Working in Denmark: Vacation and holidays

Denmark has one of the highest numbers of paid vacation days worldwide, but there are some rules about these days you may not know. Human resources expert Nancy Rasmussen explains. READ  

Cultures in the mix at Aarhus People's Kitchen
Volunteers cook using unsold fruit and vegetables from local farmers. Photo: Jutland Station

Cultures in the mix at Aarhus People's Kitchen

The idea of a people’s kitchen, or Folkekøkken, is not unheard of in Denmark. Copenhagen is full of them. Aarhus, on the other hand, has only one, and it’s unlike any other: it doesn’t cost any money. READ  

More News
Denmark’s Great Prayer Day: 7 things to know
Great Prayer Day is still a big day for confirmations. Photo: Colourbox

Denmark’s Great Prayer Day: 7 things to know

Friday is a national holiday, but just what is Great Prayer Day and what’s the deal with those wheat buns? Here is The Local’s guide to this special Danish day. READ  

Denmark’s green energy exports set record
The bulk of the energy technology exports went to Germany. Photo: Colourbox

Denmark’s green energy exports set record

Danish companies that produce energy technology exported 10.7 percent more in 2014 than the year before, setting an all-time export record. READ  

Maersk 'insists' Iran release crew and ship
Maersk said it couldn't comment on the alleged $3.6 million ruling. Photo: Torben Huss/Scanpix

Maersk 'insists' Iran release crew and ship

After Iran says a court has ordered A.P. Moeller-Maersk to pay $3.6 million over a cargo spat, the Danish company pleas for the crew of the Maersk Tigris to be released. READ  

Denmark wants in on EU banking union
Membership in the banking union would give ECB regulators authority over Danish banks. Photo: DANIEL ROLAND/Scanpix

Denmark wants in on EU banking union

The Danish government supports joining the EU’s banking union and wants parliament to vote on it without first asking the Danes, a Justice Ministry report said on Thursday. READ  

The Local List
Denmark's ten must-see concerts in May
Andre Rieu official webpage

Denmark's ten must-see concerts in May

From a Dutch violin virtuoso to Danish trip-rock, German prog-metal and American hip-hop, here is The Local's guide to the best concerts of May. READ  

Roadtrip traffic boost for Denmark's 'The Bridge'
Swedish actors Sofia Helin and Dag Malmberg from The Bridge. Photo: Carolina Romare, Filmlance Int. / Nimbus Film

Roadtrip traffic boost for Denmark's 'The Bridge'

The Øresund Bridge between Copenhagen and the Swedish city of Malmö has seen its biggest increase in traffic since 2008, with day trippers and tourists behind the leap in journeys across the road and rail link made famous in Nordic Noir series The Bridge. READ  

Iran: Maersk seizure is over unpaid debt
Photo: Maersk Line

Iran: Maersk seizure is over unpaid debt

UPDATED: The Iranian Embassy in Copenhagen said that there was no political motives behind the seizure of a Maersk ship but company officials were unable to confirm those claims. READ  

Danish job market grows for 22nd straight month
Photo: Colourbox

Danish job market grows for 22nd straight month

Denmark’s labour market had more active workers in February than in any other month since September 2009, new figures from Statistics Denmark showed. READ  

Denmark investigating Iran's Maersk seizure
Danish Foreign Minister Martin Lidegaard. Photo: Emmanuel Dunand/Scanpix

Denmark investigating Iran's Maersk seizure

The Foreign Ministry said it has a "clear expectation that Iran will honour its international obligations" after seizing and boarding a Maersk ship in what the US said was a "provocative" act. READ  

Denmark faces new listeria outbreak
The new cases may be a revival of the rullepølse outbreak from last year. Photo: Colourbox

Denmark faces new listeria outbreak

Two people have died in a new listeria outbreak that may be related to the one that killed 17 last year, health officials said on Tuesday. READ  

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From our other editions:
Magazine printed with HIV+ blood ink
Photo: Saatchi + Saatchi

Magazine printed with HIV+ blood ink

An Austrian magazine has used ink infused with the blood of three HIV+ people to print a special edition of their current issue. READ  

Teenager dies after walking into Geneva tram
Photo: TPG

Teenager dies after walking into Geneva tram

Traffic was disrupted in Geneva’s city centre on Tuesday evening after a 16-year-old youth died when struck by a tram. READ  

Govt 'lied' to parliament about NSA spying
Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière has some explaining to do. Photo: DPA

Govt 'lied' to parliament about NSA spying

The government has been accused of lying to the Bundestag (German parliament) after it emerged last week that Chancellor Angela Merkel's office knew German spies were conducting economic espionage on behalf of the Americans. READ  

Iceland revokes order to 'kill Basques on sight'
Basques can now safely visit Iceland without the threat of being killed on sight. Photo: Arnar Valdimarsson/Flickr

Iceland revokes order to 'kill Basques on sight'

In a small town on the western coast of Iceland last week, authorities finally revoked a 400-year-old order that allowed Basques to be killed on sight. READ  

French teen suicide after sex video web bullying
The girl was found dead on the ground outside her apartment. Photo: AFP

French teen suicide after sex video web bullying

A 15-year-old French girl has taken her own life after an intimate film featuring her and her boyfriend was shared online, leading to her being the victim of some vicious online bullying and blackmail. READ  

Italy PM says riots will not ruin Milan Expo 2015
A demonstrator throws a smoke bomb to police in downtown Milan, during a demonstration against the Universal Exposition Expo Milano 2015. Photo: AFP

Italy PM says riots will not ruin Milan Expo 2015

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi warned on Saturday that stone-throwing protesters who clashed with police in Milan during the Expo 2015 opening would not ruin the world fair. READ  

Woman dumps cat at airport and tries to board

Woman dumps cat at airport and tries to board

A woman abandoned her cat in a quiet corner of Oslo's airport and then tried to board a flight to London without it, after airline desk staff told her she could not bring it on the plane. READ  

Russian warships disrupt Swedish cable laying
The Baltic Sea, as seen from Lithuania. Photo: TT

Russian warships disrupt Swedish cable laying

Russian naval ships have repeatedly disrupted cable-laying work between Sweden and Lithuania in the past few months, prompting diplomatic protests from both countries affected. READ  

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