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Denmark rejected asylum seekers hunger strike against 'intolerable' circumstances

Denmark rejected asylum seekers hunger strike against 'intolerable' circumstances

A group of 28 Kurdish and Iranian asylum seekers who are residents at a deportation centre in Denmark have been on hunger strike for the last eight days.

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The secret to booking the ultimate Swedish ski vacation

The secret to booking the ultimate Swedish ski vacation

Just because there’s no snow on the ground doesn’t mean it’s too early to start planning a ski trip in Sweden this winter.

 
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Number of Danish student loans to EU citizens doubles

Number of Danish student loans to EU citizens doubles

The number of students from other EU countries drawing Denmark’s state student loan doubled between 2012 and 2016.

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Is this the best Swedish university for international master’s students?

Is this the best Swedish university for international master’s students?

Its graduates are also among the first in Sweden to gain employment once they've completed their studies.

 
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Unusually warm weather to Denmark this weekend

Unusually warm weather to Denmark this weekend

A period of unusually warm and dry weather for the time of year looks likely to reach Denmark over the coming days.

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Upscale your coding skills in the Caribbean this winter

Upscale your coding skills in the Caribbean this winter

Want to spend winter in the Caribbean and take the next step in your coding career at the same time? You can, and this is how...

 
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Copenhagen awarded WorldPride 2021 event

Copenhagen awarded WorldPride 2021 event

Half a million participants are expected to visit Copenhagen when the Danish capital hosts the pro-diversity WorldPride festival in 2021.

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Volunteering abroad ‘really changed my mind’ about the world

Volunteering abroad ‘really changed my mind’ about the world

Want to go on a real adventure and help a disadvantaged community at the same time? You can, and here's how...

 
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US students - get your master’s for free at a top Swedish university

US students - get your master’s for free at a top Swedish university

Think getting a master’s degree from a top university will cost you a fortune? Think again.

 
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WHO chief reverses Mugabe ambassador appointment

WHO chief reverses Mugabe ambassador appointment

The head of the Geneva-based World Health Organization on Sunday reversed his decision to name Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador, following widespread uproar.

 

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Six ways getting an MBA will launch your international career

Six ways getting an MBA will launch your international career

An MBA could be what you need to take the elusive next step in your career. Find out more and register for an MBA fair in a city near you.

 
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Immigration minister Støjberg gave incorrect information during parliament hearing

Immigration minister Støjberg gave incorrect information during parliament hearing

Denmark’s immigration minister Inger Støjberg gave incorrect information during a parliamentary hearing over an illegal directive.

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Nine stunning hotels to stay at when you visit Sweden

Nine stunning hotels to stay at when you visit Sweden

You don’t have to sacrifice style and comfort to travel sustainably, and these beautiful hotels prove it.

 
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After embarrassing setback, Aarhus light rail gets new opening date… maybe

After embarrassing setback, Aarhus light rail gets new opening date… maybe

Following a last-minute cancellation of an extravagant opening ceremony, the Aarhus Letbane light rail network is now expected to begin operation at the end of October.

Björk details sexual harassment claims against 'Danish director'

Björk details sexual harassment claims against 'Danish director'

Icelandic music icon Björk on Tuesday detailed her sexual harassment allegations against a "Danish director", saying he repeatedly stroked and hugged her and whispered unwanted sexual advances in her ear.

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Danish students to demonstrate in five cities

Danish students to demonstrate in five cities

Thousands of Danish students will take to the streets of the Scandinavian country Thursday in protest at government changes to university education.

In pictures: Twelve stunning Scandinavian swimming pools

In pictures: Twelve stunning Scandinavian swimming pools

If you're going to own a swimming pool in a Nordic nation, you may as well do it with style. Houzz.se editor in chief Sara Norrman takes a look at some of Scandinavia’s most striking pools.

Danish windmills set all-time record for lowest single day production

Danish windmills set all-time record for lowest single day production

Denmark’s booming wind industry has set a number of impressive records in recent years – but this wasn't one of them.

Take a virtual trip to iconic Aarhus open air museum

Take a virtual trip to iconic Aarhus open air museum

It’s not quite the real thing, but a new online tour of iconic open air museum The Old Town in Aarhus makes it possible to virtually experience three epochs of Danish history.

Danish junior doctors start viral campaign to overturn key ruling against colleague

Danish junior doctors start viral campaign to overturn key ruling against colleague

Doctors across Denmark have used a viral social media campaign to protest against the result of a court case against a colleague.

Failed asylum seekers travelling from Germany pose terror threat, claims Denmark

Failed asylum seekers travelling from Germany pose terror threat, claims Denmark

The Danish government announced on Thursday that it was extending controls at its border with Germany. In a letter to the EU, Copenhagen cited the security risk posed by people fleeing deportation orders south of the border.

Ten Danish words the world should start using

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.

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Podcast: the French on the streets, the Germans between the sheets

Podcast: the French on the streets, the Germans between the sheets

In this week's The Local Europe Edition podcast we talk about why the French are on strike again, ask whether the Germans are as liberated as they seem – and look at Brits trying to escape Brexit.