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Dead whale dissected on Danish quayside

Dead whale dissected on Danish quayside

A whale that spent ten days swimming close to the harbour in Hobro and later died nearby was dissected in front of several hundred spectators on Tuesday.

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Hygge hideouts: Denmark’s best boutique hotels

Hygge hideouts: Denmark’s best boutique hotels

As the old adage (loosely) goes: “When in Denmark, do as the Danes do.” Which means: get cosy. We’ve selected our favourite boutique hotels for when you’re hunting for hygge in the land that brought the world LEGO.

Five reasons to meet up in Geneva in 2019

Five reasons to meet up in Geneva in 2019

Together is a powerful word. It’s one that - no matter what - evokes feelings of love and joy. Geneva, a Swiss gem at the gateway to the Alps, is the ideal place to get together in 2019, and this is why.

 
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Danish cleaning firm ISS sells off units

Danish cleaning firm ISS sells off units

Danish cleaning giant ISS said Monday it is selling off part of its business as it quits unprofitable markets.

This small Mediterranean capital is the perfect winter city break

This small Mediterranean capital is the perfect winter city break

Valletta, Malta’s small but mighty capital, still feels like one of the Med’s undiscovered gems. But it won’t stay that way for long. The Local’s commercial editor, Sophie Miskiw, explored 2018's Capital of Culture and can’t wait to go back.

 
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Denmark’s December to begin with cold, wet weather, but no snow

Denmark’s December to begin with cold, wet weather, but no snow

The first weekend in advent will be without snow, according to weather forecasts.

VIDEO: Is this Sweden's craziest winter tradition?

VIDEO: Is this Sweden's craziest winter tradition?

Who says you have to bundle up for outdoor fun in Sweden during the winter?

 
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RECAP: Brits in Europe vent anger after May postpones Brexit vote

RECAP: Brits in Europe vent anger after May postpones Brexit vote

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has formally told the UK Parliament that the vote has been postponed because there is not enough support for the current backstop solution to avoid a hard border in Ireland. She has said she will go back to the EU to improve on the deal, especially with regards to the backstop. Rights groups in Europe have expressed anger that the vote was postponed.

QUIZ: Which influential Icelander are you?

QUIZ: Which influential Icelander are you?

Iceland may have a population of just over 330,000 people (all with equally unpronounceable names) but that doesn't stop it churning out a stream of globally-renowned people. Take our quiz to discover your Icelandic spirit animal.

 
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LISTEN: Is this the strangest song ever written about Copenhagen?

LISTEN: Is this the strangest song ever written about Copenhagen?

Denmark and its lovely capital city have inspired numerous songs over the years and now a new and rather strange one can be added to the list.

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French police release photo of suspected Strasbourg gunman Cherif Chekatt

French police release photo of suspected Strasbourg gunman Cherif Chekatt

French police have released an image of Cherif Chekatt, the suspected gunman who opened fire in the centre of Strasbourg on Tuesday night leaving at least two dead and several critically injured.

 

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Here are Denmark’s 15 most beautiful natural areas

Here are Denmark’s 15 most beautiful natural areas

Denmark’s Ministry of Food and the Environment has named 15 locations that showcase the best of the country’s natural environments.

For Öresund commuters, Europe's priciest rail tickets just got pricier

For Öresund commuters, Europe's priciest rail tickets just got pricier

Commuters from Malmö to Copenhagen are up in arms over being hit by a near ten percent fare hike on what was already the most expensive stretch of rail in Europe.

Denmark to cut places on English-language university programmes

Denmark to cut places on English-language university programmes

The number of available places on university courses from which graduates leave Denmark soon after completion must be cut, says Denmark’s education minister.

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.

Google Pay comes to Denmark

Google Pay comes to Denmark

Danes now have yet another option for paying in stores and online.

Copenhagen to get CO2-neutral 'harbour buses'

Copenhagen to get CO2-neutral 'harbour buses'

Copenhagen Municipality is set to invest 10 million kroner in new, environmentally friendly harbour ferries.

Denmark wants to make motorcycle helmets mandatory

Denmark wants to make motorcycle helmets mandatory

Motorcycle and moped riders will no longer be able to ride without helmets if the Danish government has its way.

EU court rules against British expats' challenge over 'illegal' Brexit

EU court rules against British expats' challenge over 'illegal' Brexit

A European Court has rejected an appeal by Brits living in Europe, including 97-year-old war veteran Harry Shindler, who claim that the Brexit referendum was invalid because at least a million Britons were deprived of a vote.

The Danish Halloween: pumpkins and 'hygge'

The Danish Halloween: pumpkins and 'hygge'

Light the jack-o-laterns! Danes give the American Halloween a 'hygge' twist with their love of pumpkins.

Denmark’s internationals have 'world’s best' work-life balance: survey

Denmark’s internationals have 'world’s best' work-life balance: survey

Internationals working in Denmark are more satisfied with their work-life balance than in any other country, according to a survey.