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Internal division over proposed curbs on Danish citizenship: report

Internal division over proposed curbs on Danish citizenship: report

Government proposals to tighten rules over citizenship have met with opposition within the Liberal party, the senior partner in Denmark’s coalition government, according to a report.

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Malmö is Sweden’s ‘gay heart that pumps love’

Malmö is Sweden’s ‘gay heart that pumps love’

A gay-friendly city is somewhere that’s supportive of LGBTQ people and their relationships. But what if everyone was welcome everywhere, regardless of their sexual orientation? That’s how it is in Malmö, Sweden’s ‘alternative city’ and the heart of queer life in the Öresund region.

 
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Danish passport remains among world’s 'most powerful'

Danish passport remains among world’s 'most powerful'

Denmark has the fifth most powerful passport in the world, according to a new index which ranks the level of visa-free access passports provide to their holders.

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Learn French in Switzerland: A fully immersive experience

Learn French in Switzerland: A fully immersive experience

Hiking in the Swiss Alps, visiting local chocolate factories, wine-tastings, jazz festivals and car shows are not part of your typical language course. Unless, that is, it’s an Alpadia language course.

 
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Surprising increase in Denmark unemployment in March

Surprising increase in Denmark unemployment in March

1,500 more people became jobless in March compared to February, new data from Statistics Denmark shows.

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Zagreb: Spend this summer in Croatia's vibrant capital city

Zagreb: Spend this summer in Croatia's vibrant capital city

Lush green parks throughout the city centre, imposing heritage buildings, real Central European cafe society and Mediterranean style hospitality. Welcome to Zagreb, Croatia’s stunning capital!

 
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Denmark to enjoy ‘dancing sun’ over holiday weekend

Denmark to enjoy ‘dancing sun’ over holiday weekend

After a wet start, May’s remarkable summer-like weather will continue over the long weekend.

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'No problems' with fasting Muslim colleagues: Danish medic, bus company

'No problems' with fasting Muslim colleagues: Danish medic, bus company

A national bus operator and an occupational health doctor have spoken out to debunk immigration minister Inger Støjberg’s claim that fasting during Ramadan is a potential safety risk.

'King of Danish painting' Kirkeby dies aged 79

'King of Danish painting' Kirkeby dies aged 79

Danish painter Per Kirkeby, one of the most influential European artists of the post-war period, has died aged 79, according to his gallery.

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12,000 weapons were handed in during Swedish amnesty: police

12,000 weapons were handed in during Swedish amnesty: police

A weapons amnesty has resulted in 12,000 weapons being voluntarily given up, according to Swedish police figures.

 

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Denmark begins construction of 'wooden skyscraper'

Denmark begins construction of 'wooden skyscraper'

A 45-metre-high observation tower to be built in preserved forest Gisselfeld Klosters Skove, one hour south of Copenhagen, is expected to be completed by the autumn.

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Denmark’s Christiania closes off 'Pusher Street' cannabis market

Denmark’s Christiania closes off 'Pusher Street' cannabis market

Residents in Denmark’s alternative enclave Christiania on Tuesday fenced off an area known as Pusher Street, from where cannabis is usually sold.

Denmark could cut back on university programmes

Denmark could cut back on university programmes

A task group formed by Denmark's government says the number of university degree programmes must be reduced.

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.

Bone trove in Denmark tells story of 'Barbarian' battle

Bone trove in Denmark tells story of 'Barbarian' battle

Thousands of bones from boys and men likely killed in a ferocious battle 2,000 years ago have been unearthed from a bog in Denmark, researchers said Monday.

Why a Danish 'bloodbath' is coming back to Stockholm, almost 500 years later

Why a Danish 'bloodbath' is coming back to Stockholm, almost 500 years later

"The bloodiest, most terrifying day in Stockholm's history" is being relived in a new play.

Sexually transmitted diseases continue to spread in Denmark

Sexually transmitted diseases continue to spread in Denmark

Increasing numbers of people in Denmark are catching sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) such as chlamydia, syphilis and gonorrhoea.

Arctic coastal powers back 'peaceful' dialogue over disputes

Arctic coastal powers back 'peaceful' dialogue over disputes

The five nations bordering the Arctic Ocean on Tuesday reaffirmed their commitment made in Greenland a decade ago to "peacefully" settle their differences over the resource-rich region threatened by climate change.

Danish minister: Muslims shouldn't work during Ramadan, it's dangerous for society

Danish minister: Muslims shouldn't work during Ramadan, it's dangerous for society

A Danish minister known for her strong anti-immigration views on Monday May 21st called for Muslims to take time off work during the fasting period of Ramadan, saying the practice is "dangerous for all of us".

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We visited five 'murder spots' in Malmö

We visited five 'murder spots' in Malmö

Don't worry, we're talking fiction. But the crime scenes from The Bridge are no less thrilling for that!

 
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