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More wet weather: meteorologist advises Danes to swap festivals for 'a ticket south'

More wet weather: meteorologist advises Danes to swap festivals for 'a ticket south'

Plenty of rain is expected on a weekend during which summer festivals are scheduled to take place around Denmark.

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Why you are paying too much to send money abroad

Why you are paying too much to send money abroad

In a globalised world, transferring money abroad doesn't have to be costly and complicated.

 
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WW2 bomb found on beach near Danish lighthouse

WW2 bomb found on beach near Danish lighthouse

A bomb thought to have been dropped by an aircraft during the Second World War has been found near the Rubjerg Knude lighthouse in northwest Jutland.

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Kickstart your coding career in tech-savvy Berlin

Kickstart your coding career in tech-savvy Berlin

Who says you need to have a programming background to be a part of Berlin’s booming tech startup scene?

 
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In pictures: Roskilde Festival 2017

In pictures: Roskilde Festival 2017

The party is over and the clean-up effort is underway. Here are our favourite pictures from this year's Roskilde Festival.

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The Nordic way: 'We must trust each other’

The Nordic way: 'We must trust each other’

She grew up surrounded by water, stumbled into politics, and is now one of the most important political voices in the entire Nordic region. The Local finds out more.

 
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No summer days in Denmark this weekend

No summer days in Denmark this weekend

July has not yet seen a summer day in Denmark, and the weekend weather is unlikely to bring much improvement, report Danish meteorologists.

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Where to shop, eat, and drink when you visit Gothenburg

Where to shop, eat, and drink when you visit Gothenburg

Gothenburg is Sweden’s hidden design gem, with some of the best shopping available – plus dozens of hip cafés, restaurants, and bars. Local creative Ali Davoodi shares his insider tips for how to get the most out of a visit.

 
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Austria tells Italy to keep migrants off mainland

Austria tells Italy to keep migrants off mainland

Austria's foreign minister Sebastian Kurz called on Italy Thursday to stop migrants from reaching the mainland by halting the ferry services from the islands where they first land.

 

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Summer travel: why Zagreb has something for everyone

Summer travel: why Zagreb has something for everyone

Zagreb is trendy destination for summer travellers of all kinds. Read on to find out more about what's on offer. Hint: Make sure you're hungry like a wolf.

 
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Denmark said no to meeting with top US politicians

Denmark said no to meeting with top US politicians

Political representatives from the Nordic and Baltic parliaments recently took part in a top-level visit to Washington. Denmark was conspicuous by its absence.

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Copenhagen wants to cap Airbnb sublets

Copenhagen wants to cap Airbnb sublets

Copenhagen politicians want to place a limit on the number of properties used in the city to provide accommodation through shared economy site Airbnb.

What international health plan best suits you?

What international health plan best suits you?

No two people and no two expat stories are the same – so why should health plans be?

 
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Jealous Danish man attacks wife with axe

Jealous Danish man attacks wife with axe

A 31-year-old Danish woman was attacked with an axe by her husband during a domestic dispute in the town of Esbjerg.

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Introducing... the ultimate dating app for expats

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More Danes applied for study programmes with best job prospects: ministry

More Danes applied for study programmes with best job prospects: ministry

More Danes are applying to study subjects in areas where there is a shortage of labour, such as in IT, according to Denmark's Ministry of Higher Science and 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.

Apple to invest $900 million in Danish data plant

Apple to invest $900 million in Danish data plant

Apple on Monday said it would invest six billion Danish kroner ($920 million, 810 million euros) in a data centre in Denmark, its second in the country to run entirely on clean energy.

Dishwasher made partner at famous Danish restaurant

Dishwasher made partner at famous Danish restaurant

A dishwasher from the Gambia has been made a co-owner at Copenhagen’s Noma, one of the best restaurants in the world.

'My goal is to listen to patients and to create a better life quality for them'

'My goal is to listen to patients and to create a better life quality for them'

The Local’s guest columnist Melanie Haynes speaks to Copenhagen Doctor Tina Horsted, one of the city’s few prescribers of medicinal cannabis, and shares her own experiences with the treatment.

Danish soldiers must be protected from Russian 'fake news': minister

Danish soldiers must be protected from Russian 'fake news': minister

200 Danish soldiers scheduled to be posted in Estonia from next year as part of a Nato mission must be trained to deal with the threat of Russian misinformation, says Minister of Defence Claus Hjort Frederiksen.

Nearly half of Danes want smoking breaks to go unpaid: report

Nearly half of Danes want smoking breaks to go unpaid: report

44 percent of Danes want wages to be deducted from smoking breaks during working hours, according to a new survey.

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Danish chef launches shared economy dining app

Danish chef launches shared economy dining app

A new shared economy dining app has the potential to be the Airbnb of food, say its creators.