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Copenhagen's iconic Little Mermaid statue vandalised over whaling

Copenhagen's iconic Little Mermaid statue vandalised over whaling

The "Little Mermaid" statute in Copenhagen, one of the city's most famous monuments, was vandalised on Tuesday by animal rights activists outraged over whaling, police said.

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Is this Sweden's best weekend destination?

Is this Sweden's best weekend destination?

You don't have to leave Sweden to find beaches, wine, and world-class chocolate...

 
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Copenhagen cyclists get traffic info screens

Copenhagen cyclists get traffic info screens

Cyclists in Copenhagen will now be able to pick up information about two-wheeled traffic jams en route through the Danish capital.

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'I didn't consider anywhere else': studying at top culinary school Ferrandi Paris

'I didn't consider anywhere else': studying at top culinary school Ferrandi Paris

A career in the culinary world is a pipe dream for many. But for those with the passion and determination to make it a reality, Ferrandi Paris is a clear choice.

 
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Concert ticket prices soar as overseas agents enter Danish market

Concert ticket prices soar as overseas agents enter Danish market

Two foreign ticket-sales companies have entered the Danish market, selling concert tickets that are often far more expensive than the actual sales price.

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Why Lucerne is a summer paradise for career discovery

Why Lucerne is a summer paradise for career discovery

You may think Switzerland is all about winter holidays. But it’s also a summer paradise with the power to transform your career thanks to outstanding programmes from Swiss Education Group.

 
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Summer coming to Denmark this week

Summer coming to Denmark this week

Denmark will see its warmest temperatures so far this year in the coming week, with some parts of the country enjoying up to 25°C.

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8 incredible buildings that prove wood is good

8 incredible buildings that prove wood is good

You don’t have to be an architect or a tree-hugger to be dazzled by this new generation of wooden buildings.

 
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Planned Erfurt mosque targeted with dead pigs on wooden stakes

Planned Erfurt mosque targeted with dead pigs on wooden stakes

Police are investigating after someone placed body parts of dead pigs on wooden stakes at the construction site of a planned mosque in Erfurt.

 

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Introducing... the ultimate dating app for expats

Introducing... the ultimate dating app for expats

Finding love locally has never been easier. Find out why.

 
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Racism plays a role in migrants’ exclusion in Denmark: report

Racism plays a role in migrants’ exclusion in Denmark: report

Anti-migrant political discourses and exclusionary migration policies are having a harmful impact on migrants, including in Denmark, according to a new report.

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These are the Stockholm design gems you have to see

These are the Stockholm design gems you have to see

Scandinavian design, famous for its simplicity and quirky elegance, is taking the world by storm - we explore the capital to find out more.

 
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Aarhus to pay back 341,000 kroner in parking fines

Aarhus to pay back 341,000 kroner in parking fines

The city of Aarhus will refund parking tickets worth 341,000 kroner ($51,000) after a clerical error, the city’s municipality has announced.

Social entrepreneur: 'I learned early on that I was an outsider'

Social entrepreneur: 'I learned early on that I was an outsider'

Golnaz Hashemzadeh Bonde is one of Sweden's most interesting young entrepreneurs, working hard to combat social exclusion through innovation. But it hasn't been an easy journey.

 
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Struggling Danish schools turn down government incentives worth millions

Struggling Danish schools turn down government incentives worth millions

A Danish government project to encourage students in poorer areas with financial incentives is struggling to catch on.

The future of flying: inspired by nature

The future of flying: inspired by nature

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s...kind of both.

 
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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.

Online auctions 2017: design trends and insights from Barnebys

Online auctions 2017: design trends and insights from Barnebys

How has global demand for the most sought-after designers changed in last decade? A new report from leading art and auction search engine Barnebys reveals some surprising trends.

 
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Danish clean energy firm helps island to run on 70 percent green power

Danish clean energy firm helps island to run on 70 percent green power

A Danish clean energy company and its technical partners have financed and installed renewable energy technologies providing 70 percent of the power on the Azores island of Graciosa.

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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For first time, Norwegian flies more passengers than rival SAS

For first time, Norwegian flies more passengers than rival SAS

SAS announced its January passenger numbers on Tuesday, saying that 1.9 million travellers choose the Scandinavian airline last month.

Parents launch petition demanding vegan baby-food advice

Parents launch petition demanding vegan baby-food advice

Danish parents want dietary recommendations for their vegan infants, but the National Board of Health refuses, reports Berlingske.

Denmark can enforce jetski ban after fatal accident: MP

Denmark can enforce jetski ban after fatal accident: MP

A spokesperson for Denmark’s governing Venstre party says that police can enforce a law against the use of jetskis in harbours, after an accident involving the high-speed water bikes claimed two lives Saturday.

60 percent of Danes want more surveillance: survey

60 percent of Danes want more surveillance: survey

Six out of ten Danes want increased surveillance such as CCTV cameras in public places to help prevent terrorism, according to a new survey.

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The ten things I'll miss most about living in Denmark

The ten things I'll miss most about living in Denmark

Justin Cremer, The Local Denmark’s editor since the site’s very launch, is saying goodbye as he prepares to move back to the United States. Here he reflects on what he’s most likely to miss after nearly seven years in Copenhagen.