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Immigration minister Støjberg accused of lying in fiery parliament hearing

Immigration minister Støjberg accused of lying in fiery parliament hearing

Denmark’s immigration minister Inger Støjberg will likely face a third parliamentary grilling over her controversial asylum couple directive.

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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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Danish foreign minister rules out action on alleged Turkish surveillance

Danish foreign minister rules out action on alleged Turkish surveillance

Turkey denies having carried out surveillance on individuals in Denmark critical of the Ankara government, says foreign minister Anders Samuelsen.

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Take control of your future: get a Rich Dad Education

Take control of your future: get a Rich Dad Education

Increased cash flow. Financial freedom. Sound good to you? Maybe you need a Rich Dad Education.

 
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More Danes than ever reaching 100th birthdays

More Danes than ever reaching 100th birthdays

Increasing numbers of Danes are enjoying long lives with more years of good mental health, says a report.

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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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Twisters, lightning and giant hail in Danish summer storm

Twisters, lightning and giant hail in Danish summer storm

Large parts of Denmark were hit by violent storms Tuesday evening, with downpours across the country, gale force winds, hail and thousands of lightning bolts.

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'Malmö is a paradise for creative people'

'Malmö is a paradise for creative people'

Designer Susana Nakatani's career has taken her on a trek from Spain to France, Switzerland, Morocco, and Germany – to name just a few places.

But then she discovered Malmö – and she's here to stay. Susana tells The Local about her favourite places – and what makes the city perfect for a designer.

 
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Ex-minister to run France's ruling party in parliament

Ex-minister to run France's ruling party in parliament

A former minister in French President Emmanuel Macron's government who is under investigation over a property deal was elected head of the ruling party's parliamentary group on Saturday.

 

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Denmark’s Social Democrats, DF join in criticism of PM over free movement

Denmark’s Social Democrats, DF join in criticism of PM over free movement

The leaders of the Social Democrats, Denmark’s biggest opposition party, and the populist Danish People’s Party (DF) want Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen to take measures against free movement within the EU.

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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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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.

Experts uncertain on cause of Greenland disaster

Experts uncertain on cause of Greenland disaster

The underlying cause of the landslide which has caused floods, missing people and evacuations in western Greenland remains uncertain, three days after the event.

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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Denmark international students upcycle graffiti wall with graffiti art project

Denmark international students upcycle graffiti wall with graffiti art project

Students at the Rygaards international school in Copenhagen repainted a graffiti-covered wall near their school with their own street art-inspired project.

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.

European mobile operators brace for end of roaming charges

European mobile operators brace for end of roaming charges

Long an important source of revenue for telecom companies, roaming charges will be lifted in Europe starting June 15, raising pressure on operators in a tight market.

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 sold surveillance equipment to oppressive Gulf states: report

Denmark sold surveillance equipment to oppressive Gulf states: report

Denmark sold technology enabling Saudi Arabia, Oman and Qatar to monitor critics of their regimes with the approval of state authorities, according to a report.

Copenhagen gives green light to giant skyscrapers

Copenhagen gives green light to giant skyscrapers

Copenhagen’s municipality has approved in principle plans for skyscrapers that would be among the tallest buildings in Europe.

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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.