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Danish man loses passport for fighting for Isis

Danish man loses passport for fighting for Isis

A 22-year-old Danish-born man has been sentenced to five years in prison after travelling to Syria to fight for the Islamic State terror group. The man’s passport has also been seized by authorities.

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Denmark adds Saudi cleric to list of banned 'hate preachers'

Denmark adds Saudi cleric to list of banned 'hate preachers'

The Danish Immigration Authority has added Saudi preacher Abdullah bin Radi Almoaede Al-Shammary to a ‘blacklist’ of foreign clerics banned from entering the country.

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Ebenezer Scrooge: 'Why I hate Swedish Christmas'

Ebenezer Scrooge: 'Why I hate Swedish Christmas'

Five quick questions with Ebenezer Scrooge, who’s in Stockholm performing in Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol until 31st December.

 
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Rough weather to kick off weekend as temperatures drop

Rough weather to kick off weekend as temperatures drop

A relatively cold and windy weekend awaits Denmark, with temperatures falling day by day.

The Swedish university where students tackle real-world problems

The Swedish university where students tackle real-world problems

Ranked among the world’s best young universities in the QS Top 50 Under 50, Linköping University (LiU) uses innovative learning techniques that prepare its students to tackle the challenges of tomorrow.

 
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Foreigners taking fewer jobs in Denmark: report

Foreigners taking fewer jobs in Denmark: report

Danish employers are experiencing increasing difficulty in filling jobs due in part to a fall in foreign citizens coming to work in the country.

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The secret to booking the ultimate Swedish ski vacation

The secret to booking the ultimate Swedish ski vacation

Just because there’s no snow on the ground doesn’t mean it’s too early to start planning a ski trip in Sweden this winter.

 
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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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Denmark gets budget but coalition party leaves room for doubt

Denmark gets budget but coalition party leaves room for doubt

The three parties in Denmark’s coalition government reached agreement with parliamentary ally the Danish People’s Party (DF) over a new budget late on Friday.

Why are so many Danish people drawn to Berlin?

Why are so many Danish people drawn to Berlin?

It’s not difficult to hear Danish voices in the German capital.

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An interior design lover's guide to southern Sweden

An interior design lover's guide to southern Sweden

Sweden is a treasure-trove of inspiration for design lovers. The whole country really is one big Pinterest board.

 
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Student dies after being stabbed at Stockholm school

Student dies after being stabbed at Stockholm school

A 17-year-old student, who arrived in Sweden as an unaccompanied refugee minor, died on Wednesday after being attacked stabbed at a school in southern Stockholm.

 

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Nordics fail to win back crown as world's best English speakers

Nordics fail to win back crown as world's best English speakers

Scandinavians are among the world's best non-native English speakers according to a global ranking, but have found themselves bested by the Dutch for the second year running.

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VIDEO: New delay for Aarhus light rail but green light looks close

VIDEO: New delay for Aarhus light rail but green light looks close

The Local spoke to Aarhus Letbane's head of communications Jens Velling about the persistent delays to the city's showpiece public transport network.

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.

Inbreeding in Scandinavian wolves is worse than we thought

Inbreeding in Scandinavian wolves is worse than we thought

Everyone knew that the tiny population of wolves in Norway and Sweden was inbred. Using precise genetic techniques, researchers can now describe the severity of the problem.

Denmark missing out on three million overnight stays: report

Denmark missing out on three million overnight stays: report

Denmark could have three million more overnight stays, and the tourist industry could bring in 2.5 billion kroner (336 million euro) more in revenue if the country’s development had followed neighbouring countries.

Danish doctor negligence case to be retried by supreme court

Danish doctor negligence case to be retried by supreme court

A junior doctor who was convicted of negligence will be retried at Denmark’s Højesteret supreme court after fellow medical professionals launched a support campaign.

Denmark’s embassy to stay in Tel Aviv: foreign minister

Denmark’s embassy to stay in Tel Aviv: foreign minister

The Danish embassy in Israel will not be moved to Jerusalem, says foreign minister Anders Samuelsen.

Denmark removes neighbourhoods from 'ghetto' list of deprived areas

Denmark removes neighbourhoods from 'ghetto' list of deprived areas

Denmark’s Ministry of Transport and Housing has published a new list of so-called ‘ghetto areas’ highlighting deprived neighbourhoods.

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'Walk around Copenhagen, and you get familiarity and foreignness all in one'

'Walk around Copenhagen, and you get familiarity and foreignness all in one'

The worlds of Copenhagen and Stockholm are both close together and far apart, writes The Local guest columnist Madeleine Hyde, a philosophy researcher from the Swedish capital.