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Danish border controls bar almost 3,000 people from entry

Denmark has barred almost 3,000 people from entering the country from Germany since the introduction of temporary border checks in early 2016, the Danish government said Thursday.

Danish man on trial over Filipino webcam rape and abuse

A Danish man went on trial Tuesday charged with 346 counts of paying for online sex shows and rape involving Filipino girls.

Danish premier and opposition leader reject EU referendum

Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen and the leader of the main opposition Social Democrats both reject staging a referendum on the country's membership of the European Union as suggested by eurosceptics.

Denmark to charge man with blasphemy over burning Koran

Danish prosecutors said Wednesday they have opened a rare blasphemy case against a man who videotaped himself burning a copy of the Koran.

Denmark to appoint digital ambassador as tech firms wield more power

Denmark plans to appoint an ambassador for digital affairs, reflecting the growing influence large technology firms wield, the Scandinavian country's foreign minister said Friday.

Denmark defends little-used law allowing seizure of refugee valuables

A controversial year-old Danish law that allows the seizure of assets from asylum seekers to make them pay for their stay has only been applied four times, according to a news report on Monday.

Danish man kills wife and four children before taking his own life

A man in Denmark killed five members of his family before taking his own life, police said Tuesday.

Six found dead in house in western Denmark

Six people including two adults and four children were Monday found dead in a house in western Denmark, police said.

Lightning forces emergency landing amid heavy storms over Scandinavia

Lightning struck two airplanes headed to Copenhagen during a Boxing Day storm, forcing one of them to make an emergency landing on the Danish island of Bornholm, police reported Tuesday.

Shooting of Danish police officer triggers major security response

A Danish police officer was injured in a shooting Tuesday outside a police station in a suburb west of Copenhagen, triggering a major nationwide security response.

Danish premier unveils "stronger" cabinet with three-party coalition

Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen said the country has "a bigger and stronger government" on presenting his new cabinet Monday, the day after securing a platform for a new three-party coalition.

Denmark's Rasmussen widens parliamentary base with 3-party coalition

Denmark will be governed by a three-member coalition made up of the Liberal Alliance, the Conservative Party and Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen's Liberal Party, the party leaders announced Sunday.

Danish premier says parties to begin work on coalition platform

Work on a new Danish government platform can begin Tuesday, Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen said after "constructive" talks on a possible coalition with government backers.

Danish premier to meet with government backers for coalition talks

Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen on Saturday announced he was to hold talks on forming a coalition with government backers to broaden the minority government's base.

Danish queen writes that residency doesn't make a person Danish

Living in Denmark is not enough to make a person Danish, writes Danish Queen Margrethe II in her new book, a statement raising eyebrows because of a stronger tone on migration than many had come to expect from the monarch.

Man remanded in custody over series of Danish bomb threats

A Danish court on Tuesday ordered a man to be held in custody on suspicion of issuing several bomb threats that led to the temporary evacuation of two Danish airports and two shopping centres, police said.

Suspect arrested in connection with series of Danish bomb threats

Police arrested one suspect in connection with bomb threats made earlier Monday which led to the temporary evacuation of two Danish airports and two shopping centres.

Bomb threats disrupt Danish airports, shopping centres, hospitals

Two Danish airports and two shopping centres were temporarily evacuated Monday after bomb threats that were also sent by email to hospitals and universities.

Danish shipping and oil conglomerate Moller-Maersk to reorganize

Danish shipping and energy giant AP Moller-Maersk announced Thursday that it plans to split its business into two separate companies, amid falling oil prices and freight rates. 

Danish tax authority pays source for names mentioned in Panama Papers

Denmark will pay an anonymous source for information about hundreds of Danish nationals mentioned in a data leak from a Panama-based law firm linked to tax-dodging schemes, the Danish minister of taxation said Wednesday.

Suspect in Copenhagen arrested after shooting police in drug district

A man suspected of shooting two police officers and a civilian in the Danish capital Copenhagen sympathized with radical Islamist groups but that was not a motive in the crime, police said Thursday.

Copenhagen police hunt suspect who shot two officers and a civilian in Christiania

Two police officers were shot and one civilian injured during a police operation in the Christiania district of Copenhagen on Wednesday night.

Danish police seeking suspects after two nights of car arsons

Danish police were searching for suspects Monday after two nights of cars being set ablaze in Copenhagen, mirroring a similar case in nearby southern Sweden.

No repeat of Danish naturalization test for those who failed

A required test to become a citizen in Denmark, which more than two-thirds of participants failed in June, won't be repeated despite critique that it was too difficult, Danish newspaper Politiken reported on Wednesday.

380 flights cancelled as Swedish SAS pilots strike

Scandinavian airline SAS said 380 flights would be canceled this weekend as a result of a strike by Swedish pilots over wage increases, the company said Saturday.

WHO sees "low to moderate" risk of Zika spread in Europe this summer

There is a low to moderate risk that the Zika virus will spread in Europe during late spring and summer, the World Health Organization said Wednesday in a new assessment.

Danish Home Guard to assist police in conducting border checks

Denmark's justice minister said Tuesday that 125 members of the country's Home Guard will be deployed to conduct spot checks at some of the country's 15 border crossings to Germany.

Danish parliament creates prize to honour Copenhagen shooting victims

The Danish parliament Thursday announced it has created an honorary award in memory of two men killed by a gunman in Copenhagen a year ago.

Four charged with terrorism for aiding Copenhagen gunman

Four men have been charged with terrorism for aiding a gunman who carried out deadly attacks in Copenhagen a year ago, Danish prosecutors and the justice minister said Wednesday.

As refugee property seizure bill passes, Danes worry about image

A new measure that would allow Danish authorities to confiscate valuables from refugees to make them pay for their accommodation is either a "step in the right direction" or something that will "harm Denmark," depending which political camp you ask.

False alarm at Swedish airport after no explosives found in liquid

An elderly lady carrying a suspicious liquid that prompted a bomb scare at a Swedish airport on Sunday was allowed to continue on her journey after experts determined that the substance posed no danger.

Bomb scare closes down parts of Swedish airport

An airport in the Swedish city of Nykoping was partly closed down on Sunday after a suspicious liquid found at a check-in desk prompted fears of a bomb threat, broadcaster STV reported.

Denmark could impose ID checks on German rail, bus operators

Copenhagen is considering identity checks for those entering Denmark by mass transport, the country's migration minister said Wednesday

Denmark introduces temporary controls on German border

Denmark introduced temporary controls along its border with Germany on Monday, Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen said, hours after Sweden introduced ID controls for travellers from Denmark.

Sweden to impose identity checks on travellers from Denmark

Sweden is imposing identity checks from Monday on all those travelling from Denmark by train, bus or ferry in a bid to reduce the flow of migrants and refugees into the country.

Denmark premier: Passport controls may be imposed at German border

Denmark could soon establish passport controls at its border with Germany in order to stem the flow of migrants into the country, Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen said Friday.