Denmark

Children open Danish city's cultural capital year

Thousands of children sang and danced Friday as the Danish city of Aarhus opened its year as European capital of culture,  an honorary title it shares with the port town of Pafos in Cyprus.

Facebook to build data centre in Denmark

The Danish city of Odense and social media giant Facebook announced on Thursday the city was to host a new European data centre that would be powered by clean and renewable energy.

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.

Denmark confirms daughter of South Korean president's confidante held

A woman embroiled in South Korea's ongoing political crisis is in police custody, Danish officials confirmed Monday, after she was spotted at an equestrian competition there and picked up on an...

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 domestic flight makes emergency landing over smoke in cabin

A Danish domestic flight with 18 people on board made an emergency landing Saturday after smoke from one engine spread into the cockpit and cabin, the airline and airport officials said.

Danish container shipping giant Maersk Line to buy German rival

Global shipping giant A/S Maersk Line of Denmark on Thursday announced plans to grow its business by buying German rival Hamburg Sued, the world's seventh largest container shipper.

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...

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...

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.

Bird flu detected in Danish duck flock

Danish authorities on Monday said bird flu had been detected in tame ducks and urged poultry farmers to adhere to precautionary measures to avoid a possible spread.

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.