First Dane goes into space

2015-09-01 21:08

Denmark is sending its first man into space and in keeping with the country's love of all things cycling, one of his jobs will be to test new equipment on Danish-made exercise bikes.

Estonia to cull pigs to stop spread of African swine fever

2015-08-12 17:47

Estonian authorities say they will cull about 3 700 pigs to prevent the spread of African swine fever.

Dane Sorensen admits doping

2015-06-22 18:00

Former Danish champion road cyclist and Tour de France rider Nicki Sorensen has admitted doping during the early part of his career.

Danes head to the polls in fiercely contested elections

2015-06-18 14:26

Danes are voting in parliamentary elections that will determine whether the center-left government of Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt can continue or whether the center-right opposition will be back at the helm.

Danish radio station kills rabbit on air

2015-05-26 21:09

A Danish radio station has been harshly criticized after allegedly killing a rabbit live on the morning show.

Denmark halts fracking at Total site

2015-05-06 13:15

Denmark says it has stopped the first exploratory drilling for shale gas in the country a day after it began, accusing French company Total of using an unauthorised chemical.

Shots fired in Copenhagen shopping mall

2015-03-18 16:57

Three people were injured in the basement of a shopping mall on the outskirts of Copenhagen when shots were fired after a fight between two groups of people broke out.

Denmark unveils anti-terror plan

2015-02-19 21:29

Denmark on Thursday unveiled a 130-million-euro ($150-million) plan to combat terror at home and abroad, after two people were shot dead in attacks in Copenhagen.

Cartoonist: Danish police underestimated terror threat

2015-02-17 19:06

A Swedish cartoonist believed to have been the target of one of the deadly Copenhagen shootings says that Danish police had underestimated the terrorist threat.

Suspect package found at Copenhagen cafe

2015-02-17 11:29

A suspect package has been found outside a cafe in Copenhagen, the scene of an attack during a free speech event, and the area has been evacuated, police there told a Reuters television reporter.


Denmark cuts benefits for asylum seekers

2015-08-26 19:10

Danish lawmakers have approved cutting welfare benefits for new asylum seekers in a bid to curtail arrivals.

US should cut security aid to Uganda - HRW

2015-07-24 08:05

Human Rights Watch has reportedly urged the US to cut back security assistance to Uganda in response to the country’s recently enacted anti-gay law.

Denmark's center-right opposition wins election

2015-06-19 12:38

Denmark's center-right opposition has won a parliamentary election after strong gains by an anti-immigration party that wants to limit the European Union's influence over the small Nordic country.

Denmark to hold general election in June

2015-05-27 18:23

Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt has called a general election for June 18, even as opinion polls show her centre-left coalition trailing the opposition.

Danish radio station kills baby rabbit with bicycle pump

2015-05-26 20:34

A Danish radio station killed a baby rabbit with a bicycle pump live on air, prompting a storm of criticism despite claims it had simply wanted to highlight cruelty in farming.

Denmark outlaws sex with animals

2015-04-22 13:52

Denmark has outlawed bestiality, putting the small Scandinavian country in line with several European neighbours, including Germany, Sweden and Norway.

Police raid apartments linked to Copenhagen attacks

2015-03-17 17:55

Danish police have searched eight Copenhagen apartments as part of an ongoing investigation into the February attacks that left two people dead.

Danish intelligence: No sign gunman was planning attacks

2015-02-17 20:46

Denmark's domestic intelligence service has acknowledged that prison officials alerted the agency last year to the suspected gunman in last weekend's shooting attacks in Copenhagen.

Danish police found no explosives in package

2015-02-17 15:49

Danish police have found no explosives in a suspect package left at the scene of a deadly shooting attack on a cafe hosting a free speech event, police say in a twitter message.

Obama sends his condolences to Danish PM

2015-02-17 09:02

President Barack Obama has phoned the Danish prime minister to offer his condolences after a gunman attacked a free-speech seminar and a synagogue in Copenhagen.

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