Denmark's migrant search and seize law comes into force

2016-02-05 18:37

A controversial Danish law allowing police to seize valuables from refugees has come into force, with the government's guidelines to police exempting wedding and engagement rings from the searches.

Sweden plans to expel up to 80 000 asylum-seekers

2016-01-28 08:22

Sweden intends to expel up to 80,000 migrants who arrived in 2015 and whose application for asylum has been rejected, Interior Minister Anders Ygeman said Wednesday.

HRW lambastes Danish plan to seize migrants' valuables

2016-01-27 17:31

Legislation agreed in Denmark to seize the valuables of refugees in the hope of limiting the flow of migrants is "despicable", US-based rights watchdog Human Rights Watch says.

Danish parliament approves controversial migrant bill

2016-01-26 21:42

Denmark's parliament has adopted reforms aimed at dissuading migrants from seeking asylum by delaying family reunifications and allowing authorities to seize their valuables, under legislation that has sparked widespread condemnation.

Police hunt baboon on loose in Denmark

2016-01-23 20:05

Danish police have warned the public not to approach a baboon on the loose after it escaped from a zoo in the country's west.

Strong winds help Denmark break record

2016-01-18 19:10

Danish wind turbines set a new world record by generating nearly half of all the electricity consumed by the Scandinavian country in 2015.

26 000 children seek refuge in Sweden

2016-01-06 21:05

Sweden says about 26 000 unaccompanied children have sought refuge in the past four months and that is about 1 000 classrooms.

Denmark proposes seizing valuables from refugees

2015-12-18 13:52

Denmark's integration minister says police should be able to seize valuables from asylum-seekers to pay for their lodging, language classes, health care and job training courses.

Danish auction house stops ivory sales

2015-11-23 21:26

Denmark's second largest auction house has stopped selling ivory products amid a social media storm over its planned sale of two tusks.

For a happier life, give up Facebook - study

2015-11-10 18:00

Always envious? Got a non-existent social life and struggle to concentrate? All this might be down to Facebook if you believe a study showing those who go a week without using the social network feel happier than others.


Denmark: Four charged with terror

2016-02-03 21:34

Four men have been charged with terrorism for aiding a gunman who carried out deadly attacks in Copenhagen a year ago, Danish prosecutors say.

Danish anti-immigrant party sees further curbs

2016-01-27 20:41

Denmark will probably tighten its asylum policies further, the country's influential anti-immigration party has said, a day after lawmakers passed a controversial bill allowing authorities to seize valuables from refugees.

Danish hospital says case of Zika virus discovered

2016-01-27 12:08

Danish hospital officials say that a Danish tourist has been infected by the the Zika virus after visiting southern and central America.

Migrants' valuables: Denmark faces down EU criticism

2016-01-25 21:31

A law that would allow assets to be seized from asylum seekers entering Denmark is fair and compatible with international rules, Danish officials have argued, one day before the country's parliament is expected to approve the measure.

Denmark moves ahead with bill to curb migrant rights

2016-01-21 18:46

Danish lawmakers have gave a final nod to drastic reforms curbing the rights of asylum seekers as legal and human rights experts castigated Copenhagen.

Denmark debates seizing refugees' valuables

2016-01-13 19:00

Denmark's parliament has begun debating a controversial plan to seize refugees' valuables, with the bill widely expected to pass a January 26 vote after being backed by a majority of lawmakers.

Sweden imposes ID checks at Danish border

2016-01-04 12:32

Sweden is demanding photo identification for all travellers from Denmark for the first time in half a century to cope with the migrant crisis.

'Mentally unstable' man sniffs, shoves polar bear at zoo

2015-12-02 20:02

Keepers at Copenhagen's zoo have fired rubber bullets at a polar bear to save a man who jumped into the animal's enclosure, sustaining light injuries after getting too close.

Denmark raises threat level after Paris attacks

2015-11-18 14:29

Danish police has raised the country's threat level by one notch to the next-highest level, citing the elevated risk of a terrorist attack after last week's Paris attacks.

No wind energy in SA without Danish - expert

2015-11-04 18:31

Without help from the Danish and other key investors, SA might not have had a wind energy sector, says the head of the Department of Energy's IPP office.

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