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Monster tick closing in on Denmark
Aug17

Monster tick closing in on Denmark

Ticks are nasty creatures at the best of times. In Denmark the blood-sucking insects carry dangerous bacteria such as Borrelia, which causes Lyme disease. But now the monster tick, Hyalomma marginatum, looks to be closing in on Denmark following seven separate finds in Germany just over 300 km from the Danish border. “That kind of tick can easily...

International News in Brief: Danish immigration minister makes global headlines saying Muslims should “take a holiday” during  Ramadan
May22

International News in Brief: Danish immigration minister makes global headlines saying Muslims should “take a holiday” during Ramadan

In a story making news around the world, Inger Støjberg, Denmark’s immigration and integration minister, said that the Islamic practice of fasting during Ramadan is a safety hazard and “dangerous”. In a blog post, Støjberg questioned whether observance to the practice of daytime fasting during Ramadan fit into the modern workplace. She...

News in Digest: We’ll take the moral high ground
May19

News in Digest: We’ll take the moral high ground

The biggest question doing the rounds in Eurovision circles isn’t about cultural appropriation. No, we’ll leave that to Anti-Semites and bad losers the world over. It’s who on earth makes up these juries, because the gulf between their scores and those of the public couldn’t be wider on Saturday night, and Denmark was...

Hockey hosts: Home side looking to stick it to the Europeans
May16

Hockey hosts: Home side looking to stick it to the Europeans

You know you’re in for a challenge if you’re in a country in which you have to call your sport ‘field hockey’. In many lands – mostly warm ones with some sort of British colonial past – the term ‘hockey’ will suffice. But given its recent success on the ice, particularly in the NHL where over ten of its countrymen...

Coming Up Soon: Jolly hockey sticks, comedy nights and quiz nights
Apr30

Coming Up Soon: Jolly hockey sticks, comedy nights and quiz nights

Copenhagen’s oldest field hockey club, KH hockey, is playing host to the biggest tournament in its 114-year history. Contested by teams from countries such as Lithuania, Ukraine, Malta, Sweden, Turkey and Norway, the Men’s EuroHockey Club Challenge III tournament offers a chance to watch some high-level field hockey (May 18-21; Valby...

International News in Brief: Polar bear watching earns Danish kingdom bucket list place
Apr16

International News in Brief: Polar bear watching earns Danish kingdom bucket list place

The Nordic region has four entries on the 2018 World’s Ultimate Bucket List, a top 50 chosen by flightnetwork.com based on the opinions of 800 travel journalists. However, only one has a Danish connection: ‘Watching Polar Bears Roam’ in Greenland, which placed at number 39. The other three Nordic entries are See the Northern Lights...

News in Digest: 21st century champions of solidarity
Mar31

News in Digest: 21st century champions of solidarity

Few words embody the indomitability of the human spirit as effectively as solidarity. From Polish shipyard unions to freedom fighters, its essence underpinned many of the 20th century’s greatest triumphs over adversity. Fast-forward to 2018 and the movement’s new posterboy is Danish PM Lars Løkke Rasmussen, who has been dishing out...

Danish PM shows solidarity with the UK over spy attack
Mar14

Danish PM shows solidarity with the UK over spy attack

PM Lars Løkke Rasmussen has backed the British government’s response to the attack on former Soviet operative Sergei Skripal . “Denmark supports Britain in the case of the poison attack in the English town of Salisbury that Russia is said to be behind,” he confirmed in a statement. Rasmussen also insisted his government would support the UK...

Meet Jessica Mauboy, the Aussie-Dane who’s already qualified for Eurovision 2018
Feb10

Meet Jessica Mauboy, the Aussie-Dane who’s already qualified for Eurovision 2018

Ahead of the ten acts taking the stage tonight in their bid to represent Denmark in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in May, it might surprise many to learn that a Dane has already qualified for the final. READ MORE: Whigfield hoping for more Saturday night success in Danish Eurovision qualifier Australian-Danish singer Jessica Mauboy, who became...

International News in Brief: Danish millions going to bolster Ukraine and Georgia
Nov23

International News in Brief: Danish millions going to bolster Ukraine and Georgia

The foreign minister, Anders Samuelsen, has approved a new five-year aid program in Ukraine and Georgia worth 860 million kroner. The so called ‘neighbourhood program’ focuses on core areas within the country’s reform efforts, particularly within democracy, human rights, and sustainable and inclusive economic growth. Moving out of the...

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