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Denmark: Scandinavian country
Denmark, officially the Kingdom of Denmark, is a Nordic country in Northwest Europe. Denmark proper, which is the southernmost of the Scandinavian countries, consists of a peninsula, Jutland, and an archipelago of 443 named islands, with the largest being Zealand, Funen and the North Jutlandic Island. The islands are characterised by flat, arable land and sandy coasts, low elevation and a temperate climate. The southernmost of the Scandinavian nations, Denmark lies southwest of Sweden and south of Norway, and is bordered to the south by Germany. The Kingdom of Denmark also includes two autonomous territories in the North Atlantic Ocean: the Faroe Islands and Greenland. Denmark has a total area of 42,924 km2 (16,573 sq mi), land area of 42,394 km2 (16,368 sq mi), and the total area including Greenland and the Faroe Islands is 2,210,579 km2 (853,509 sq mi), and a population of 5.8 million in Denmark proper.

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No deal in sight as "Frugal Four" stamp down on EU budget

Denmark, Austria, Sweden and the Netherlands dug in their heels over the next European Union budget, insisting it cannot top 1% of economic output, to leave the EU no closer to a deal on Friday after..
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Danish troops to return to Al-Asad air base in Iraq on March 1: defense minister

Denmark will send its military personnel back to the Iraqi al-Asad base on March 1, after last month temporarily moving some of them to Kuwait due to security concerns, the Danish Defence Minister..
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Videos for Denmark


Barcelona present new signing Braithwaite [Video]Barcelona present new signing Braithwaite

Martin Braithwaite expresses his happiness after years of hard work sees him join an elite club.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:58Published

Leganes have "suffered a lot of damage" says CEO as Barcelona sign Braithwaite [Video]Leganes have "suffered a lot of damage" says CEO as Barcelona sign Braithwaite

Martin Ortega says the club cannot understand the rule that has allowed Barcelona to sign Martin Braithwaite, causing 'irreparable damage'.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:12Published

Madsen survives heat to win South American leg of World Marathon Challenge [Video]Madsen survives heat to win South American leg of World Marathon Challenge

Kristina Madsen holds an eight minute lead going into the seventh marathon in seven days on seven continents.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:36Published

Chen Huang and Kristina Madsen both claim fourth wins in race five of World Marathon Challenge [Video]Chen Huang and Kristina Madsen both claim fourth wins in race five of World Marathon Challenge

Chen Huang and Kristina Madsen continue to dominate the World Marathon Challenge after they both complete their fourth race wins out of five.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:20Published

How sugar addiction impacts the brain [Video]How sugar addiction impacts the brain

New research from the journal Scientific Reports has found that sugar has the ability to transform our brain chemistry.

Credit: Reuters - 3D Animations (Next Me     Duration: 01:06Published

Denmark is the Best Country to Raise a Child, Says Report [Video]Denmark is the Best Country to Raise a Child, Says Report

Sweden and Norway came in second and third, respectively, according to the latest 'Best Countries Report'.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO     Duration: 00:50Published

If Eriksen leaves he does so 'with his head up', Mourinho says [Video]If Eriksen leaves he does so 'with his head up', Mourinho says

Jose Mourinho has told Christian Eriksen to leave Tottenham with his head held high amid reports of an imminent exit to Inter Milan. The Denmark international’s Spurs career is definitely coming to..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:33Published

Denmark Wants To Produce Electricity 100 Percent From Renewable Power [Video]Denmark Wants To Produce Electricity 100 Percent From Renewable Power

Denmark may be small but it produces more of its electricity from wind than any other country. According to Mother Nature Network, the country gets 47 percent of its electricity from wind resources...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

 

Denmark arrests Iranian opposition members suspected of spying for Saudis

Three members of an Iranian Arab opposition group are accused of spying for Saudi Arabia.
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Denmark arrests three members of Iranian opposition group on spy charges

Denmark said on Monday it had arrested three leading members of an Iranian Arab opposition group on suspicion of spying for Saudi Arabia.
Reuters - Published

Denmark in cartoon bust-up with China

Danes reject Chinese calls for an apology over a cartoon showing the coronavirus on China's flag.
BBC News - Published

Christian Eriksen: Inter Milan complete signing of midfielder from Tottenham

Inter Milan complete the signing of Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen from Tottenham for a fee of around £16.9m.
BBC News - Published

Chinese embassy wants Danish paper to apologize for coronavirus cartoon

China's embassy in Denmark has demanded an apology from daily Jyllands-Posten after it published a cartoon of the Chinese flag with its five yellow stars represented by coronavirus particles.
Reuters - Published

Danish sculpture erected to show support for Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters

An eight-meter copper statue entitled "Pillar of Shame" was erected in front of Denmark's parliament in central Copenhagen on Thursday to express solidarity with pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.
Reuters - Published

Flamur Beqiri: Arrest made in Denmark over murder of man in front of wife and child on Christmas Eve

Police suspect father may have been involved in 'criminality' in Sweden before killing
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Battersea fatal shooting: Man arrested after Flamur Beqiri died

A man is held in Denmark after Swedish national Flamur Beqiri died in front of his family in London.
BBC News - Published

Bridge linking Denmark to Sweden to get new lick of paint in 13-year operation

The nearly eight-kilometer (five mile) bridge linking Denmark and Sweden is to get a new lick of paint for the first time since it opened for traffic in 2000, but it will take an estimated 13 years to..
Reuters - Published

Denmark's Little Mermaid vandalized with 'Free Hong Kong' graffiti

Unknown vandals have scrawled "Free Hong Kong" on Denmark's most famous landmark, "The Little Mermaid", a bronze statue that is especially popular with Chinese tourists.
Reuters - Published

Denmark had six hours' warning of Iranian attack on Iraqi bases: TV

Denmark received a warning six hours before Iran fired missiles at two Iraqi military bases this week, and was able to prepare its contingent stationed at one of the bases alongside U.S. forces, the..
Reuters - Published

Denmark and Latvia to move some troops from Iraq after Iranian missile strikes

Denmark will temporarily move some of its military personnel from the Al-Asad air base in Iraq that was targeted in an Iranian missile strike on Wednesday, Prime Minister Mettle Frederiksen said.
Reuters - Published

Denmark to move some of its troops from Iraq to Kuwait

Denmark will temporarily move some of its military personnel based at the Iraqi al-Asad base and in Baghdad to Kuwait due to security concerns in the wake of an Iranian missile attack on the air base..
Reuters - Published

Denmark sources record 47% of power from wind in 2019

Denmark sourced almost half its electricity consumption from wind power last year, a new record boosted by steep cost reductions and improved offshore technology.
Reuters - Published

Kebab row assault man returned to UK for sentence

Eugen-Laurentiu Rus fled the country and was found working on a pig farm in Denmark.
BBC News - Published

Denmark approves new U.S. consulate in Greenland

Denmark has approved the establishment of a U.S. consulate in Greenland, an autonomous part of Denmark, four months after rebuffing U.S. President Donald Trump's idea of buying the island which stunned..
Reuters - Published

U.S. sanctions could hit pipeline building in Danish waters: Bild

Germany believes a new U.S. law imposing sanctions on companies building Russia's contested seabed Nord Stream 2 pipeline could affect ongoing construction works off the coast of Denmark, Bild..
Reuters - Published

Danish police carry out nationwide raids over suspected attack preparations

Police made several raids throughout Denmark on Wednesday and arrested a number of people in connection with suspected preparations for an Islamist militant attack, police said.
Reuters - Published

Denmark to contribute more planes to NATO after talks with Trump

Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said her country would provide four more planes to NATO after holding "positive" talks with U.S. President Trump at an alliance summit in London on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Danes see Greenland security risk amid Arctic tensions

For the first time Denmark puts mineral-rich Greenland top of its national security agenda.
BBC News - Published

China mixing military and science in Arctic push: Denmark

China's military is increasingly using scientific research in the Arctic as a way into the region, a Danish intelligence service said on Friday, as it warned of intensifying geopolitical rivalry in the..
Reuters - Published

U.S.-China-Russia power play raising tensions in Arctic, says Denmark

A growing geopolitical rivalry in the Arctic between the United States, China and Russia is increasing tensions in the area, Denmark's Defence Intelligence Service said on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Denmark offers to lead NATO training mission in Iraq from 2021

Denmark offered to take over Canada's leadership of NATO's non-combat training mission in Iraq from the end of 2020 until mid-2022, the Danish Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Irish fall short of automatic qualification despite late equaliser v Denmark

The Republic of Ireland fall agonisingly short of automatic qualification for Euro 2020 after drawing with Denmark at a raucous Aviva Stadium.
BBC News - Published

Denmark holds neo-Nazi over Jewish cemetery attack

A Nordic neo-Nazi group leader and an accomplice are accused of vandalising 84 Jewish tombstones.
BBC News - Published

Nord Stream 2: Go-ahead for Russian gas pipeline angers Ukraine

Denmark's permit for Nord Stream 2 strengthens Russian influence in Europe, President Zelensky says.
BBC News - Published

Lighthouse moved 70m on rails to save it from falling into sea

Coastal erosion threatened to topple Denmark's Rubjerg Knude lighthouse - but now it's being moved.
BBC News - Published

Republic need win over Danes to qualify after defeat in Switzerland

The Republic of Ireland's hopes of a Euro 2020 spot rest on next month's final home game against Denmark after a 2-0 defeat in Switzerland.
BBC News - Published

Denmark to strip foreign fighters of Danish citizenship

Denmark will fast-track legislation allowing people with dual citizenship who have gone abroad to fight for militant groups like Islamic State to be stripped of their Danish nationality, Prime Minister..
Reuters - Published

Denmark sets up temporary border control with Sweden after attacks

Denmark is to impose temporary border controls at the Swedish border next month, after Swedes were suspected of being behind a number of serious attacks this year in the Danish capital Copenhagen, the..
Reuters - Published

The incinerator and the ski slope tackling waste

Billed the world’s cleanest waste-to-energy plant, Denmark's Copenhill project had a troubled start.
BBC News - Published

Road World Championships: Denmark's Mads Pedersen wins men's road race

23-year-old Dane Mads Pedersen wins the men's road race at the 2019 Road World Championships in Yorkshire, becoming the first Danish winner of the event.
BBC News - Published

EU executive keeps Vestager in competition, puts Irishman in trade role

The incoming head of the EU executive named her 27-strong team on Tuesday, keeping Denmark's Margrethe Vestager in the critical competition policy and putting an Irishman in charge of settling future..
Reuters - Published

Denmark discusses Hormuz naval mission with European allies

Denmark's prime minister said on Friday that it is in talks with a number of European allies about an international naval mission to ensure safe shipping through the Strait of Hormuz.
Reuters - Published

Denmark suspends economic crime prosecutor

Denmark's prosecution service said on Thursday that the state prosecutor for serious economic and international crime, Morten Niels Jakobsen had been suspended until further notice.
Reuters - Published

Denmark removes economic crime state prosecutor from duty until further notice

Denmark's prosecution service said on Thursday that its State Prosecutor for Serious Economic and International Crime Morten Niels Jakobsen has been removed from service until further notice.
Reuters - Published

Nanjing Massacre: Denmark honours hero who rescued Chinese

Bernhard Sindberg sheltered many Chinese from the rampaging Japanese army in 1937.
BBC News - Published

'This is very scary': Greenlanders on Trump wanting to buy their island

"He's not even talking to Greenland - he's talking to Denmark about buying Greenland."
BBC News - Published

Danish PM had 'constructive conversation' with Trump

Denmark's Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen had a "constructive conversation" with U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday, discussing cooperation on security policy, Danish news agency Ritzau reported.
Reuters - Published

Pompeo praises ‘US ally’ Denmark after Trump cancels visit

The US secretary of state speaks with Denmark's foreign minister amid a public row over Greenland.
BBC News - Published

Pompeo speaks with Danish foreign minister after Trump cancels visit

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke with Denmark's foreign minister on Wednesday and praised U.S.-Danish security cooperation, a day after President Donald Trump abruptly canceled a visit to the..
Reuters - Published

Factbox: Greenland for sale? Why Trump's bid fell through

President Donald Trump's proposal for the United States to buy Greenland from Denmark has met with surprise and a sharp rebuff from Copenhagen, with Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen calling the idea..
Reuters - Published

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