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Denmark: Constitutional monarchy in Europe
Denmark, officially the Kingdom of Denmark, is a Nordic country. 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.

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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..
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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.
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Videos for Denmark

Trump skips Poland trip as Dorian nears Florida [Video]Trump skips Poland trip as Dorian nears Florida

President Donald Trump canceled a visit to Poland as Florida braces for Hurricane Dorian, which is forecast to make landfall on the Atlantic coast Monday as a dangerous Category 4 storm. Freddie Joyner..

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Trump cancels Poland trip due to Hurricane Dorian [Video]Trump cancels Poland trip due to Hurricane Dorian

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday said he cancelled his trip to Poland this weekend and said U.S. Vice President Mike Pence would go in his place as Trump said Hurricane Dorian could be a 'very,..

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What do Danes think about Donald Trump cancelling his Denmark trip? [Video]What do Danes think about Donald Trump cancelling his Denmark trip?

Donald Trump this week postponed a trip to Denmark because its prime minister refused to discuss the sale of Greenland. We spoke to Danes to get their view on Trump's move... and they were scathing.

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Trump calls Danish PM's Greenland response 'nasty' [Video]Trump calls Danish PM's Greenland response 'nasty'

US President Donald Trump described the Danish Prime Minister's comments, in response to his offer of buying Greenland, as nasty. Denmark's Prime Minister said she is "disappointed and surprised" by Mr..

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Trump Calls Danish Prime Minister's Comments 'Nasty' [Video]Trump Calls Danish Prime Minister's Comments 'Nasty'

President Donald Trump spoke out about Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen’s turning down his idea. According to Reuters, Trump reportedly was considering buying Greenland. Yet Frederiksen called..

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Trump Ranted For 35 Minutes In 89-Degree Heat [Video]Trump Ranted For 35 Minutes In 89-Degree Heat

President Donald Trump ranted about everything from trade with China, the Prime Minister of Denmark, and Jewish voters being "disloyal" in a freewheeling 35-minute session with reporters. Trump harshly..

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Trump calls Danish PM's statement on Greenland nasty [Video]Trump calls Danish PM's statement on Greenland nasty

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday expressed offense over the Danish prime minister’s statement about his interest in purchasing Greenland. Chris Dignam has more.

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Klobuchar slams Trump for 'pissing off' Denmark [Video]Klobuchar slams Trump for 'pissing off' Denmark

"Do you know the difference between Donald Trump and Greenland? Greenland is not for sale," U.S. Democratic presidential hopeful Amy Klobuchar said on Wednesday, in a speech to labor unions in Iowa..

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Denmark's response to Greenland idea 'not nice': Trump [Video]Denmark's response to Greenland idea 'not nice': Trump

President Donald Trump on Wednesday said the Danish prime minister's statement that selling Greenland was absurd was inappropriate and not nice, adding that a U.S. purchase of the autonomous Danish..

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Danish PM says cancellation of Trump visit won't hurt good U.S. relations [Video]Danish PM says cancellation of Trump visit won't hurt good U.S. relations

Denmark's prime minister said on Wednesday that U.S. President Donald Trump's cancellation of a state visit after Denmark rebuffed his interest in purchasing Greenland would not affect close relations..

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Trump cancels visit to Denmark over Greenland comments [Video]Trump cancels visit to Denmark over Greenland comments

US President Donald Trump cancelled an upcoming visit to Denmark after the Danish prime minister said she would not discuss the sale of Greenland to the US.

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Mocked for Greenland, Trump cancels Denmark trip [Video]Mocked for Greenland, Trump cancels Denmark trip

U.S. President Donald Trump cancelled a planned trip to Denmark after the Danish Prime Minister called Trump's proposal to buy the autonomous territory of Greenland 'absurd'. Jayson Albano reports.

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Trump Postpones Trip To Greenland [Video]Trump Postpones Trip To Greenland

President Donald Trump announced on Twitter he would postpone his visit to Denmark. This comes after Danish Prime Minister said his interest in buying Greenland was “absurd.” According to CNN,..

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Danish Prime Minister Calls Trump Possibly Buying Greenland 'Absurd' [Video]Danish Prime Minister Calls Trump Possibly Buying Greenland 'Absurd'

Denmark’s prime minister recently responded to reports of President Donald Trump’s interest in buying Greenland.She said the country is not for sale and the idea of selling it to the U.S. is..

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Kiefer Sutherland Cancels Concert Date After Slip-And-Fall On Danish Bus [Video]Kiefer Sutherland Cancels Concert Date After Slip-And-Fall On Danish Bus

Newly minted musician Kiefer Sutherland is calling off the last three shows of his European tour. According to Extra! TV, the move comes after Sutherland slipped on the steps of a bus in Denmark. The..

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Trump Looking To Buy... Greenland? [Video]Trump Looking To Buy... Greenland?

Trump has expressed interest in purchasing the country of Greenland, the world's biggest island. Greenland is an autonomous territory that is overseen by the country of Denmark, reports Busines..

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How Much: If The US Bought Greenland [Video]How Much: If The US Bought Greenland

Greenland insists it's not for sale, despite President Donald Trump musing about buying it. But how much could the world's largest island be worth to America? Any price tag on Greenland would depend on..

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Maersk warns trade war could hurt shipping [Video]Maersk warns trade war could hurt shipping

The world's biggest container shipping line beat expectations in its latest earnings, but Maersk says the China-U.S. trade war could still hurt. Julian Satterthwaite reports

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Godzilla Isn't Terrorizing Cities, But These Wild Animals Are [Video]Godzilla Isn't Terrorizing Cities, But These Wild Animals Are

Business Insider reports that since the 1980s, wild boar numbers have exploded across the world. In parts of Germany and in Japan, Eurasian wild pigs contaminated with nuclear radiation are running..

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Homeless World Cup underway as fans flock to Cardiff [Video]Homeless World Cup underway as fans flock to Cardiff

Almost 50 countries take part in the Homeless World Cup football tournament

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Michael Sheen opens the Homeless World Cup in Cardiff [Video]Michael Sheen opens the Homeless World Cup in Cardiff

Actor Michael Sheen described the opening of the Homeless World Cup as “hugely emotional” as the tournament kicked off in Cardiff. The competition sees people who have experienced social exclusion..

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Santa Claus comes to Copenhagen in July [Video]Santa Claus comes to Copenhagen in July

150 Santas from around the world made early Christmas preparations at their annual meet in Denmark

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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

Denmark defiant on Greenland after Trump cancels state visit

The Danish PM says she is "annoyed and surprised" after the US president cancels his state visit.
BBC News - Published

Danish PM says cancellation of Trump visit won't hurt good U.S. relations

Denmark's prime minister said on Wednesday that U.S. President Donald Trump's cancellation of a state visit after Denmark rebuffed his interest in purchasing Greenland would not affect close relations..
Reuters - Published

Trump cancels Denmark visit after rebuff over Greenland

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday called off a visit to Denmark scheduled for early September after the country's prime minister rebuffed his idea of purchasing Greenland.
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Shock in Denmark after Trump, spurned over Greenland, cancels visit

Danes expressed shock and disbelief on Wednesday over U.S. President Donald Trump's cancellation of a state visit to Denmark after its prime minister rebuffed his interest in purchasing Greenland.
Reuters - Published

Danish PM says Trump's idea of selling Greenland to U.S. is absurd

Greenland is not for sale and the idea of selling it to the United States is absurd, Denmark's prime minister said on Sunday after an economic adviser to President Donald Trump confirmed the U.S...
Reuters - Published

Swede suspected of Copenhagen blast to be extradited to Denmark

A man detained in Sweden on suspicion of being behind an explosion near a Danish government agency is to be handed over to Denmark, Swedish radio reported.
Reuters - Published

Trump Greenland: US president 'mulls buying island from Denmark'

US media report that the president is interested in a purchase, though he may have been joking.
BBC News - Published

Denmark considers more control with Swedish border after Copenhagen blast

Denmark's government is considering strengthening controls at its border with Sweden after a bomb attack aimed at a government agency in Copenhagen that led to two Swedes being charged, the Danish..
Reuters - Published

Trump will travel to Poland, Denmark from Aug. 31 to Sept. 3

U.S. President Donald Trump and Melania Trump will visit Poland and Denmark from Aug. 31 to Sept. 3, the White House said in a statement on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Denmark backs Britain's proposed Hormuz naval mission

Denmark said on Friday it welcomed the British government's proposal for a European-led naval mission to ensure safe shipping through the Strait of Hormuz and would consider a military maritime..
Reuters - Published

Exclusive: Britain wins early European support for Hormuz naval mission

France, Italy and Denmark gave initial support for a British plan for a European-led naval mission to ensure safe shipping through the Strait of Hormuz, three senior EU diplomats said on Tuesday after..
Reuters - Published

France, Italy, Denmark back European-led naval mission for Hormuz: diplomats

France, Italy, the Netherlands and Denmark support a European-led naval mission to ensure safe shipping through the Strait of Hormuz, three senior EU diplomats said on Tuesday after Britain proposed..
Reuters - Published

In protocol breach, Merkel sits to welcome Danish PM after shaking bouts

German Chancellor Angela Merkel sat down at a ceremony to welcome Denmark's prime minister on Thursday, a day after she shook visibly when standing to receive Finland's premier - her third bout of..
Reuters - Published

EU court rules against Denmark in remarriage immigration case

Denmark was wrong not to allow a Turkish woman to be reunited with her husband and children in the country, the EU's top court ruled on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Denmark plans regulation of influencers following suicide note

Denmark plans controls on popular influencers after an Instagram star posted a suicide note.
BBC News - Published

Dozens of arrests in Copenhagen for drunk scooter driving

Danish police arrest people driving scooters under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
BBC News - Published

Denmark's new Social Democratic prime minister names government

Denmark's new Social Democratic prime minister on Thursday presented her team of 20 ministers which includes former member of the European Parliament Jeppe Kofod as foreign minister and Nikolaj Wammen..
Reuters - Published

Denmark's next PM says she will nominate EU Commissioner Vestager for another term

Denmark's incoming prime minister Mette Frederiksen said on Wednesday she would nominate Margrethe Vestager to continue as a European Commissioner for another five years, broadcaster TV2 reported. 
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Danish police arrest 31 people in European drug probe

Danish police said on Wednesday they had arrested 31 people as part of an international investigation into an organized criminal network with roots in Albania, suspected of smuggling drugs and weapons.
Reuters - Published

Denmark becomes third Nordic country to form leftist government this year

Denmark on Wednesday became the third Nordic country this year to form a leftist government after Social Democratic leader Mette Frederiksen finalised terms for a one-party minority government, making..
Reuters - Published

Danish Social Democrats agree to form new government

The leader of Denmark's Social Democrats said on Wednesday her Social Democratic party had agreed with its leftist supporting allies to form a new one-party government, public broadcasters DR and TV2..
Reuters - Published

New Jersey selects Denmark's Orsted for major offshore wind project

New Jersey on Friday selected Denmark's Orsted A/S to develop a 1,100-megawatt wind project off the coast of Atlantic City, the largest ever offshore wind procurement by a U.S. state.
Reuters - Published

Danish leader sees slow talks to form government after vote win

The leader of Denmark's Social Democrats said on Thursday she would launch talks to form government, although she expected it would take time, after a center-left election victory put her on course to..
Reuters - Published

Danish center-left opposition wins election on welfare pledges

Denmark appeared set to become the third Nordic country in a year to form a leftist government as voters in Wednesday's parliamentary election rebelled against austerity measures and dealt a blow to..
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Danish center-left opposition to take power - projection after early count

Denmark could become the third Nordic country in a year to elect a leftist government as voters in Wednesday's parliamentary election appeared to rebel against austerity measures and deal a blow to..
Reuters - Published

Denmark election: Social Democrats to win, exit polls show

denmark election: social democrats to win, exit polls show
At 41, Social Democrats leader Mette Frederiksen could become Denmark’s youngest prime minister.
BBC News - Published

Danish center-left opposition set to take power, exit polls suggest

Denmark's opposition parties led by the Social Democrats look set to oust the ruling Liberal Party and its center-right alliance, two exit polls after Wednesday's election suggested.
Reuters - Published

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