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Danish right-wing party urges ban on new mosques in refugee-dominated areas

January 6, 2018 12:26 am
Danish right-wing party urges ban on new mosques in refugee-dominated areas

The file photo of distraught asylum seekers at a station in Denmark (By Reuters) Denmark’s far-right People’s Party (DPP) has unveiled a plan to tackle “social problems” in ghettos mostly populated by asylum seekers, which calls for a ban on the construction of new mosques. Among the controversial parts of the […]

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Danish police find severed head, legs of Swedish journalist

October 7, 2017 9:30 pm
Danish police find severed head, legs of Swedish journalist

Copenhagen Police Chief Investigator Jens Moller Jensen gives a press briefing in connection with new findings in the case against submarine captain Peter Madsen, October 7, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Police in Denmark say their divers have recovered body parts and the severed head of a female Swedish journalist who died […]

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Danish inventor alters account, torso found in Copenhagen

August 22, 2017 8:46 am
Danish inventor alters account, torso found in Copenhagen

Three units of the Swedish Sea Rescue Society search for a missing Swedish journalist, Kim Wall, at the Lundakra Bay, between Barsebaeck and Landskrona, in Sweden, August 15, 2017. (Photo by AFP) A woman’s torso has been found on a shore in the south of the Danish capital of Copenhagen, […]

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Denmark summons Turkish envoy over ‘anti-Erdogan list’

March 20, 2017 10:30 pm
Denmark summons Turkish envoy over ‘anti-Erdogan list’

Denmark’s Foreign Minister Anders Samuelsen (Photo by AFP) Denmark on Monday summoned Turkey’s charge d’affaires for talks after local media reported that Danish citizens of Turkish origin critical of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan claimed they had been tagged as traitors by Ankara. The Danish Foreign Ministry said in a statement […]

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Denmark confiscates thousands of euros from refugees by law

November 3, 2016 10:30 pm
Denmark confiscates thousands of euros from refugees by law

Syrian refugees arrive at the main train station in Copenhagen, Denmark, in September 2015. (Photo by AP) Danish officials have confiscated thousands of euros from desperate refugees seeking asylum in the country on a handful of occasions since a controversial law came into force earlier this year, allowing authorities to […]

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Italian police in Naples recover Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh’s stolen paintings after 14 years

September 30, 2016 3:16 pm
Italian police in Naples recover Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh’s stolen paintings after 14 years

Italian police in Naples have found two masterpieces by Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh that were stolen during a dramatic raid on an Amsterdam museum 14 years ago. The two paintings were recovered from the Naples mafia as part of an operation against the Camorra group operating around the southern […]

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Danish Foreign Minister Kristian Jensen gives reassurances to Turkey on EU deal granting Turks visa-free travel

September 29, 2016 9:38 pm
Danish Foreign Minister Kristian Jensen gives reassurances to Turkey on EU deal granting Turks visa-free travel

Denmark says Brussels will keep its promise to grant Turks visa-free travel to the European Union, if Ankara carries out its side of a controversial deal to stem the flow of refugees into the EU countries.  “It is important to me to underline that the European Union will stand by its […]

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Dutch police unveil the world’s first army of eagles to hunt down unauthorized drones

September 12, 2016 9:58 pm
Dutch police unveil the world’s first army of eagles to hunt down unauthorized drones

Dutch police are set to unveil the world’s first army of eagles, using the old Asian tradition of falconry to hunt down the unauthorized drones. As the increasing use of unauthorized drones worries everyone from safety officials to security officers, Netherlands’ national police have teamed up with a raptor-training security […]

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Denmark seeks law enabling police to reject refugees at borders

August 30, 2016 8:42 pm
Denmark seeks law enabling police to reject refugees at borders

The file photo shows Danish police patrolling the Danish-German border crossing. The Danish government is seeking a statutory power to reject asylum-seekers at the border, the latest coming from European countries once boasting about their hospitality toward refugees. Denmark’s Ministry for Immigration, Integration and Housing said Tuesday that it has proposed […]

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Dutch far-right party pledged to close mosques and ban Islam’s holy book of Quran amid growing Islamophobic sentiments in Europe

August 26, 2016 3:00 pm
Dutch far-right party pledged to close mosques and ban Islam’s holy book of Quran amid growing Islamophobic sentiments in Europe

Geert Wilders, leader of the Dutch fari-right party speaks to the media on July 19, 2016 in the US state of Ohio.©AFP  The political party of Dutch far-right politician, Geert Wilders, has pledged to close mosques and ban Islam’s holy book of Quran amid growing Islamophobic sentiments in the European […]

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Denmark police confiscate thousands of euros from refugees

July 1, 2016 10:15 am
Denmark police confiscate thousands of euros from refugees

Armed police patrols in Copenhagen Airport, on March 22, 2016, Denmark. ©AFP Danish police have confiscated cash worth thousands of euros from refugees under a controversial law it adopted earlier this year to stem the flow of asylum seekers into the country. “The police in Copenhagen have seized around 79,600 […]

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Joanna Palani, Islamic State killer: Terrorists are ‘easy to kill’

May 28, 2016 5:00 am
Joanna Palani, Islamic State killer: Terrorists are ‘easy to kill’

Joanna Palani is now back home studying in Copenhagen after fighting alongside Kurdish-led forces in Iraq and Syria. Photo / Facebook A young, beautiful and educated woman who dropped out of university so she could fight against Islamic State has revealed how easy it is to kill militants. Danish woman […]

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Noah’s Ark needs biblical donation to sail to the Olympic Games in Brazil

May 7, 2016 5:27 am
Noah’s Ark needs biblical donation to sail to the Olympic Games in Brazil

A Dutch carpenter inspired by a dream to construct a life-sized replica of Noah’s Ark now has a new and equally ambitious dream – to sail the vast vessel to the Olympic Games in Brazil. Johan Huibers’ Biblical boat complete with wooden animals, was constructed four years ago at the […]

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Dutch government wins time to renegotiate EU-Ukraine agreement

April 20, 2016 11:30 am
Dutch government wins time to renegotiate EU-Ukraine agreement

Dutch lawmakers attend a parliament sessionin The Hague, The Netherlands, March 14, 2016. (Photo by AFP) Dutch lawmakers have narrowly rejected a motion calling on the government to immediately withdraw a law ratifying an association agreement between the European Union (EU) and Ukraine. Seventy-five legislators, mostly form Dutch Prime Minister […]

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Dutch football great Johan Cruyff dies at age 68

March 24, 2016 10:37 am
Dutch football great Johan Cruyff dies at age 68

Dutch football great Johan Cruyff, who revolutionised the game as the personification of “Total Football,” has died. He was 68. Family spokeswoman Carole Thate confirmed to The Associated Press that Cruyff had died. Joaquin Munoz of the Cruyff Foundation in Barcelona said he died in the Spanish city as a […]

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