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Denmark Passes Bill Allowing Homosexuals to Marry in Church

Posted June 7th, 2012 at 6:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Denmark’s Parliament has approved a law allowing same-sex couples to get married in formal church weddings instead of the short blessing ceremonies that the state’s Lutheran Church currently offers. The legislation was passed Thursday with 85 votes in favor and 24 against. It takes effect June 15 and will put Denmark on par with countries […]

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Danish Authorities Arrest Terror Suspects

Posted May 29th, 2012 at 3:20 am (UTC-5)
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Denmark’s Security and Intelligence Service says it has arrested two Danish-Somali brothers suspected of planning a terror attack. The agency said in a statement Tuesday the men are suspected of having discussed the target and type of weapons to be used, and that a “specific act of terrorism” has been averted. It also said one […]

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Denmark Arrests 3 Suspected of Plotting Terror Attack

Posted April 27th, 2012 at 7:15 am (UTC-5)
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Denmark’s intelligence service says three men have been arrested near the Danish capital on suspicion of planning a terrorist attack. The Danish Security and Intelligence Service said in a statement the men were arrested Friday at two addresses in the Copenhagen area. It said they have been charged with illegal possession of automatic weapons and […]

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Trial for Alleged Terrorists Begins in Denmark

Posted April 13th, 2012 at 3:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Four Swedish men went on trial in Denmark Friday on terrorism charges arising from an alleged plot to attack a newspaper that published satirical cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad – an issue that has inflamed Muslims’ passions in the past. Three Swedish nationals and a resident of Sweden pleaded not guilty at the start of […]

Trial for Alleged Terrorists Begins in Denmark

Posted April 13th, 2012 at 7:50 am (UTC-5)
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Four Swedish men went on trial Friday in Denmark on terrorism charges involving a plot to attack a newspaper that published cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad. Three Swede nationals and a resident of Sweden pleaded not guilty at the start of their trial in a courtroom outside the capital city of Copenhagen. Three of the […]

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Kurdish TV in Denmark to Appeal ‘Terrorism’ Ruling

Posted January 13th, 2012 at 1:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Copenhagen-based Kurdish television network Roj TV has appealed a Danish court ruling that found it guilty of breaching anti-terror laws. Roj TV director Imidat Yilmaz told reporters Friday that the station had been unfairly portrayed. “The claims that the prosecution put forward that we are conducting propaganda for a terror organization and we mean that […]

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World Leading Wind Turbine Maker to Layoff Thousands in Denmark and US

Posted January 12th, 2012 at 5:25 am (UTC-5)
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A global leader in the wind turbine business says it will lay off thousands of workers in Denmark and the United States after the global financial crisis hurt demand for its products. Danish based Vestas company announced Thursday most of the 2,300 layoffs will be made in Denmark by the end of the year. Vestas […]

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Danish Gay Rights Pioneer Axel Axgil Dies

Posted October 30th, 2011 at 6:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Danish gay rights pioneer Axel Axgil, who helped make Denmark the first country to legalize same-sex marriage, has died at 96. Axgil helped found one of Europe’s oldest gay rights groups in 1948. Through the group’s non-stop efforts, Denmark became the first country in the world to legalize civil unions between homosexuals in 1989 — […]

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Britain’s William and Kate To Visit UNICEF Facility in Denmark

Posted October 26th, 2011 at 7:45 am (UTC-5)
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Officials at St. James Palace have announced that Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, will travel to Denmark to view a UNICEF supply center next month. The palace said Wednesday the royal couple will visit the facility, which distributes emergency food and medical supplies to East Africa, November 2. They […]

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Danish Prime Minister Presents New Cabinet

Posted October 3rd, 2011 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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Denmark’s first female prime minister has presented her new cabinet ministers to Queen Margrethe at a ceremony at the queen’s official residence, Amalienborg Castle in Copenhagen. Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, who leads Social Democratic Party , presented the 14 men and nine women on Monday. There are 11 ministers from her party as well as […]

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