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Somali Pirates Free Danish Family, Crew

Posted September 7th, 2011 at 8:40 am (UTC-5)
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Somali pirates have released a Danish family of five and two Danish crew members who were seized while sailing around the world more than six months ago. In a statement Wednesday, the Danish foreign ministry said the freed hostages were safe and doing well under the circumstances. The statement did not indicate if a ransom […]

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One Dead in Denmark Mosque Shooting

Posted August 30th, 2011 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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One person has been killed and at least one other wounded in a shooting outside of a mosque in the Danish capital, Copenhagen, following prayers by Pakistani worshippers to end the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. A police spokesman said Tuesday the shooting took place outside the Muslim Culture Institute, located in the capital’s western […]

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Danish PM Sets Parliamentary Elections Next Month

Posted August 26th, 2011 at 5:55 am (UTC-5)
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Danish Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen announced Friday the parliamentary elections will be held on September 15th. Mr. Rasmussen has led Denmark’s center-right minority coalition government since 2009. Polls show Mr. Rasmussen’s party could face some stiff competiton from the opposing Social Democrats in the upcoming elections.

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Kurdish Broadcaster on Trial in Denmark

Posted August 15th, 2011 at 12:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Denmark-based Kurdish broadcaster Roj TV went on trial in Copenhagen Monday for allegedly promoting the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party . Prosecutors said the station should be fined and taken off the air. The PKK is considered a terrorist organization by Turkey, the United States and European Union. The defense attorney for the station denies the […]

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EU: Tighter Border Controls in Denmark May be Unjustified

Posted July 18th, 2011 at 8:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A European Union team says Denmark has failed to justify tighter security along its borders with Germany and Sweden, and may be impeding free movement across the EU. Danish authorities imposed the new border controls in May, intending to crack down on smuggling, illegal immigration and human trafficking. A team of European Commission experts said […]

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Denmark Set to Impose New Border Checkpoints

Posted July 2nd, 2011 at 10:10 am (UTC-5)
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Denmark is preparing to re-establish permanent customs checkpoints despite complaints from European officials that they would violate the continent’s visa-free travel rules. The Danish parliament approved the tougher border controls on Friday. Officials said an extra 50 customs officers will be posted Tuesday at Denmark’s borders with Sweden and Germany. Danish lawmakers said they are […]

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Businesses Oppose Denmark’s Plan to Tighten Border Controls

Posted June 9th, 2011 at 1:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Danish businesses are criticizing the government’s plans to tighten border controls aimed at fighting illegal immigration and smuggling. Germany and European Union officials also blasted the Danish center-right government’s decision, saying it contradicts the principles of the 25-country, visa-free Schengen zone. The two European countries are part of the Schengen agreement and share a common […]

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