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EU launches defence pact with submarine drones.

Brussels Dec 11, 2017 The EU unveiled on Monday a raft of new joint defence projects including submarine drones and cyber attack rapid response teams as it launched a landmark pact on boosting military cooperation. Twenty-five countries - all of the EU member states except Denmark, Malta and Britain, which is leaving the ...

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Could Scotland really be seen as a Northern nation? A view from Denmark.

Brexit is causing nothing but trouble and who knows if independence will ever happen. No wonder the frozen north is such an appealing prospect.

- The Conversation - UK

Denmark gives Shs48b to districts hosting refugees.

The government of Denmark has signed a five-year agreement with the United Nations Population Fund in Uganda for $13.27m towards improving women and young people's health

- Daily Monitor - UG

Row over Syrian refugee return threatens Danish government.

Demands from the nationalist Danish People's Party that Syrian refugees be sent home as soon as possible are threatening to bring down the country's center-right minority government.

- The Daily Star - LB

Searching for the CRISPR Swiss-army knife.

Scientists at the University of Copenhagen, led by the Spanish Professor Guillermo Montoya, are investigating the molecular features of different molecular scissors of the CRISPR-Cas system to shed light on the so-called "Swiss-army knives" of genome editing. Montoya's research group has visualized the atomic structures of ...

- PhysOrg - NL

Sindhu, Srikanth aim to end 2017 on a high at Superseries Finals.

Dubai, Dec 12 Indian shuttlers P.V. Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth will hope to end 2017 on a high when they compete in the season-ending World Superseries Finals, starting at the Hamadan Sports Complex here on Wednesday. In the tournament featuring the eight best players and pairs of the World Superseries circuit across five ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Denmark Santas race for families in need.

Hundreds of people dressed up as Santa Claus took part in a run on Sunday, in a town south of Copenhagen, to raise money for families in need during Christmas.         


Ludogorets Faces Milan in the 1/16-finals of the Europa League.

Ludogorets faces European Grand Milan in the 1/16-final of the Europa League Cup. This became clear from the Nion draw today. At the first meeting, on February 15, 2018, the Bulgarian champion will host and the rematch is on 22 February at San Siro. Here are all matches: Borussia - AtalantaNice - Lokomotiv Copenhagen - ...

- Novinite - BG

Luxury, vintage-themed Mustang watches made from vintage Mustangs.

Filed under: Etc.,Coupe,Classics,Performance Danish brand REC Watches fabricates Mustang watches from the sheetmetal of vintage Mustangs.Continue reading Luxury, vintage-themed Mustang watches made from vintage Mustangs Luxury, vintage-themed Mustang watches made from vintage Mustangs originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, ...

- Autoblog - US

The devastating beauty of Greenland's melting ice.

Greenland is melting. The autonomous Danish island, located in the Arctic, is 80 percent ice. Its massive sheet of frozen water — about 660,000 square miles across and two miles thick at its highest point — is the second largest body of ice in the world, built up from snowfall dating back to the last ice age, some ...

- The Week - US

Is bitcoin worth the energy?.

You've probably heard that bitcoin is on an insane roll. The digital currency cleared $17,000 last Thursday, up from $1,292 in March. But you know what's also crazy? How much energy bitcoin requires. The bitcoin network already consumes an estimated 32.5 terawatt-hours per year. That's more energy than you'd need to ...

- The Week - US

25 EU states sign defence cooperation pact

Twenty-five EU member states on Monday adopted the establishment of the Permanent Structured Cooperation , a cooperation scheme to develop EU defence capabilities through investment in equipment and technologies. Some 17 cooperation projects have been identified to start the new structure. The UK , Denmark, which has an ...

- EU Observer - EU

Adnan Sami, family meet Afghan Vice President

Mumbai, Dec 11 Singer-composer Adnan Sami along with his wife Roya and daughter Medina met Afghanistan Vice President Sarwar Danish. Adnan says he discussed his upcoming film "Afghan - In Search of a Home" with Danish. "We had a delightful morning in Mumbai meeting the visiting Vice President.

- Yahoo! News - US

Danish wants India to increase scholarships for Afghans

By S. Mudassir Ali Shah on 11 December 2017 KABUL : Vice-President Sarwar Danish has voiced optimism that India will increase the number of scholarships for Afghan...

- Pajhwok - AF | Trust in Danish bank's wealth manage robot

In just over half a year, Danske Bank A/S has attracted 11 500 clients to an investment service provided by a robot called June.

- Fin24 - SA

Turkey to investigate 6-year-old death in Danish jail

Turkey will investigate the death of its citizen who died in custody in a Danish jail six years ago, the Presidency of Turks Abroad and Related Communities said on Dec 8. 

- Hürriyet - TR

Lego wins landmark copyright case in China

Lego has won a landmark case in China against rival products which it said were almost identical to one of its ranges.It is the first time the Danish firm has succeeded in a copyright claim in China, where copies of its famous coloured...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Bela ban: China outlaws bootleg Lego in major victory for Danish toy firm

Lego has won a landmark legal case in China against rivals selling cheap imitation plastic blocks almost identical to the originals.

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2 die after pilotage boat capsizes in Gulf of Finland

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — The Finnish Border Guards says two people have been found dead inside a pilot boat that capsized and sank off southern Finland.The state agency says the pair was found Saturday morning in the Gulf of Finland...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Another reason for millennial women to shun the pill

A new Danish study shows hormonal contraception remains a risk for breast cancer

- MercatorNet - US

Affordable Housing in Amsterdam and Copenhagen: Lessons for the San Francisco Bay Area

Photo Credit: Resul Muslu / Shutterstock The affordable housing crisis in the San Francisco Bay Area appears universally known in both the United States and Europe. Affordable housing for special needs households is in even shorter supply. Integrating special needs households within affordable developments, where tenants in ...

- GMF - DE

Danish actor Claes Bang loves Hollywood

Danish actor Claes Bang made his first visit to Hollywood - including studio lots and an American football game - after the success of the much-discussed "The Square."         


Claes Bang 'tricked' Danish radio to get airplay

Actor-musician Claes Bang says he "tricked" Danish radio stations in order to get airplay for his music side project.         


Social protection in 2015 - Almost one-third of EU GDP spent on social protection - Highest ratios in France, Denmark and Finland

European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 8 December 2017 Since 2010, social protection expenditure in the European Union has increased slightly, from 28.6% of GDP in 2010 to 29.0% in 2015, according to data from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

- EU - EU

Ex-husband of Norway royal says Spacey groped him in 2007

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — The former husband of Norwegian King Harald's daughter is alleging that actor Kevin Spacey groped him during the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize concert in Oslo.Ari Behn, Princess Martha Louise's husband for 14...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Denmark's Maersk: 1 dies after oil rig accident off Norway

The drilling unit of Danish conglomerate A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S says a Norwegian employee has died after an accident occurred on a small rig in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea.

- FOX News - US

Denmark's Maersk: 1 dies after oil rig accident off Norway

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — The drilling unit of Danish conglomerate A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S says a Norwegian employee has died after an accident occurred on a small rig in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea.Maersk Drilling says...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Hormonal birth control still increases breast cancer risk, study finds

Boston, Mass., Dec 7, 2017 / 03:21 pm .- A recent Danish study shows that women on any kind of hormonal birth control are susceptible to an increased risk of breast cancer, upending the common belief that modern methods of hormonal birth control are safer than those of decades past. The research published this week in the ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

The Pill, IUDs Raise Risk of Breast Cancer

For years, birth control pills have been linked to an increased risk of breast cancer, though newer drugs containing smaller doses of estrogen and progestin were assumed to be safer. A new study suggests they aren't. Researchers in Denmark reviewed public health records for 1.8 million women, using prescription...

- Newser - US

Denmark could send failed asylum seekers to live on desert islands

Immigration minister Inger Stojberg open to plan that would move hundreds of foreigners to camps on Danish islands.

- - UK

Lego wins first China copyright case against imitators

HONG KONG — Danish toy maker Lego said Thursday it has won a major legal victory in China, where a court ruled in its favor in a copyright case against companies making knockoffs of its famous colored bricks.The company said...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Norwegian artist backs brother with reindeer skull curtain

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — An artist from the indigenous Sami community in Norway's Arctic region is drawing attention to the country's policy to reduce the reindeer population.In a display outside the country's parliament in Oslo,...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

How does it look when Earth is bombarded with dark matter?

University of Southern Denmark researchers have conducted simulations of dark matter particles hitting the Earth. Physicists believe that Earth collides with uncountable dark matter particles as it hurtles through space. Although no one has ever seen these mysterious particles, there is no question among physicists about ...

- PhysOrg - NL

Toymaker Lego wins Chinese copyright case against brick imitators

COPENHAGEN - Lego has won a landmark case in China against two companies that manufactured and sold toys almost identical to its LEGO Friends range but branded Bela, the Danish toymaker said. It is the first time that Lego has succeeded in a copyright competition case in China, where copies of its colourful bricks and ...

- Sify - IN

Birth Control Pills Still Linked to Breast Cancer, Study Finds

Women using birth control pills and I.U.D.s that release hormones face a higher risk than those using methods without hormones, scientists in Denmark reported.

- International NY Times - US

Breast cancer risk said low with hormone contraceptives but rises with long-term use

Modern birth control pills that are lower in estrogen have fewer side effects than past oral contraceptives. But a large Danish study suggests that, like ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Small risk of breast cancer seen with hormone contraceptives

CHICAGO — Modern birth control pills that are lower in estrogen have fewer side effects than past oral contraceptives. But a large Danish study suggests that, like older pills, they still modestly raise the risk of breast cancer,...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Bitcoin's insane energy consumption, explained

One estimate suggests the Bitcoin network consumes as much energy as Denmark.

- Ars Technica UK - US

Destination decor: From Scandinavia to Indonesia

DENMARK Bill Carrig of Design Denmark has been importing Danish designed furniture and homewares for 18 years and estimates he's travelled to the Scandinavian country "at least 26 times."

- Stuff - NZ

DUC okays Tyra redevelopment off Denmark

Continuation of production from Tyra natural gas field in the Danish North Sea has been assured with approval by the Danish Underground Consortium of a $3.34-billion redevelopment plan. Maersk Oil, the operator, had planned to shut in the field in October 2018 until the consortium proposed redevelopment in March.

- OGJ - US

Russia warns Denmark on gas pipeline

Russia said its Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline might bypass Danish waters, after a new law that increased uncertainty on permits.

- EU Observer - EU

Greenland prepares for Brexit - and possible independence

The Arctic country is trying to adapt its economy and society to Brexit, climate change and possible independence from Denmark, fisheries and hunting minister Karl-Kristian Kruse told EUobserver.

- EU Observer - EU

Domestic electricity prices differ widely in EU due to taxes

Household electricity prices in the European Union ranged from below €10 per 100 kWh in Bulgaria to more than €30 per 100 kWh in Denmark and Germany in the first half of 2017, according to Eurostat. On average over a third of the electricity price was made up of taxes and levies, differing from Denmark , Germany and ...

- EU Observer - EU

Energize the people to effect policy change

Community power projects in Denmark and Germany have inspired politicians worldwide but have failed to translate to other countries. Sometimes the first step is to let people say no.

- Nature - UK

Turkey Islamizes Denmark with More Mosques

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan clearly sees Turks living in the West as a spearhead of Islam. "Yes, integrate yourselves into German society but don't assimilate yourselves. No one has the right to deprive us of our culture and our identity",

- Hudson New York - US