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Sick of lockdown: Panda escapes confinement in Copenhagen zoo

Jun 13, 2020 - 9:15 PM

Xing Er, a soon to be seven-year-old male panda, takes a tour of the zoo, which was closed at the time

A picture taken on April 9, 2019 shows Panda Xing Er sitting in its enclosure in the Copenhagen zoo. Driven by a sudden desire to escape, a panda briefly escaped on June 8, 2020 from its enclosure at the Copenhagen zoo, before being apprehended by the staff in the park, without causing injuries. Mads Claus Rasmussen / Ritzau Scanpix / AFP

'Starting point': EU's frugal members cool on recovery plan

May 28, 2020 - 1:30 AM

Austria, the Netherlands, Denmark, and Sweden want emergency help for countries badly hit by the coronavirus to take the form of one-off loans

German police officers wearing a protective mask work at the border crossing between Austria and Germany, near the German village of Oberaudorf as Germany enforces border controls with five countries amid the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic on May 7, 2020. - Germany introduced border controls with Austria, Denmark, France, Luxembourg and Switzerland in a bid to stem the coronavirus outbreak. Only those with a valid reason for travel, like cross-border commuters and delivery drivers, are allowed through, officials said. (Photo by Christof STACHE / AFP)

Norwegian Air cuts 4,700 staff in subsidiary bankruptcy

Apr 20, 2020 - 10:40 PM

The bankruptcies of 4 Norwegian Air subsidiaries in Denmark and Sweden affect 1,571 pilots and 3,134 cabin crew

Denmark dishes out salaries to virus-hit companies

Apr 09, 2020 - 4:35 PM

Like several other European countries, Denmark chooses to effectively fork over money to companies to pay the wages of their staff

Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen cautiously expresses optimism during a press conference on the new coronavirus COVID-19 at her office in Copenhagen, Denmark on March 30, 2020. (Photo by Martin Sylvest / Ritzau Scanpix / AFP) / Denmark OUT

Denmark, Sweden economies expected to contract sharply

Apr 01, 2020 - 7:15 PM

Denmark's gross domestic product is seen to shrink between 3% and 10% in 2020, while Sweden's could contract by 3.2%

People walk at Drottninggatan in Stockholm on April 1, 2020. (Photo by Jonathan NACKSTRAND / AFP)

Denmark announces 1st coronavirus case

Feb 27, 2020 - 8:00 PM

The man, who had returned from a skiing holiday in northern Italy, is relatively well and has returned to his home, where he remains in isolation with his family

FIRST CASE. The director of the Danish Patient Safety Board Anne-Marie Vangsted, the director of the Danish Health and Medical Authority Soeren Brostroem, the Danish Minister of Health and Elderly Affairs Magnus Heunicke, and professional director of the Norwegian Serum Institute Kaare Moelbak address a press conference in his ministry in Copenhagen, February 27, 2020, to comment on a first case of coronavirus detected in his country. Photo by Philip Davali/Ritzau Scanpix/AFP

6 European countries join barter system for Iran trade

Dec 01, 2019 - 1:47 PM

The entry of the new members 'further strengthens INSTEX and demonstrates European efforts to facilitate legitimate trade between Europe and Iran,' say founding shareholders France, Germany and UK

LIFE IN IRAN. An Iranian cleric walks past a mural painting of the national flag in the capital Tehran. File photo by Atta Kenare/AFP

Denmark to end consular assistance to Islamist fighters

Nov 16, 2019 - 11:16 PM

'We owe absolutely nothing to foreign fighters who went to Syria and Iraq to fight for ISIS,' says Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod in a tweet

Denmark and Iceland clash over priceless medieval manuscripts

Nov 10, 2019 - 2:34 PM

The Arnamagnaean Collection is named after scholar Arni Magnusson, a historian and literature and language expert who was born in Iceland but died in 1730 in Copenhagen, where he left his 3,000 or so manuscripts

MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPT. This handout photo from June 30, 2009 and made available by the University of Copenhagen on November 8, 2019 shows an Icelandic medieval manuscript of the Arnamagnaean Collection at the University of Copenhagen. Photo from University of Copenhagen

In Greenland village, shorter winters cast doubts over dog sledding

Sep 07, 2019 - 11:04 PM

As the ice that covers 85% of Greenland melts and its winters grow unpredictable, climate change is casting a shadow over the much loved tradition of dog sledding

Kunuk Abelsen, a 27-years-old Greenlandic musher with his dogs kept on an island near Kulusuk (also spelled Qulusuk), a settlement in the Sermersooq municipality located on the island of the same name on the southeastern shore of Greenland on August 19, 2019. Tethered between pastel-coloured wooden houses in the Greenlandic village of Kulusuk and on hills nearby, the island's famous sled dogs wait through the summer for the ice to form so their hunting season can begin. But as the ice that covers 85 percent of Greenland melts and its winters grow unpredictable, climate change is casting a shadow over the much loved tradition in Denmark's autonomous territory.

Trump scraps Denmark visit after Danes say Greenland not for sale

Aug 21, 2019 - 4:44 PM

Trump's decision confirms just how interested he was in purchasing Greenland, an idea initially dismissed as a joke by some

TRUMP. US President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Romania's President Klaus Iohannis in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC on August 20, 2019. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Greenland isn't for sale but it is increasingly valuable

Aug 17, 2019 - 4:53 PM

Greenland has untapped natural resources like oil, minerals and valuable rare earth elements that China, the United States and other major tech economies covet

Royalty-free stock photo ID: 1225402828  Icebergs in Greenland By Sune Falk Otterstroem / shutterstock

Trump wants U.S. to buy Greenland – report

Aug 16, 2019 - 3:45 PM

The US's northern-most military base, Thule Air Base, has been located on Greenland for decades

U.S. climate skeptics send shivers through Arctic cooperation

May 07, 2019 - 9:38 PM

In place of the traditional declaration, the Arctic Council releases a shorter 'ministerial statement,' which sets out future goals for the organization but conspicuously makes no mention of climate change

ARCTIC COUNCIL. Participants have taken their seats to attend the 11th Ministerial Meeting of the Arctic Council in Rovaniemi, Finland on May 7, 2019. Photo by Mandel Ngan/Pool/AFP

In Denmark, drop-in baptisms help boost Church numbers

Apr 18, 2019 - 4:00 PM

Denmark's Lutheran Church is lowering the bar for hesitant prospective members by hosting drop-in christenings

DROP-IN BAPTISM. In Denmark, its Lutheran Church is lowering the bar for hesitant prospective members by hosting drop-in christenings. Screenshot from AFP video

Eco-friendly countries to visit on your next trip

Apr 16, 2019 - 5:32 PM

Are you an eco warrior? You may want to add these countries to your bucket list.

Danish airtime ban for U.S. rapper R. Kelly over sex assault allegations

Feb 07, 2019 - 12:00 PM

'As a radio we have a responsibility on who we give the airtime to. It's very serious and we feel we can't have him on the playlists," Danish media group Bauer Media says

6 dead in rail accident on wind-battered Danish bridge

Jan 02, 2019 - 6:42 PM

(UPDATED) Heavy winds blow off the roof of a cargo train, causing it to hit a passenger train travelling in the opposite direction

Two men walk past a damaged cargo train after an accident on January 2, 2019 in Nyborg, Denmark. - Several people were killed in a train accident on a bridge connecting two islands in Denmark, police said. (Photo by Tim K. Jensen / Ritzau Scanpix / AFP) / Denmark OUT

Iran summons 3 European diplomats over parade attack – state media

Sep 23, 2018 - 12:01 PM

Diplomats from Denmark, the Netherlands, and Britain are informed of 'Iran's strong protests over their respective countries' hosting of some members of the terrorist group' behind the attack

PARADE ATTACK. An Iranian soldier carries an injured comrade at the scene of an attack on a military parade that was marking the anniversary of the outbreak of its devastating 1980-1988 war with Saddam Hussein's Iraq. Photo by Behrad Ghasemi/ISNA/AF

Danish sub killer verdict postponed as judge collapses

Sep 14, 2018 - 7:20 PM

The lay judge, one of two serving along with 3 professional judges, falls ill shortly after the prosecutor begins presenting his final arguments in the Copenhagen appeals court

JUDGE COLLAPSES. An Ambulance leaves the court building on the day of the verdict for the pending appeal in the case against Peter Madsen at the Eastern High Court in Copenhagen, Denmark, on September 14, 2018. Photo by Tariq Mikkel Khan/Ritzau Scanpix/AFP

Danish inventor seeks reduced sentence in appeals trial

Sep 05, 2018 - 12:16 PM

Peter Madsen has only appealed his sentence, and not the guilty verdict handed down by a Copenhagen district court on April 25 for murdering 30-year-old journalist Kim Wall

PETER MADSEN. This file photo taken on August 11, 2017 shows Peter Madsen (R) as he talks to a police officer in Dragoer Harbor south of Copenhagen on August 11, 2017, following a major rescue operation after the submarine sank in the sea outside Copenhagen Harbor. File photo by Bax Lindhardt/Scanpix Denmark/AFP

World Cup penalty drama sets up Croatia against host Russia

Jul 02, 2018 - 8:30 AM

Goalkeeper Danijel Subasic plays hero as Croatia downs Denmark in shootout to advance to the quarterfinals

HISTORIC. Croatia's Danijel Subasic becomes the first goalkeeper in 12 years  to save 3 in a penalty shootout since Portugal's Ricardo against England. Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP

3 things we learned today at the World Cup

Jul 02, 2018 - 7:29 AM

AFP Sports looks at 3 things we learned today at the second day of last 16 action at the World Cup

JUBILATION. Russia fans react after Russia won the penalty shoot-out during the Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 football match between Spain and Russia at the World Cup. Photo by Maxim Zmeyev/AFP

World Cup 2018: The last 16

Jun 29, 2018 - 12:17 PM

Check out how the 16 teams rank ahead of the World Cup's knockout stages

STRONG START. Belgium (in red) downs England, 1-0, in their final group game to join Croatia and Uruguay as the only teams to win all 3 games in the group stage. Photo by Attila Kisbenedek/AFP

World Cup wide open after dramatic group stage

Jun 29, 2018 - 10:11 AM

Croatia stays impressive, Brazil finds its footing, while France and Argentina labor through

CONSISTENCY. Croatian star Luka Modric (right) looks to lead the way again in the last 16 after Croatia’s impressive run in the group stage. Photo by Johannes Eisele/AFP

Denmark-France stalemate 'worst World Cup game ever'

Jun 27, 2018 - 3:38 PM

Both teams qualify in the last 16, but fans find no fun in the drab draw

DEADLOCK. France's forward Kylian Mbappe (center) controls the ball as he is marked by Denmark's defender Mathias Jorgensen in their Group C match. Photo by Yuri Cortez/AFP

Jedinak levels but Australia can only draw with Denmark in FIFA World Cup 2018

Jun 21, 2018 - 11:09 PM

The draw with Denmark leaves the Socceroos' last-16 World Cup hopes hanging by a thread

NET. Australia's midfielder Mile Jedinak (left) scores from the penalty spot for Australia's first goal to equalize 1-1 past Denmark's goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group C football match between Denmark and Australia at the Samara Arena in Samara on June 21, 2018. Photo by Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

Malaysia convicts first person under fake news law

Apr 30, 2018 - 7:34 PM

Salah Salem Saleh Sulaiman, a Danish man of Yemeni descent, admitted making and posting on YouTube a video accusing emergency services of responding slowly after a Palestinian Hamas member was gunned down in Kuala Lumpur

Danish inventor faces trial for journalist murder

Mar 06, 2018 - 1:24 PM

Neither the cause of death nor the motive has been established, but investigators believe Peter Madsen either strangled Kim Wall or cut her throat as part of a sadistic sex crime

PETER MADSEN. This file photo taken on August 11, 2017 shows Peter Madsen (R) as he talks to a police officer in Dragoer Harbor south of Copenhagen on August 11, 2017, following a major rescue operation after the submarine sank in the sea outside Copenhagen Harbor. File photo by Bax Lindhardt/Scanpix Denmark/AFP

Prince Henrik, husband of Denmark's Queen Margrethe II, dies

Feb 14, 2018 - 12:04 PM

(UPDATED) Prince Henrik, the French-born husband of Denmark's Queen Margrethe II, has died, Denmark's royal palace announces

ROYAL COUPLE. This file photo taken on April 16, 2016 shows Danish Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik greeting well-wishers from the balcony on the occasion of the Queen's 76th Birthday celebration at Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen. Marie Hald / Scanpix Denmark / AFP

'World's most expensive vodka' bottle stolen from Copenhagen bar

Jan 05, 2018 - 5:13 PM

The CCTV shows a masked man grab the Russo-Baltique vodka, but the owner of Cafe 33 says it could be an inside job

EMPTY SPACE. A picture taken on January 3, 2018, Wednesday, at the Cafe 33 in Copenhagen, Denmark, shows the empty place left on a shelve after the reported world's most expensive vodka bottle, valued at 1,1 million Euro, was reported stolen. Photo by Mads Claus Rasmussen / Scanpix Denmark / AFP

CHR to start public hearings on petition vs top carbon emitters in 2018

Dec 12, 2017 - 2:50 PM

'No other case has been filed anywhere in the world trying to establish a nexus between human rights and climate change,' says Commissioner Roberto Cadiz

Indonesia kirim tiga wakil ke semifinal Denmark Terbuka 2017

Oct 21, 2017 - 10:30 AM

Selain Marcus Fernaldi Gideon/Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo dan Angga Pratama/Ricky Karanda Suwardi, Tontowi Ahmad/Liliyana Natsir juga lolos ke semifinal

Pebulu tangkis ganda putra Indonesia Kevin Sanjaya dan Marcus Gideon. FOTO oleh Wahyu Putro/ANTARA

Danish police find decapitated head of Swedish journalist

Oct 07, 2017 - 5:30 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Copenhagen police inspector Jens Moller Jensen tells reporters police had found one bag with her missing clothes, and another bag containing her head and legs

KIM WALL. This file family handout released on December 28, 2015 shows Swedish journalist Kim Wall who was allegedly on board a submarine south of Copenhagen before it sank on August 11, 2017. File photo /AFP

Danish submarine inventor in court over journalist's death

Sep 05, 2017 - 10:37 AM

A Danish submarine inventor being held over the grisly death of Swedish journalist Kim Wall is to appear in a Copenhagen court where the suspicions against him could be ramped up to murder

INVENTOR – AND CRIMINAL? This file photo taken on August 11, 2017 shows Peter Madsen (R), builder and captain of the private submarine UC3 Nautilus as he talks to a police officer in Dragoer Harbor south of Copenhagen on August 11, 2017. Scanpix Denmark / Bax Lindhardt / AFP

Headless torso belongs to reporter missing from Danish submarine

Aug 23, 2017 - 2:14 PM

3rd UPDATE The 30 year old Wall a freelance journalist who had reported for The Guardian and The New York Times had not been seen since boarding Danish inventor Peter Madsen s submarine on August 10 to interview him for a story

Divers from the Danish Defence Command preparing for a dive in Koge Bugt near Amager in Copenhagen on August 22, 2017 where a woman torso was found yesterday. Scanpix Denmark AND Scanpix / Liselotte Sabroe / AFP

Apple to invest $900 million in Danish data plant

Jul 10, 2017 - 6:53 PM

The facility will help to handle data from iMessages answers from the voice activated assistant Siri and song downloads from iTunes Apple s director for the Nordic countries Erik Stannow says

APPLE. The Apple logo is seen on the outside of Bill Graham Civic Auditorium before the start of an event in San Francisco, California on September 7, 2016. File photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

Lack of sex education hurts female labor migrants

Jul 01, 2017 - 10:03 PM

Getting pregnant has little to do with promiscuity but everything has to do with ignorance

Most Maersk operations running after cyberattack

Jun 29, 2017 - 7:07 PM

Maersk: We continue to assess the situation Until this analysis is complete we cannot be specific about how many sites and locations are affected or when normal business operations are restored

SHIPPING GIANT. This file photograph taken on August 30, 2010, shows containers from the Danish sea transport company Maersk stacked at the North port terminal in Bremerhaven, northern Germany. Patrik Stollarz/File/AFP

SAKSIKAN: Ungkapan kemarahan ganda putra Denmark atas penonton Indonesia

Jun 19, 2017 - 4:07 PM

Mathias Boe mengaku mendapatkan ancaman atas hidupnya di media sosial

Pebulu tangkis ganda putra Denmark Mathias Boe (kanan) dan Carsten Mogensen saling memberi salam usai memenangkan pertandingan saat melawan India dalam babak kualifikasi grup Piala Sudirman 2017 di Carrara Sport and Leisure Centre, Queensland, Australia, Senin (22/5). Foto oleh Rosa Panggabean/ANTARA

PH volleyball set for busy 2017 after history-making 2016

Jan 07, 2017 - 11:48 AM

The Philippines will have another busy year with 5 international tournaments set for 2017

GLOBAL STAGE. F2 Logistics represented the Philippines in the 2016 FIVB Women's Club Championships held in the Philippines. The final between Pomi Casalmaggiore and Eczacibasi VitrA Istanbul set an FIVB record with 6,700 spectators in attendance. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

South Korea president snubs impeachment hearing

Jan 04, 2017 - 8:20 AM

The January 3 hearing which followed 3 preparatory court sessions last month lasted only 9 minutes

An empty courtroom chair is seen before the first hearing arguments for South Korea's President Park Geun-hye's impeachment trial at the Constitutional Court in Seoul on January 3, 2017. Kim Hong-Ji/Pool/AFP

What it's like to study in Europe

Dec 07, 2016 - 11:55 AM

Studying in Europe sounds glamorous because of the many travel opportunities but it is expensive especially for non EU students

Danish envoy stresses need for 'consistent, clear' PH policy

Nov 19, 2016 - 6:06 PM

At the Nordic Ambassadors Luncheon the Norwegian ambassador adds that peace is good for business

CLEAR POLICIES SOUGHT. Danish Ambassador to the Philippines Jan Top Christensen stresses the need for 'consistent and clear policy announcements' from the Philippines. File photo from the Danish embassy

Kurang persiapan, Tontowi/Liliyana tersingkir di Denmark Super Series 2016

Oct 21, 2016 - 9:57 AM

Juara ganda campuran Olimpiade 2016 Tontowi Ahmad Liliyana Natsir tersingkir di babak kedua Denmark Open Super Series

Foto dari Twitter/@Olympics

Denmark pays for Panama Papers data on own citizens

Sep 29, 2016 - 11:33 PM

The government justifies the payment earlier this month saying it needed to take all necessary measures to catch tax evaders

View of a sign outside the building where Panama-based Mossack Fonseca law firm offices are in Panama City, on May 9, 2016. File photo by Rodrigo Arangua/ AFP

PODCAST: Domestic violence in Denmark

Sep 11, 2016 - 10:30 AM

Sex and Sensibilities was in Denmark for a Women’s Forum to discuss how Filipino immigrant women may be especially vulnerable to intimate partner violence

Brazil ends goalless streak to prevent embarrassing Olympic exit

Aug 11, 2016 - 12:20 PM

Wonder kid Gabriel Barbosa strikes twice in a 4 0 win over Denmark to end Brazil s 200 minute goal drought at the Olympics

DROUGHT OVER. Gabriel Barbosa knocked in two goals against Denmark to bring life to Brazil's struggling football team. Photo by Nelson Almeida/AFP

Kuwento ng dalawang au pair sa Europa

Jul 31, 2016 - 12:30 PM

As au pairs Christy and Jhoy wanted to improve their lives What they found instead was heartbreak maltreatment and a future in limbo

Alone, pregnant, in hiding

Jul 30, 2016 - 11:19 AM

How do you go on a cultural exchange program and end up a pregnant undocumented migrant?

Au pairs walk back to the train after shopping at Loppemarked, a weekend flea market in Gentofte, a wealthy suburb of Copenhagen, Denmark, May 22, 2016. The women were buying secondhand clothing and gifts to send to their families back home, a common practice of overseas Filipino workers. The Philippines extends duty-free privileges to balikbayan boxes. (photo copyright Allison Shelley)