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Denmark: Constitutional monarchy in Europe
Denmark, officially the Kingdom of Denmark, is a Nordic country. Denmark proper, which is the southernmost of the Scandinavian countries, consists of a peninsula, Jutland, and an archipelago of 443 named islands, with the largest being Zealand, Funen and the North Jutlandic Island. The islands are characterised by flat, arable land and sandy coasts, low elevation and a temperate climate. The southernmost of the Scandinavian nations, Denmark lies southwest of Sweden and south of Norway, and is bordered to the south by Germany. The Kingdom of Denmark also includes two autonomous territories in the North Atlantic Ocean: the Faroe Islands and Greenland. Denmark has a total area of 42,924 km2 (16,573 sq mi), land area of 42,394 km2 (16,368 sq mi), and the total area including Greenland and the Faroe Islands is 2,210,579 km2 (853,509 sq mi), and a population of 5.8 million.

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Denmark to strip foreign fighters of Danish citizenship

Denmark will fast-track legislation allowing people with dual citizenship who have gone abroad to fight for militant groups like Islamic State to be stripped of their Danish nationality, Prime Minister..
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Denmark sets up temporary border control with Sweden after attacks

Denmark is to impose temporary border controls at the Swedish border next month, after Swedes were suspected of being behind a number of serious attacks this year in the Danish capital Copenhagen, the..
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Videos for Denmark

Danish PM gets the giggles during statement on circus elephants [Video]Danish PM gets the giggles during statement on circus elephants

Denmark's Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen roared with laughter in the parliament session on October 3.

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Mohamed and Olson win freerunning titles in ancient surroundings [Video]Mohamed and Olson win freerunning titles in ancient surroundings

Freerunners take to the roofs of Matera in parkour event

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Leo Varadkar: Brexit extension better than no deal [Video]Leo Varadkar: Brexit extension better than no deal

The Irish premier has said Ireland would probably agree to a request by the UK for a Brexit extension. Speaking in Denmark after court documents revealed the UK PM will ask for a delay if he fails to..

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World's best creators show constructions in home of the Lego brick [Video]World's best creators show constructions in home of the Lego brick

Fifteen of the world's most talented Lego builders have been invited to the home of the Lego brick - the Lego House in Billund in Denmark - to exhibit their creations.

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Trump skips Poland trip as Dorian nears Florida [Video]Trump skips Poland trip as Dorian nears Florida

President Donald Trump canceled a visit to Poland as Florida braces for Hurricane Dorian, which is forecast to make landfall on the Atlantic coast Monday as a dangerous Category 4 storm. Freddie Joyner..

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Trump cancels Poland trip due to Hurricane Dorian [Video]Trump cancels Poland trip due to Hurricane Dorian

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday said he cancelled his trip to Poland this weekend and said U.S. Vice President Mike Pence would go in his place as Trump said Hurricane Dorian could be a 'very,..

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What do Danes think about Donald Trump cancelling his Denmark trip? [Video]What do Danes think about Donald Trump cancelling his Denmark trip?

Donald Trump this week postponed a trip to Denmark because its prime minister refused to discuss the sale of Greenland. We spoke to Danes to get their view on Trump's move... and they were scathing.

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Trump calls Danish PM's Greenland response 'nasty' [Video]Trump calls Danish PM's Greenland response 'nasty'

US President Donald Trump described the Danish Prime Minister's comments, in response to his offer of buying Greenland, as nasty. Denmark's Prime Minister said she is "disappointed and surprised" by Mr..

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Trump Calls Danish Prime Minister's Comments 'Nasty' [Video]Trump Calls Danish Prime Minister's Comments 'Nasty'

President Donald Trump spoke out about Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen’s turning down his idea. According to Reuters, Trump reportedly was considering buying Greenland. Yet Frederiksen called..

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Trump Ranted For 35 Minutes In 89-Degree Heat [Video]Trump Ranted For 35 Minutes In 89-Degree Heat

President Donald Trump ranted about everything from trade with China, the Prime Minister of Denmark, and Jewish voters being "disloyal" in a freewheeling 35-minute session with reporters. Trump harshly..

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Trump calls Danish PM's statement on Greenland nasty [Video]Trump calls Danish PM's statement on Greenland nasty

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday expressed offense over the Danish prime minister’s statement about his interest in purchasing Greenland. Chris Dignam has more.

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Klobuchar slams Trump for 'pissing off' Denmark [Video]Klobuchar slams Trump for 'pissing off' Denmark

"Do you know the difference between Donald Trump and Greenland? Greenland is not for sale," U.S. Democratic presidential hopeful Amy Klobuchar said on Wednesday, in a speech to labor unions in Iowa..

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Denmark's response to Greenland idea 'not nice': Trump [Video]Denmark's response to Greenland idea 'not nice': Trump

President Donald Trump on Wednesday said the Danish prime minister's statement that selling Greenland was absurd was inappropriate and not nice, adding that a U.S. purchase of the autonomous Danish..

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Danish PM says cancellation of Trump visit won't hurt good U.S. relations [Video]Danish PM says cancellation of Trump visit won't hurt good U.S. relations

Denmark's prime minister said on Wednesday that U.S. President Donald Trump's cancellation of a state visit after Denmark rebuffed his interest in purchasing Greenland would not affect close relations..

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Trump cancels visit to Denmark over Greenland comments [Video]Trump cancels visit to Denmark over Greenland comments

US President Donald Trump cancelled an upcoming visit to Denmark after the Danish prime minister said she would not discuss the sale of Greenland to the US.

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Mocked for Greenland, Trump cancels Denmark trip [Video]Mocked for Greenland, Trump cancels Denmark trip

U.S. President Donald Trump cancelled a planned trip to Denmark after the Danish Prime Minister called Trump's proposal to buy the autonomous territory of Greenland 'absurd'. Jayson Albano reports.

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Trump Postpones Trip To Greenland [Video]Trump Postpones Trip To Greenland

President Donald Trump announced on Twitter he would postpone his visit to Denmark. This comes after Danish Prime Minister said his interest in buying Greenland was “absurd.” According to CNN,..

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EU executive keeps Vestager in competition, puts Irishman in trade role

The incoming head of the EU executive named her 27-strong team on Tuesday, keeping Denmark's Margrethe Vestager in the critical competition policy and putting an Irishman in charge of settling future..
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Denmark discusses Hormuz naval mission with European allies

Denmark's prime minister said on Friday that it is in talks with a number of European allies about an international naval mission to ensure safe shipping through the Strait of Hormuz.
Reuters - Published

Denmark suspends economic crime prosecutor

Denmark's prosecution service said on Thursday that the state prosecutor for serious economic and international crime, Morten Niels Jakobsen had been suspended until further notice.
Reuters - Published

Denmark removes economic crime state prosecutor from duty until further notice

Denmark's prosecution service said on Thursday that its State Prosecutor for Serious Economic and International Crime Morten Niels Jakobsen has been removed from service until further notice.
Reuters - Published

Danish PM had 'constructive conversation' with Trump

Denmark's Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen had a "constructive conversation" with U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday, discussing cooperation on security policy, Danish news agency Ritzau reported.
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Pompeo speaks with Danish foreign minister after Trump cancels visit

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke with Denmark's foreign minister on Wednesday and praised U.S.-Danish security cooperation, a day after President Donald Trump abruptly canceled a visit to the..
Reuters - Published

Trump leaves White House for Kentucky — live stream

Upon departure, the president touted the economy, talked about the sudden cancellation of his trip to Denmark, and also said he has "an appetite" for background checks
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Factbox: Greenland for sale? Why Trump's bid fell through

President Donald Trump's proposal for the United States to buy Greenland from Denmark has met with surprise and a sharp rebuff from Copenhagen, with Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen calling the idea..
Reuters - Published

Danish PM says cancellation of Trump visit won't hurt good U.S. relations

Denmark's prime minister said on Wednesday that U.S. President Donald Trump's cancellation of a state visit after Denmark rebuffed his interest in purchasing Greenland would not affect close relations..
Reuters - Published

Trump cancels Denmark visit after rebuff over Greenland

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday called off a visit to Denmark scheduled for early September after the country's prime minister rebuffed his idea of purchasing Greenland.
Reuters - Published

Shock in Denmark after Trump, spurned over Greenland, cancels visit

Danes expressed shock and disbelief on Wednesday over U.S. President Donald Trump's cancellation of a state visit to Denmark after its prime minister rebuffed his interest in purchasing Greenland.
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Trump scraps meeting with Danish prime minister to discuss purchasing Greenland

President Trump has canceled a planned trip to Denmark over the prime minister's apparent unwillingness in discussing the possible sale of Greenland. The president announced on Twitter the meeting with..
CBS News - Published

President Trump Cancels Trip to Denmark After Greenland Spat

The president said on Twitter that he was reacting to the Danish prime minister’s rejection of his interest in buying Greenland from Denmark.
NYTimes.com - Published

Donald Trump cancels trip to Denmark after prime minister dismisses his offer to buy Greenland as 'absurd'

President Donald Trump abruptly canceled a trip to Denmark on Tuesday after that country's prime minister dismissed his offer to buy Greenland as "absurd."
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Danish PM says Trump's idea of selling Greenland to U.S. is absurd

Greenland is not for sale and the idea of selling it to the United States is absurd, Denmark's prime minister said on Sunday after an economic adviser to President Donald Trump confirmed the U.S...
Reuters - Published

Danish officials reject Trump's interest in buying Greenland

President Trump expressed interest in buying Greenland. But Denmark's government wasn't too excited by the idea. Seth Doane reports from Greenland.
CBS News - Published

Greenland rebuffs Trump, saying it's "not for sale"

"This is a complete and total catastrophe," a former U.S. ambassador to Denmark said
CBS News - Published

Swede suspected of Copenhagen blast to be extradited to Denmark

A man detained in Sweden on suspicion of being behind an explosion near a Danish government agency is to be handed over to Denmark, Swedish radio reported.
Reuters - Published

Amusement parks: A summer sensation

From the smells of fried sugar to stomach-churning rides, there is just something about amusement parks that brings out the kid in us. And is there anything more fun than a roller coaster ride? Faith..
CBS News - Published

Trump talked to colleagues about buying Greenland, reports say

The U.S. reportedly proposed buying Greenland from Denmark in 1946 for $100 million.
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Denmark considers more control with Swedish border after Copenhagen blast

Denmark's government is considering strengthening controls at its border with Sweden after a bomb attack aimed at a government agency in Copenhagen that led to two Swedes being charged, the Danish..
Reuters - Published

Bank will pay customers to take out mortgages by offering negative interest rates in Denmark

Jyske Bank, the third-largest bank in Denmark, announced that it would lend homebuyers at an interest rate of -0.5% for a 10-year mortgage.
USATODAY.com - Published

Plane reportedly carrying Pink's crew crash lands in Denmark

Danish media are reporting that a small aircraft carrying the management team for the American singer Pink crash landed and burst into flames in Denmark. No one was hurt. Danish police on Tuesday..
CBS News - Published

Trump will travel to Poland, Denmark from Aug. 31 to Sept. 3

U.S. President Donald Trump and Melania Trump will visit Poland and Denmark from Aug. 31 to Sept. 3, the White House said in a statement on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Denmark backs Britain's proposed Hormuz naval mission

Denmark said on Friday it welcomed the British government's proposal for a European-led naval mission to ensure safe shipping through the Strait of Hormuz and would consider a military maritime..
Reuters - Published

Santa Clauses gather at Santa World Congress

Santa Clauses from around the globe gathered in Denmark for the annual Santa Claus World Congress. The event goes from July 22-July 25.
USATODAY.com - Published

Exclusive: Britain wins early European support for Hormuz naval mission

France, Italy and Denmark gave initial support for a British plan for a European-led naval mission to ensure safe shipping through the Strait of Hormuz, three senior EU diplomats said on Tuesday after..
Reuters - Published

France, Italy, Denmark back European-led naval mission for Hormuz: diplomats

France, Italy, the Netherlands and Denmark support a European-led naval mission to ensure safe shipping through the Strait of Hormuz, three senior EU diplomats said on Tuesday after Britain proposed..
Reuters - Published

In protocol breach, Merkel sits to welcome Danish PM after shaking bouts

German Chancellor Angela Merkel sat down at a ceremony to welcome Denmark's prime minister on Thursday, a day after she shook visibly when standing to receive Finland's premier - her third bout of..
Reuters - Published

EU court rules against Denmark in remarriage immigration case

Denmark was wrong not to allow a Turkish woman to be reunited with her husband and children in the country, the EU's top court ruled on Wednesday.
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Denmark's new Social Democratic prime minister names government

Denmark's new Social Democratic prime minister on Thursday presented her team of 20 ministers which includes former member of the European Parliament Jeppe Kofod as foreign minister and Nikolaj Wammen..
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Denmark's next PM says she will nominate EU Commissioner Vestager for another term

Denmark's incoming prime minister Mette Frederiksen said on Wednesday she would nominate Margrethe Vestager to continue as a European Commissioner for another five years, broadcaster TV2 reported. 
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Danish police arrest 31 people in European drug probe

Danish police said on Wednesday they had arrested 31 people as part of an international investigation into an organized criminal network with roots in Albania, suspected of smuggling drugs and weapons.
Reuters - Published

Denmark becomes third Nordic country to form leftist government this year

Denmark on Wednesday became the third Nordic country this year to form a leftist government after Social Democratic leader Mette Frederiksen finalised terms for a one-party minority government, making..
Reuters - Published

Danish Social Democrats agree to form new government

The leader of Denmark's Social Democrats said on Wednesday her Social Democratic party had agreed with its leftist supporting allies to form a new one-party government, public broadcasters DR and TV2..
Reuters - Published

New Jersey selects Denmark's Orsted for major offshore wind project

New Jersey on Friday selected Denmark's Orsted A/S to develop a 1,100-megawatt wind project off the coast of Atlantic City, the largest ever offshore wind procurement by a U.S. state.
Reuters - Published

Danish leader sees slow talks to form government after vote win

The leader of Denmark's Social Democrats said on Thursday she would launch talks to form government, although she expected it would take time, after a center-left election victory put her on course to..
Reuters - Published

Danish center-left opposition wins election on welfare pledges

Denmark appeared set to become the third Nordic country in a year to form a leftist government as voters in Wednesday's parliamentary election rebelled against austerity measures and dealt a blow to..
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Danish center-left opposition to take power - projection after early count

Denmark could become the third Nordic country in a year to elect a leftist government as voters in Wednesday's parliamentary election appeared to rebel against austerity measures and deal a blow to..
Reuters - Published

Danish center-left opposition set to take power, exit polls suggest

Denmark's opposition parties led by the Social Democrats look set to oust the ruling Liberal Party and its center-right alliance, two exit polls after Wednesday's election suggested.
Reuters - Published

Danish exit polls show centre-left opposition to win majority in elections

Denmark's opposition parties led by the Social Democrats took a lead in two exit polls on Wednesday, suggesting the ruling Liberal Party and its centre-right alliance will have to hand over power.
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Danish Social Democrat-led opposition extends majority support ahead of election: poll

Denmark's Social Democrat-led opposition increased its support to 59.2% of votes ahead of a national election on Wednesday, a Voxmeter poll showed on Monday.
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Failed asylum seekers wait in rural Danish departure center

When Ali Adnan, 27, fled his home in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad in 2015 and arrived in Denmark, a local Danish family took him in and helped him gain his footing in a country he knew very little..
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