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Denmark bans Kurdish TV station and fines it £1.2m

A Kurdish TV station based in Denmark has appealed to the country's supreme court after a lower court revoked its licence and ordered it to pay a fine of £1.2m.<p>Roj TV, in company with its parent company Mesopotamia Broadcasting, was convicted on 3 July of promoting terrorism by supporting the …

Bricks and mortarboard: first Lego-funded school opens in Denmark

Toymaker's International School of Billund includes 'innovation studio' for kindergarten kids<p>A two-storey yellow slide dominates one room, another resembles the set of Teletubbies, with man-made hills of green felt and Perspex rabbit holes. Lego-branded fancy dress adorns the walls of a third, with …

Denmark is one of the best countries for working families. US and UK take note

Denmark's universal nursery care is worth emulating, as is the Danish cultural norm of giving kids a lot of responsibilities<p>Imagine taking 23 children, who range in age from three to six years, on a sledding trip. There are three adults to supervise them, but the children have to take …

Goldman Sachs deal fires up political turmoil in Denmark

What would Birgitte do? Socialists quit Denmark coalition over energy deal

Goldman Sachs's investment in state-owned energy prompts walkout and Borgen-esque political crisis<p>With Borgen no longer around to keep British audiences entertained, real-life politics in Denmark continues to give the fictional version a run for its money when it comes to drama.<p>After a recent spate …

Second giraffe named Marius at risk of being put down in Denmark

Jyllands Park zoo says it may kill male giraffe to make way for female, days after death at Copenhagen zoo sparked outcry<p>If you are a giraffe and your name is Marius, now might be a good time to leave Denmark [see footnote].<p>Days after the euthanasia of a healthy young giraffe at Copenhagen zoo …

Denmark starts meaty argument over animal slaughter

Whether halal and kosher food is produced humanely is a matter of animal welfare v religious tolerance – and Denmark has made up its mind<p>From the Danish food ministry this is not great timing. Less than two weeks after the world was shocked by the slaughter of Marius the giraffe, halal and shechita …

'Why Denmark? I wouldn't want to be a PhD student anywhere else'

Britain and the US can learn something from the Nordic countries about creating a supportive academic environment<p>I can usually predict when a particular news story is going to clog up my Facebook news feed. Last month, it was Philip Seymour Hoffman's passing, the Olympics, and the Oscars. But in …

Why is a poetry book flying off the shelves in Denmark?

It's not often that books of poetry fly off the shelves but that's exactly what's been happening in Denmark.<p>In October an 18-year-old unknown poet named Yahya Hassan published a self-titled book of poetry and Danes rushed out to buy it.<p>More than 100,000 copies sold. That's a lot of poetry books …

Denmark Ban On Kosher And Halal Slaughter Comes Into Effect As Minister Says 'Animal Rights Come Before Religion'

Denmark's controversial ban on slaughtering conscious animals went into effect on Monday and has already come under fire from Jewish and Muslim groups who say it interferes with the requirements of halal and kosher slaughter.<p>Though the measure has faced opposition from religious groups since it was …