World’s tallest sandcastle inaugurated in Denmark
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Towering at just over 21 meters high, the world's tallest sandcastle is unveiled in Denmark. The sandcastle is set to stick around until the first major frost later in the year.
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In recent weeks, students in France have been protesting against rising living costs, while over in the UK, many support the Labour Party's campaign promise to scrap university tuition fees and bring back student grants. A similar system is currently in place in Denmark. Students there get free tuition, plus €750 a month. Those from other EU countries are eligible too, provided they also work for around eleven hours a week. Our reporter Alix Le Bourdon met a British student who moved to Denmark two years
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Denmark draws up a list of areas it dubs "ghettos" every year. This time, a group of young women from one of the vulnerable neighborhoods has been trying to put a stop to what they see as stigmatization.
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Papers in Israel react to the power-sharing deal between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and centrist rival Benny Gantz. In France, Le Parisien is wondering what protests will look like in the age of social distancing, and The Washington Post reports on a luxury compound in Saint-Tropez that has sparked anger with its private coronavirus testing centre. And as their country's lockdown starts to be lifted, all of Denmark heads out for a haircut - including the prince!
22 Aug 2020
The world's biggest electric passenger ferry sails between Denmark and Sweden for a 4km journey. The ferry "works pretty much like a phone", that charges for up to nine minutes when it needs more power, explains Jens Ole Hansen, the COO of ForSea, which operates the line.
1 Nov 2020
The killing of more than one million minks has started in Denmark. The animals will be culled due to a massive Covid-19 outbreak in nearly 60 mink fur farms in North Jutland. In response, the Dutch government has ordered all mink fur farms to permanently close by March 2021. In other news, Disney strengthens its content advisory for racism in many of its classic films, including "Peter Pan" and "Dumbo". And we discover a coronavirus ad gone wrong in Berlin.
29 Oct 2020
In Ribe, a medieval town in the west of Denmark, long considered the capital of witchcraft, the museum of witch hunt tells the story of persecutions that are generally forgotten in history books and belong to the collective imagination.
10 Nov 2020
All non-residents coming from Denmark will no longer be allowed into the UK, the government announced. Denmark ordered a nationwide mink cull after a mutated version of the coronavirus was transmitted to humans.
19 Dec 2020
A purple glow illuminates stacked boxes where lettuce, herbs and kale will soon be sprouting at one of Europe's biggest "vertical farms" just opened in a warehouse in Copenhagen's industrial zone. Fourteen layers of racks soar from floor to ceiling in this massive, 7,000-square-metre (75,350-square-foot) hangar used by Danish start-up Nordic Harvest.
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Zero asylum seekers — that is essentially the Danish government's ultimate goal. Now, it is ordering Syrian refugees to return to Damascus, which Copenhagen says is safe.
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Denmark's head coach Kasper Hjulmand admits he regrets the decision to restart the country's opening Euro 2020 game against Finland on Saturday, saying, "we shouldn't have played," because the players didn't know "if they lost their best friend". The Danish team were given the option to continue the game or postpone it, after midfielder Christian Eriksen suddenly collapsed in the 43rd minute.
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