Denmark studying ‘legal’ options to stop Quran burnings
02 August 2023 | 4:39 am
The Danish foreign minister said the desecration of the Quran could have "significant negative consequences." Protesters in Denmark and Sweden have burned the Quran in recent weeks, angering a slew of Muslim countries.
1 Feb 2022
Denmark is lifting restrictions it had imposed to try to control the COVID-19 pandemic. Officials in Beijing are reporting more cases around the Olympics, just days before the Games open.
16 May 2022
Danish media has suggested the charges are in connection to revelations of Denmark's cooperation with the NSA. The justice ministry has requested that lawmakers lift the ex-minister's immunity.
6 Jul 2022
Danish police said three people were killed in a shooting at a shopping mall in the capital Copenhagen. Authorities have detained one suspect in connection with the incident.
22 Aug 2022
Too little choice, too few hours, and little political will to change the status quo is forcing mothers in Germany to either work part-time or not at all, often against their wishes. The same cannot be said for fathers.
29 Sep 2022
Sports apparel maker Hummel said it has "toned down" Denmark's national team jersey for the World Cup, and introduced a black third kit in the "color of mourning," in protest at rights abuses in Qatar.
1 Nov 2022
A recent policy change has the US turning Venezuelan asylum-seekers away at land borders, although officials say a limited "parole program" will help. As rights groups decry the change, Venezuelans are stuck in limbo.
4 Nov 2022
Danes head to the polls on Tuesday for a general election, with Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen of the Social Democrats seeking re-election. A plan to dismantle so-called "ghettos", begun by a previous right-wing government and continued throughout her term, is among the most radical in Europe.
2 Nov 2022
Polls have opened in Denmark as the country elects a new parliament. The campaign had turned into a battle for centrist voters, with neither the ruling left nor the right-wing opposition likely to win a majority.
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The government has argued that by getting rid of "Great Prayer Day" as a public holiday, more funds will be generated to flow into public spending and boost defense. Thousands have protested the move.
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At COP28 in Dubai, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz called for a phase out of fossil fuels, the US announced $3 billion in new climate funding and France pushed for nuclear energy as a way to reduce emissions.
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South Korea has been ramping up its surveillance capabilities in order to gain a strategic edge over North Korea. The move comes after North Korea launched a satellite of its own in violation of UN resolutions.
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Early drafts of the COP28 agreement refer to the "phasedown/out" of fossil fuels, which are responsible for most climate emissions. The final wording will likely be disputed. What's the difference — and does it matter?
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Britain and Rwanda have inked a new treaty aimed at rescuing failed plans for the UK to deport asylum-seekers. A top court ruling had blocked the policy, saying it violated human rights laws enshrined in UK legislation.
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After the military burned down their village, one community describe their efforts to survive in a diplaced person's camp on the fringes of the jungle in the Sagaing region.
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Junta-led Mali, Burkina Faso, and Niger have ditched the G5 anti-jihadist force. Experts say their intended confederation to tackle Islamist insurgents in the Sahel is bound to fail unless they mend ties with ECOWAS.
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