Danish filmmaker's emotional, queasy 'Second Chance'

May 20, 2015

Danish filmmaker's emotional, queasy 'Second Chance'

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Scandinavian countries consistently come out tops on the happiness index but Danish filmmaker Susanne Bier (“Love is All You Need”) continues in her apparent quest to dig up the darkest muck in the river bed of the human soul. If you’re familiar with Bier’s ...

May 7, 2015

Danish intel chief bows out before report on fatal shootings

The head of Denmark’s intelligence agency announced his resignation on Wednesday, hours before a government report was released criticizing some parts of the police response to the two fatal shooting attacks in Copenhagen in February. Jens Madsen, who had been chief of the Danish ...

Hundreds attend funeral of Copenhagen gunman

Feb 21, 2015

Hundreds attend funeral of Copenhagen gunman

Hundreds of people on Friday attended the Islamic burial of the gunman who killed two people in twin shootings in Copenhagen last weekend. Omar El-Hussein, 22, was placed in an unmarked grave in the Muslim cemetery in Broendby, on the outskirts of Copenhagen, watched ...

Feb 20, 2015

Denmark unveils anti-terror plan to track travelers abroad

Denmark on Thursday unveiled a €130 million ($150 million) plan to combat terror at home and abroad, after two people were shot dead in attacks in Copenhagen. The plan, mooted before the weekend shootings, will enable the intelligence services to better monitor Danes traveling ...

Feb 17, 2015

Copenhagen gunman's neighborhood no stranger to strife

Every Dane knows of Norrebro, the Copenhagen neighborhood where police shot dead the gunman suspected of carrying out shocking attacks on a synagogue and a cultural center hosting a free speech event. Once blighted by protests as well as gang warfare, the area is ...

Danish Jews' affection for their country runs deep

Feb 17, 2015

Danish Jews' affection for their country runs deep

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s calls for Jews to move to Israel after attacks in Paris and Copenhagen may strike a chord with thousands of French Jews, but it will likely fall on deaf ears in Denmark. While French Jews are moving to Israel at ...

Japan strongly condemns shootings in Copenhagen

Feb 16, 2015

Japan strongly condemns shootings in Copenhagen

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida has told his Danish counterpart that the fatal shootings in Copenhagen that targeted people debating free speech deserved “strong condemnation,” the Foreign Ministry said Sunday. “I feel great anger over contemptible terrorist acts attacking the freedom of expression and different ...

Saudi Arabia condemns 'terrorist' killing of Muslim trio in U.S.

Feb 16, 2015

Saudi Arabia condemns 'terrorist' killing of Muslim trio in U.S.

Saudi Arabia on Sunday condemned the killing in North Carolina of three American Muslim college students as a “heinous terrorist” act, and called for an end to incitement against Muslims. The statement carried by the official Saudi Press Agency also condemned as a “terrorist” ...