Dec 16, 2014

Denmark claims North Pole via Greenland ridge link

Scientific data show Greenland’s continental shelf is connected to a ridge beneath the Arctic Ocean, giving Danes a claim to the North Pole and any potential energy resources beneath it, Denmark’s foreign minister said. Foreign Minister Martin Lidegaard said Denmark will deliver a claim ...

Lego builds brick by brick in digital age

Nov 30, 2014

Lego builds brick by brick in digital age

Generations of children worldwide have grown up loving Lego and the popularity of tablets and video games will not change that, the company’s chief executive said in an interview. Joergen Vig Knudstorp said he believed that the plastic, multicolored bricks, whose name is an ...

Get a taste of Denmark in California's Solvang

Nov 22, 2014

Get a taste of Denmark in California's Solvang

by Solvej Schou

As a Southern California native with a Danish dad and the tongue-twisting Danish name “Solvej,” I’ve always been asked, somewhat cheekily, “Hey! Do you know the town Solvang?” I do, of course. Yet, as an adult, I only passed through the touristy enclave of ...

Danish court sentences Pirate Bay founder over hacking case

Nov 1, 2014

Danish court sentences Pirate Bay founder over hacking case

A Danish court on Friday sentenced the Swedish founder of file-sharing site The Pirate Bay to 3½ years in prison after he was found guilty of hacking into a private company handling sensitive information for Danish authorities. Gottfrid Svartholm Warg and a 21-year-old Dane ...

Oct 23, 2014

Russia spy plane intercepted in NATO airspace: alliance

NATO fighter jets intercepted a Russian spy plane over the Baltic Sea after it breached Estonian airspace, the alliance said Wednesday in the latest of such incidents amid tensions with Moscow over Ukraine. The Ilyushin IL-20 “intelligence collection aircraft,” which took off from the ...

Dane builds tricycle for green funeral trips

Jul 13, 2014

Dane builds tricycle for green funeral trips

Shuffling off this mortal coil in many countries is followed by a final trip to burial or cremation in a motorized hearse. But in Denmark, a country famous for its pedaling lifestyle, the deceased now can be seen off on a tricycle. The contraption, ...

British, Danish leaders laugh off 'selfie' at Mandela memorial

Dec 12, 2013

British, Danish leaders laugh off 'selfie' at Mandela memorial

British Prime Minister David Cameron and his Danish counterpart on Wednesday laughed off criticism that they had acted inappropriately by posing for a mobile phone “selfie” with U.S. President Barack Obama at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service. A photograph of Cameron and Obama leaning in ...

Canada, Russia on collision course over North Pole

Dec 6, 2013

Canada, Russia on collision course over North Pole

Canada is expected to apply to the United Nations on Friday to expand its Arctic sea boundary with an eye to claiming the North Pole, setting it on a collision course with Russia and Denmark. The already large claim, which according to a recent ...

Copenhagen's Little Mermaid statue turns 100

Aug 24, 2013

Copenhagen's Little Mermaid statue turns 100

Copenhagen’s Little Mermaid statue celebrated her 100th birthday Friday with parties for children as well as grown-ups, illustrating the universal appeal of Hans Christian Andersen’s poignant fairy tale. Perched on a rock in the water just off the star-shaped Kastellet fortress near the city’s ...