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 ...