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North Denmark in lockdown over mutated virus in mink farms

More than a quarter million Danes have gone into lockdown in a northern region of the country where a mutated variation of the coronavirus has infected minks being farmed for their fur, leading to an order to kill millions of the animals

Denmark allows Russia-Germany gas pipeline

Denmark said Wednesday it is giving permission for a joint German-Russian underwater gas pipeline to be laid to through its territory, in a blow to the United States, which had fiercely opposed the project.

Danish city puts Vikings at crossing signals

It’s safe to cross when the green Viking is walking, but stop when the red one is standing. That’s the message to pedestrians in Aarhus as it unveils new crossing signals to celebrate the history of Denmark’s second largest city.

Greenland fallout: Trump’s canceled trip blindsides Denmark

The prime minister of Denmark said Wednesday she is “disappointed and surprised” by U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to cancel his visit to Denmark after she called Trump’s idea of buying Greenland, Denmark’s semi-autonomous Arctic territory, “an absurd discussion.”

Trump calls Denmark leader’s comments ‘nasty’

President Donald Trump on Wednesday attacked Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen, saying she had made “nasty” comments about his interest in having the United States purchase Greenland.

Germany’s Merkel sits for anthems after shaking episodes

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the visiting Danish prime minister sat through their countries’ national anthems at a ceremony in Berlin Thursday, a day after Merkel shook as she stood at a similar event in the latest of three incidents that have raised concern about her health.

Police: Six people killed in train accident in Denmark

A Danish passenger train apparently hit falling cargo from a passing freight train Wednesday, an accident that killed six people and injured 16 others as it crossed a bridge linking the country’s islands, authorities said.

The military draft is making a comeback in Europe

For many young Europeans, a post-high-school “gap year” has become a rite of passage, with many enjoying a year to travel the world and celebrate their newfound freedom. But a growing number of those young men and women face a much different post-graduation interlude: military service.

Center Jacob Larsen leaves Gonzaga basketball team to focus on school

Jacob Larsen is no longer on the Gonzaga men’s basketball team. Larsen, who saw limited minutes last season as a redshirt freshman, has decided to quit playing basketball and will continue as a student at Gonzaga, according to sources. He will remain on scholarship.

Draws that help both teams may become more common

Fans booed as Denmark, France battled with backpasses, content with a draw that advanced both teams and eliminated Australia. World Cup group-stage finales have been played simultaneously since West Germany and Austria played listlessly in a 1982 match known as the Disgrace of Gijon. FIFA’s new format for a 48-team World Cup could lead to more goalless draws.

Denmark advances at World Cup in drab 0-0 draw with France

A game neither France nor Denmark needed to win produced the World Cup’s first 0-0 draw amid boos and whistles from fans at Luzhniki Stadium. The slow-paced game ensured already-qualified France wins Group C and Denmark advances as runner-up.

Christian Eriksen scores his 1st goal in Russia, but Denmark draws

Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen scored his first goal of the World Cup in the opening minutes against Australia but ultimately the Danes settled for a 1-1 draw. It was the Tottenham standout’s 17th goal for Denmark in his last 20 international matches.