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Denmark

Emmelie de Forest the toast of Denmark after winning Eurovision title

Her song, Only Teardrops - the bookmakers' favourite - won comfortably at Saturday night's finals, scoring 281 points at a glittering ceremony watched by millions of viewers.

Monday, 20 May, 2013, 5:39am

Danes the highlight of Business of Design Week

When Copenhagen-based architect Rosan Bosch was commissioned to design the interiors of a school in Stockholm, she introduced a giant iceberg with a cinema, a room for relaxation and recreation, and colourful custom-designed furnishings designed to inspire creativity and learning.

28 Nov 2012 - 3:12am

Prolific Danish sperm donor passes genetic disorder to 5 children

A prolific Danish sperm donor has passed a potentially severe genetic disorder to at least five of his 43 children after a screening test failed to catch that he had the disease, health officials said.

26 Sep 2012 - 4:10am

Danish police arrest 14 in vandalism plot

Danish security police say 14 members of an extreme left-wing group were arrested in Copenhagen overnight for planning to carry out politically motivated vandalism.

The Security and Intelligence Service says seven men and seven women ranging in age from 19 to 48 were targeting “police and other public institutions.” The agency did not give further details.

19 Sep 2012 - 6:11pm

After no-shows, Xi Jinping back to business, to meet Danish PM

Vice-President Xi Jinping will meet the Danish prime minister on Monday, his first appearance since pulling out of a meeting with Hillary Rodham Clinton this week.

His withdrawal from that and another meeting with a visiting official led to speculation about the reason for the no-shows.

7 Sep 2012 - 4:03am

Denmark's housing slump to finish at the end of this year, S&P analyst says

Denmark's housing slump is nearing its end as the excesses of the nation's property boom fade and the gap between people's earnings and the price of a home narrows, an analyst has claimed.

4 Sep 2012 - 11:45pm

Lai See

Green group complains about Yau's Europe trip

Edward Yau Tang-wah, the former secretary for the environment who now heads the chief executive's office, acquired some notoriety for doing little to improve the environment, but in the 60 months he was in the job managed to squeeze in some 59 overseas trips.

18 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Citizens in 'happy' countries pay much higher taxes than Hongkongers

The recently released World Happiness Report, commissioned by the United Nations, lists countries' ranking in 'happiness'.

30 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Happy country has reasons to smile

Denmark plays a larger role in Hong Kong life than many people realise. It starts in childhood when many youngsters get their first taste of the construction industry via Lego, which has been a part of growing up in Denmark since the 1930s.

16 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Real people bring reading to life

Visitors to some public and university libraries on the mainland may well find themselves in a 'living library', offering 'living books' (real people) to readers.

The idea of a living - or human - library, started in Denmark in 2000 and promotes dialogue, reduces prejudice and encourages understanding as visitors talk with the 'people on loan'.

17 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

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