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Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen

As the Arctic's attractions mount, Greenland is a security black hole

20 Oct 2020

COPENHAGEN On a windy August afternoon in 2017, Akitsinnguaq Ina Olsen was relaxing in the old harbour of Nuuk, Greenland's capital, when a Chinese icebreaker sailed unannounced into the Arctic island's territorial waters.

Mayor of Copenhagen steps down over sexual harassment

19 Oct 2020

COPENHAGEN Frank Jensen, mayor of Denmark's capital Copenhagen for over a decade, resigned on Monday after admitting to several episodes of sexual harassment, and he apologised to "the women I have offended".

Lego sales surge as housebound families turn to play

02 Sep 2020

COPENHAGEN Sales of Lego jumped 14% in the first six months of the year as families under coronavirus lockdowns spent more time playing together at home, the Danish toy maker said on Wednesday. | Video

Maersk oil tanker caught at sea off Malta after rescuing 27 migrants

19 Aug 2020

COPENHAGEN A Maersk oil tanker has been anchored off the coast of Malta for two weeks after rescuing 27 migrants, including a child and a pregnant woman, with authorities in Malta and Tunisia denying the vessel entry, the company said on Wednesday.

Maersk sees container demand at pre-COVID levels in first-half of 2021

19 Aug 2020

COPENHAGEN Shipping group Maersk on Wednesday issued full-year earnings guidance above its forecast at the beginning of the year and said it expects demand for moving containers at sea to return to pre-COVID levels in the first half of next year. | Video

Thousands of Danes could retire early under government pension reform

18 Aug 2020

COPENHAGEN Nearly 40,000 Danes could get the right to retire early under proposals set out by the government on Tuesday in fulfilment of a key manifesto pledge in last year's parliamentary elections.

Carlsberg sees 2020 profit fall as lockdowns bite, suspends share buyback

13 Aug 2020

COPENHAGEN Danish brewer Carlsberg said on Thursday it expected operating profit to fall by as much as 15% this year as lockdowns will hurt sales in the second half in key markets of China and Western Europe, sending its shares more than 5% down.

Captain, pull out my teeth! Desperate times for sailors stranded by pandemic

09 Jul 2020

HAMBURG Jens Boysen disembarked one of the world's largest container ships on Thursday after 167 days at sea when he has acted not only as captain but also as doctor, dentist, mental coach and entertainment director for his stressed-out crew.

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Trump, Biden in final full week of campaigning as virus looms large

President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden on Monday are down to the final full week of campaigning before the Nov. 3 election, as surging coronavirus cases and a COVID-19 outbreak within Vice President Mike Pence's staff keep the focus of the race on the pandemic.