Denmark

  • Cycling commuters in Copenhagen old town
    April 12, 2016  

    Denmark tops a United Nations poll as the happiest nation on Earth. Is it because Danes pay taxes to get free health care, education and generous unemployment? Or is it a Scandinavian genetic predisposition? Or is it a myth? Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports. Continue reading

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    January 29, 2016  

    The Danish government has courted controversy by seizing valuables from asylum seekers to pay their living expenses, a policy intended to make the country less attractive to migrants. But one of Denmark’s leading dance troupes is incorporating asylum seekers into its newest ballet to change perceptions across the nation. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant sits in on a rehearsal. Continue reading

  • A large group of migrants, mainly from Syria, walk on a highway towards the north September 7, 2015. Many migrants, mainly from Syria and Iraq, have arrived in Denmark over the last few days. The migrants want to reach Sweden to seek asylum there. Some of the migrants arriving in central Europe have continued on to other countries, as local authorities across the continent try to accommodate the rising tide of refugees. Picture taken September 7, 2015.   REUTERS/Bax Lindhardt/Scanpix    ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. DENMARK OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN DENMARK. NO COMMERCIAL SALES. - RTSNJD
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    The Danish Parliament voted Tuesday to let immigration authorities seize valuables worth more than 10,000 kroner — about $1,453 — from asylum-seekers to help cover their housing and food costs while their cases are being approved. Continue reading

  • Danish Police officers check vehicles at the bordertown of Krusa, Denmark January 4, 2016. Denmark imposed temporary identity checks on its border with Germany on Monday following a similar move by Sweden, dealing a double blow to Europe's fraying passport-free Schengen area amid a record influx of migrants. REUTERS/Palle Peter Skov/Scanpix Denmark  ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. DENMARK OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN DENMARK. NO COMMERCIAL SALES. - RTX20YOT
    January 4, 2016  

    Denmark is instituting ID checks on its frontier with Germany, just as Sweden has enacted a strict new border policy, steps that further erode the 20-year Schengen Agreement guaranteeing free movement across most of mainland Europe. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports. Continue reading

  • Steam billows from the cooling towers of Vattenfall's Jaenschwalde brown coal power station behind wind turbines near Cottbus, eastern Germany December 2, 2009. Most world leaders plan to attend a climate summit in Copenhagen December 7-18, boosting chances that a new U.N. deal to fight climate change will be reached, host Denmark said on Tuesday. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski (GERMANY - Tags: ENERGY ENVIRONMENT) - RTXRDD5
    December 12, 2015  

    In Denmark, officials have taken strides to minimize the effects of climate change by converting from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources like wind and solar power. Over the next 35 years, the country aspires to become the first nation on earth to run completely, including transportation, on clean energy. NewsHour Special Correspondent Lisa Desai reports. Continue reading

  • ambassador
    October 16, 2015  

    U.S. Ambassador to Copenhagen Rufus Gifford has an unusual side job: he’s the star of his own reality TV show in Denmark. As special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports, this, combined with his unique brand of diplomacy, is raising eyebrows among traditionalists. Continue reading

  • Islamabad, PAKISTAN:  Activists of Pakistani Islamic party Jamaat-e-Ahle Sunnat hold placards and banners during an anti-cartoon protest rally in Islamabad, 13 March 2006.  Some 1,000 protesters marched on the streets to protest against the controversial publication of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed. Twelve cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed were first published in Denmark's Jyllands-Posten newspaper in September 2005 and have since been reprinted elsewhere, igniting demonstrations throughout much of the Islamic world.             AFP PHOTO/Aamir QURESHI  (Photo credit should read AAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images)
    October 1, 2015  

    Ten years ago deadly riots broke out across the Muslim world as word spread of several cartoons published in a Danish newspaper depicting the Prophet Muhammad. Today the former editor and some of the artists still live in fear of attacks. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports that free expression is at the heart of a debate about the clash of Western values and a changing Europe. Continue reading

  • DENMARK - MAY 27: Wind turbines dotted between cultivated fields, Aero island, Denmark. (Photo by DeAgostini/Getty Images)
    September 7, 2015  

    By 2050, Denmark hopes to get 100 percent of its energy from renewable sources. One problem, however, is that the amount of energy available fluctuates constantly. So some innovators are trying to create a system where demand for energy follows supply, instead of the other way around. Wyoming Public Radio’s Stephanie Joyce reports for Inside Energy, a public media collaboration covering energy issues. Continue reading

  • Denmark refugees
    September 4, 2015  

    Two Scandinavian neighbors, Sweden and Denmark, are handling the European migrant crisis in vastly different ways. While Sweden has taken in the largest number of refugees in relation to its population of all EU nations, Denmark is implementing policies to discourage asylum seekers. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant explores the two approaches. Continue reading

  • Helmuth Rasboel
    July 22, 2015  

    A leading Nazi hunter has urged authorities in Denmark to investigate 90-year-old Helmuth Rasboel, who was a guard at a forced labor camp where hundreds of Jews were murdered during World War II. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant talks with the former guard about the accusations, as well as Nazi hunter Efraim Zuroff about why he believes in pursuing old Nazis to the grave. Continue reading

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