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Woman's Torso Found as Police Investigate Sub Sinking

It's not clear whether remains belong to Kim Wall

(Newser) - The body of a woman has been found in the Baltic Sea near where a missing Swedish journalist is believed to have died on a privately built submarine, Danish police said late Monday. A female torso without legs, arms, or a head was found by a passer-by, said the head... More »

Cops: Sub Owner Confesses Journalist Died in 'Accident'

Peter Madsen also reportedly admitted he 'buried [Kim Wall] at sea'

(Newser) - The mystery of what happened to a Swedish journalist who vanished after a ride on a Danish inventor's submarine is slowly becoming clearer. Though details are still scarce, Copenhagen police say Peter Madsen, after changing his story , has confessed that Kim Wall died in "an accident" on board... More »

She Vanished After Boarding His Sub. Now, His Story Changes

The whereabouts of Kim Wall remain unknown

(Newser) - There are far more questions than answers in the disappearance of journalist Kim Wall, who hasn't been heard from since she boarded Peter Madsen's now-sunken submarine Thursday night on Denmark's Refshaleoen island. The sub has since been raised, and Wall's body wasn't in it . Madsen... More »

Famous Submarine Sinks, Inventor Accused of Murder

Journalist is missing after Peter Madsen's sub goes down

(Newser) - A strange murder case out of Denmark: The owner of an amateur-built submarine was arrested on suspicion of murder Friday after his vessel sank off the coast and a journalist who had joined him for what was supposed to be a short voyage was reported missing, per the AP . Police... More »

Prince Who Won't Be Buried Beside Queen Has Harsh Words

'My wife does not give me the respect a normal wife must give her spouse'

(Newser) - Denmark's Prince Henrik made waves last week when he announced he was bucking tradition and would not be buried beside his wife. Queen Margrethe may not be so bothered by that after reading her husband's comments to the gossip magazine Se og Hør . The Local reports on... More »

Danish Queen's Husband Refuses to Be Buried With Her

He's unhappy about 'unequal treatment'

(Newser) - The husband of Denmark's Queen Margrethe is so fed up with what he sees as unequal treatment that he has rejected a royal burial spot next to his wife. Prince Henrik, 83, has been married to the Danish royal for 50 years, gaining the title prince consort, but he... More »

Little Mermaid Statue Doused With Paint ... Again

It appears to be a protest against hunting whales

(Newser) - Danish officials on Tuesday hosed down Copenhagen's famed Little Mermaid after the statue was found doused with red paint, the AP reports. On the ground in front of the statue was written in red, in English, "Denmark defend the whales of the [Faeroe] Islands"—likely a reference... More »

US Students Killed Just Before Planned Return From Denmark

They died when a jet ski crashed into their boat: police

(Newser) - Two American college students have died in a tragic boating accident while studying abroad in Denmark. Linsey Malia, 21, of Easton, Mass., and Leah Bell of Covington, La., were killed Saturday when a jet ski crashed into a boat carrying them in Copenhagen Harbor, reports Mass Live . Six others, including... More »

Patient's Last Wish Granted: a Cigarette and a Glass of Wine

Hospital makes an exception to its no-smoking policy

(Newser) - A 75-year-old man received bad news after being admitted to Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark last week, but his nurse did what she could to make his final hours good ones. Carsten Flemming Hansen was suffering from a ruptured aortic aneurysm, and doctors told him he was too sick to... More »

More Bad News for Uber, This Time in Europe

Company is ditching Denmark after stricter new law governing taxis

(Newser) - Uber is ceasing operations in Denmark in April thanks to a new law that requires taxi services to follow stricter guidelines. New regulations include mandatory seat sensors and costly fare meters, reports Reuters . Additionally, a cap on the number of licenses doled out each year would make it impossible for... More »

Boy With Metal Detector Hits WWII-Era Jackpot

Danish teen and dad find German WWII fighter plane, remains of pilot

(Newser) - Young boys tend not to forget fantastical stories told by their grandpas, especially if those stories involve downed World War II fighter planes. Klaus Kristiansen of Denmark apparently couldn't get the tale his own grandfather had told him out of his head—that an aircraft had crashed behind their... More »

Top Chef Names Dishwasher Co-Owner of Restaurant

Ali Sonko becomes partner in Noma in Copenhagen

(Newser) - The best chefs will tell you the success of a restaurant depends not on the chef, but on the entire staff, including the dishwashers. Chef Rene Redzepi is clearly among that group. When his Noma restaurant in Copenhagen received the first of four Best Restaurant in the World awards in... More »

Famed Astronomer's Remains Have High Levels of ... Gold?

Famously wealthy, eccentric scientist appears to have been surrounded by gold

(Newser) - Tycho Brahe was an unusual man. The Danish astronomer from the late 1500s who laid the foundation for modern astronomy was extremely wealthy, had a pet moose, and according to a new analysis of his hair and bones, was also—literally—full of gold, reports the University of South Denmark... More »

Danish Doctors: If He's Under 18, Don't Circumcise

They think a male should be able to make the decision for himself

(Newser) - "To be circumcised should be an informed, personal choice," or so thinks the Danish Medical Association, which on Friday issued its recommendation that no boy under age 18 in the country be circumcised. Going that route then leaves the door open for the male to make a decision... More »

Danish Tourist Accidentally 'Bodyslammed' Croc, Survives

Results, however, were predictable

(Newser) - A Danish backpacker is recovering in the hospital after running afoul of a freshwater crocodile at Lake Kununurra in northern Australia, the Guardian reports. Johnny Bonde, 27, was leaning over a bank to take a photograph of a snoozing crocodile when he lost his balance and, in his own words,... More »

'Super Grass' to Reduce Methane Emissions From Belching Cows

Researchers say they're able to genetically modify the grass for easier digestion

(Newser) - The grass is about to get greener thanks to DNA technology out of Denmark. Researchers say they've genetically modified a "super grass" that is easier on cow's stomachs, thereby helping them digest the grass more easily and thus belch out less methane gas, reports the BBC . (No,... More »

It's Better to Be a Girl in Algeria Than the US

The makeup of Congress doesn't help

(Newser) - Norway, Slovenia, Israel, Algeria, and Kazakhstan are among 31 countries where it's better to be a girl than the United States of America, according to the "Opportunity Index" in a new Save the Children report on the welfare of girls worldwide. Denmark was in first place and Niger... More »

5 Countries May Make Seniors Go Back to School

To keep their skills current and the Nordic region a major player in global arena

(Newser) - A recently published 36-page report outlining proposals to improve working life in the five Nordic countries—Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Sweden, and Norway—has a proposal that Quartz says contains a "startling" word: "mandatory." Poul Nielson, a Danish politician given the task last year of preparing a labor... More »

10 Countries With the Highest Quality of Life

Finland bests the rest

(Newser) - The US is in the top 20 countries with the highest standard of living—but don't let that go to your head. The Social Progress Index says that at No. 19, America is a "disappointment" given its huge economy, per Business Insider . The ranking is based on three... More »

10 Most Peaceful Countries on Earth

Iceland, Denmark, Austria are on top

(Newser) - Congratulations, America: You sit 103rd on a list that ranks countries by their peacefulness, in a report compiled by the Institute for Economics and Peace . The ranking is based on 23 factors including involvement in conflicts at home and abroad, crime, terrorist activity, political stability, levels of militarization, and relations... More »

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