Helle Thorning-Schmidt during an election campaign visit at Aalborg, northern Denmark. The prime minister is fighting the tightest Danish election in memory. Photograph: Henning Bagger/AFP/Getty Images

Fluttering red-and-white flags adorned Copenhagen’s Christiansborg – home to the parliament of Borgen television fame – as Denmark celebrated the 100t(...)

Danish prime minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt said: “This is the right time to ask Danes if they want to continue on our path or try the opposition’s experiment.” Photograph: Mathias Loevgreen Bojesen/Reuters/Scanpix Denmark

Denmark’s Social Democrat prime minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt has called a general election for June 18th, hoping economic recovery will reverse a p(...)

A French gendarme investigates desecrated tombstones at the Sarre-Union Jewish cemetery near Strasbourg in eastern France. Five adolescents were arrested over the incident but a prosecutor said one of the youths denied anti-Semitism was a factor. Photograph: Vincent Kessler/Reuters.

French prime minister Manuel Valls has said the threat of militant attacks in the country remains “particularly high” and that exceptional security(...)

CPNHGN: Inhale Exhale

A short, sharp breath or a wheezy sputter? There are no known connections to Scandinavia with this Newbridge quartet, but presumably they reckoned (...)

Paul Daly: “I don’t think there is a more thriving, safer place in Europe at the moment with such a good standard of living as Munich.”
Wild Geese

Music has been a subtle signpost at various junctures in Paul Daly’s career. As the man behind some of the most successful Irish pubs in Germany, it w(...)

Police had closed streets around Kongens Nytorv square. Image: Google Maps

Danish police have called off a bomb investigation in central Copenhagen, saying a suspicious-looking vehicle that prompted the evacuation of nearby b(...)