Danish prime minister has quit as  head of the Social Democrats after an election defeat. Photograph: Gregers Tycho/Polfoto/AP.

A right-wing eurosceptic party that was one of the biggest winners in Denmark‘s parliamentary election stood by demands including a referendum on Euro(...)

Denmark’s prime minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt and opposition leader Lars Loekke Rasmussen speak to journalists as they arrive for the final televised duel before the election in Copenhagenon. Photograph: Liselotte Sabroe/AFP/Getty Images

Danes voted on Thursday in a cliff-hanger election, where an opposition centre-right alliance is seeking to oust prime minister Helle Thorning-Schmid(...)

Danish prime minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt’s Social Democrats have taken the lead in polls after their centre-right opponents faced controversy. Photograph: Keld Navntoft/EPA

Denmark’s centre-right opposition has frittered away a 17-point lead and now lags in opinion polls just 10 days ahead of a national election, with pun(...)

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