There were two things that the managers of Netherlands and Denmark agreed on before the teams met on a clammy Saturday evening in Kharkiv, Ukraine: The Dutch were the favorites, and their players are 'arrogant in a good way.'
No side has lost more finals games in the history of the European Championship than Denmark, but then no side -- not even Greece -- has ever won the tournament in more unlikely circumstances. Denmark hadn't even qualified for the Euros in 1992, but as war tore through Yugoslavia, it was called up a fortnight before the tournament as a replacement and went on to beat Germany in the final. A repeat is highly unlikely this time round, particularly given a dreadfully tough first-round group, but this is a young and talented Danish side that might just unsettle a few more fancied names. Morten Olsen has already been in charge for 12 years and has just signed a two-year extension, which says much for his belief in the potential of his side. In fact, he believes it has a greater chance to make an impression at the World Cup in 2014 than in Poland-Ukraine. It shouldn't go unnoticed that while Portugal is more fancied, Denmark beat the Portuguese 2-1 in its final qualifier to finish three
In Copenhagen, Denmark, which has a reputation for accommodating cyclists, Jessica Eisenbraun gets her exercise riding around the city on her steel bike, which is older than she is but easy to maintain. Biking is the fastest way around the city, she says, when you consider how long it would take to park a car or take a bus.
On Tuesday November 17, a substantial file including over 1,000 e-mails either sent from or sent to members of the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia in eastern England were allegedly hacked and leaked onto the Internet.
In the coming year, travelers to Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Scandinavia's Baltic neighbor, Estonia, will find fun new innovations that many have come to expect from these creative Nordic countries. And most of the action is taking place in their capital cities, where new sights and exciting events are sure to keep visitors entertained.
There is an undeniable excitement attached to the launch of a new series. With the rough brief being that Earth's Frontiers was to be an environmental show, a host of warm and exotic locations sprang to mind.
Al-Qaeda's top commander in Afghanistan warned of more attacks against the West in a video posted on the Web that paid tribute to a suicide bomber said to have carried out the June bombing of the Danish Embassy in Pakistan
While Copenhagen is a thriving metropolis, when you travel out into the Danish countryside, you find yourself saying "cute" more than you know you should. When I'm in the Netherlands, I have a running joke with my guide friends. We say, "Everything's so ... Dutch." Now, in Denmark, I'm saying, "Everything's so ... Danish."
The Danish central bank said Monday it has taken over the nation's 10th largest bank, a 124-year-old institution which had been struggling amid global financial turmoil and mounting losses on mortgage loans as housing prices fell in Denmark
Denmark is the world's most content nation, according to a new study on global wellbeing, but the good news is, despite the credit crunch and rising fuel and food prices, all of us are getting happier.
After the June 2 suicide bombing outside the Danish embassy in Islamabad, Danes are asking what price their country can afford to pay for its increasingly entrenched reputation as a forthright critic of Islam
Police from the Danish Security Intelligence Service have arrested eight people accused of storing "unstable explosives" in a heavily populated area of Copenhagen, agency Director Jakob Scharf said Tuesday.
Biking the back lanes of the island of Aero, I came to a lonely little church. Wandering through its graveyard, I noticed the names on every tombstone ended in "sen." The inscriptions, such as "Here lies Christian Hansen at anchor with his wife. He'll not weigh until he stands before God" seem to fit the salty charm of this tiny island on the south edge of Denmark. Aero is the kind of island where baskets of strawberries sit in front of farmhouses -- for sale on the honor system. And bikes don't come with locks.
Though it has the alphabetical advantage, Aarhus has always been known as Denmark's second city. Now, with dining and nightlife on par with Copenhagen's, the city is making an impressive bid for the limelight.
East Asian and Middle Eastern nations rank as the worst in the world for press freedom while northern European countries such as Denmark were the best, according to a report released Wednesday by media organization Reporters Without Borders.