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Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen

Captain, pull out my teeth! Desperate times for sailors stranded by pandemic

Jul 09 2020

HAMBURG Jens Boysen disembarked one of the world's largest container ships on Thursday after 167 days at sea when he has acted not only as captain but also as doctor, dentist, mental coach and entertainment director for his stressed-out crew.

Jewellery maker Pandora says consumer returning faster than expected

Jul 08 2020

COPENHAGEN Danish jewellery maker Pandora on Wednesday lifted its profit guidance for the second quarter as shops had reopened and consumers had returned to shops faster than expected.

Greenland's youth question colonial past in wake of Black Lives Matter

Jul 01 2020

COPENHAGEN In Greenland, 21-year-old hip-hop artist Josef Tarrak-Petrussen is the tattooed face of the local Black Lives Matter movement, and his music of anti-colonial protest is striking a deep chord with younger generations seeking to rewrite their history.

Sweden excluded as neighbours Denmark and Norway ease travel restrictions

May 29 2020

OSLO/COPENHAGEN Norway and Denmark will allow tourists to travel between the two countries from mid-June, their governments announced on Friday, although border crossings with Sweden, where the number of COVID-19 infections is higher, will remain restricted.

Fast in, first out: Denmark leads lockdown exit

May 18 2020

COPENHAGEN Four weeks after Denmark began easing its lockdown, Danes on Monday returned to cafes and restaurants, confident that the coronavirus outbreak is under control.

Maersk sees drop in global ship container demand this year

May 13 2020

COPENHAGEN Shipping group A.P. Moller-Maersk warned of a sharp drop in global container volumes due to the coronavirus pandemic, with weaker retail sales and depressed car production dampening demand.

UPDATE 1-Any back-to-work questions? Consult the 'hygiene steward'

May 06 2020

COPENHAGEN, May 6 Returning to work after the coronavirus lockdown, you could find 'hygiene stewards' on hand to ask after your health, tell you how to disinfect your mobile phone, or set up one-way traffic on the staircase.

Shares in jewellery maker Pandora rise after encouraging first quarter

May 05 2020

COPENHAGEN Shares in jewellery maker Pandora rose on Tuesday as higher online sales and a strong return of consumers to reopened stores in Germany encouraged investors, despite a steep decline in first-quarter operating profit.

U.S. extends economic aid to Greenland to counter China, Russia in Arctic

Apr 23 2020

COPENHAGEN/WASHINGTON The United States announced a $12.1 million (£9.80 million) economic aid package for Greenland on Thursday aimed at strengthening mutual ties and boosting a renewed U.S. push for a greater military presence in the Arctic.

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