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Danish agriculture minister steps down over illegal mink order

Nov 18 2020

COPENHAGEN Denmark's Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen on Wednesday faced opposition calls to resign after her agriculture minister stepped down over an illegal order by the government to cull the country's farmed mink.

UPDATE 2-Iceland makes fifth rate cut after worst growth forecast yet

Nov 18 2020

COPENHAGEN, Nov 18 Iceland's central bank on Wednesday cut its key interest rate for the fifth time this year and said it expected the economy to contract by as much as 8.5% in 2020, its worst forecast yet.

Danish government faces biggest crisis yet over illegal mink order

Nov 17 2020

COPENHAGEN Denmark's minority government finally gained parliamentary support on Tuesday to legalise the cull it ordered earlier this month of all farmed mink to prevent the spread of coronavirus, but a poll showed public trust had plummeted over the crisis.

Mink cull puts Denmark's government in legal pinch

Nov 10 2020

COPENHAGEN The Danish government put forward hastily drawn up legislation on Tuesday to back up its order to cull all the country's farmed mink, admitting it lacked the legal basis for the measure aimed at preventing human contagion of a mutated coronavirus strain.

Factbox: What we know about Denmark's mink coronavirus strain

Nov 06 2020

COPENHAGEN Denmark has discovered a new, mutated strain of the coronavirus stemming from mink farms in the northern part of the country, which authorities say could evade future COVID-19 vaccines.

Factbox: What we know about Denmark's mink coronavirus strain

Nov 06 2020

COPENHAGEN Denmark has discovered a new, mutated strain of the coronavirus stemming from mink farms in the northern part of the country, which authorities say could evade future COVID-19 vaccines.

Factbox: What we know about Denmark's mink coronavirus strain

Nov 06 2020

COPENHAGEN Denmark has discovered a new, mutated strain of the coronavirus stemming from mink farms in the northern part of the country, which authorities say could evade future COVID-19 vaccines.

FACTBOX-What we know about Denmark's mink coronavirus strain

Nov 06 2020

COPENHAGEN, Nov 6 Denmark has discovered a new, mutated strain of the coronavirus stemming from mink farms in the northern part of the country, which authorities say could evade future COVID-19 vaccines.

Novo Nordisk to boost pill-form diabetic drugs with $1.8 billion deal

Nov 06 2020

COPENHAGEN Diabetes drug maker Novo Nordisk said on Friday it had agreed a $1.8 billion deal to acquire Emisphere Technologies, giving it control of a pill technology that it hopes will broaden sales to diabetics with an aversion to shots.

Denmark tightens lockdown in north, mink cull devastates industry

Nov 05 2020

COPENHAGEN Denmark announced strict new lockdown rules on Thursday in the north of the country after authorities discovered a mutated coronavirus strain in minks bred in the region, prompting a nationwide cull that will devastate the large pelt industry.

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