Danish police use teargas to disperse protesters in Copenhagen

Copenhagen - Danish police used teargas Tuesday evening to disperse protesters who threw stones, bottles and other missiles at them, news reports said.

Danish police use teargas to disperse protesters at asylum centre

Copenhagen - Danish police fired teargas Saturday to disperse hundreds of protesters who tried to break through police cordons at an asylum centre, 25 kilometres north of Copenhagen.

Two-year-old starts up car and runs over mother

Danish FlagCopenhagen- A young mother sustained broken bones and other injuries Saturday when her two-year-old son accidentally started up her car, Danish police said.

The boy had apparently managed to turn on the ignition while his mother was putting something into the boot of the car. Since the car was in reverse gear, the vehicle ran over the woman.

Neighbours helped free her before emergency services arrived, Danish news agency Ritzau reported. She sustained broken arms, legs and chest injuries but they were not life-threatening, police said.

Tunisian suspected of cartoonist murder plot allowed to stay

DenmarkCopenhagen  - A Tunisian national held on suspicion of planning to murder a Danish newspaper cartoonist will not be deported. However, his movements will be restricted, news reports said Tuesday.

The Danish Refugee Appeals Board ruled that the man risked possible mistreatment or other degrading punishment if sent back to Tunisia.

The man was one of two Tunisians arrested in February after the Danish security and intelligence service PET said it had uncovered a plot to murder cartoonist Kurt Westergaard.

Court convicts two in terror case in Denmark

Copenhagen - A Danish district court on Tuesday convicted two men of planning a terror attack and manufacturing explosives.

The two, aged 22 and 21, were arrested in September 2007 in Copenhagen.

During the proceedings it emerged that the Danish security intelligence service (PET) had kept them under surveillance for several months.

The PET had been tipped off that the older suspect had visited an alleged al-Qaeda camp in Pakistan and installed a secret camera in his flat. The men's phone conversations were also tapped.

Police also seized a hand-written manual that bomb experts said described how to make explosives.

The men allegedly tried to make the explosive triacetone triperoxide (TATP).

Danish premier says Nordic neighbours prepared to help Iceland

IMFCopenhagen/Reykjavik  - Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen on Tuesday indicated that Nordic neighbours of Iceland were preparing to help the North Atlantic state financially.

Iceland has been hammered by the financial turmoil and its main commercial banks have been nationalized by the state.

Speaking to foreign correspondents in Copenhagen, Rasmussen declined to spell out details but said the neighbouring Nordic states were prepared to offer "more than just moral" help.

Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden along with Iceland belong to the Nordic Council organization.