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ROUNDUP: Danish minister taken to hospital during EU meeting

Danish minister taken to hospital during EU meetingHluboka Castle, Czech Republic  - Danish Foreign Minister Per Stig Moller on Saturday had to abandon a meeting in the Czech Republic with fellow European Union ministers after suffering from exhaustion and being rushed to hospital.

"He was not feeling well in the morning," Zuzana Opletalova, a spokeswoman for the Czech Foreign Ministry, told German Press Agency dpa.

Subsequent check-ups at the Ceske Budejovice County Hospital showed that the 66-year-old minister had "nothing serious," Opletalova said.

Poll: Danes doubt Denmark will qualify for 2010 World Cup finals

Poll: Danes doubt Denmark will qualify for 2010 World Cup finals Copenhagen - Although Denmark tops the standings in its qualification group for the 2010 World Cup finals, many Danes doubt their team will qualify for the finals, a new survey said Friday.

Only 37 per cent believe Denmark will make it to the finals hosted by South Africa, 35 per cent thought Denmark would fail, while 28 per cent were undecided.

The poll of 1,015 people was conducted by polling company Catinet for Danish news agency Ritzau.

Danish parliament approves bridge to Germany

Danish parliament approves bridge to Germany Copenhagen - The Danish parliament Thursday approved a 19- kilometre bridge link to neighbouring Germany across the Fehmarn Belt, a strait between the Danish island of Lolland and the German island of Fehmarn.

Parliament voted 104 to 3 in favour of the link. Transport Minister Lars Barfoed said it was a "historic decision that will link the Nordic region, and thereby Denmark, with the rest of the European continent."

Nordic, North American countries "most networked" - report

Nordic, North American countries "most networked" - report

Danish Supreme Court convicts six in terror T-shirt case

Danish Supreme Court convicts six in terror T-shirt case Copenhagen - The Danish Supreme Court on Wednesday convicted six people of supporting terrorist groups by selling T-shirts, but handed down suspended sentences.

The six were charged under anti-terrorism laws with using proceeds from the T-shirt sales to fund the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).

Oslo minister fuels speculation on NATO job for Rasmussen

Oslo minister fuels speculation on NATO job for Rasmussen Oslo - Remarks by Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Store further fuelled speculation that Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen is soon to be chosen for the post of secretary general of NATO.

After a speech Monday evening in Oslo, Store was quoted by the online edition of the Dagsavisen newspaper that the next NATO secretary general understands Norwegian, which "is good for Norway."

Speakers of Norwegian and Danish can understand each other quite easily.

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