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"Bomb in my pocket" remark delays Danish crown prince's flight

DenmarkCopenhagen  - A flight taking Denmark's Prince Frederik and Princess Mary to Chicago was delayed two hours at Copenhagen airport after a fellow passenger quipped that it was "funny they never found the bomb in my pocket", local media said Sunday.

The reports said the 43-year-old Dane who made the remark during check-in was detained after Saturday's incident and he faced a hefty damages claim from the airline involved, SAS.

Security personnel ordered all passengers, including the 40-year- old prince and his 37-year-old wife, off the plane and had it searched before clearing it for take-off two hours later.

Danish queen designs set for film based on H C Andersen story

Danish queen designs set for film based on H C Andersen story Copenhagen - Danish Queen Margrethe II Friday discussed her experiences of designing sets and costumes for an upcoming film based on a story by writer Hans Christian Andersen.

The film based on the tale The Wild Swans is set for release this autumn.

The queen said she felt "great respect" for the professionals on the crew, but quickly felt that she was welcomed as one of them, Danish news agency Ritzau reported.

Denmark moves to allow gay couples to adopt

Denmark moves to allow gay couples to adopt Copenhagen - A Danish parliament vote allowing same-sex couples to adopt children continued Wednesday to generate reaction from opponents and supporters.

The legislation was passed Tuesday by a 63 to 52 vote after six members of the Liberal Party, the main force in the minority government, broke ranks and voted for the proposal.

The government must now draft a bill to be presented to parliament.

Scientific climate summit ends with calls for more action

Scientific climate summit ends with calls for more action Copenhagen  - Researchers from over 70 countries ended a three-day meeting Thursday on future threats of global warming including rising sea levels.

Potential threats discussed included acidification of oceans and reductions of glaciers and ice sheets causing sea levels to rise.

The effects of higher temperatures could also change weather systems and precipitation causing climate refugees.

A group of researchers from the University of Cambridge in England said there was a case for more joint international efforts.

Danish crown prince undergoes surgery after sledge crash

Danish crown prince undergoes surgery after sledge crash Copenhagen - Danish Crown Prince Frederik has undergone surgery after sustaining a leg injury while sledging with his children, the palace said Wednesday.

The procedure was conducted Tuesday at Copenhagen University Hospital. The 41-year-old heir to the Danish throne was likely to leave hospital on Thursday.

The prince sustained the shinebone fracture while sledging during a recent ski holiday in Switzerland.

His children, Prince Christian and Princess Isabella, were not hurt in the crash.

Climate researchers discuss rising sea levels

Climate researchers discuss rising sea levelsCopenhagen - Fast rising sea levels that pose a future threat to populations living in coastal regions was one of the topics debated Tuesday when hundreds of international researchers gathered to a three-day meeting in Denmark.

The opening of the meeting was attended by among others Rajendra K Pachauri, chairman of the United Nations climate body the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), that shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for work on climate change.

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