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Atletico Madrid 1 Copenhagen 0 (5-1 agg): Gameiro ensures Simeone´s men cruise through

Added: 22.02.2018 14:49 | 0 views | 0 comments

Atletico Madrid cruised into the last 16 of the Europa League by beating Copenhagen 1-0 at home on Thursday, securing a 5-1 aggregate victory over the Danish champions. With Antoine Griezmann and Diego Costa absent, Kevin Gameiro seized his chance to shine, giving Atletico an early lead with a fantastic left-footed drive to net for the third […]

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Carrasco left out of Atletico squad amid China move reports

Added: 22.02.2018 8:18 | 0 views | 0 comments

Yannick Carrasco, linked with a move to the Chinese Super League (CSL), has been left out of the Atletico Madrid squad for a Europa League tie with Copenhagen. The 24-year-old has featured in 17 LaLiga games this season, scoring three goals, with Diego Simeone’s men second in the table behind leaders Barcelona. Amid reports the […]

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Archaeologists revise chronology of the last hunter-gatherers in the Near East

Added: 17.02.2018 19:29 | 0 views | 0 comments


New research by a team of scientists and archaeologists based at the Weizmann Institute of Science and the University of Copenhagen suggests that the 15,000-year-old 'Natufian Culture' could live comfortably in the steppe zone of present-day eastern Jordan - this was previously thought to be either uninhabitable or only sparsely populated.

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Danes start to bid farewell to late Denmark prince

Added: 17.02.2018 9:51 | 0 views | 0 comments

The casket of Denmark's late Prince Henrik is on public display in Copenhagen.

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Prince Henrik of Denmark to be cremated in keeping with his stand against royal gender 'discrimination'

Added: 16.02.2018 8:11 | 0 views | 0 comments


Prince Henrik of Denmark, who infamously refused to be buried next to his wife unless he was named King rather than Prince Consort, has died aged 83 and will, in accordance with his wishes, be cremated. Flags were lowered to half mast and a month of national mourning was declared after Prince Henrik, who retired from public service in 2016, died on Tuesday. He had been hospitalised with a lung infection on January 28 and was diagnosed  with dementia last year.  French-born Henrik married Queen Margrethe II in 1967 in Copenhagen and, as is traditional in European royal families, was given the title of Prince Consort. He changed his name from Henri to the Danish Henrik. After Margrethe, who survives her husband, was crowned in 1972, he made his anger at never being called King Consort clear and even claimed being saddled with the title was gender discrimination. “It makes me angry that I am subjected to discrimination,” he told the French newspaper Le Figaro. “Denmark, which is otherwise known as an avid defender of gender equality, is apparently willing to consider husbands as worth less than their wives.” Prince Henrik said husbands are worth less than their wives under royal protocol  Credit: Pascal Le Segretain /Getty  In August 2017, Prince Henrik said he would not be buried next to his wife in their custom-made tomb in Roskilde Cathedral, the traditional resting place of Danish royals, in protest. “If she wants to bury me with her, she must make me a king consort,” the French-born Henrik told Se og Hør, a Scandinavian celebrity magazine. “Finished. I do not care”. Henrik will be cremated and his ashes scattered in Danish waters and buried in the grounds of Fredensborg Castle, north of Copenhagen. A private funeral will be held next Tuesday at the Christiansborg Palace chapel in the capital. “My wife has decided that she would like to be Queen, and I’m very pleased with that,” he said. “But as a person, she must know that if a man and a woman are married, then they are equal. My wife hasn’t shown me the respect an ordinary wife should show her spouse.” He is survived by his wife and two children, Crown Prince Frederik, 49, who rushed back from the Winter Olympics to be by his father’s side, and Prince Joachim, 48. Prince Henrik won over many young people by the end of his tenure Credit: HENNING BAGGER/ HENNING BAGGER Source: AFP His frustrated outbursts to the media, and his French accent meant he was mocked as arrogant by many Danes. In 2002, he retreated to his castle in France, complaining he did not get enough respect in Denmark. “People are just used to considering Prince Henrik as . . . a little dog that follows behind and gets a sugar cube once in a while,” he said. Known as a man fond of the finer things in life with a taste for good cooking, wine and poetry, Henrik, once named “Whiner of the Year” by a TV station, eventually won people round. Escapades such as dressing as a panda, playing piano on a pop record and strolling through the commune of Christiania, where cannabis is legal, won him a cult status among young Danes. “His Royal Highness Prince Henrik died on Tuesday, February 13, at 23.18 quietly at Fredensborg Palace,” the Danish Royal Family said. “The Prince was surrounded by Her Majesty the Queen and their two sons.” Lars Løkke Rasmussen, the Danish prime minister, said the prince had “represented Denmark magnificently. His commitment was infectious, and his insight great.”

Denmark's Prince Henrik, who wanted to be king, dies aged 83

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Denmark’s Prince Henrik, the French-born husband of Queen Margrethe II, has died at the age 83, after a half-century struggle to win the hearts of Danes that only succeeded in his later years. The prince passed away Tuesday night surrounded by his wife and their two sons, the palace said. Henrik was hospitalised for a lung infection and a benign lung tumour in late January, and returned home to Fredensborg Castle on Tuesday "to spend his last days", the palace said. He was diagnosed with dementia in September 2017. With a jovial face framed by understated glasses, the prince had a reputation as a bon vivant who enjoyed cooking, poetry and wine. But his frequent outbursts of anger and flamboyant style, in a country that values humility and discretion, long irritated the Danish people. Denmark's Prince Henrik, right, waves as he drives a Tesla Roadster at the electric car maker's headquarters in Palo Alto Credit: AP The prince moved to Denmark in 1967 ahead of his June wedding to the then-crown princess, but he found it hard being relegated to a supporting role. Disappointed that his royal title of prince was never changed to king when his wife became queen in 1972, Henrik spoke out often in the media about his frustration, which did little to endear him to his subjects. Instead, Danes found him arrogant and hungry for recognition. Shortly after retiring from public service in 2016, he announced he would no longer use the title "Prince Consort", asking to be known as "Prince Henrik". In 2017, he revealed that he did not want to be buried next to his wife because he was never made her equal. Though his decision broke with the tradition of burying royal spouses together in Roskilde Cathedral west of Copenhagen, the queen accepted it, the palace said. Prince Charles is greeted by members of the Danish Royal Family, including Queen Margrethe, Crown Prince Frederik, and Prince Henrik  Credit: Reuters Born Henri Marie Jean Andre de Laborde de Monpezat on June 11, 1934 in Talence, near Bordeaux, the future Danish prince spent much of his youth in Vietnam, then a part of Indochina, where his father was a businessman. After finishing secondary school, he studied Vietnamese and Chinese, law and political science in Paris, before completing his French military service with the infantry in Algeria from 1959 to 1962. He went on to become a diplomat, and met Margrethe – who was then crown princess – while he was stationed in London. Upon marrying Margrethe, he changed his name to Henrik, converted from Catholicism to Protestantism and renounced his French citizenship to become a Dane. By the time Margrethe acceded to the throne in 1972, the couple had two young children: Prince Frederik, born in 1968, and Joakim, born in 1969. Teased for his French accent, and unable to understand why protocol required him to remain in his wife’s shadow, Henrik never really found his place in Denmark. "A lot of people think I’m a loser until I prove them wrong," he once told the media. It wasn’t until 1997 that he stood in for his wife at a public engagement for the first time, during a visit to Greenland. "People are just used to considering Prince Henrik as ... a little dog that follows behind and gets a sugar cube once in a while," he said. Denmark's Queen Margrethe smiles to her French-born husband Prince Henrik in their residence of Chateau de Caix, southwestern France in 2002 Credit: AP In 2002, he made headlines around the world when he fled to his chateau in southern France to "reflect on life", complaining that he didn’t receive enough respect in Denmark. The incident that triggered the crisis occurred when his son, Crown Prince Frederik, was chosen to represent the queen at a New Year’s ceremony, instead of him. He said he felt "pushed aside, degraded and humiliated", and "disappointed all the time and walked over in such a way that my self-respect is destroyed". Some politicians at the time called Henrik’s behaviour "tiresome" and "disconcerting", while the media had a field day with it, with one television show conferring on him the title of "Whiner of the Year". However, the crisis also marked a turning point as it showed the Danish people a more vulnerable side of Henrik. In the years that followed, Danes slowly began warming to him. Over time, his contrarian streak and flamboyance made him the "colourful" member of the royal family, and even earned him cult status among young people. In 2013 he collaborated with Danish pop group Michael Learns To Rock, playing the piano on a track recorded for the king of Thailand. A few months later he was photographed taking a Sunday stroll with friends in the self-governed Copenhagen hippie community of Christiania, known for its cannabis trade, and in June 2014 he dressed up in a panda costume at a charity event. In April 2015 he sparked controversy for cancelling his appearance at Margrethe’s 75th birthday celebrations due to ill health, only to resurface in a tourist-packed square in Venice less than two days later. The tabloids were outraged, but to his fans it was just the kind of erratic behaviour they had come to love him for. On Twitter a popular radio show host wrote: "Words cannot describe how much I love Henrik!"

Hearse with Denmark prince leaves for Copenhagen chapel

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COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Draped in a Danish flag bearing the royal coat of arms, the casket of Denmark's Prince Henrik — husband of Queen Margrethe — was taken on a stately procession through the streets of northern Copenhagen Thursday.

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Denmark's Prince Henrik, who wanted to be king, dies aged 83

Added: 16.02.2018 1:40 | 0 views | 0 comments


Denmark’s Prince Henrik, the French-born husband of Queen Margrethe II, has died at the age 83, after a half-century struggle to win the hearts of Danes that only succeeded in his later years. The prince passed away Tuesday night surrounded by his wife and their two sons, the palace said. Henrik was hospitalised for a lung infection and a benign lung tumour in late January, and returned home to Fredensborg Castle on Tuesday "to spend his last days", the palace said. He was diagnosed with dementia in September 2017. With a jovial face framed by understated glasses, the prince had a reputation as a bon vivant who enjoyed cooking, poetry and wine. But his frequent outbursts of anger and flamboyant style, in a country that values humility and discretion, long irritated the Danish people. Denmark's Prince Henrik, right, waves as he drives a Tesla Roadster at the electric car maker's headquarters in Palo Alto Credit: AP The prince moved to Denmark in 1967 ahead of his June wedding to the then-crown princess, but he found it hard being relegated to a supporting role. Disappointed that his royal title of prince was never changed to king when his wife became queen in 1972, Henrik spoke out often in the media about his frustration, which did little to endear him to his subjects. Instead, Danes found him arrogant and hungry for recognition. Shortly after retiring from public service in 2016, he announced he would no longer use the title "Prince Consort", asking to be known as "Prince Henrik". In 2017, he revealed that he did not want to be buried next to his wife because he was never made her equal. Though his decision broke with the tradition of burying royal spouses together in Roskilde Cathedral west of Copenhagen, the queen accepted it, the palace said. Prince Charles is greeted by members of the Danish Royal Family, including Queen Margrethe, Crown Prince Frederik, and Prince Henrik  Credit: Reuters Born Henri Marie Jean Andre de Laborde de Monpezat on June 11, 1934 in Talence, near Bordeaux, the future Danish prince spent much of his youth in Vietnam, then a part of Indochina, where his father was a businessman. After finishing secondary school, he studied Vietnamese and Chinese, law and political science in Paris, before completing his French military service with the infantry in Algeria from 1959 to 1962. He went on to become a diplomat, and met Margrethe – who was then crown princess – while he was stationed in London. Upon marrying Margrethe, he changed his name to Henrik, converted from Catholicism to Protestantism and renounced his French citizenship to become a Dane. By the time Margrethe acceded to the throne in 1972, the couple had two young children: Prince Frederik, born in 1968, and Joakim, born in 1969. Teased for his French accent, and unable to understand why protocol required him to remain in his wife’s shadow, Henrik never really found his place in Denmark. "A lot of people think I’m a loser until I prove them wrong," he once told the media. It wasn’t until 1997 that he stood in for his wife at a public engagement for the first time, during a visit to Greenland. "People are just used to considering Prince Henrik as ... a little dog that follows behind and gets a sugar cube once in a while," he said. Denmark's Queen Margrethe smiles to her French-born husband Prince Henrik in their residence of Chateau de Caix, southwestern France in 2002 Credit: AP In 2002, he made headlines around the world when he fled to his chateau in southern France to "reflect on life", complaining that he didn’t receive enough respect in Denmark. The incident that triggered the crisis occurred when his son, Crown Prince Frederik, was chosen to represent the queen at a New Year’s ceremony, instead of him. He said he felt "pushed aside, degraded and humiliated", and "disappointed all the time and walked over in such a way that my self-respect is destroyed". Some politicians at the time called Henrik’s behaviour "tiresome" and "disconcerting", while the media had a field day with it, with one television show conferring on him the title of "Whiner of the Year". However, the crisis also marked a turning point as it showed the Danish people a more vulnerable side of Henrik. In the years that followed, Danes slowly began warming to him. Over time, his contrarian streak and flamboyance made him the "colourful" member of the royal family, and even earned him cult status among young people. In 2013 he collaborated with Danish pop group Michael Learns To Rock, playing the piano on a track recorded for the king of Thailand. A few months later he was photographed taking a Sunday stroll with friends in the self-governed Copenhagen hippie community of Christiania, known for its cannabis trade, and in June 2014 he dressed up in a panda costume at a charity event. In April 2015 he sparked controversy for cancelling his appearance at Margrethe’s 75th birthday celebrations due to ill health, only to resurface in a tourist-packed square in Venice less than two days later. The tabloids were outraged, but to his fans it was just the kind of erratic behaviour they had come to love him for. On Twitter a popular radio show host wrote: "Words cannot describe how much I love Henrik!"

Simeone satisfied with Atletico Madrid comeback in Copenhagen

Added: 15.02.2018 18:26 | 0 views | 0 comments

Diego Simeone was satisfied to see Atletico Madrid come from behind to build a 4-1 lead away to Copenhagen in the first leg of their last-32 Europa League tie. Viktor Fischer gave the Danish champions a shock advantage in the 15th minute, but it was a short-lived lead as Antoine Griezmann soon crossed for Saul […]

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