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Danish Intelligence Chief Steps Down after Criticism

The head of Denmark's intelligence agency on Wednesday stepped down as an investigation criticized parts of the police response to February's deadly twin attacks in Copenhagen.

"After careful consideration, I have agreed with the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Justice and the National Commissioner of Police that I will now undertake new tasks to develop Danish police," Jens Madsen of the Danish Security and Intelligence Service (PET) said in a statement.

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Ads against Israeli Settlements Removed from Buses in Denmark

A Danish group on Monday vowed to expand an advertising campaign urging people to boycott products from Israeli settlements after the ads were dropped from Copenhagen buses.

"It's a clear attempt to deny us our freedom of speech," Fathi al-Abed, chairman of the Danish Palestinian Friendship Association, told AFP after bus operator Movia last week pulled the campaign.

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EU Official: More than 6,000 European Jihadists in Syria

The number of Europeans fighting with jihadist groups in Syria could exceed 6,000, a top EU official told a French newspaper Monday.

"At the European level, we estimate that 5,000-6,000 individuals have left for Syria," EU Justice Commissioner Vera Jouriva told Le Figaro in an interview, adding the true number was likely to be far higher due to the difficulty of tracking foreign fighters in the conflict.

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Everyone Praises Green Copenhagen. But What If Your City Has 20M people?

“There will be roughly 1 billion more people living in cities by 2030,” said Buenos Aires mayor Mauricio Macri at the C40 Latin American Mayors Forum in the Argentinian capital last week. “Which is equivalent to creating a Buenos Aires-sized city every three weeks for the next 15 years.” The big question, as Macri and other mayors agreed at the forum, is: how do cities accommodate this high population expansion in a sustainable way?

We often hear the looming figure that 70% of the world’s population will be living in cities by 2050 – yet that’s a milestone Latin America has already reached. It is the most urbanised region in the world. Do its cities champion ideas that are up to the task of cutting greenhouse gas emissions and enhancing climate change resilience? Judge for yourself.

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Danish Gunman's Suspected Helpers to Stay in Custody

Five men charged with helping the gunman behind last month's deadly attacks in Copenhagen have been remanded in custody for another four weeks, police said on Thursday.

"The five suspects in connection with the shootings... will remain in custody," Copenhagen police wrote on Twitter.

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Fifth Man Arrested over Copenhagen Shootings

Copenhagen police said on Friday they had arrested a fifth man suspected of being an accomplice of gunman Omar El-Hussein who killed two people in deadly twin attacks last month.

The man was "suspected of complicity in the perpetrator's actions on February 14 and 15," police said in a statement.

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Three Injured in Copenhagen Gang Shooting

Two groups linked to criminal gangs opened fire in a shopping mall in suburban Copenhagen on Wednesday, injuring three people, police said.

"Everything indicates that two gang-related groups have clashed inside the shopping center," Copenhagen police said in a statement.

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Police Raid Apartments Linked to Copenhagen Attacks

Danish police on Tuesday searched eight Copenhagen apartments as part of an ongoing investigation into the February 14-15 attacks that left two people dead.

"We are still in the process of mapping the movements of the perpetrator and the accomplices and this morning's raids should be seen in light of this," police said in a statement.

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Copenhagen Gunman's Third Accomplice Charged

Danish judicial authorities on Saturday charged a third alleged accomplice in Copenhagen's twin shootings this month, accusing him of helping the attacker obtain a bulletproof vest and a knife, a court spokesman said.

The defendant, a slender 18-year-old in khakis and a red sports jacket, denied the charges before his custody hearing held behind closed doors, news agency Ritzau reported.

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Report: Brother of Copenhagen Gunman Arrested

Danish police said they arrested Friday a third alleged accomplice in the Copenhagen shootings who was identified by the media as the gunman's brother.

The suspect is "charged with complicity in the perpetrator's actions" and will appear before a judge on Saturday for a custody hearing, police said in a statement.

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