The Weekly Wrap – Sunday, Sept 22

A second look at some of the week’s best stories from online and print

If you're anything like us, your week may sometimes feel like a blur. 

That's why The Copenhagen Post is trying something different on Sundays. We will take a deep breath, a step back and a second look at some of the stories that made up the past seven days both in our printed weekly newspaper and online. 

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Here are just some of the stories from the week that was:

– This week's cover story looked at the predicament of organisations who would like to help the foreign homeless but can't

– The story of Danish-Iranian artist Firoozeh Bazrafkan's conviction for her comments on Muslim men set off quite the debate. We also had a full interview with Bazrafkan, in which she said that Denmark's anti-racism legislation is stifling free speech

– With later marriages and more divorces, immigrants are becoming more 'Danish'

– Faster trains may be on the cards for commuters, but will the government's plan end up costing dearly in terms of lost oil investments?

– Everyone seems to want international primary schools … except for Dansk Folkeparti

– The Metro construction situation has become quite a mess – we attempted to catch up on the latest

– Forget what the Chinese calendar says, 2013 is the year of the rat in Copenhagen

– InOut was once again chock-full of things to do and see in and around Copenhagen. Let managing editor Ben Hamilton walk you through this week's offers

– In sport, FCK played to a surprise draw against Juventus, and the national men's volleyball team is playing host to the European championships

Enjoy the remainder of your weekend. We'll be back at it tomorrow. 





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