The Weekly Wrap – Sunday, Oct 20

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. 

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

– We kicked off our coverage of the November 19 local election with a guide to voting for foreigners (yes, non-citizens can vote) and a primer on Copenhagen’s rather unique political structure. We're planning more stories in the weeks to come. For all the news and background you need to make an informed choice on election day keep an eye on The Copenhagen Post or visit the Local Elections 13 section of our website.

– “Chaos”, “anarchy”, “Kafkaesque” and “shit” were just a few of the words neighbours to Metro construction sites we visited this week used to describe their lives right now. And those were just the words we could print.

– “Luxury Lars”, better known as former prime minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen, was looking to be shoe-in to reclaim the country’s highest office. Now those chances are flagging as he seeks to explain how he could spend 770,000 kroner in taxpayer money on first-class travel.

– If you have bills, you probably experienced problems with NemID, the national computer login, this week. 

– Also running into trouble, Danish Greenpeace activist Anne Mie Roer Jensen was denied bail by a Russian court.

– We had a couple of heinous crime stories this week, including a 16-year-old boy who was tortured after he broke up with his girlfriend, and a girl, also 16, who was raped in the back of an ambulance by a paramedic.

– Also in crime news, though decidedly less heinous: less than one percent of bike thefts are cleared up, as cops say they are prioritising violent crime, not theft.

– In local news, check out our profile of young Connor Jensen. Just 15, and already 198cm, he’s ripping up record books and rugby fields across Scandinavia.

– On the culture pages, dying for another season of ‘The Killing’, here one year after season three got under way? Don’t count on it. Stopping the series while it was in its prime was all a part of the series creators’ vision.

– Also on a cultural note, our InOut entertainment guide profiles East by Southeast, the film festival that brings you the best of big screen from the Baltics to the Balkans.

– And in business, following our article last week about the increasing number of foreign executives in Denmark, we spoke with the Australian who heads McDonald’s in Denmark.

That’s a taste of what last week had to offer. We look forward to seeing what the next one has in store. 

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