Denmark has a political taxes scandal involving a "big and sloppy error" by Social Democrats leader Helle Thorning-Schmidt.
The Minority government of Denmark, held by Social Democrats, agrees with four left-leaning and center parties to support a law proposal that would allow for the culling of 15 million minks across the country over concerns about a mutated version of the virus that has spread among the animals. The proposed law also bans mink farming until the end of next year.
The center-left Social Democrats win 48 of the 179 seats in the Folketing (parliament). Current Liberal Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen concedes defeat, paving the way for Social Democrat leader Mette Frederiksen, who at 41 is set to be the country's youngest prime minister.
Denmark proper (not counting Greenland) gets its first natural UNESCO World Heritage Sites, in addition to its three cultural sites, as Stevns Klint and the Danish parts of the Wadden Sea are inscribed on the UNESCO list.