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4 EU nations to harness North Sea wind for green transition

May. 18, 2022 13:52 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Four European Union countries plan to speed up the continent’s green transition and help wean it off Russian energy imports through a large new project to build wind farms in the North Sea, Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said Wednesday. She...

Danish prosecutors seek to charge former defense minister

May. 12, 2022 09:15 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark’s top prosecuting authority said Thursday that it would seek to have a former defense minister's parliamentary immunity lifted so he could be charged with illegally disclosing "highly classified information.” The office of the director of...

Live updates | Pentagon: most Russian forces left Mariupol

May. 05, 2022 20:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon says the majority of Russian forces that had been around the port city of Mariupol have left and headed north, leaving roughly the equivalent of two battalion tactical groups there, or about 2,000 troops. Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said Thursday that...

Danish PM: India should influence Russia to stop Ukraine war

May. 03, 2022 09:22 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark's Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen on Tuesday urged her visiting Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi, to try to influence Russia to end the war in Ukraine. “Putin has to stop this war,” Frederiksen said, adding immediately, “I hope that India...

Live updates l TASS: more than 1M Ukrainians taken to Russia

May. 03, 2022 02:37 AM EDT

More than 1 million people, including nearly 200,000 children, have been taken from Ukraine to Russia in the past two months, Russia’s Defense Ministry said Monday, according to the state-owned news agency TASS. Defense Ministry official Mikhail Mizintsev said those included 11,550...

Denmark justice minister resigns to prompt Cabinet reshuffle

May. 02, 2022 06:20 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark announced a Cabinet reshuffle on Monday after Justice Minister Nick Haekkerup resigned to become the new head of the Danish Brewers' Association. Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen, of the Social Democrats, chose Integration Minister Mattias Tesfaye...

Live updates | US official: Ukraine resistance slows Russia

Apr. 29, 2022 22:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON -- A senior U.S. defense official said Friday the Russian offensive is going much slower than planned in part because of the strength of the Ukrainian resistance. “We also assess that because of this slow and uneven progress, again, without perfect knowledge of every...

Live Updates | Explosions in Ukrainian city of Kherson

Apr. 27, 2022 23:36 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine — In the southern Ukrainian city of Kherson, a series of explosions boomed near the television tower late Wednesday and at least temporarily knocked Russian channels off the air, Ukrainian and Russian news organizations reported. The Russian state news agency RIA...

Live updates | Russia-Ukraine War

Apr. 21, 2022 21:59 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine — Satellite images released Thursday showed what appeared to be mass graves near Mariupol, and local officials accused Russia of burying up to 9,000 Ukrainian civilians there in an effort to conceal the slaughter taking place in the siege of the port city. Satellite...

Sweden sees foreign countries playing role in recent riots

Apr. 20, 2022 09:39 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden’s government suspects that actors from abroad incited violent riots in several Swedish cities last week, according to the country's justice minister. Crowds threw rocks and burned cars and trash cans after a Danish far-right provocateur announced...