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Sweden sends special diving vessel to area of pipeline leaks

Oct. 03, 2022 10:35 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden has sent a vessel capable of “advanced diving missions” to the Baltic Sea area where ruptured undersea pipelines had leaked natural gas for days, the Swedish navy said Monday. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday accused the West of...

Danish queen tests positive after UK monarch's funeral

Sep. 21, 2022 09:10 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark’s Queen Margrethe II has tested positive for the coronavirus after attending the funeral of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, the royal palace said Wednesday. In a statement, the royal household said that Margrethe, 82, who has been on the throne...

Denmark charges suspended foreign spy agency chief

Sep. 16, 2022 08:06 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark’s former foreign intelligence chief was formally charged Friday with leaking highly classified information to six different people, including two journalists. In a statement, the prosecutor said that Lars Findsen has been charged with “having...

Dubai court orders man to pay $1.25B to Denmark in tax case

Sep. 16, 2022 07:01 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A British man accused by Denmark of masterminding a $1.7 billion tax fraud has been ordered by a Dubai court to pay Copenhagen's tax authority $1.25 billion, court filings seen Friday show, just days after another Dubai court rejected an extradition order for...

Scaled-down festivities in Denmark for queen's 50-year reign

Sep. 11, 2022 15:03 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Scaled-down celebrations took place Sunday in Denmark marking 50 years on the throne by Queen Margrethe, whose reign is now Europe’s longest following the death of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II. Dampened celebrations were ordered Friday by the 82-year-old...

Germany upbeat on energy security; Baltics count on wind

Aug. 30, 2022 16:07 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz insisted Tuesday that his country was well-prepared to tackle a possible energy shortage due to Russia's squeeze on European gas supplies, as fears grow about the rising prices that will hit consumers across the continent this winter. ...

Danes, Germans back Baltic wind hub to offset Russian gas

Aug. 29, 2022 09:04 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark will increase its planned offshore wind capacity in the Baltic Sea to 3 gigawatts and hook it up to the German grid, a step toward weaning Europe off its reliance on Russian gas. When established in 2030, it should be able to supply electricity to up 4.5 million...

Germany: Baltic Sea has 'enormous' wind energy potential

Aug. 26, 2022 11:47 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Germany's foreign minister said Friday that estimates show the Baltic Sea can produce wind power that is “more than twice the installed capacity of all German coal-fired power stations” as the country works to meet climate change targets and wean itself off of...

Barcelona gets tough Champs League group with Bayern, Inter

Aug. 25, 2022 15:12 PM EDT

Even when it still had Lionel Messi, Barcelona took an epic 8-2 beating from Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarterfinals two years ago. And Bayern won 3-0 home and away against Barcelona in the group stage last season as the Spanish giant without Messi had its worse European...

Western nations pledge more military support for Ukraine

Aug. 11, 2022 12:12 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Western countries agreed Thursday to continue long-term funding to help Ukraine’s military keep fighting nearly 5½ months after Russia invaded its neighbor, saying 1.5 billion euros ($1.5 billion) has been pledged so far and more is coming. The money...