Latest Copenhagen News

Trump blimp in Copenhagen on day he was scheduled to arrive

Sep. 2, 2019 11:29 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Although U.S. President Donald Trump has canceled a visit to Denmark, his effigy is here in the form of a 20-foot blimp that has become synonymous with resistance to the American president. The angry, diaper-clad caricature armed with a cellphone known as "Baby Trump" was...

Danish leader speaks with Trump amid Greenland dispute

Aug. 23, 2019 11:14 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen has had a phone conversation with U.S. President Donald Trump amid a dispute about Greenland, her office said Friday. Earlier this week, Trump scrapped a visit to Denmark by saying that Frederiksen was "nasty" when she rejected his idea of...

Climate change turns Arctic into strategic, economic hotspot

Aug. 23, 2019 4:32 AM EDT

TASIILAQ, Greenland (AP) — From a helicopter, Greenland's brilliant white ice and dark mountains make the desolation seem to go on forever. And the few people who live here — its whole population wouldn't fill a football stadium — are poor, with a high rate of substance abuse and suicide. One...

Danish ex-PM attacks Trump for comments on defense spending

Aug. 22, 2019 1:25 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A former Danish prime minister on Thursday lashed out at U.S. President Donald Trump for his tweet about military spending, saying defense willingness is not just about the amount of money spent. Lars Loekke Rasmussen's comment is the latest in an escalating spat between the U.S....

Sweden arrests 2 more suspects in Denmark tax office blast

Aug. 22, 2019 6:17 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Police in Denmark say their Swedish colleagues have arrested two more people in connection with an early morning explosion that damaged the headquarters of the Danish Tax Agency, slightly injuring a bystander. The Copenhagen police say the arrest of the two men, aged 22 and 27,...

Greenland fallout: Trump scolds Denmark over rejection

Aug. 21, 2019 6:30 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Escalating an international spat , President Donald Trump said Wednesday he scrapped his trip to Denmark because the prime minister made a "nasty" statement when she rejected his idea to buy Greenland as an absurdity. "You don't talk to the United States that way, at least under...

The Latest: Danish PM standing behind Greenland leader

Aug. 21, 2019 9:53 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Latest on Donald Trump's cancellation of his trip to Denmark (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen says she is standing behind the government head of Greenland, the semi-autonomous Danish territory that U.S. President Donald Trump wanted to buy....

Police in Sweden arrest suspect in Denmark tax office blast

Aug. 14, 2019 10:17 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A 22-year-old Swedish man has been arrested and an international arrest warrant has been issued for 23-year-old man, also from Sweden, in connection with an explosion that damaged the headquarters of the Danish Tax Agency, Danish police said Wednesday. Copenhagen Police Chief...

2nd explosion in Danish capital damages police station

Aug. 10, 2019 4:10 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Police say an explosion outside a neighborhood police station in the Danish capital, Copenhagen, has damaged the outside of the building but there were no injuries. The explosion occurred at in the early hours of Saturday morning and was the second in the city in four days. On Wednesday, a...

Explosion rocks Copenhagen tax office, injuring 1 person

Aug. 7, 2019 5:31 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A powerful explosion has occurred outside the Danish Tax Agency in the capital, Copenhagen, shattering windows, damaging the building and slightly injuring one person. Chief Police Inspector Jorgen Bergen Skov told a news conference on Wednesday that the explosion took place Tuesday...