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Tastes great, less land-filling ... beer in a paper bottle

Oct. 11, 2019 12:08 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish brewer Carlsberg says it is developing a paper beer bottle made from sustainably sourced wood fibers. The Copenhagen-based company unveiled Friday two new prototypes that are "fully recyclable and have an inner barrier to allow the bottles to contain beer." The inside...

Megacity mayors gather in Denmark to discuss climate change

Oct. 9, 2019 10:09 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Mayors from the world's "megacities" are in Copenhagen for a three-day conference on ways local strategies to curb greenhouse gas emissions. The C40 World Mayors Summit brought together on Wednesday delegations from large cities that pledged to address climate change and work as...

Suspect in Finnish sword attack remanded in custody

Oct. 4, 2019 5:21 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Finnish police say a man who allegedly killed a woman and wounded nine other people while wielding a sword inside a classroom, has been remanded in custody on suspicion of murder and attempted murders. Chief investigator Olli Toyras says the suspect, a Finnish citizen in his 20s...

Finns probe if robot illegally explored Estonia ferry wreck

Sep. 25, 2019 9:13 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Finnish police said Wednesday they are investigating whether a German ship sent down a diving robot into an area of the Baltic Sea where the wreck of one of Europe's deadliest maritime disasters rests. They said the incident could be a violation of the law protecting the M/S...

Swedish climate activist Thunberg wins 'Alternative Nobel'

Sep. 25, 2019 3:34 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg is among four people named Wednesday as the winners of a Right Livelihood Award, also known as the "Alternative Nobel." Thunberg is being recognized "for inspiring and amplifying political demands for urgent climate action reflecting...

Swedish owner of oil tanker held by Iran: ship has not moved

Sep. 24, 2019 10:57 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The head of the Swedish shipping firm that owns the British-flagged oil tanker held by Iran since July said Tuesday the Stena Impero was still in Iranian waters, a day after Iran said the vessel was free to move. Erik Hanell, CEO of Stena Bulk, told The Associated Press that "we...

More cases of mysterious disease found in dogs in Norway

Sep. 23, 2019 7:34 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian authorities have recorded six new cases of a mysterious and potentially fatal canine disease that has now affected at least 173 dogs across the country, killing 43 of them. Norway's Food Safety Authority says it's still investigating the cause of the disease, whose...

'I want a future': Global youth protests urge climate action

Sep. 20, 2019 7:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Young people afraid for their futures protested around the globe Friday to implore leaders to tackle climate change, turning out by the hundreds of thousands to insist that the warming world can't wait any longer. Marches, rallies and demonstrations were held from Canberra to Kabul and Cape...

Google plans to invest 3 billion euros in Europe

Sep. 20, 2019 6:07 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Google's top boss said Friday the tech giant is planning to invest 3 billion euros to expand its data centers across Europe in the next two years. Chief executive Sundar Pichai says it will bring the company's total investments in the continent's internet infrastructure to 15...

Norway's central bank raises key policy rate again

Sep. 19, 2019 5:04 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway's central bank has decided to raise its key policy rate by 0.25 percentage points to 1.50% Norges Bank says economic growth in the Scandinavian country "remains solid, and capacity utilization is somewhat above a normal level." In Thursday's statement, it noted that "the...