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Norway reports omicron cases linked to company party

Dec. 02, 2021 14:22 PM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — At least 50 people in and around Norway's capital have been infected with the omicron coronavirus variant, and the cases are connected to a Norwegian company’s Christmas party in an Oslo restaurant, officials said Thursday. The Norwegian...

In Denmark, a snow storm means people overnight in an IKEA

Dec. 02, 2021 04:36 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — In northern Denmark, an IKEA showroom turned into a vast bedroom. Six customers and about two dozen employees were stranded by a snowstorm and spent the night in the store, sleeping in the beds that are usually on show. Up to 30 centimeters...

Sweden's 1st female prime minister names a center-left govt

Nov. 30, 2021 08:39 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark. (AP) — Sweden's first female prime minister, Magdalena Andersson, on Tuesday presented her one-party center-left minority government with only a few changes compared to the previous Cabinet. Andersson, who had been Sweden's finance minister, picked...

On 2nd try, Swedes elect 1st female prime minister Andersson

Nov. 29, 2021 09:11 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Magdalena Andersson, who last week was Sweden’s first female prime minister for a few hours before resigning because a budget defeat made a coalition partner quit, was on elected again on Monday as the Nordic nation's head of government. In...

Swedish lawmakers to vote next week on Andersson after chaos

Nov. 25, 2021 09:46 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish lawmakers will vote next week on whether Magdalena Andersson, who briefly became the country's first female prime minister before resigning after a budget defeat, can form a minority government, the parliament speaker said Thursday. ...

Denmark to offer COVID-19 booster jabs to those over 18

Nov. 25, 2021 08:18 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark has joined other European nations in offering a third COVID-19 vaccination shot to everyone over the age of 18 amid a rise in coronavirus cases. The Danish Health Authority said Thursday the “decline in immunity is also happening for...

Danish journalist union advises against travel to Qatar

Nov. 25, 2021 04:19 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark’s Union of Journalists is urging all Danish journalists not to travel to Qatar to cover next year's World Cup, saying the Arab country cannot be trusted. “I do not trust Qatar," said Allan Boye Thulstrup, the union’s deputy...

Sweden's first female prime minister quits hours later

Nov. 24, 2021 12:39 PM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Hours after being tapped as Sweden’s first female prime minister, Magdalena Andersson resigned Wednesday after suffering a budget defeat in parliament and her coalition partner the Greens left the two-party minority government. The...

Hours after being tapped as Sweden's first female prime minister, Magdalena Andersson resigns after budget defeat

Nov. 24, 2021 12:03 PM EST
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Hours after being tapped as Sweden's first female prime minister, Magdalena Andersson resigns after budget defeat.

Denmark seeks support to reintroduce face mask use

Nov. 24, 2021 11:23 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark's government said Wednesday it would seek support in parliament to reintroduce mandates for wearing face masks in public places amid a rise in coronavirus cases, officials said Wednesday. The new regulation would cover public...