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Food makers in Europe get letters with poisoning threats

Apr. 24, 2019 7:51 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Major food companies in Italy and Denmark have received letters containing an unidentified powder and written threats requesting they pay money or risk having their products poisoned, authorities said Wednesday. Danish police said the letters in Denmark contained "a hazardous...

Aid group: Trump's Yemen veto means more death, suffering

Apr. 17, 2019 6:18 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — An international charity says President Donald Trump's veto of a congressional resolution to end U.S. military assistance for Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen "will only mean more suffering and death." The Norwegian Refugee Council said Wednesday that if Trump "was truly concerned...

Denmark: Man suspected of placing grenade in Copenhagen

Apr. 17, 2019 5:23 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A 19-year-old man has been jailed for 27 days on suspicion of placing a functioning hand grenade on a square a neighborhood in Copenhagen with a large population of immigrants. The grenade didn't explode. The man, who was not identified, also allegedly issued a death threat...

Danish police ban anti-Muslim provocateur's protest

Apr. 16, 2019 7:59 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish police have banned a second demonstration by an anti-Muslim provocateur in a neighborhood in Copenhagen with a large population of immigrants to avoid unrest. Police said Tuesday they are investigating an object resembling a hand grenade found in the square where Rasmus...

Russia-Germany gas pipeline seeks new route in Baltic sea

Apr. 15, 2019 9:15 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The developers of a natural gas pipeline from Russia to Germany applied Monday for a third route south of Denmark's Baltic Sea island of Bornholm, as they try to overcome objections from the country. The Danish Energy Agency says Nord Stream 2 has applied for an alternative route...

Swedish actress Bibi Andersson dies at age 83.

Apr. 15, 2019 7:43 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Bibi Andersson, the Swedish actress who starred in classic films by compatriot Ingmar Bergman, including "The Seventh Seal" and "Persona,"has died. She was 83. Andersson died on Sunday, said Martin Frostberg, spokesman for the Swedish Film Institute said. The state-funded...

Danish police detain 23 after provocateur sparks violence

Apr. 15, 2019 5:48 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish police say 23 people have been detained for violence after a far-right provocateur tossed a copy of the Quran in the air in an immigrant neighborhood in Copenhagen. Copenhagen police said Monday the detainees were suspected of being behind dozens of arson fires of cars and...

Swedish prosecutors could pursue Assange for sex-crimes case

Apr. 12, 2019 2:21 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — When Julian Assange sought asylum at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London in 2012, he was fleeing from sexual assault accusations against him in Sweden. Swedish authorities could still go after the WikiLeaks founder, who was arrested Thursday after Ecuador withdrew its protection and...

Spy agency: Russia TV 'demonized' religious group in Estonia

Apr. 12, 2019 8:48 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Estonia's intelligence agency says a Russian state-controlled television station has been portraying members of the Jehovah's Witnesses in Estonia in "a hostile and ridiculing" way. Estonia's Internal Security Service says "part of the Kremlin's arsenal of influence is the...

Sweden charges 3 policemen in shooting of disabled man

Apr. 12, 2019 5:52 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden's prosecution authority has charged three police officers in the fatal shooting in Stockholm last year of a disabled man who waved a toy gun. Prosecutor Martin Tiden says one officer was charged with causing another person's death and the others for misconduct. In the wake...