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Germany won't back call to end Russian tourist visas

Aug. 15, 2022 13:03 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said Monday that Berlin would not back several fellow European countries that have called for an EU-wide move to stop issuing tourist visas to Russian citizens. The nations backing such a ban say that Russians should not be...

Give and take: West gives Ukraine weapons, bans Russian coal

Aug. 11, 2022 16:55 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — On a day of give and take, Western nations made more pledges to send arms to Ukraine while the European Union's full ban on Russian coal imports kicked in Thursday, adding to the sanctions against Moscow that intelligence claims are hurting its defense exports. ...

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...

Commission report blasts decision to cull all Denmark's mink

Jun. 30, 2022 11:31 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Danish Parliament-appointed commission has harshly criticized the country's government for its decision to cull millions of healthy mink at the height of the coronavirus pandemic to protect humans from a mutation of the virus. The 2020 decision to wipe...

Denmark to offers fourth COVID-19 shot to some

Jun. 22, 2022 06:32 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A fourth COVID-19 vaccine dose will be offered to nursing home residents and people age 50 and over in Denmark later this year, the prime minister said Wednesday. The reason for the move is a rise in cases of the BA.5 coronavirus variant in Europe, and...

Danish ex-foreign minister Uffe Ellemann-Jensen dies at 80

Jun. 19, 2022 11:25 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Uffe Ellemann-Jensen, who was Denmark’s foreign minister for more than 10 years from the early 1980s and was considered one of the Nordic region's key politicians in the end phase of the Cold War, has died. He was 80. The conservative-liberal Venstre party, which...

Danish-Canadian deal ends 49-year-old feud over Arctic isle

Jun. 14, 2022 15:31 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A territorial dispute between Denmark and Canada over a barren and uninhabited rock in the Arctic that has led to decades of friendly friction has come to an end, with the two countries agreeing on Tuesday to divide the tiny island between them. Under the...

Denmark gives 'clear signal' with EU defense policy vote

Jun. 02, 2022 05:03 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod said Thursday that he expects Denmark to join the European Union’s common defense policy after two-thirds of voters who cast ballots in a referendum supported abandoning a 30-year-old waiver that kept the EU country out. ...

Live updates |Russian missile hits western Lviv; 5 injured

Jun. 01, 2022 21:17 PM EDT

LVIV, Ukraine — A Russian missile hit rail lines in the western Lviv region, a key conduit for supplies of Western weapons and other supplies, officials said. Lviv region Gov. Maksym Kozytskyy said five people were wounded in the strike, adding that more information would be...

Danish voters give strong 'yes' to joining EU defense policy

Jun. 01, 2022 17:15 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — With nearly all votes counted from a referendum Wednesday, Denmark is headed toward joining the European Union’s common defense policy that it long eschewed, a new example of a country in Europe seeking closer defense links with allies after Russia’s invasion of...