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Denmark to hold election June 5; immigration a major issue

May. 7, 2019 10:05 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark will hold a general election on June 5, the prime minister announced Tuesday, with immigration a hot-button issue for voters. Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen, who heads the Liberals, has been in power since 2015. He later formed a coalition with the smaller...

Correction: Denmark-Sri Lanka Blasts story

May. 6, 2019 8:13 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — In a story May 6 about a funeral in Denmark, The Associated Press reported erroneously that more than 350 people were killed in the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka on April 21. That was an early estimate but Sri Lanka has since lowered the death toll in those bombings to more than 250...

Shared grief and memories make Notre Dame a unifier online

Apr. 16, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — As foreign leaders expressed solidarity with France as it mourned the damage at Notre Dame Cathedral, people around the world shared their grief on social media along with unforgettable memories from the Paris landmark. They posted selfies and family photos that were taken at Notre...

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...

Chinese pandas get zoo enclosure fit for a queen's reception

Apr. 10, 2019 3:42 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Two panda bears on an extended loan from China were welcomed Wednesday to their new house in Copenhagen during a ceremony fit for Denmark's queen. Queen Margrethe inaugurated the Panda House built for Zoo Copenhagen's new residents, who arrived last week in cargo containers under...

2 Chinese pandas arrive in Denmark

Apr. 5, 2019 4:30 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Two pandas have arrived at Copenhagen Zoo from China. The animal park's vice director Bengt Holst says male Zing Er and female Mao Sun were doing fine, adding it was "his greatest moment in his 36 years" with the zoo. The pandas, from China's southwestern city of Chengdu, arrived...

The Latest: UK lawmakers again reject Brexit deal

Mar. 29, 2019 9:06 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's exit from the European Union (all times local): 6:25 p.m. Two senior German officials see little chance of reviving Britain's treaty with the European Union to withdraw from the bloc, after it was again rejected by the UK parliament. Manfred Weber, a European lawmaker...