Latest Copenhagen News

The Latest: 16 arrested at NYC student climate protest

Mar. 15, 2019 10:48 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on global climate protests by students (all times local): 4 a.m. Police say 16 people have been arrested for blocking traffic during a climate protest in front of New York City's American Museum of Natural History. The protesters face charges of disorderly conduct stemming from...

2 Chinese pandas to arrive in Denmark in April

Mar. 13, 2019 7:32 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Copenhagen Zoo says two giant black-and-white visitors are heading to Denmark as part of China's so-called "panda diplomacy." Park manager Joergen Nielsen says the arrival of the pandas April 4 "is going be one of the biggest moments in the zoo's 160-year-long history."...

Shares in world's top shipping firm sink on US tariffs risk

Feb. 21, 2019 5:59 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Shares in the world's biggest shipping company, Denmark's A.P. Moller-Maersk, plunged Thursday after it warned of the commercial damage it would suffer from a U.S. escalation in the trade war with China. The company reported a fourth quarter loss of $34 million, from a $32...

Michael Jackson is back: Danish mall reverses removal

Feb. 13, 2019 4:29 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark's oldest shopping mall has reversed its decision not to exhibit a statue of Michael Jackson. Jesper Andreasen, manager of the Roedovre Centrum mall in suburban Copenhagen, says on Facebook it was "an overreaction" to remove the statue, adding the late singer "has never...

Danes test out ski slope on top of incineration plant

Feb. 12, 2019 10:20 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Alps it's not. But Danish skiers and snowboarders are testing out an artificial ski slope above an incineration plant that doesn't emit toxins and rises 85 meters (279 feet) above the flat landscape of Copenhagen. The lower half of the slope at the Amager Resource Center...

Michael Jackson wax statue removed by Danish mall

Feb. 11, 2019 11:31 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark's oldest shopping mall has removed a wax statue of Michael Jackson out of fears it could offend customers and may be vandalized because of accusations that the late pop star molested boys. Charlotte Andersen, marketing manager for the Roedovre Centrum mall in suburban...

Carlsberg profits boosted in 2018 by World Cup, warm summer

Feb. 6, 2019 4:49 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish brewer Carlsberg said Wednesday that its 2018 net profit rose to 5.31 billion kroner ($811 million) from 1.26 billion kroner a year earlier, on strong beer sales across its major markets, boosted by unusually hot weather in western Europe and the football World Cup....

Danes erect fence on German border to stop swine fever

Jan. 28, 2019 7:06 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark has begun erecting a 70-kilometer (43.4-mile) fence along the German border to keep out wild boars in an attempt to prevent the spread of African swine fever, which could jeopardize the country's valuable pork industry. Work on the fence, which will be up to 1.5 meters (5...

Denmark: Syrian charged with planning terror goes on trial

Jan. 22, 2019 7:47 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A trial has started against a 31-year-old Syrian man who is charged with planning to explode one or more bombs in Copenhagen and stabbing random people with kitchen knives. The suspect, who was not identified, arrived Tuesday at the Copenhagen City Court in handcuffs. The man had...

EU's antitrust cop lays groundwork for more tech scrutiny

Jan. 21, 2019 7:21 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Silicon Valley's notorious nemesis, Margrethe Vestager, plans to end her term as the European Union's antitrust enforcer this year with a bang, laying out a long-term plan to intensify scrutiny of the world's big tech companies. As the EU's competition commissioner, Vestager is...