Latest Copenhagen News

Corrective: Sweden-Burger King 1st Ld-Writethru story

May. 23, 2019 6:14 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — In a story May 21 about a new Burger King product in Sweden, The Associated Press did not make clear that it was made using different methods from the Impossible Whopper available in the United States. The Swedish product is made with different ingredients. A corrected version of...

Denmark: Syrian man gets jail for terror planning

May. 20, 2019 8:26 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Syrian asylum seeker in Sweden received Monday a 12-year prison sentence for planning to explode one or more bombs in the Danish capital of Copenhagen and stabbing random people with kitchen knives. The Copenhagen City Court said Moyed Al Zoebi, 32, acted on behalf of the...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

May. 3, 2019 4:32 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out. Here are the real facts: __ CLAIM: "Elijah Cummings wrote a bill to keep all of Obama's records sealed,...

The Latest: Cuba's May Day rally denounces new US sanctions

May. 1, 2019 3:42 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on May Day events and rallies around the world (all times local): 7 p.m. Hundreds of thousands of Cubans have taken part in the country's annual May Day march, filing past former President Raúl Castro and successor Miguel Díaz-Canel in an event dedicated to denouncing new...

Scandinavian Airlines strike affects 72,000 travelers

Apr. 26, 2019 8:03 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Pilots for Scandinavian Airlines on Friday launched an open-ended strike following the collapse of pay negotiations, forcing the company to cancel virtually all its flights — 673 of them, affecting 72,000 passengers. The Stockholm-based carrier said talks on a new...

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...

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...

Danes rush to see pandas on loan from China

Apr. 11, 2019 3:54 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Thousands are queuing at Copenhagen Zoo to see two giant black-and-white bears on loan from China under Beijing's popular "panda diplomacy" initiative. Denmark's Australian-born Crown Princess Mary untied a red velvet ribbon to open the gates Thursday in her capacity as the zoo's...

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...