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Burger King to expand sales of new meatless burger to Europe

May. 21, 2019 9:05 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Burger King will launch in Sweden a version of its Impossible Whopper, the plant-based burgers that have attracted attention in the United States for resembling meat far more closely than traditional veggie burgers. The food chain said Tuesday that Sweden will be the first...

NATO member Estonian reports alleged Russian air violation

May. 20, 2019 10:13 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Baltic region's main news agency says a Russian military aircraft briefly violated the airspace of NATO member Estonia, near the Baltic Sea island of Vaindloo, and Moscow's ambassador to the Baltic country has been summoned over the incident. The Baltic News Agency says the...

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...

Sweden requests detention order for WikiLeaks' Assange

May. 20, 2019 7:56 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish authorities on Monday issued a request for a detention order against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is now jailed in Britain, a Swedish prosecutor said. Prosecutor Eva-Marie Persson says if the Swedish court decided to detain Assange "on probable cause suspected...

Swedish prosecutor calls for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's detention, first step in possible extradition from UK

May. 20, 2019 3:15 AM EDT
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish prosecutor calls for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's detention, first step in possible extradition from UK.

Europe's far-right parties hunt down the youth vote

May. 16, 2019 4:46 PM EDT

BOKRIJK, Belgium (AP) — They are strikingly young, but emphatic that they should not be considered newcomers. Rather, they are claiming the mantle of Old Europe at its most traditional. Several of this year's far-right candidates in Europe are well under the age of 30 — just like some of their most...

Another man charged in theft of royal jewels from church

May. 16, 2019 4:49 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Swedish prosecutor says a second man has been charged with grand larceny in connection with last year's theft of royal funeral artifacts from a cathedral west of Stockholm. Prosecutor Isabelle Bjursten said Thursday she believes the unnamed 26-year-old "is one of the people who...

AP Exclusive: Europe's far-right wooing the young

May. 16, 2019 4:05 AM EDT

BOKRIJK, Belgium (AP) — They are strikingly young, but emphatic that they should not be considered newcomers. Rather, they are claiming the mantle of Old Europe at its most traditional. Several of this year's far-right candidates in Europe are well under 30 — as are some of their most ardent...

7 kids of Nordic IS couple killed in Syria return to Sweden

May. 15, 2019 6:30 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The grandfather of seven children of a Swedish-Norwegian couple that had joined the Islamic State group and were killed in Syria says they have returned to Sweden. The grandfather, Patricio Galvez, says the children, aged between 1 and 8, will be taken care of by social services...

Danish candidate places election ad on adult site

May. 14, 2019 7:15 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — While most of the candidates for Denmark's general election are making good use of the internet, posting their promises on websites and social media, one has gone a step further. Joachim B. Olsen, an Olympic shot put silver medalist who has been a member of the Folketing for the...