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Danish queen to undergo 'major back surgery'

Feb. 08, 2023 10:08 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark’s Queen Margrethe II, whose half-century reign makes her Europe’s longest-serving monarch, will undergo “major back surgery” later this month, the royal palace said Wednesday. The 82-year-monarch will be hospitalized afterward and undergo...

Germany, Denmark, Netherlands announce joint plan to supply Ukraine with at least 100 Leopard 1 battle tanks

Feb. 07, 2023 12:23 PM EST
BERLIN (AP) — Germany, Denmark, Netherlands announce joint plan to supply Ukraine with at least 100 Leopard 1 battle tanks.

Denmark's defense minister takes sick leave after checkup

Feb. 07, 2023 08:51 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark’s defense minister has taken a leave of absence for an undetermined period of time after he felt unwell and went to a Copenhagen hospital for a medical checkup last week. The 49-year-old Jakob Ellemann-Jensen, who is also deputy prime minister,...

Turkey summons Danish envoy over Quran-burning protest

Jan. 27, 2023 11:18 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Turkey summoned the Danish ambassador and accused Denmark of endorsing a “hate crime” after an anti-Islam activist on Friday burned two copies of Islam’s holy book, the Quran, in a solitary protest in Copenhagen. Rasmus Paludan, a far-right activist...

Protests against Quran burning held across the Middle East

Jan. 27, 2023 10:32 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Protests were held Friday in several predominantly Muslim countries to denounce the recent desecration of Islam’s holy book by far-right activists in Sweden and the Netherlands. The protests in countries including Pakistan, Iraq, Iran and Lebanon ended with people...

Broad protest for Danish government's plans to scrap holiday

Jan. 24, 2023 08:34 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen and her centrist coalition have been broadly lambasted by the opposition, trade unions, the country's bishops and many rank-and-file members of their own parties for proposing to abolish a springtime public holiday. ...

UN approves second term for environment chief Inger Andersen

Jan. 18, 2023 15:03 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly elected Inger Andersen of Denmark to a second four-year term as executive director of the United Nations Environment Program on Wednesday, after defeating a Russian-sponsored resolution that would have opened the job to other candidates. ...

Today in History: JAN 17, the Great Brink’s Robbery happens

Jan. 17, 2023 00:05 AM EST

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Jan. 17, the 17th day of 2023. There are 348 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 17, 1961, President Dwight D. Eisenhower delivered his farewell address in which he warned against “the...

Today in History: JAN 16, Caesar declared Roman emperor

Jan. 16, 2023 00:11 AM EST

Today in History Today is Monday, Jan. 16, the 16th day of 2023. There are 349 days left in the year. This is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 16, 1991, the White House announced the start of Operation Desert Storm to...

Iran sentences Belgian aid worker to prison, lashes

Jan. 10, 2023 21:13 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran has sentenced a Belgian aid worker to a lengthy prison term and 74 lashes after convicting him of espionage in a closed-door trial, state media reported Tuesday. The website of Iran’s judiciary said a Revolutionary Court sentenced...