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Norway king ill after meeting virus-positive minister

Jan. 28, 2022 05:41 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway’s 84-year-old King Harald V will take a few days off with cold symptoms, the palace said Friday, a day after meeting with Foreign Minister Anniken Huitfeldt who later tested positive for the coronavirus. The royal household said in a brief...

Biden says Russian invasion in Feb. 'distinct possibility'

Jan. 27, 2022 19:31 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — The White House says President Joe Biden warned Ukraine's president Thursday that there is a “distinct possibility” Russia could take military action against Ukraine in February. The Kremlin likewise sounded a grim note, saying it saw “little ground for optimism” in...

Danish troops to leave Mali after call from country's rulers

Jan. 27, 2022 16:50 PM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark will pull its small military force out of northern Mali after the West African country's transitional government said no permission had been given for them to deploy there, the Danish foreign minister said Thursday. The government in Bamako, under...

Denmark ends most virus restrictions, as Sweden extends them

Jan. 26, 2022 14:31 PM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark’s government said Wednesday it will scrap most pandemic restrictions next week, even as neighboring Sweden extended its own measures for another fortnight. Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said that as of Feb. 1 Danes will enjoy free...

Mali tells Danish troops to leave European special force

Jan. 26, 2022 11:09 AM EST

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali’s junta has told Denmark to withdraw its soldiers from the country's north, saying no permission had been given for them to deploy there as part of a European counterterrorism operation, a government spokesman said Wednesday. The demand...

UNESCO lists Viking-era wooden sailboats on heritage list

Jan. 23, 2022 02:58 AM EST

ROSKILDE, Denmark (AP) — For thousands of years, wooden sailboats allowed the peoples of Northern Europe to spread trade, influence and sometimes war across seas and continents. In December, the U.N.’s culture agency added Nordic “clinker boats" to its list of traditions that...

Taliban to hold meeting in Norway next week

Jan. 21, 2022 09:21 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Taliban delegation plans to travel to Norway next week for talks with the Norwegian government and several allied countries, as well as meetings with civil society activists and human rights defenders from Afghanistan. The Norwegian Foreign Ministry...

Sweden's spy agency probes drones over 3 nuclear plants

Jan. 17, 2022 09:47 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden's domestic security agency said Monday it has taken over the preliminary investigation into drones that last week were seen hovering over or near the country's three nuclear power plants. At first police said there had been drones over two nuclear...

In shadow of pandemic, Danish queen marks 50 years on throne

Jan. 14, 2022 10:36 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark’s Queen Margrethe marked her 50 years on the throne of Europe’s oldest ruling monarchy Friday, with some of the planned festivities postponed for September due to the pandemic. The outbreak, which also stopped public celebrations for the...

Nobel body criticizes Nobel Peace Prize winner Abiy over war

Jan. 13, 2022 14:21 PM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Norwegian Nobel Committee, which awards the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize, on Thursday issued a very rare admonition to the 2019 winner, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, over the war and humanitarian crisis in his country’s Tigray region. “As...