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A woman passes a fence outside Brooklyn's Green-Wood Cemetery adorned with tributes to victims of COVID-19, Thursday, May 28, 2020, in New York. The memorial is part of the Naming the Lost project which attempts to humanize the victims who are often just listed as statistics. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

The Latest: 400 German managers, workers returning to China

May. 29, 2020 10:43 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Two United Nations peacekeepers serving in Mali have died...

Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen speaks during a news conference in Copenhagen, Friday, May 29, 2020. Frederiksen says her country will reopen its borders next month - with strings attached - to residents of neighboring Germany, as well as Norway and Iceland, as Denmark accelerates its lockdown easing. (Photo: (Liselotte Sabroe/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)

Danes reopen borders to 3 countries, with strings attached

May. 29, 2020 11:05 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said Friday her country will reopen its borders next month - with strings attached - to residents of neighboring Germany, as well as Norway and Iceland, as Denmark accelerates its lockdown easing. But people from the rest of the world will...

In this May 21, 2020, photo, grave diggers bury a body at Radwan Cemetery in Aden, Yemen. At a cemetery in Yemen’s largest southern city, dozens of fresh graves are a testament to a spike in deaths amid the coronavirus pandemic. The cemetery workers who bury them don’t know what killed the newly deceased. But there’s no denying that there's been an increasing number of people getting sick in the port city of Aden — likely from the coronavirus. (AP Photo)

The Latest: UN urges $2.4 billion in aid for war-torn Yemen

May. 29, 2020 1:31 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — UN urgently appeals for $2.4 billion to help Yemen cope...

People watch the Danish Super League soccer match between AGF and Randers FC  via videolink, at Ceres Park in Aarhus, Denmark, Thursday 28 May 2020. The match is the first to be played after the shutdown due to the outbreak of the coronavirus and is being played without spectators and with restrictions. (Henning Bagger/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)

Zoom wall takes in soccer match as Danish league resumes

May. 28, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

AARHUS, Denmark (AP) — As professional soccer returned to Denmark, fans used Zoom to be part of the action. Thousands of Danish soccer fans logged into the conferencing software Thursday evening and were transported into the Ceres Park stadium for a league game between AGF Aarhus and Randers that heralded...

Environmental activist Greta Thunberg talks via video link with Professor of Environmental Science Johan Rockstrom in Germany, during a live chat on International Earth Day where they discussed the coronavirus pandemic and the environment, at the Nobel Museum in Stockholm, Sweden, Wednesday, April 22, 2020. (Jessica Gow/TT News Agency via AP)

Thunberg criticizes Danes for dumping wastewater into strait

May. 27, 2020 4:01 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg lashed out at authorities in the Danish capital on Wednesday because Copenhagen has for the last six years pumped large amounts of wastewater into the strait separating Sweden and Denmark. Danish media, citing the Danish...

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Denmark residents sue over laws for dismantling 'ghettos'

May. 27, 2020 12:49 PM EDT

Stockholm (AP) — A group of Copenhagen residents sued the Danish government Wednesday over legislation that authorized dismantling neighborhoods designated as “ghettos," arguing that the measures discriminate on the basis of ethnicity and should be overturned in court. The legislation, adopted in...

Pictures of soccer fans are placed in the stands as Ceres Park Football Stadium gets ready for the Danish Superliga match between AGF and Randers FC in Aarhus, Denmark, Wednesday May 27, 2020. FC Midtjylland and AGF Aarhus have gotten creative as they look to generate some atmosphere because games have to be played in empty stadiums. Midtjylland is planning a “drive-in” where about 2,000 supporters can watch games from inside their cars in a parking lot outside the team’s stadium. Aarhus is installing three giant screens along one side of the field displaying the faces of about 10,000 fans on a live video call. The first match of the Danish Superliga will be played Thursday evening May 28 in Aarhus. (Henning Bagger/Ritzau scanpix via AP)

Zoom calls, drive-ins: Danes get creative for soccer restart

May. 27, 2020 11:03 AM EDT

When Danish soccer resumes in empty stadiums this week amid the coronavirus pandemic, teams will be competing for points on the field and to deliver the most innovative experience for their fans off it. FC Midtjylland, the league leader, has had a plan in the works for some time: A “drive-in” where...

A health worker checks a computer screen at the COVID-19 test department of the Broussais Hospital in Paris, Monday May 11, 2020. French President Emmanuel Macron has repeatedly pledged the country would be able to test up to 700,000 people per week as key to the re-opening process, but so far the number of people tested is much lower and the effective capacities in the country remain vague. (Alain Jocard, Pool via AP)

The Latest: UN warns cybercrime on rise during pandemic

May. 23, 2020 12:43 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: —UN warns cybercrime on rise during pandemic. —South...

Defendant Philip Manshaus appears in court on charges of murder and terrorism in Olso, Norway, Thursday May, 7, 2020. Manshaus suspected of killing his stepsister and then storming an Oslo mosque with firearms “with the intention to kill as many Muslims as possible,” has appeared in court, charged with murder and terror.  Philip Manshaus has denied the charges.  (Lise Åserud / NTB scanpix via AP)

Norway mosque attack trial wraps up, verdict next week

May. 20, 2020 7:07 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Norwegian man charged with murder and terrorism in the killing of his stepsister and the storming of an Oslo mosque should get the maximum 21 years in prison, a prosecutor said Wednesday on the final day of the trial. Philip Manshaus, 22, is accused of first killing his...

Three executives of Norwegian Air Shuttle company prepare for a media conference in Fornebu, Norway, with from left, CFO Geir Karlsen, CEO Jacob Schram and Chairman Niels Smedegaard on a video link, following their extraordinary general meeting Monday May 4, 2020.  The shareholders approved a crisis package which ensures further operation of the company impacted by the coronavirus. (Hakon Mosvold Larsen / NTB scanpix via AP)

Low-cost carrier Norwegian Air gets government loan

May. 20, 2020 4:59 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Low-cost carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle said Wednesday it will get 3 billion kroner ($290 million) in loan guarantees from the government as part of its restructuring plan. It said it had converted 12.7 billion kroner ($1.3 billion) of debt into equity, a move required to get...