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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...

Constantine, the former and last king of Greece, dies at 82

Jan. 10, 2023 19:47 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Constantine, the former and last king of Greece, who won an Olympic gold medal before becoming entangled in his country's volatile politics in the 1960s as king and spent decades in exile, has died. He was 82. Doctors at the private Hygeia Hospital in Athens...

Famed Danish restaurant Noma to start new 'flavor search'

Jan. 09, 2023 11:12 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The famed Danish restaurant Noma which has claimed the title of world’s top restaurant several times said Monday it will shut down to transform itself into “a pioneering test kitchen" dedicated to “food innovation and the development of new flavors.” ...

No cash, no bank heists in Denmark; criminals now go online

Jan. 03, 2023 11:17 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — For the first time in years, Denmark hasn't recorded a single bank robbery. There wouldn't have been much point. Cash transactions in the Nordic country have become virtually obsolete, with Danes increasingly opting to use cards and smart phones for...