Latest Denmark News

Inflation rises in Denmark, Norway, hitting food costs hard

Aug. 10, 2022 06:30 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Annual inflation in Denmark came at 8.7% last month — rising at the fastest pace since 1983 — while the figure in neighboring Norway reached 6.8%, authorities said Wednesday. Statistics Denmark said the price of goods has increased by an average of...

Estonia, Finland want Europe to end Russian tourist visas

Aug. 09, 2022 11:16 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The leaders of Estonia and Finland want fellow European countries to stop issuing tourist visas to Russian citizens, saying they should not be able to take vacations in Europe while the Russian government carries out a war in Ukraine. Estonian Prime...

Woman injured by polar bear on Norway’s Svalbard Islands

Aug. 08, 2022 09:17 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A polar bear attacked a campsite Monday in Norway’s remote Arctic Svalbard Islands, injuring a French tourist, authorities said, adding that the wounds weren't life-threatening. The bear was later killed. The woman, who was not identified, was part of a...

Is Danish king who gave name to Bluetooth buried in Poland?

Jul. 31, 2022 03:09 AM EDT

WIEJKOWO, Poland (AP) — More than 1,000 years after his death in what is now Poland, a European king whose nickname lives on through wireless technology is at the center of an archaeological dispute. Chronicles from the Middle Ages say King Harald “Bluetooth” Gormsson of...

Jonas Vingegaard, king of the mountains, wins Tour de France

Jul. 24, 2022 17:37 PM EDT

King of the mountains. Champion on the Champs-Elysees. Jonas Vingegaard blossomed from a talented rookie to a dominant leader in his own right over three weeks of epic racing to win his first Tour de France title on Sunday. The former fish factory worker from Denmark...

Danish amusement park scraps ride after girl killed

Jul. 15, 2022 08:46 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — An amusement park in northwestern Denmark said Friday it would scrap a roller coaster for good after a 14-year-old girl died, reportedly when the rear part of the ride came off the rails. A 13-year-old boy also suffered hand injuries on Thursday on the...

Police: 14-year-old girl dies on Denmark amusement park ride

Jul. 14, 2022 10:01 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN (AP) — A 14-year-old girl died Thursday at a popular amusement park in northern Denmark, police said, reportedly when the rear part of a roller-coaster ride came off the rails. A 13 year-old boy suffered injuries to one hand, police said. Henrik Ragborg...

Copenhagen shopping mall where gunmen killed 3 reopens

Jul. 11, 2022 08:03 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Several hundred shoppers and employees stood for a minute of silence Monday inside the Copenhagen mall where three people were killed when a gunman opened fire. The huge Field's shopping center had reopened a couple of hours earlier for the first time...

Faeroese put a cap on dolphin hunt after huge 2021 kill

Jul. 11, 2022 05:04 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The government on the small Faeroe Islands is proposing an annual catch limit of 500 white-sided dolphins on a provisional basis for 2022 and 2023, after last year's slaughter of more than 1,400 dolphins in a day led to international condemnation and local criticism. ...

Copenhagen: Passenger jet safely evacuated after engine fire

Jul. 06, 2022 15:41 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A passenger jet was evacuated at the Copenhagen airport Wednesday after a fire broke out in one of the engines, Danish police said. Everyone left the plane safely and no one was injured as firefighters put out the fire, police said on Twitter. ...