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Oslo police shoot to stop man driving on sidewalk, 3 injured

Oct. 22, 2019 11:37 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — An armed Norwegian man stole an ambulance and drove it along a sidewalk in Oslo on Tuesday, injuring two toddlers as police tried to stop him by shooting at the tires and ramming the vehicle. The 32-year-old man was injured and arrested on suspicion of attempted murder,...

Danes move 120-year-old lighthouse back from eroding coast

Oct. 22, 2019 9:41 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A 120-year-old lighthouse was put on wheels and rails and moved back from the eroding North Sea coastline in northwestern Denmark on Tuesday. The now-defunct Rubjerg Knude lighthouse was moved 70 meters (300 feet) inland, said Kjeld Pedersen, the mason in charge of the move,...

Norwegian police say officers shoot man who stole ambulance, reports say he drove into crowd in Oslo

Oct. 22, 2019 7:31 AM EDT
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian police say officers shoot man who stole ambulance, reports say he drove into crowd in Oslo.

Tastes great, less land-filling ... beer in a paper bottle

Oct. 11, 2019 12:08 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish brewer Carlsberg says it is developing a paper beer bottle made from sustainably sourced wood fibers. The Copenhagen-based company unveiled Friday two new prototypes that are "fully recyclable and have an inner barrier to allow the bottles to contain beer." The inside...

Megacity mayors gather in Denmark to discuss climate change

Oct. 9, 2019 10:09 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Mayors from the world's "megacities" are in Copenhagen for a three-day conference on ways local strategies to curb greenhouse gas emissions. The C40 World Mayors Summit brought together on Wednesday delegations from large cities that pledged to address climate change and work as...

Suspect in Finnish sword attack remanded in custody

Oct. 4, 2019 5:21 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Finnish police say a man who allegedly killed a woman and wounded nine other people while wielding a sword inside a classroom, has been remanded in custody on suspicion of murder and attempted murders. Chief investigator Olli Toyras says the suspect, a Finnish citizen in his 20s...

Finns probe if robot illegally explored Estonia ferry wreck

Sep. 25, 2019 9:13 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Finnish police said Wednesday they are investigating whether a German ship sent down a diving robot into an area of the Baltic Sea where the wreck of one of Europe's deadliest maritime disasters rests. They said the incident could be a violation of the law protecting the M/S...

Swedish climate activist Thunberg wins 'Alternative Nobel'

Sep. 25, 2019 3:34 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg is among four people named Wednesday as the winners of a Right Livelihood Award, also known as the "Alternative Nobel." Thunberg is being recognized "for inspiring and amplifying political demands for urgent climate action reflecting...

Swedish owner of oil tanker held by Iran: ship has not moved

Sep. 24, 2019 10:57 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The head of the Swedish shipping firm that owns the British-flagged oil tanker held by Iran since July said Tuesday the Stena Impero was still in Iranian waters, a day after Iran said the vessel was free to move. Erik Hanell, CEO of Stena Bulk, told The Associated Press that "we...

More cases of mysterious disease found in dogs in Norway

Sep. 23, 2019 7:34 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian authorities have recorded six new cases of a mysterious and potentially fatal canine disease that has now affected at least 173 dogs across the country, killing 43 of them. Norway's Food Safety Authority says it's still investigating the cause of the disease, whose...