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Swedish capital hit again by predawn blasts, 1 injured

Jan. 21, 2020 5:22 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Two predawn explosions minutes apart rocked suburban Stockholm on Tuesday, damaging buildings and slightly injuring one person. Explosives were used, but authorities have ruled out terrorism. Following the blasts at housing complexes on the Swedish capital's northwestern...

Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg arrives for a NATO leaders meeting at The Grove hotel and resort in Watford, Hertfordshire, England, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. As NATO leaders meet and show that the world's biggest security alliance is adapting to modern threats, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg is refusing to concede that the future of the 29-member alliance is under a cloud. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Norway left with minority government after populists quit

Jan. 20, 2020 10:03 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The populist Progress Party pulled out of Norway's center-right governing coalition Monday over the decision to repatriate an Islamic State group-linked woman and her two children from a detention camp in Syria. Prime Minister Erna Solberg said she would continue with a...

The Little Mermaid statue with graffiti, in Copenhagen on Monday, January 13, 2020. Copenhagen's famed Little Mermaid statue was found doused with graffiti early Monday with three lines in red, reading “Free Hong-Kong” scribbled on the rock on which the bronze sits, next to the same text in white. (Thomas Sjoerup/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)

Graffiti painted on Copenhagen's Little Mermaid statue

Jan. 13, 2020 4:26 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Copenhagen's famed Little Mermaid statue was found doused with pro-Hong Kong graffiti early Monday. Three lines in red, reading “Free Hong Kong” were painted on the rock on which the bronze sits, next to the same text written smaller in white. Police were seen...

Danish volunteer firemen to help with Australia wildfires

Jan. 13, 2020 4:12 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A group of 10 voluntary firemen will leave Denmark this week to assist with fighting Australia's wildfires after an official Danish offer to assist was turned down. Firefighter Assistance Denmark, made up of voluntary, part-time firemen, said those sent will help cut down trees...

Norway to take 600 migrants moved from Libya camps to Rwanda

Jan. 9, 2020 5:16 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway says it will take 600 asylum seekers recently evacuated to Rwanda from Libyan detention centers as the Scandinavian country wants to stop the sometimes deadly smuggling of migrants across the Mediterranean Sea. “For me it is important to send a signal that we will...

FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 4, 2019 file photo, Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark reacts after beating Daria Kasatkina of Russia in their quarterfinal match in the China Open tennis tournament in Beijing. Wozniacki has announced on Friday, Dec. 6, 2019 she will retire after the Australian Open.  (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, file)

Serena Williams, Wozniacki to play doubles in New Zealand

Dec. 23, 2019 7:41 PM EST

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — Long-time friends Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki will play doubles together for the first time at the WTA Tour's ASB Classic in Auckland beginning on Jan. 6. Former No. 1 Wozniacki has started her season in Auckland every year since 2015 and has made the hard court...

Governor of Sveriges Riksbank, the central bank of Sweden, Stefan Ingves speaks during a press confernce at the Riksbank headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019. Sweden's central bank says it has raised its benchmark interest rate to zero from -0.25% amid signs that inflation has been picking up.  ( Jessica Gow/TT via AP)

Swedish central bank ends pioneering era of subzero rates

Dec. 19, 2019 7:15 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden's central bank has ended a five-year experiment of keeping its benchmark interest rate below zero, a policy that other countries have also adopted to try to improve economic growth. The country's central bank, called the Riksbank, said Thursday it had decided to raise its...

Brazil police search Maersk offices in corruption probe

Dec. 18, 2019 11:19 AM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Police on Wednesday raided Brazilian offices of Danish shipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk as part of a probe into corruption at state-run oil company Petrobras. Maersk and its subsidiaries signed 69 shipping contracts with Petrobras worth 968 million reais ($309 million) between 2002...

Incorrectly secured trailer caused Danish train accident

Dec. 18, 2019 5:52 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish authorities say a deadly accident in which a high-speed passenger train struck a semi-trailer that fell off a freight train coming in the opposite direction, happened because the unit wasn’t properly secured. Denmark’s Accident Investigation Board, known by...

Deported Afghan man is likely father of 2 abandoned children

Dec. 17, 2019 7:21 AM EST

COPENHAGEN (AP) — Danish police believe a deported Afghan man is the father of two young children who were found abandoned on a busy street in Denmark's second-largest city. Police in the city of Aarhus said Tuesday that the 34-year-old man was deported after he allegedly committing a crime and that...