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Commission report blasts decision to cull all Denmark's mink

Jun. 30, 2022 11:31 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Danish Parliament-appointed commission has harshly criticized the country's government for its decision to cull millions of healthy mink at the height of the coronavirus pandemic to protect humans from a mutation of the virus. The 2020 decision to wipe...

Denmark to offers fourth COVID-19 shot to some

Jun. 22, 2022 06:32 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A fourth COVID-19 vaccine dose will be offered to nursing home residents and people age 50 and over in Denmark later this year, the prime minister said Wednesday. The reason for the move is a rise in cases of the BA.5 coronavirus variant in Europe, and...

Danish ex-foreign minister Uffe Ellemann-Jensen dies at 80

Jun. 19, 2022 11:25 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Uffe Ellemann-Jensen, who was Denmark’s foreign minister for more than 10 years from the early 1980s and was considered one of the Nordic region's key politicians in the end phase of the Cold War, has died. He was 80. The conservative-liberal Venstre party, which...

Danish-Canadian deal ends 49-year-old feud over Arctic isle

Jun. 14, 2022 15:31 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A territorial dispute between Denmark and Canada over a barren and uninhabited rock in the Arctic that has led to decades of friendly friction has come to an end, with the two countries agreeing on Tuesday to divide the tiny island between them. Under the...

Denmark gives 'clear signal' with EU defense policy vote

Jun. 02, 2022 05:03 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod said Thursday that he expects Denmark to join the European Union’s common defense policy after two-thirds of voters who cast ballots in a referendum supported abandoning a 30-year-old waiver that kept the EU country out. ...

Live updates |Russian missile hits western Lviv; 5 injured

Jun. 01, 2022 21:17 PM EDT

LVIV, Ukraine — A Russian missile hit rail lines in the western Lviv region, a key conduit for supplies of Western weapons and other supplies, officials said. Lviv region Gov. Maksym Kozytskyy said five people were wounded in the strike, adding that more information would be...

Danish voters give strong 'yes' to joining EU defense policy

Jun. 01, 2022 17:15 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — With nearly all votes counted from a referendum Wednesday, Denmark is headed toward joining the European Union’s common defense policy that it long eschewed, a new example of a country in Europe seeking closer defense links with allies after Russia’s invasion of...

Live updates | Biden explains providing Ukraine with rockets

May. 31, 2022 20:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden said in a guest essay Tuesday evening in The New York Times that he’s decided to provide the Ukrainians with more advanced rocket systems and munitions that will enable them to more precisely strike key targets on the battlefield. The expectation...

4 EU nations to harness North Sea wind for green transition

May. 18, 2022 13:52 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Four European Union countries plan to speed up the continent’s green transition and help wean it off Russian energy imports through a large new project to build wind farms in the North Sea, Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said Wednesday. She...

Danish prosecutors seek to charge former defense minister

May. 12, 2022 09:15 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark’s top prosecuting authority said Thursday that it would seek to have a former defense minister's parliamentary immunity lifted so he could be charged with illegally disclosing "highly classified information.” The office of the director of...