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Australia gets crucial 1-1 draw with Denmark at World Cup

Jun. 21, 2018 1:18 PM EDT

SAMARA, Russia (AP) — Mile Jedinak has a knack for penalty kicks and his strategy is beyond simple. "Just to get that ball in the back in the net," the Australia captain said after converting from the spot to give Australia a 1-1 draw against Denmark on Thursday and new life at the World Cup. The...

Human rights court rejects Norway mass killer's appeal

Jun. 21, 2018 11:06 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The European Court of Human Rights rejected an appeal Thursday by Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik, who claimed his incarceration violated his rights. The Strasbourg, France-based court said Breivik, who is serving a 21-year sentence for killing 77 people in in...

UN chief: Highest number of conflicts globally in 30 years

Jun. 19, 2018 10:45 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The number of countries involved in "violent conflicts" is the highest in 30 years, while the number of people killed in conflicts has risen tenfold since 2005, the U.N. secretary-general said Tuesday. Antonio Guterres added that the number of "violent situations" classifiable as...

Train hits minibus in Denmark, 2 people are killed

Jun. 19, 2018 8:55 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish police say two people have been killed when a commuter train hit a minibus at an unprotected crossing in southwestern Denmark. Police say those killed were in the minibus. No one else was injured. Tuesday's crash happened shortly after 1 p.m. (1100 GMT) near Varde, 250...

Aussies undeterred by opening loss at the World Cup

Jun. 19, 2018 5:34 AM EDT

SAMARA, Russia (AP) — Far from being discouraged about a heartbreaking opening loss to France, Australia is confident going into another tough World Cup match against Denmark. The plucky underdog label seems to inspire the Socceroos. Australia fell 2-1 to the French on Saturday in Kazan. But the scoreline...

3 men die of 6 wounded in southern Sweden drive-by shooting

Jun. 19, 2018 5:34 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The fatal shooting of three men in Malmo, Sweden's third largest city, was the latest incident in suburban feuds between criminal gangs fighting over territory or honor. Sweden's justice minister called the shootings an "abominable crime." Police in Malmo said Tuesday that three...

Gunfire injures 5 in Sweden, police tell public not to worry

Jun. 18, 2018 6:25 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish police say several people were injured when shots were fired Monday in Malmo, Sweden's third-largest city. Swedish news agency TT said the incident happened in Malmo just after 8 p.m. and quoted the city's police department saying "there is no reason for the public to...

Peek at the future: Electric plane cruises skies over Norway

Jun. 18, 2018 11:19 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway's transportation minister and the head of the Scandinavian country's airport operator took off Monday for a short flight ... aboard a Slovenian-made two-seater electric airplane. Dag Falk-Petersen, head of Avinor, sat at the commands of the white Pipistrel Alpha Electro G2...

Denmark's injured Kvist hopes to return at World Cup

Jun. 18, 2018 6:03 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Denmark midfielder who sustained two broken ribs and a punctured lung after a hard collision with Peru's Jefferson Farfan says he is doing better and hopes to return at the World Cup. William Kvist posted a video on Facebook from the hospital in Saransk to say he was...

Danish court orders ministry to compensate Iraqi civilians

Jun. 15, 2018 9:55 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Danish court on Friday ordered the country's Defense Ministry to compensate 18 Iraqi civilians detained by Iraqi security troops during a 2014 military operation in Iraq in which Danish soldiers assisted. The Eastern High Court in Copenhagen says the Danish soldiers did not...