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Lithuania blacklists Saudi officials over Khashoggi slaying

Dec. 10, 2018 6:32 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Lithuania has become the latest Western country to blacklist Saudi officials over the slaying of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi agents in October. Rasa Jakilaitiene, spokeswoman for the Baltic country's foreign minister, tells the Baltic News Service the names...

Danish facilities group closes in 13 countries, trims staff

Dec. 10, 2018 4:35 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A leading facility services company says it will shut down operations in 13 countries as it tries to boost growth and simplify its business. Denmark-based International Service System, or ISS, says the aim of the two-year plan is "reducing complexity and risk," and once...

The Latest: Carbon dioxide emissions see steep jump in 2018

Dec. 5, 2018 4:57 PM EST

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — The Latest on the two-week U.N. climate meeting in Poland (all times local): 10 p.m. Scientists say after several years of little growth, global emissions of heat-trapping carbon dioxide have experienced their largest jump in seven years. World carbon dioxide emissions are estimated...

Brazil warns against sidelining poorer countries on climate

Dec. 5, 2018 1:46 PM EST

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — Brazil warned Wednesday against freezing developing nations out of negotiations at the U.N. climate summit, suggesting this could lead to an acrimonious collapse in talks seen in Copenhagen nine years ago. Accusations of backroom deals aren't uncommon at such meetings, where...

Danes plan to banish unwanted migrants to remote island

Dec. 4, 2018 9:46 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A pro-government lawmaker acknowledged Tuesday that Danish plans to banish rejected asylum-seekers or those with a criminal record to a remote island may breach international law — but added that his party doesn't mind "challenging (international) conventions." Martin...

Train collides with truck at Norway crossing; several hurt

Nov. 29, 2018 10:03 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Police in Norway say a train has collided with a truck at a crossing in southern Norway, injuring several people. Aage-Christoffer Lundeby, a press spokesman for Norwegian Railways who was travelling on the train, told the Norwegian News Agency NTB Thursday that there were about...

Finnish Christian missionaries held in Malaysia return home

Nov. 28, 2018 11:07 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Four Finnish tourists who were arrested in Malaysia last week for distributing Christian materials in public places on a resort island returned to Finland on Wednesday. Timo Valtonen held up a pen — similar to ones inscribed with Bible verses that were seized in Malaysia...

Denmark's top bank faces charges over money laundering

Nov. 28, 2018 10:19 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark's top prosecution authority says it has filed preliminary charges against the country's biggest bank for "violation of the laws on money laundering." Morten Niels Jakobsen, the prosecutor for international economic crimes, says that despite the initial charges against...

Latvia intelligence suspect 3 of spying for foreign country

Nov. 28, 2018 4:22 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Latvia's authorities say three people have been detained suspected of activities that could help a foreign country, which it didn't identify. The Latvian Security Police say three were detained Nov. 23, following a probe that started last month. The Baltic News Service said...

Ikea's main operator goes local; to create net 4,000 jobs

Nov. 21, 2018 7:11 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish home furnishings giant Ikea said the biggest retailer within its franchise system is to create a net 4,000 jobs over the coming two years as it expands its online presence and opens new shops in city centers to complement its trademark larger stores in the suburbs. Ikea...