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Young protesters around globe demand climate change action

Sep. 20, 2019 12:45 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A wave of climate change protests swept across the globe Friday, with hundreds of thousands of young people sending a message to leaders headed for a U.N. summit: The warming world can't wait for action. Marches, rallies and demonstrations were held from Canberra to Kabul and Cape Town to...

Google plans to invest 3 billion euros in Europe

Sep. 20, 2019 6:07 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Google's top boss said Friday the tech giant is planning to invest 3 billion euros to expand its data centers across Europe in the next two years. Chief executive Sundar Pichai says it will bring the company's total investments in the continent's internet infrastructure to 15...

Norway's central bank raises key policy rate again

Sep. 19, 2019 5:04 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway's central bank has decided to raise its key policy rate by 0.25 percentage points to 1.50% Norges Bank says economic growth in the Scandinavian country "remains solid, and capacity utilization is somewhat above a normal level." In Thursday's statement, it noted that "the...

Suspect in Danish Tax Agency explosion arrested at airport

Sep. 18, 2019 10:55 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Police in Denmark say they have arrested a 23-year-old man as a suspect in an explosion that damaged the headquarters of the Danish Tax Agency and injured a bystander last month. Copenhagen police spokesman Brian Belling says the man arrested at the city's international airport...

Norway police: Suspected mosque gunman's sister shot 4 times

Sep. 17, 2019 4:09 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian police say the teenage stepsister of a man suspected of an attempted terrorist attack on a mosque was shot three times in the head and once in the chest by a .22-caliber rifle that was later found in his car. Oslo police told Norwegian news agency NTB that an autopsy...

Danish police: No crime behind death of 2 elderly Germans

Sep. 13, 2019 9:44 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Two elderly German citizens who were found dead in a holiday rental cabin in southern Denmark didn't die because of a criminal act, police said Friday. The deaths were routinely labeled as "suspicious" because preliminary investigations had not been able to establish how they had...

Norwegian oil terminal evacuated after blaze on tanker

Sep. 13, 2019 8:02 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Police evacuated people from a major tanker port in southern Norway Friday as a precaution after a fire on an oil tanker. Firefighters took two hours to extinguish the blaze on the Liberia-flagged Dubai Harmony, assisted by the vessel's crew, the local fire department said,...

5 new cases of mysterious disease found in dogs in Norway

Sep. 11, 2019 6:32 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian authorities says five more cases have appeared of an unexplained disease that has affected dozens of dogs and killed at least 26 animals across the country. The Norwegian Food Safety Authority says it is still investigating the cause of the disease, whose symptoms...

Norway's highest court: child-like sex dolls violate the law

Sep. 11, 2019 5:14 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway's highest court says it is "beyond doubt" that child-like sex dolls represent the sexualization of children and are a violation of Norwegian law. The Supreme Court unanimously ruled Tuesday that the law on sexual offenses against children includes text, images, films and...

Norway says Airbus sends out alert after helicopter crash

Sep. 11, 2019 4:03 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian authorities said Wednesday the manufacturer of the helicopter that crashed last month in Arctic Norway killing six people is calling for "immediate visual inspection" of recently delivered choppers of the same type following preliminary findings. Norway's Accident...