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Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Apr. 11, 2024 07:13 AM EDT

Post and Courier. April 6, 2024. Editorial: Loftis’ performance should earn a spot on SC ballot — but not for reelection South Carolina’s elected state treasurer made quite a spectacle of himself on Tuesday, demonstrating far better than state senators ever...

Denmark wants court to dissolve Danish arm of Bandidos motorcycle club, citing violence

Apr. 10, 2024 10:06 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark’s government said Wednesday it wants a court to formally dissolve the Danish arm of the Bandidos motorcycle club, citing the group’s violent behavior. Under Denmark’s constitution, an organization that promotes or incites violence can be...

Canadian women blank Czechia 5-0 at Worlds; Sweden, Denmark also win

Apr. 07, 2024 22:00 PM EDT

UTICA, N.Y. (AP) — Kristin O'Neill had two goals and an assist in the first period and Canada breezed to a 5-0 victory over Czechia at the IIHF Women's World Championship on Sunday. The victory sets up a showdown between Canada (3-0-0-0) and the United States (3-0-0-0) on Monday to...

Scandals blight Denmark's buildup of its armed forces as it eyes possible threats from Russia

Apr. 05, 2024 08:49 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A series of scandals has blighted Denmark's Armed Forces at a time when the Scandinavian country and member of the NATO alliance is building up its defenses, chiefly as a response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The events have so far led to the...

Denmark says a navy missile with a tech error might launch unintentionally — but won't explode

Apr. 04, 2024 23:10 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark warned Thursday that a technical error on a navy missile might make it launch unintentionally — but not explode — and send fragments falling into Danish waters. Denmark's armed forces said the technical problem arose on a Harpoon missile on...

Norway follows its neighbor Denmark in planning an increase in conscripted soldiers

Apr. 02, 2024 05:29 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway is to increase the number of conscripted soldiers from the present 9,000 to 13,500, the Norwegian government said Tuesday. “We must have enough people with the right skills at the right time,” Defense Minister Bjørn Arild Gram said. “We will...

Wind and sun are free, but it's harder to get renewable energy projects built these days. Here's why

Mar. 26, 2024 02:19 AM EDT

SPRAKEBUELL, Germany (AP) — The wind gusting across north German farm country brings much to the village of Sprakebuell: fog and rain from the sea, the occasional migrating stork, the faint smell of manure in the newly fertilized fields. And perhaps best of all, money — from...

Denmark plans to expand military draft to women for the first time and extend service terms

Mar. 13, 2024 20:59 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark wants to increase the number of young people doing military service by extending conscription to women and increasing the time of service from 4 months to 11 months for both genders, Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said Wednesday. “We do...

Denmark's recently abdicated Queen Margrethe designs the costumes and set for a ballet

Mar. 11, 2024 10:50 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish Queen Margrethe, who surprised her country by abdicating earlier this year, is back as a ballet costume designer for Denmark’s famed Tivoli amusement park, which celebrates its 150th anniversary this year, the gardens said Monday. The...

A painting by Denmark's artistic Queen Margrethe exceeds expectations at auction

Mar. 06, 2024 05:09 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — An abstract painting by Denmark's Queen Margrethe, who surprised her country by abdicating earlier this year, has been sold at a Copenhagen auction at 160,000 kroner ($23,300) — exceeding the estimated price of 75,000-100,000 ($11,000-14,550) The...