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Sweden wants extension of rapper's detention after fight

Jul. 19, 2019 8:42 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky is being held for another week in pre-trial detention to allow police to finish investigating a June 30 fight in downtown Stockholm, a Swedish court said Friday. Stockholm's District Court decided to accept the request from prosecutor Daniel Suneson's to...

Correction: Norway-Italy-Radical Cleric story

Jul. 18, 2019 10:51 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — In a story on July 16 about a Muslim cleric found guilty in Italy of planning terror, The Associated Press misidentified the lawyer of Mullah Krekar. His lawyer is Enrica Franzini, not Marco Vernillo. Vernillo represents another client in the case, but not Mullah Krekar. A...

Swedes can't give residence permit to terror attack victim

Jul. 18, 2019 7:44 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden's justice minister says a Ukrainian woman who lost her leg in the deadly Stockholm terror attack cannot be granted a permanent residence permit out of compassion. Morgan Johansson said Thursday such a permit can't be given to Iryna Zamanova because "clemency only applies...

Norway holds Muslim cleric for 4 weeks after Italy trial

Jul. 18, 2019 4:04 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — An Iraqi-born Muslim cleric has been ordered held in custody for four weeks after he was sentenced to 12 years in prison in Italy for terror offenses. The Oslo District Court said Wednesday there is a risk that Mullah Krekar could flee. Norwegian broadcaster NRK said an Italian...

Court orders Danish VW importer to pay dissident artist

Jul. 17, 2019 9:22 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The importer in Denmark of Volkswagen has been ordered by a suburban Copenhagen court to pay 1.5 million kroner ($226,000) to Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei for "unjustified use of artwork in an advertisement." The Glostrup City Court says Skandinavisk Motor Co. A/S used one...

Refugee group: 'Alarming' that only 27% of funds received

Jul. 15, 2019 5:42 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A leading advocacy group for refugees said Monday that with half of 2019 gone, humanitarian organizations have received only 27% of the money needed to provide relief to people affected by crises worldwide this year. Norwegian Refugee Council secretary-general Jan Egeland said...

Tourist on electric scooter stopped in Oslo's tunnel system

Jul. 12, 2019 11:45 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Police in Oslo say they have stopped a foreign tourist who was caught on surveillance cameras riding through part of a vast and busy tunnel system in the center of the Norwegian capital on an electric scooter. Police tweeted that the male tourist, who wasn't identified, had...

Sweden says it won't sign UN nuclear ban treaty

Jul. 12, 2019 10:14 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden said Friday that it will refrain from signing a United Nations convention on nuclear weapons, with the foreign minister arguing that the treaty "in its current form is not ready." Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom said the text has "no clear definition of nuclear weapons...

Swedish court convicts man for rape in test of consent law

Jul. 11, 2019 10:30 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden's top court has reversed a lower court's ruling and found a man guilty of rape for having sex without explicit consent. The Supreme Court said Thursday that an unnamed man was sentenced to eight months in prison for sexual intercourse with an unidentified woman he had met...

Norwegian low-cost airline's longtime CEO retires

Jul. 11, 2019 5:15 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The chief executive and co-founder of Norwegian Air Shuttle said Thursday he was retiring with immediate effect, saying he is "way over on overtime" to explain his departure. Bjoern Kjos, 72, had been CEO for the past 17 years and turned the small domestic carrier into a global...