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EU commissioner Vestager running for bloc's top posts

Mar. 21, 2019 11:30 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The EU's competition commissioner, Margrethe Vestager, and Belgium's Guy Verhofstadt are among the seven candidates from the European Parliament's liberal, pro-business ALDE faction running for top posts within the European Union this year. Vestager, whose term ends in October,...

Finland tops global happiness index for 2nd consecutive year

Mar. 20, 2019 10:45 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Finland has topped an index of the happiest nations for the second consecutive year, with researchers saying the small Nordic country of 5.5 million has succeeded in generating a happiness recipe for a balanced life not simply dependent on economic and material wealth. The World Happiness...

The Latest: 16 arrested at NYC student climate protest

Mar. 15, 2019 10:48 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on global climate protests by students (all times local): 4 a.m. Police say 16 people have been arrested for blocking traffic during a climate protest in front of New York City's American Museum of Natural History. The protesters face charges of disorderly conduct stemming from...

NZ manifesto resembles Norway mass murderer's text

Mar. 15, 2019 8:42 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The manifesto that the presumed New Zealand shooter published is shorter and "more sloppy" than the one written by a Norwegian right-wing extremist who killed 77 people in 2011, but expresses similar sentiments, a Swedish terror expert said Friday. Magnus Ranstorp of the Swedish...

Norway: justice minister's companion suspected of arson

Mar. 14, 2019 12:28 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The head of the Norwegian domestic security agency says the companion of Norway's justice minister is suspected of committing arson against him. The incident involves the car of the justice minister, whose home has recently been the target of vandalism and small fires. PST...

Loosely secured trailer likely caused Danish train accident

Mar. 14, 2019 9:56 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish authorities said Thursday a deadly accident which saw a high-speed passenger train strike a semi-trailer that fell off a freight train coming from the opposite direction, "very likely" happened because the unit "wasn't properly secured." The Accident Investigation Board,...

Swedish domestic spy agency notes rise in xenophobia

Mar. 14, 2019 6:06 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Swedish domestic security agency has noted a rising "xenophobic and radical nationalist current" in Sweden, also alerting to budding approaches between the white power movement and unorganized xenophobic groups. The agency, known as SAPO, says these groups, which are active...

Teenage climate activist nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Mar. 13, 2019 11:47 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Three Norwegian lawmakers have nominated Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg, who has become a prominent voice in campaigns against climate change, for the Nobel Peace Prize. Freddy Andre Oevstegaard and two other members of the Socialist Left Party said they believe "the...

2 Chinese pandas to arrive in Denmark in April

Mar. 13, 2019 7:32 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Copenhagen Zoo says two giant black-and-white visitors are heading to Denmark as part of China's so-called "panda diplomacy." Park manager Joergen Nielsen says the arrival of the pandas April 4 "is going be one of the biggest moments in the zoo's 160-year-long history."...

Norwegian Air Shuttle grounds its Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft, says on recommendation from European aviation authorities

Mar. 12, 2019 9:58 AM EDT
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian Air Shuttle grounds its Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft, says on recommendation from European aviation authorities.