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Russian national held in Norway suspected of spying

Sep. 24, 2018 2:05 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Russian national has been arrested in Norway on suspicion of spying after he attended a conference on strengthening cooperation between Europe's parliamentary administrations, his lawyer said Monday. Russia strongly denied the charges and demanded the release of the man it...

Norway convicts man of providing terror attack instructions

Sep. 24, 2018 9:04 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A man has been convicted of terror offenses in Norway for providing online instructions on how to carry out attacks and sentenced to 2 ½ years in prison. A district court west of Oslo ruled that the 51-year-old engineer of Iranian descent had urged others to commit terror...

Man at center of Nobel sex scandal remanded pending verdict

Sep. 24, 2018 7:59 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The man at the center of a sex abuse and financial crimes scandal that is tarnishing the academy awarding the Nobel Literature Prize was remanded in custody Monday, pending the verdict in his trial. Jean-Claude Arnault, a major cultural figure in Sweden and the husband of Swedish...

3 Saudi human rights activists awarded "Alternative Nobel"

Sep. 24, 2018 5:50 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Right Livelihood Award — known as the "Alternative Nobel" — was awarded Monday to three jailed Saudi human rights defenders and two Latin American anti-corruption crusaders. The prize foundation said the 1 million kronor ($113,400) cash award for 2018 was to be...

Danish court: Man can be extradited to Rwanda for war crimes

Sep. 21, 2018 8:44 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — An appeals court in Denmark says a man can be extradited to his native Rwanda where he is suspected of committing crimes against humanity in 1994. The Eastern High Court in Copenhagen on Friday said Wenceslas Twagirayezu can be deported on suspicion of taking part in a massacre...

Denmark quake slightly stronger that initially recorded

Sep. 20, 2018 9:36 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Officials say that the rare earthquake that hit Denmark over the weekend was a tad stronger than first believed. The Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, known by its acronym GEUS, says Sunday's quake, initially said to be magnitude 3.4, actually measured 3.5. The quake...

Bye bye bugs? Scientists fear non-pest insects are declining

Sep. 20, 2018 8:20 AM EDT

OXFORD, Pa. (AP) — A staple of summer — swarms of bugs — seems to be a thing of the past. And that's got scientists worried. Pesky mosquitoes, disease-carrying ticks, crop-munching aphids and cockroaches are doing just fine. But the more beneficial flying insects of summer — native...

Rape trial starts of man at center of Nobel scandal

Sep. 19, 2018 9:40 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The man at the center of a sex-abuse and financial crimes scandal that is tarnishing the academy that awards the Nobel Prize in Literature went on trial in Sweden Wednesday. Jean-Claude Arnault, a major cultural figure in the country, faces two counts of rape of a woman in 2011...

Danish bank CEO quits amid money laundering scandal

Sep. 19, 2018 8:42 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The chief executive of Denmark's largest bank resigned Wednesday after an internal report into allegations of massive money laundering via an Estonian subsidiary showed that "the vast majority" of transactions were deemed to be "suspicious." Danske Bank commissioned the probe...

Submarine murder appeal adjourned after juror collapse

Sep. 14, 2018 4:36 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The last session of Danish submarine inventor Peter Madsen's appeal against his life sentence for the murder of Swedish reporter Kim Wall was abandoned Friday after a juror collapsed during closing remarks. Officials at the Eastern High Court in Copenhagen adjourned the hearing...