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Social Democrats get largest share of Faeroe Islands vote

Dec. 09, 2022 06:47 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The opposition social democrats received the largest share of votes in an early parliamentary election held on the Faeroe Islands, a semi-independent Danish territory in the North Atlantic, according to Faeroese broadcaster Kringvarp Føroya. With 100% of...

Danish leader quits in bid to form new Cabinet despite win

Nov. 02, 2022 11:20 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Despite finishing first in Denmark's election, Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen decided to step down along with her Social Democratic government Wednesday in an attempt to build a broader coalition across the political divide. Frederiksen's announcement...

Denmark PM to try to form new government after election win

Nov. 01, 2022 22:59 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen was in a strong position to remain in power after her Social Democrats won the most votes Tuesday in Denmark’s election and a center-left bloc in Parliament that backs her appeared set to retain a majority by just one seat. ...

Preliminary results show center-left bloc set to win Danish election, retain majority in Parliament

Nov. 01, 2022 20:23 PM EDT
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Preliminary results show center-left bloc set to win Danish election, retain majority in Parliament.

Norway ups military preparedness, cites need for vigilance

Oct. 31, 2022 10:00 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway said Monday it's stepping up its military preparedness, but the NATO member's Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre said there is “no reason to believe that Russia will want to invade Norway or any other country directly." “We must be more...

Danish election could pave the way for a centrist government

Oct. 31, 2022 04:34 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark's election on Tuesday is expected to change its political landscape, with new parties hoping to enter parliament and others seeing their support dwindle. A former prime minister who left his party to create a new one this year could end up as a kingmaker, with...

As support sags, Danish prime minister calls Nov. 1 election

Oct. 05, 2022 09:19 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen on Wednesday called a general election for Nov. 1, seven months ahead of the end of her term in office. Frederiksen, who has headed a minority government since June 2019, has seen her popularity dwindle due to her...

Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen calls elections for Nov. 1, seven months ahead of end of her four-year term

Oct. 05, 2022 07:15 AM EDT
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen calls elections for Nov. 1, seven months ahead of end of her four-year term.

Germany, Denmark, Norway to deliver 16 howitzers to Ukraine

Oct. 02, 2022 08:48 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht on Sunday announced the delivery of 16 wheeled armored howitzers produced in Slovakia to Ukraine next year. The Zuzana systems would be produced in Slovakia and financed jointly with Denmark, Norway and Germany, the German...

NATO believes Baltic Sea gas pipeline leaks were sabotage

Sep. 29, 2022 21:01 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The NATO military alliance warned Thursday it would retaliate for any attacks on the critical infrastructure of its 30 member countries and joined other Western officials in citing sabotage as the likely cause of damage to two natural gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea. ...