Latest Copenhagen News

Shipper Maersk reports most profitable year, warns of drop

Feb. 08, 2023 07:43 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The world’s biggest shipper, Denmark’s A.P. Moeller-Maersk, said Wednesday that 2022 was its most profitable year in “the history of the company” but warned that a plunge in container volumes and freight rates would lead to a drop in earnings this year. ...

Denmark's defense minister takes sick leave after checkup

Feb. 07, 2023 08:51 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark’s defense minister has taken a leave of absence for an undetermined period of time after he felt unwell and went to a Copenhagen hospital for a medical checkup last week. The 49-year-old Jakob Ellemann-Jensen, who is also deputy prime minister,...

Norway releases former top Wagner Group member

Jan. 25, 2023 08:19 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian authorities said Wednesday that they have released a former high-ranking member of the Russian private military contractor Wagner Group who has sought asylum after entering the country illegally. Andrey Medvedev was released from a detention...

Broad protest for Danish government's plans to scrap holiday

Jan. 24, 2023 08:34 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen and her centrist coalition have been broadly lambasted by the opposition, trade unions, the country's bishops and many rank-and-file members of their own parties for proposing to abolish a springtime public holiday. ...

Famed Danish restaurant Noma to start new 'flavor search'

Jan. 09, 2023 11:12 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The famed Danish restaurant Noma which has claimed the title of world’s top restaurant several times said Monday it will shut down to transform itself into “a pioneering test kitchen" dedicated to “food innovation and the development of new flavors.” ...

Crane crashes onto mall in Norway amid high winds; 1 dead

Jan. 06, 2023 07:37 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A construction crane crashed onto a shopping mall in central Norway on Friday amid strong winds, killing one person and injuring at least two others, police said. The winds likely caused the unmanned crane, which was at least 50 meters (165 feet) high to...

Danish lawmaker acquitted of EU funds fraud

Dec. 21, 2022 07:09 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A right-wing Danish lawmaker was acquitted Wednesday of misusing European Union funds worth 98,835 kroner ($14,105) and falsifying documents. A Copenhagen court found Morten Messerschmidt, who heads the once powerful Danish People’s Party, not guilty of...

Danish Prime Minister Frederiksen presents new government

Dec. 15, 2022 08:14 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen on Thursday presented a three-party majority coalition that crosses the left-right divide and includes the leader of the Liberal Party and a former prime minister in key jobs. It was the first time in 44 years that...

Denmark: Nigerian pirate found guilty but not imprisoned

Nov. 28, 2022 09:08 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A 31-year-old Nigerian man who was seriously injured during a gunfight last year with Danish troops on an anti-piracy mission off West Africa was Monday found guilty of endangering others by a Danish court. However, the court ruled that the man, had his...

Eriksen plays at World Cup after cardiac arrest at Euro 2020

Nov. 22, 2022 11:48 AM EST

AL RAYYAN, Qatar (AP) — Christian Eriksen was back playing a major tournament less than a year and a half after his cardiac arrest at the European Championship. Eriksen started in his customary playmaker position for Denmark’s opening game at the World Cup on Tuesday against...