Latest Denmark News

Danish queen opens new museum telling the story of refugees

Jun. 25, 2022 14:07 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark's Queen Margrethe opened a new museum Saturday that tells the story of the generations of refugees who have shaped Danish society, starting with Germans who fled the Soviet advance during World War II. Flugt — Refugee Museum of Denmark was...

Norwegian man convicted of killing 5 in bow-and-arrow attack

Jun. 24, 2022 05:12 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A man was found guilty Friday of murder and attempted murder for fatally stabbing five people and wounding four others in southern Norway when he attacked strangers with a bow and arrows and knives. The Buskerud District Court sentenced Espen Andersen...

Norway central bank hikes key policy interest rate to 1.25%

Jun. 23, 2022 05:27 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway’s central bank raised its key policy interest rate from 0.75% to 1.25% on Thursday, saying “the prospects for a more prolonged period of high inflation suggest a faster rise in the policy rate than projected earlier.” In a statement, Norges...

Denmark to offers fourth COVID-19 shot to some

Jun. 22, 2022 06:32 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A fourth COVID-19 vaccine dose will be offered to nursing home residents and people age 50 and over in Denmark later this year, the prime minister said Wednesday. The reason for the move is a rise in cases of the BA.5 coronavirus variant in Europe, and...

Denmark charges 3 with planning to carry out terror attack

Jun. 20, 2022 10:13 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Three people have been charged with planning terrorist acts by acquiring weapons and bomb-making materials ”to be used in a terrorist attack in an unknown place in either Denmark or abroad,” a Danish prosecutor said Monday. The suspects, two men and a...

Denmark says Russian warship violated its waters, twice

Jun. 17, 2022 12:58 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark's military says a Russian warship has violated its territorial waters. The Defense Command of the Danish armed forces says a Russian corvette entered Danish waters twice in the early hours of Friday near the island of Christiansoe in the Baltic...

Danish toymaker Lego expands amid sale surge

Jun. 15, 2022 11:23 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish toy company Lego said Wednesday it plans to invest more than $1 billion over 10 years to build a new factory in the U.S. state of Virginia and to enlarge an existing factory in Mexico. The moves in North America follow Lego's announcement last...

Danish-Canadian deal ends 49-year-old feud over Arctic isle

Jun. 14, 2022 15:31 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A territorial dispute between Denmark and Canada over a barren and uninhabited rock in the Arctic that has led to decades of friendly friction has come to an end, with the two countries agreeing on Tuesday to divide the tiny island between them. Under the...

Live updates | Biden: Zelenskyy didn't want to hear US info

Jun. 10, 2022 22:01 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES — President Joe Biden, speaking to donors at a Democratic fundraiser here, said Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy “didn’t want to hear it” when U.S. intelligence gathered information that Russia was preparing to invade. The remarks came as Biden was talking...

Norway ends contract for NH90 helicopters, wants full refund

Jun. 10, 2022 06:04 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — NATO-member Norway terminated its two-decade-old contract with a France-based manufacturer for 14 maritime helicopters, citing delays, errors and time-consuming maintenance, the defense minister said Friday, calling the move “a serious decision.” The...