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Copenhagen’s hippie, psychedelic oasis Christiania turns 50

Sep. 26, 2021 03:51 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — After a half-century, the “flower-power” aura of Copenhagen’s semi-autonomous Christiania neighborhood hasn't yet wilted. Love-ins with the authorities have hardly been a trademark of the neighborhood. But Christiania's residents are...

Citing high shot rates, Danes end COVID-19 restriction

Sep. 10, 2021 06:23 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — After 548 days with restrictions to limit the spread of COVID-19, Denmark's high vaccination rate has enabled the Scandinavian country to become one of the first European Union nations to lift all domestic restrictions. The return to...

Denmark wants foreigners to work to access welfare benefits

Sep. 08, 2021 08:34 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Danish government presented a proposal Tuesday to get foreigners and people with immigrant backgrounds to work 37 hours a week in exchange for welfare benefits. The proposal by the minority Social Democratic government said “there are...

Expedition discovers island believed world's northernmost

Aug. 29, 2021 09:06 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — A team of Arctic researchers from Denmark say they accidentally discovered what they believe is the world’s northernmost island located off Greenland's coast. The scientists from the University of Copenhagen initially thought they had arrived at...

The Latest: US strikes at IS in retaliation for bombing

Aug. 27, 2021 21:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON — The United States military struck back at the Islamic State on Saturday, bombing an IS member in Afghanistan less than 48 hours after a devastating suicide bombing claimed by the group killed as many as 169 Afghans and 13 American service members at the Kabul airport. ...

The Latest: Australia, New Zealand evacuate hundreds

Aug. 23, 2021 22:44 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia's prime minister says Australian and New Zealand officials evacuated more than 650 people from Kabul Airport over Monday night. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said that Tuesday five flights had left the airport in the busiest day of...

The Latest: Official Taliban websites abruptly go offline

Aug. 20, 2021 18:56 PM EDT

BOSTON — Taliban websites that delivered the victorious insurgents’ official messages to Afghans and the world at large in five languages have abruptly gone offline. It is not immediately clear why the sites in the Pashto, Urdu, Arabic, English and Dari languages went...

The Latest: US says Kabul evacuees don't need COVID tests

Aug. 19, 2021 16:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON — Amid the chaos and confusion at the airport, the United States said it had taken at least one step to ease requirements for those seeking to leave: COVID-19 tests. Although Afghanistan had been a hotspot for the coronavirus pandemic, the State Department...

The Latest: Food agency warns of hunger in Afghan conflict

Aug. 18, 2021 20:28 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — UNITED NATIONS — The head of the U.N. food agency in Afghanistan says a humanitarian crisis is unfolding with 14 million people facing severe hunger following the Taliban takeover of the country. Mary Ellen McGroarty, the World Food...

Danish lawmaker given suspended sentence for EU funds fraud

Aug. 13, 2021 12:33 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A right-wing Danish lawmaker, considered a rising star within the anti-immigration Danish People’s Party, was found guilty Friday of misusing European Union funds worth 98,835 kroner ($15,667) and falsifying documents. A court in Lyngby, a...