Latest Copenhagen News

In Denmark, potatoes on key bridge cause havoc

Jun. 01, 2023 07:36 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A 57-year-old truck driver was detained Thursday after loads of potatoes were found spilled on a key bridge linking two Danish islands, police have said. The driver was held on suspicion of causing reckless endangerment to life. A first spill was...

Norway says Beluga whale with apparent Russian-made harness swims south to Sweden

May. 30, 2023 09:19 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian authorities said Tuesday that a beluga whale, which was first spotted in Arctic Norway four years ago with an apparent Russian-made harness and alleged to have come from a Russian military facility, has been seen off Sweden's coast nearly 2,000 kilometers...

Danish government wants to spend $20.6 billion on defense over 10 years

May. 30, 2023 06:46 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN,Denmark (AP) — Denmark’s centrist government said Tuesday that it wants to invest some 143 billion kroner ($20.6 billion) in the country's defense over the next decade, citing a “serious threat picture.” The government has an ambition to reach NATO's target of...

Texas has 2 big events in the neighborhood, LIV goes to Washington

May. 23, 2023 11:39 AM EDT

PGA TOUR CHARLES SCHWAB CHALLENGE Site: Fort Worth, Texas. Course: Colonial CC. Yardage: 7,209. Par: 70. Prize money: $8.7 million. Winner's share: $1,566,000. Television: Thursday-Friday, 4-7 p.m. (Golf Channel);...

Prosecutors will seek mental health facility for suspect in Danish mall shooting that killed 3

May. 23, 2023 07:15 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish prosecutors said Tuesday they will ask for a 23-year-old man to be detained in a secure mental health facility if he is convicted of murder and attempted murder over a mall shooting in which three people died. Danish authorities have ruled out...

Danish Supreme Court says newspaper did not violate copyright of Little Mermaid statue

May. 17, 2023 07:26 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark’s Supreme Court on Wednesday overruled two lower courts, saying a cartoon depicting Copenhagen’s The Little Mermaid statue as a zombie and a photo of it with a face mask did not violate the copyright of the famous bronze. The Berlingske...

Denmark to boost military spending to upgrade facilities

May. 04, 2023 08:13 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark’s centrist government wants to spend 38 billion kroner ($5.6 billion) over the next decade to modernize military facilities, renovate shabby and dilapidated buildings, increase the number of soldiers and upgrade outdated computer systems. ...

Berlin sees 10th day of road blockades by climate activists

Apr. 28, 2023 09:57 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Climate activists staged a 10th straight day of protests in Berlin, blocking key roads during rush hour and bringing parts of the German capital to a standstill Friday before being removed by police. Members of the Last Generation group glued themselves to the road,...

Norway makes country's largest-ever cocaine seizure in Oslo

Mar. 31, 2023 07:43 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Police made the largest-ever cocaine seizure in Norway when they discovered 800 kilograms (1,760 pounds) of the drug in boxes of fruit in Oslo, officials said. Norwegian news agency NTB said late Thursday that the drugs were found this week following a...

Man charged over Danish mall shooting that killed 3

Mar. 29, 2023 09:05 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A 23-year-old man has been formally charged with murder and attempted murder for allegedly opening fire last year in a crowded Copenhagen shopping mall, killing three people and injuring several more, Danish police said Wednesday. Danish authorities have...