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Roglic aims to stop favorite Pogacar from winning 3rd Tour

Jun. 30, 2022 13:22 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Primoz Roglic must find a way to stop his Slovenian rival Tadej Pogacar from winning the Tour de France for the third straight time. Pogacar is firm favorite to win the three-week race, which starts in Denmark on Friday and ends in Paris on July 24. ...

Commission report blasts decision to cull all Denmark's mink

Jun. 30, 2022 11:31 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Danish Parliament-appointed commission has harshly criticized the country's government for its decision to cull millions of healthy mink at the height of the coronavirus pandemic to protect humans from a mutation of the virus. The 2020 decision to wipe...

Sweden’s central bank raises interest rate to hit inflation

Jun. 30, 2022 05:53 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden’s central bank raised a key interest rate by half a percentage point Thursday to combat rapidly rising inflation and price increases that are spreading through the economy. Riksbanken said that it decided to raise the policy rate to 0.75% to try...

Cyberattack hits Norway, pro-Russian hacker group fingered

Jun. 29, 2022 11:37 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A cyberattack temporarily knocked out public and private websites in Norway in the past 24 hours, Norwegian authorities said Wednesday. Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre said that to his knowledge the attack “has not caused any significant...

Norway: Pride attack suspect still won't talk to police

Jun. 29, 2022 10:46 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A man held over a suspected Islamist deadly weekend shooting ahead of an LGBTQ festival in Oslo is still refusing to talk to police, making it hard to establish whether he had any accomplices, Norwegian authorities said Wednesday. Zaniar Matapour, a...

Norway joins neighbors, offers extra booster shot to elderly

Jun. 29, 2022 09:10 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway on Wednesday joined fellow Scandinavian countries in offering a second booster shot of COVID-19 vaccine to some of its population, to be available from July 1 to people aged 75 and over, because of a rise in infections. “There is a need to...

Italian surgeon gets his sentence appealed in Sweden case

Jun. 29, 2022 06:14 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish prosecutors on Wednesday appealed a sentence given to an Italian surgeon who was put on trial for causing bodily harm during experimental stem-cell windpipe transplants on three patients who died. Stem-cell scientist Dr. Paolo Macchiarini made...

Swedish utility mulls building new small nuclear reactors

Jun. 28, 2022 09:18 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish power utility Vattenfall said Tuesday it is considering building at least two new small nuclear reactors to deal with a projected rise in electricity consumption over the coming decades. Sweden initially had aimed to phase out nuclear power...

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...