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Report: Authoritarianism on the rise as democracy weakens

Nov. 30, 2022 06:23 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Democracy is being degraded around the world because people are losing faith in the legitimacy of elections and see freedom of expression being stymied, among a range of other problems, according to a global body founded to promote democracy worldwide. ...

Trial starts in Norway for Putin ally's son who flew drone

Nov. 29, 2022 08:43 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The son of a Russian businessman close to President Vladimir Putin denied any wrongdoing Tuesday at the start of his trial in northern Norway, where he is accused of violating a law that bars Russians from flying drones. Andrey Yakunin who holds both a...

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...

Denmark calls on Euro 2020, Eriksen experience at World Cup

Nov. 26, 2022 17:05 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Denmark has been here before. The Danes face a tense, must-win game at the World Cup to make it through to the knockout stage, similar to what they needed to do at last year's European Championship. In fact, it was much worse at Euro 2020 when...

Giroud and Mbappe hungry for goals as France faces Denmark

Nov. 25, 2022 06:59 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Olivier Giroud will overtake Thierry Henry to become France's all-time leading scorer with 52 goals if he scores against Denmark at the World Cup on Saturday. If Kylian Mbappe finds the net he will move level with another France great. A victory against the Danes...

Report: Norway sentences Russian for flying drone

Nov. 23, 2022 10:02 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Norwegian court on Wednesday sentenced a 34-year-old Russian to 90 days in prison for flying a drone in breach of a ban triggered by Russia's war against Ukraine, local media said. The man, who was not identified, was not suspected of espionage, the...

Denmark reignites European dispute with FIFA at World Cup

Nov. 23, 2022 09:17 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — European soccer showed its public frustration with FIFA president Gianni Infantino again Wednesday at the World Cup — this time in the Denmark camp. Denmark pledged it wouldn't vote for Infantino, who is running unopposed for re-election in March. Danish soccer...

Tunisia holds Denmark 0-0 as Arab teams impress at World Cup

Nov. 22, 2022 11:49 AM EST

AL RAYYAN, Qatar (AP) — Arab teams are making an impact at the first World Cup in the Middle East. Tunisia held European Championship semifinalist Denmark to a 0-0 draw Tuesday, three hours after Saudi Arabia beat Argentina in a shocking upset. “It’s amazing what...

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...

Qatar critic Denmark meets Arab nation Tunisia at World Cup

Nov. 21, 2022 05:51 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — When Denmark meets Tunisia in the World Cup on Tuesday it will pit one of the most outspoken critics of the tournament being hosted by Qatar against one of the four Arab nations competing. The game at Education City Stadium will also mark Christian Eriksen’s...