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Swedish lawmakers to vote next week on Andersson after chaos

Nov. 25, 2021 09:46 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish lawmakers will vote next week on whether Magdalena Andersson, who briefly became the country's first female prime minister before resigning after a budget defeat, can form a minority government, the parliament speaker said Thursday. ...

Denmark to offer COVID-19 booster jabs to those over 18

Nov. 25, 2021 08:18 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark has joined other European nations in offering a third COVID-19 vaccination shot to everyone over the age of 18 amid a rise in coronavirus cases. The Danish Health Authority said Thursday the “decline in immunity is also happening for...

Danish journalist union advises against travel to Qatar

Nov. 25, 2021 04:19 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark’s Union of Journalists is urging all Danish journalists not to travel to Qatar to cover next year's World Cup, saying the Arab country cannot be trusted. “I do not trust Qatar," said Allan Boye Thulstrup, the union’s deputy...

Sweden's first female prime minister quits hours later

Nov. 24, 2021 12:39 PM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Hours after being tapped as Sweden’s first female prime minister, Magdalena Andersson resigned Wednesday after suffering a budget defeat in parliament and her coalition partner the Greens left the two-party minority government. The...

Hours after being tapped as Sweden's first female prime minister, Magdalena Andersson resigns after budget defeat

Nov. 24, 2021 12:03 PM EST
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Hours after being tapped as Sweden's first female prime minister, Magdalena Andersson resigns after budget defeat.

Denmark seeks support to reintroduce face mask use

Nov. 24, 2021 11:23 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark's government said Wednesday it would seek support in parliament to reintroduce mandates for wearing face masks in public places amid a rise in coronavirus cases, officials said Wednesday. The new regulation would cover public...

Sweden offers COVID-19 booster shot to those ages 18 to 65

Nov. 24, 2021 05:57 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden recommended Wednesday that everyone between the ages of 18 and 65 should get a booster shot against COVID-19 six months after having received the second jab. Social Affairs Minister Lena Hallengren said about 7 million people in Sweden,...

Sweden’s parliament approves country’s first female prime minister

Nov. 24, 2021 04:11 AM EST
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden’s parliament approves country’s first female prime minister.

WHO Europe warns of possible surge in COVID deaths ahead

Nov. 23, 2021 07:18 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization's Europe office says projections show its 53-country region could face another 700,000 deaths in the coronavirus pandemic by next spring, topping 2 million in total. WHO Europe, which is based in Copenhagen, Denmark, also...

Swedish parliament to vote on new govt despite failed talks

Nov. 22, 2021 09:30 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The speaker of Sweden’s parliament said Monday lawmakers will vote later this week on whether Swedish Finance Minister Magdalena Andersson should become the country’s first female prime minister even though she has not succeeded in securing the support of a...