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Sweden offers 3rd COVID shot to elderly, health care staff

Oct. 27, 2021 09:29 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden, which has stood out among European nations for its comparatively hands-off response to the pandemic, announced Wednesday it will be offering a third vaccine shot to people 65 and over as well as to health care workers and nursing home staff. ...

Virus outlier Sweden passes grim COVID-19 milestone

Oct. 26, 2021 09:40 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden which has stood out among European nations for its comparatively hands-off response to the pandemic, has passed the threshold of 15,000 deaths with COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic, according to official figures released Tuesday. ...

Estonia tightens virus certificate criteria as cases rise

Oct. 25, 2021 09:00 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — People in Estonia no longer can use negative test results to obtain the coronavirus certificates needed to attend sporting events, movie showings, indoor public meetings and other events. As of Monday, only proof of vaccination or having...

46 countries agree to better protect environmental defenders

Oct. 22, 2021 07:47 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Nearly four dozen countries in Europe and central Asia have agreed to improve protections for environmental defenders who voice concerns on issues like the construction of dams, harmful agricultural policies, fallout from oil projects and illegal logging in forests, a U.N....

Woman dies after last month's huge blast in Sweden

Oct. 15, 2021 06:54 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A woman who was among four people seriously injured in a huge building explosion and fire last month that damaged at least 140 apartments has died, Swedish police said Friday. The woman died in the hospital where she was being treated, police...

Norway's prime minister presents his new government

Oct. 14, 2021 08:19 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway’s new center-left Cabinet has taken office after the incoming prime minister presented a center-left minority government Thursday, a day after a deadly bow-and-arrow attack in a small town. Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Stoere, the leader...

Norwegian police: Bow-and-arrow attack suspect is Muslim convert, there had been concerns he had been radicalized

Oct. 14, 2021 04:16 AM EDT
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian police: Bow-and-arrow attack suspect is Muslim convert, there had been concerns he had been radicalized.

Assailant with bow and arrows kills 5 people in Norway

Oct. 14, 2021 01:37 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A man armed with a bow fired arrows at shoppers in a small Norwegian town Wednesday, killing five people before he was arrested, authorities said. The police chief in the community of Kongsberg, near the capital of Oslo, said there was “a...

Police: Five killed in bow-and-arrows attack in town near Norwegian capital of Oslo

Oct. 13, 2021 17:23 PM EDT
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Police: Five killed in bow-and-arrows attack in town near Norwegian capital of Oslo.

Holocaust forum looks at social media's role in antisemitism

Oct. 13, 2021 14:41 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Participants at a Holocaust remembrance conference in Sweden blamed social media Wednesday for contributing to a global rise in antisemitism, while YouTube and Facebook officials pledged to be part of the solution. Government and social media...