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Taliban to hold meeting in Norway next week

Jan. 21, 2022 09:21 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Taliban delegation plans to travel to Norway next week for talks with the Norwegian government and several allied countries, as well as meetings with civil society activists and human rights defenders from Afghanistan. The Norwegian Foreign Ministry...

Sweden's spy agency probes drones over 3 nuclear plants

Jan. 17, 2022 09:47 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden's domestic security agency said Monday it has taken over the preliminary investigation into drones that last week were seen hovering over or near the country's three nuclear power plants. At first police said there had been drones over two nuclear...

In shadow of pandemic, Danish queen marks 50 years on throne

Jan. 14, 2022 10:36 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark’s Queen Margrethe marked her 50 years on the throne of Europe’s oldest ruling monarchy Friday, with some of the planned festivities postponed for September due to the pandemic. The outbreak, which also stopped public celebrations for the...

Nobel body criticizes Nobel Peace Prize winner Abiy over war

Jan. 13, 2022 14:21 PM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Norwegian Nobel Committee, which awards the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize, on Thursday issued a very rare admonition to the 2019 winner, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, over the war and humanitarian crisis in his country’s Tigray region. “As...

Denmark to offer 4th COVID vaccine shots to special groups

Jan. 13, 2022 08:06 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark will offer fourth coronavirus vaccination shots to risk groups and vulnerable citizens as the pandemic situation in the country has worsened due to the rapid spread of the omicron variant. Danish Health Minister Magnus Heunicke said Wednesday...

Danish PM: Detention of top spy boss won't hurt foreign ties

Jan. 12, 2022 09:16 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark's leader said Wednesday she doesn’t believe the detention of the man who has headed both of Denmark’s spy agencies at different times on suspicion of “disclosing highly classified information from the intelligence services” will harm the service’s...

Danish ex-intelligence head suspected of leaking information

Jan. 11, 2022 07:35 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The man who has headed both of Denmark's intelligence agencies at different times has been detained for over a month on suspicion of “disclosing highly classified information from the intelligence services,” a Danish court has revealed. The revelation...

WHO: 7 million new omicron COVID cases in Europe last week

Jan. 11, 2022 05:52 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — There were more than 7 million new cases of the omicron variant of COVID-19 across Europe in the first week of January, more than doubling in just two weeks, the World Health Organization said. WHO Europe director Dr. Hans Kluge said at a media briefing...

Norway tells conscripts to return underwear after service

Jan. 10, 2022 07:28 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Conscripts in Norway have been ordered to return their underwear, bras and socks after the end of their military service so that the next group of recruits can use them. The Norwegian military said Monday that it is struggling with dwindling supplies, in...

Sweden orders cafes, eateries to close at 11 p.m.

Jan. 10, 2022 07:01 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden’s prime minister, Magdalena Andersson, on Monday ordered cafes, bars and restaurants to close no later than 11 p.m., urged people to work from home when possible and said distance learning was an option in higher education to try to combat rising levels of...