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6 die in Denmark's worst train accident since 1988

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Six passengers were killed when a Danish train sustained damage while crossing a bridge that was closed to cars because of high wind Wednesday, and authorities investigated if falling cargo from a freight train caused...

 

Another member quits body that awards Nobel literature prize

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A member of the academy that awards the Nobel Prize in Literature said Wednesday she is leaving the body, the latest person to quit amid sex abuse and financial crimes scandals at the exclusive group. Jayne Svenungsson...

 

Thieves steal Swedish royal jewels, escape by speedboat

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Thieves carrying out a daring daytime robbery smashed a security case at a cathedral in Sweden and stole gold and jewel-encrusted crowns from the early 1600s before hopping on bicycles and escaping via a nearby lake,...

 

Sweden charges man at center of Nobel scandal

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The man at the center of a sex-abuse and financial crimes scandal that is tarnishing the academy which awards the Nobel Prize in Literature, was Tuesday charged with two counts of rape of a woman in 2011. Swedish...

 

No Nobel literature prize this year but 2 prizes in 2019

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Following weeks of internal bickering, sex-abuse allegations and a financial investigation by police, the body that hands out the prestigious Nobel Prize in Literature announced Friday that no prize will be awarded this...

 

Dane convicted of killing, dismembering journalist on sub

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A self-taught Danish engineer was convicted of murder Wednesday for luring a Swedish journalist on to his homemade submarine, then torturing and killing her before dismembering her body and dumping it at sea in a...

 

Sweden, North Korea end 3 days of talks on security issues

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden's foreign minister concluded three days of talks Saturday with her North Korean counterpart, saying they discussed the "opportunities and challenges for continued diplomatic efforts to reach a peaceful solution" to the...

 

North Korean minister in 'constructive' talks in Sweden

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden's foreign minister held what she called "good and constructive" talks with her North Korean counterpart on Friday amid growing speculation about a possible meeting in the Scandinavian country between President Donald Trump...

 

Danish inventor denies killing journalist at murder trial

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Danish inventor accused of torturing and killing Swedish journalist Kim Wall during a private submarine trip before dismembering her body strongly denied killing her, asserting at his trial Thursday that she died acci...

 

Danish man charged with killing reporter on his submarine

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Inventor Peter Madsen was charged Tuesday with killing Swedish journalist Kim Wall during a trip on his private submarine, with prosecutors saying he either cut her throat or strangled her before dismembering her body...

 

Bread made of insects to be sold in Finnish supermarkets

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — One of Finland's largest food companies is selling what it claims to be a first: insect bread. Markus Hellstrom, head of the Fazer group's bakery division, said Thursday that one loaf contains about 70 dried house...

 

Finns want to look for remains of Arctic meteorite

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The remains of a blazing meteorite that lit up the dark skies of the Arctic last week are believed scattered near a lake in northern Finland, amateur Finnish astronomers said Wednesday. The Ursa astronomical association...

 

100 full moons: Blazing fireball lights up Arctic sky

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A blazing fireball lit up the dark skies of Arctic Finland for five seconds, giving off what scientists said was "the glow of 100 full moons" and igniting hurried attempts to find the reported meteorite. Finnish experts...

 

Crashed Russian helicopter raised from its Arctic seabed

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Russian helicopter was raised Saturday from the seabed where it had crashed last month off Norway's Arctic Svalbard archipelago with eight people on board. Norway's Accident Investigation Board says none of the missing...

 

Danish police find severed head in Kim Wall submarine case

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish divers found the decapitated head, legs and clothes of a Swedish journalist who was killed after going on a trip with an inventor on his submarine, police said Saturday. The body parts and clothing were found...

 

3 share 'Alternative Nobel,' US lawyer gets honorary award

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The "Alternative Nobel" was given to four people Tuesday for their "courageous work" in human rights, public health and good governance. The prize foundation announced the 2017 winners as Indian human rights lawyer Colin...

 

Swedish journalist's torso found in submarine death mystery

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Journalist Kim Wall had reported on conflicts, crises and natural disasters around the world. Earlier this month, she set out to sea from laid-back Copenhagen for a story about an eccentric Danish inventor and his...

 

Amateur Danish sub sinks, inventor held on murder charge

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The owner of an amateur-built submarine was arrested on suspicion of murder Friday after his vessel sank off Denmark's coast and a journalist who had joined him for what was supposed to be a short voyage was reported...

 

Global cyberattack seems intent on havoc, not extortion

PARIS (AP) — A cyberattack that caused indiscriminate economic damage around the world was apparently designed to create maximum havoc in Russia's neighbor and adversary Ukraine, security researchers said. While the rogue software used in the...

 

Danes see Russia as a 'leader' with 'advanced capabilities'

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark's cybersecurity agency sees Russia as "a leader" when it comes to hacking, saying that the country has for "a long time invested intensively in its cyber capabilities." The Danish position is similar to that...

 

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