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Dane cleared of crimes, said to have 'sexsomnia'

Wed, 10 Apr 2013 15:31:32 +0000

A Danish man has been acquitted of molesting two 17-year-old girls after he was found to suffer from a rare sleep disorder known as "sexsomnia."



Danish teachers locked out after talks fail

Tue, 2 Apr 2013 16:22:39 +0000

Tens of thousands of Danish teachers were locked out of schools on Tuesday after negotiations with municipal authorities over weekly work hours failed to produce an agreement.



Greenland 'reluctant' on new offshore drilling

Wed, 27 Mar 2013 16:55:25 +0000

Greenland's new government said Wednesday it doesn't plan to issue any new licenses for offshore oil exploration, an announcement that was welcomed by environmentalists who oppose drilling in Arctic waters.

FILE - A March 13, 2013 file photo of Greenland Party Siumut's President Aleqa Hammond, in Nuuk, Greenland. A center party that gained the most seats in parliamentary elections two weeks ago has formed a governing coalition that has vowed to get rid of a zero-tolerance policy on mining and selling of radioactive minerals, including uranium. The centrist Siumut party has teamed up with market-oriented Atassut and populistic Partii Inuit. In all, they have 18 seats — two above the 16-seat majority threshold. Siumut leader Aleqa Hammond, Greenland’s first female premier said Tuesday, March 26, 2013, the ban will be abolished, adding it “will be contingent upon securing public health, nature and environment from risks.” (AP Photo/Polfoto/Jacob Ehrbahn, file) DENMARK OUT

FILE - A March 9, 2013 file photo of Greenland Party Siumut's President Aleqa Hammond, in Nuuk, Greenland. A center party that gained the most seats in parliamentary elections two weeks ago has formed a governing coalition that has vowed to get rid of a zero-tolerance policy on mining and selling of radioactive minerals, including uranium. The centrist Siumut party has teamed up with market-oriented Atassut and populistic Partii Inuit. In all, they have 18 seats — two above the 16-seat majority threshold. Siumut leader Aleqa Hammond, Greenland’s first female premier said Tuesday, March 26, 2013, the ban will be abolished, adding it “will be contingent upon securing public health, nature and environment from risks.” (AP Photo/Polfoto/Jacob Ehrbahn, file) DENMARK OUT


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Denmark court convicts brothers of terror training

Mon, 25 Mar 2013 13:48:21 +0000

Two Danish brothers of Somali origin have been sentenced to three and a half years in prison each for the older brother's participation in a training camp run by al-Qaida-linked militants in Somalia.



Danes pull out soldiers from Afghanistan in August

Tue, 19 Mar 2013 00:44:23 +0000

Denmark says it will end combat operations in the NATO-led mission in Afghanistan in August, about six months earlier than planned because the expected timetable for local troops to take over security has been pushed forward.



Catholic organization loses Danish card game case

Fri, 15 Mar 2013 13:14:59 +0000

A Danish court has ruled against Opus Dei in its suit against a Danish publisher for alleged trademark violations in a card game that uses the name of the Roman Catholic organization.



Mining proponents win Greenland election

Mon, 11 Mar 2013 09:51:58 +0000

Greenland is poised to get its first female prime minister after a centrist party that supports tapping the Arctic island's vast mineral wealth, including uranium, won national elections, a complete vote count showed Wednesday.

FILE - This Aug. 13, 2012 file photo shows the housing area Qinngorput in Nuuk, Greenland. Greenland’s underground wealth is at the forefront of the Arctic island’s parliamentary election on Tuesday, March 12, 2013, amid worries over a potential influx of Chinese labor and the environmental consequences of mining. (AP Photo/POLFOTO, Per Folkver, File) DENMARK OUT

FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2009 file photo, people inside the gold mine in Nulanaq mountain Greenland. Greenland’s underground wealth is at the forefront of the Arctic island’s parliamentary election on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 amid worries over a potential influx of Chinese labor and the environmental consequences of mining. (AP Photo/Polfoto, Joachim Adrian, File) DENMARK OUT

Aleqa Hammond from Siumut casting her vote during the general election, in Nuuk, Greenland Tuesday, March 12, 2013. Voting stations opened in Greenland to elect the semi-autonomous nation's 31-seat Parliament amid a strategic debate over how to handle potentially vast underground mineral wealth. Left-leaning Premier Kuupik Kleist wants to maintain a zero-tolerance policy on mining radioactive minerals, a byproduct of extracting rare earth metals, while challenger Aleqa Hammond — potentially Greenland's first female head of government — is prepared to tap them.(AP Photo/Polfoto, Sermitsiaq, Leiff Josefsen) DENMARK OUT

Youths walk past placards depicting candidates for the general election, in Nuuk, Greenland, Tuesday, March 12, 2013. Greenlanders are voting to elect the semi-autonomous nation's 31-seat Parliament amid a strategic debate over how to handle potentially vast underground mineral wealth. (AP Photo/Polfoto, Leiff Josefsen) DENMARK OUT

Greenland's Prime Minister Kuupik Kleist casts his ballot for the general election, in Nuuk, Greenland, Tuesday, March 12, 2013. Greenlanders are voting to elect the semi-autonomous nation's 31-seat Parliament amid a strategic debate over how to handle potentially vast underground mineral wealth. (AP Photo/Polfoto, Leiff Josefsen) DENMARK OUT


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Denmark's TV2 used computer game image for report

Sun, 10 Mar 2013 13:41:48 +0000

A Danish television channel has admitted it mistakenly used an image from a computer game to illustrate a news report about Syria.



Officials: Michelin eatery in Denmark sickens 63

Fri, 8 Mar 2013 14:52:48 +0000

Danish food safety officials ordered a cleanup and better food handling at Noma, one of the world's top restaurants, after more than 60 people fell ill with viral gastroenteritis from eating at the two-star Michelin eatery that has also hit top spot t

FILE – This is a March 14, 2012 file photo of Danish restaurant Noma in Copenhagen. More than 60 customers who dined at Noma one of the world's top restaurants in Denmark say they got viral gastroenteritis from eating there last month. The local food authority says it ordered a cleanup and safer handling of food at Noma, which has two Michelin stars and is a three-time winner of the world's top restaurant in S. Pellegrino World's 50 Best Restaurants list. (AP Photo/POLFOTO, Jens Dresling, file) DENMARK OUT.


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Moller-Maersk sees Q4 earnings hit nearly $1BN

Fri, 22 Feb 2013 11:30:20 +0000

Denmark's shipping and oil group A.P. Moller-Maersk says its fourth-quarter earnings reached 5.5 billion kroner ($975 million) thanks to improved rates and unit costs in its container unit, which is the world's largest.



Lego sales soar on demand for new girls' series

Thu, 21 Feb 2013 11:15:06 +0000

Lego's sales soared 25 percent last year thanks in part to its new series of building blocks designed for girls.



Danish police find cocaine on North Sea shores

Fri, 15 Feb 2013 13:12:51 +0000

Danish police say "a considerable amount" of cocaine has washed ashore along the Scandinavian country's North Sea coast but they will not release details due to an ongoing European investigation.



Danish queen skips Chile trip due to back problems

Sat, 9 Feb 2013 11:06:35 +0000

The royal palace says Denmark's 72-year-old Queen Margrethe has canceled next month's trip to Chile due to osteoarthritis in her back.



Clarification: Denmark-Shooting story

Tue, 5 Feb 2013 13:22:26 +0000

In a Feb. 5 story about a shooting incident in Denmark, The Associated Press reported that the writer who was targeted, Lars Hedegaard, was convicted of hate speech in 2011 and fined 5,000 kroner ($1,000). The story failed to mention that Hedegaard appeal

Danish police attend the crime scene after a shooting incident, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, in Copenhagen, Denmark. The Danish writer and prominent Islam critic, Lars Hedegaard, survived an attempted assassination Tuesday at his home in Copenhagen, the advocacy group Danish Free Press Society, that he heads said Tuesday. No injuries are reported. (AP Photo/Jens Dresling, POLFOTO) DENMARK OUT

Danish police search the scene after a shooting incident, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, in Copenhagen, Denmark. The Danish writer and prominent Islam critic, Lars Hedegaard, survived an attempted assassination Tuesday at his home in Copenhagen, the advocacy group Danish Free Press Society, that he heads said Tuesday. No injuries are reported. (AP Photo/Jens Dresling, POLFOTO) DENMARK OUT


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Denmark school sentenced for fatal boat accident

Fri, 1 Feb 2013 17:29:05 +0000

A Danish boarding school has been fined 250,000 kroner ($45,500) and its principal given a suspended 60-day prison sentence for a tragic rowing trip for teenagers in which a teacher drowned.



Danish Novo Nordisk profit surges

Thu, 31 Jan 2013 10:35:34 +0000

Danish pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk A/S on Thursday reported a 23 percent growth in fourth-quarter net profit on strong sales of diabetic drugs and gave a positive outlook as regulators worldwide begin to approve its latest range of insulin product



AP Interview: Dane's life as a spy inside al-Qaida

Sat, 12 Jan 2013 23:02:29 +0000

After converting to Islam, a former member of a Danish motorcycle gang travels to Yemen to study the Quran and soon comes in contact with radical preachers waging holy war against the West.

Morten Storm, the Dane who claims he works as undercover agent among radical Muslims poses for a photo in Copenhagen on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013. Storm, 37, claims in a new book and an interview with The Associated Press that he worked for six years as an informant for the CIA, Britain's MI5 and MI6 and Denmark's security service, PET. (AP Photo/ Johnny Frederiksen)

Morten Storm, the Dane who claims he works as undercover agent among radical Muslims poses for a photo in Copenhagen on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013. Storm, 37, claims in a new book and an interview with The Associated Press that he worked for six years as an informant for the CIA, Britain's MI5 and MI6 and Denmark's security service, PET. (AP Photo/ Johnny Frederiksen)


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1 dead, 2 wounded in Danish harbor shootout

Mon, 7 Jan 2013 11:02:21 +0000

Danish police killed an alleged drug smuggler and wounded another in the country's far north as it tried to intercept a large shipment of marijuana aboard a boat, the force said Monday.

A police officer examines a boat after a shooting in Aalbaek, northern Denmark, Monday, Jan. 7 2013. Danish police say one man was killed and another suspect wounded in a shootout after police attempted to search a boat that they said was carrying a large haul of marijuana. Such shootouts are extremely rare in Denmark. Police spokesman Thomas Kristensen says one policeman was also wounded in the operation in Aalbaek harbor, located in northern Denmark, and one other suspect was apprehended. (AP Photo/Rene Schutze/Polfoto) DENMARK OUT

Danish police take the boat ashore for examination after a shooting in Aalbaek, northern Denmark, Monday, Jan. 7 2013. Danish police say one man was killed and another suspect wounded in a shootout after police attempted to search the boat that they said was carrying a large haul of marijuana. Such shootouts are extremely rare in Denmark. Police spokesman Thomas Kristensen says one policeman was also wounded in the operation in Aalbaek harbor, located in northern Denmark, and one other suspect was apprehended.(AP Photo/Soren Schnoor/POLFOTO) DENMARK OUT

A police officer examines the boat after the shooting in Aalbaek, northern Denmark, Monday, Jan. 7 2013. Danish police say one man was killed and another suspect wounded in a shootout after police attempted to search a boat that they said was carrying a large haul of marijuana. Such shootouts are extremely rare in Denmark. Police spokesman Thomas Kristensen says one policeman was also wounded in the operation in Aalbaek harbor, located in northern Denmark, and one other suspect was apprehended. (AP Photo/Rene Schutze/POLFOTO) DENMARK OUT


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Danish soldier killed in Afghanistan

Thu, 3 Jan 2013 08:36:05 +0000

An elite Danish soldier has been killed in southern Afghanistan by an explosive device, military officials said Thursday.



Danish historian finds unknown Andersen fairy tale

Thu, 13 Dec 2012 22:41:51 +0000

A Danish historian says he has discovered a copy of what is believed to be a previously unknown fairy tale written by Hans Christian Andersen. Esben Brage says he found the six-page text in early October while searching in the National Archives through


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New-found tale could be Hans Christian Andersen's

Thu, 13 Dec 2012 10:11:51 +0000

For years, the somber fairy tale about a lonely candle that wanted to be lit dwelt in oblivion at the bottom of a box in Denmark's National Archives. Its recent discovery has sent ripples through the literary world because it is believed to be one of

A newly found manuscript of a fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen which has been located in Odense, pictured in the State Archives in Copenhagen, Denmark Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012. The story of ‘The Tallow Candle’ might have been written about 1823, when he was 18 year old. (AP Photo/POLFOTO, Martin Bubandt) DENMARK OUT

A newly found manuscript of a fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen which has been located in Odense, pictured in the State Archives in Copenhagen, Denmark Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012. The story of ‘The Tallow Candle’ might have been written about 1823, when he was 18 year old. (AP Photo/POLFOTO, Martin Bubandt) DENMARK OUT

A newly found manuscript of a fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen which has been located in Odense, pictured in the State Archives in Copenhagen, Denmark Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012. The story of ‘The Tallow Candle’ might have been written about 1823, when he was 18 year old. (AP Photo/POLFOTO, Martin Bubandt) DENMARK OUT


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Correction: Faeroe Islands-Murder story

Tue, 4 Dec 2012 15:00:09 +0000

In a Dec. 4 story about a rare murder case on the remote Faeroe Islands, The Associated Press, relying on information from a defense attorney, misspelled the name and gave the incorrect age for the defendant. His name is Milan Konovrat, aged 33, not Milan

FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2012, file photo, the people of the village Runavik on the Faroe Islands, gather in front of the murder victim Danjal Petur Hansen's house in his memory.Croatian man Milan Konovat has been found guilty of murder in the first homicide case on the remote Faeroe Islands in nearly a quarter century. The case was unique given that the body was never found, though a pillow and a frying pan with the victim's blood were discovered in the home of Milan Konovat, a 32-year-old who worked in the local fishing industry and had an affair with the victim's estranged wife.The victim, Danjal Petur Hansen, was last seen in November 2011. Police believe his body might have been thrown off a cliff. (AP Photo/Polfoto/Socialurin, File) DENMARK OUT

FILE - In this June. 19, 2008, file photo, of the murdered man, Dánjal Petur Hansen . Croatian man Milan Konovat has been found guilty of murder in the first homicide case on the remote Faeroe Islands in nearly a quarter century. The case was unique given that the body was never found, though a pillow and a frying pan with the victim's blood were discovered in the home of Milan Konovat, a 32-year-old who worked in the local fishing industry and had an affair with the victim's estranged wife.The victim, Danjal Petur Hansen, was last seen in November 2011. Police believe his body might have been thrown off a cliff. (AP Photo/Polfoto/Socialurin, File) DENMARK OUT

FILE - In this June. 13, 2000, file photo, of the village where the murder of Danjal Petur Hansen, was committed Runavik on the Faroe Islands. Croatian man Milan Konovat has been found guilty of murder in the first homicide case on the remote Faeroe Islands in nearly a quarter century. The case was unique given that the body was never found, though a pillow and a frying pan with the victim's blood were discovered in the home of Milan Konovat, a 32-year-old who worked in the local fishing industry and had an affair with the victim's estranged wife.The victim, Danjal Petur Hansen, was last seen in November 2011. Police believe his body might have been thrown off a cliff. (AP Photo/Polfoto/Kim Agersten, File) DENMARK OUT


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Danish theater cancels Amy Winehouse play

Mon, 26 Nov 2012 11:28:35 +0000

A play about Amy Winehouse that was to premiere in Denmark in January has been canceled after the late British singer's family blocked its use of her music and photos.



Catholic organization sues Danish game maker

Wed, 21 Nov 2012 16:54:55 +0000

Opus Dei, the elite and powerful organization within the Roman Catholic Church, is suing a Danish publisher for alleged trademark violations involving a card game titled "Opus Dei. Existence After Religion."

Mark Rees-Andersen of Dema Games, arrives at Maritime and Commercial Court, in Copenhagen on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. A conservative Catholic movement is suing a Danish game publisher for alleged trademark violations involving a card game called "Opus Dei. Existence After Religion." Opus Dei spokeswoman Joanna Engstedt says Dema Games has no rights to the use the name, which in Latin means "work of God." Opus Dei is a philosophy-themed, strategy-based card game. (AP Photo/Polfoto, Jens Dresling) DENMARK OUT

Mark Rees-Andersen of Dema Games, arrives at Maritime and Commercial Court, in Copenhagen on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. A conservative Catholic movement is suing a Danish game publisher for alleged trademark violations involving a card game called "Opus Dei. Existence After Religion." Opus Dei spokeswoman Joanna Engstedt says Dema Games has no rights to the use the name, which in Latin means "work of God." Opus Dei is a philosophy-themed, strategy-based card game. (AP Photo/Polfoto, Jens Dresling) DENMARK OUT


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Danes to buy Sikorsky combat helicopters

Wed, 21 Nov 2012 14:48:46 +0000

Denmark's Defense Ministry says it will purchase nine Sikorsky Sea Hawk naval combat helicopters for 4 billion kroner ($686 million).