Category Archives: COPENHAGEN, Denmark

Another man charged in theft of royal jewels from church

A Swedish prosecutor says a second man has been charged with grand larceny in connection with last year’s theft of royal funeral artifacts from a cathedral west of Stockholm. Continue reading

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7 kids of Nordic IS couple killed in Syria return to Sweden

The grandfather of seven children of a Swedish-Norwegian couple that had joined the Islamic State group and were killed in Syria says they have returned to Sweden. Continue reading

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Arab activist in Norway details his Saudi work before threat

An Arab activist living in Norway says he’s been given protection by two different Norwegian entities after the CIA informed officials of an unspecified threat against him. Continue reading

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Danish bank in big money laundering scandal taps new CEO

Denmark’s largest bank, which has admitted to massive money laundering at its Estonian subsidiary, has appointed a Dutchman as its new CEO, saying Chris Vogelzang “brings many years of management experience from the financial sector.” Continue reading

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Danish PM calls elections to renew parliament in June

Danish Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen says elections to renew Denmark’s 179-seat parliament will be held June 5 as his three-party governing coalition appears to be behind in opinion polls. Continue reading

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Enigmatic Beluga whale off Norway staying near humans

A beluga whale found in Arctic Norway wearing a harness that suggests links to Russia appears to be enjoying staying near humans. Continue reading

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SAS cancels more flights as labor talks resume with pilots

Scandinavian Airlines is cancelling another 280 flights across the Nordic region through Thursday afternoon (1200 GMT), affecting 20,000 more passengers, due to a pilots’ strike. Continue reading

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Enigmatic Beluga whale lets people pet it in Artic Norway

A beluga whale found in Arctic Norway with a tight harness that is believed to have links to a military facility in Russia is so tame that residents can pet the mammal on its nose. Continue reading

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Charity: Iraq excludes 45,000 children born under IS rule

An international charity says an estimated 45,000 children in Iraq who were born under the rule of the Islamic State group are being excluded from society because the government denies them documentation and ID papers. Continue reading

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Nationalist party enters Estonia’s government

The father-and-son leaders of a divisive anti-immigrant party have been appointed Estonia’s interior and finance minister. Continue reading

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Danish lawmaker: euroskeptic EU alliance can have influence

A senior member of a Danish anti-immigration populist party says he hopes a new right-wing alliance “can have real influence on European policy for the first time ever” before next month’s European Parliament elections. Continue reading

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Denmark: companies receive ‘hazardous’ powder in letters

Danish police are investigating a number of letters containing an unidentified powder and threats that were sent from Belgium to several food processing companies in Denmark. Continue reading

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Finns say Portuguese aircraft violated its airspace

Finland’s defense ministry says a Portuguese surveillance aircraft is suspected of having violated the Nordic country’s airspace. Continue reading

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