Scandinavian Airlines strike affects 72,000 travelers

Europe 04/26/19, 04:30

Pilots for Scandinavian Airlines on Friday launched an open-ended strike following the collapse of pay negotiations, forcing the company to cancel virtually all its flights — 673 of them, affecting 72,000 passengers.The Stockholm-based carrier said talks on a new collective bargaining agreement with the SAS Pilot Group, which represents 95% ...

Danish queen to open new zoo enclosure for Chinese pandas

Europe 04/10/19, 03:06

Denmark's Queen Margrethe is opening a new enclosure at Copenhagen zoo for two freshly arrived occupants: a pair of pandas on loan from China as the Scandinavian nation becomes part of Beijing's so-called "panda diplomacy."The Chinese Ambassador to Denmark, Deng Ying, called male Zing Er and female Mao Sun "national ...

2 Chinese pandas arrive in Denmark

Europe 04/05/19, 03:30

Two pandas have arrived at Copenhagen Zoo from China.The animal park's vice director Bengt Holst says male Zing Er and female Mao Sun were doing fine, adding it was "his greatest moment in his 36 years" with the zoo.The pandas, from China's southwestern city of Chengdu, arrived Thursday evening in ...

2021 Tour de France race to start in Denmark

Sports 02/21/19, 06:19

The Tour de France will start in Denmark in 2021, beginning with a ride in Copenhagen followed by two more stages around the country.The opening stage on July 2 will be a 13-kilometer flat run around the capital."It is an honor to have the grand depart in Copenhagen," race director ...

Shares in world’s top shipping firm sink on US tariffs risk

Business 02/21/19, 05:59

Shares in the world's biggest shipping company, Denmark's A.P. Moller-Maersk, plunged Thursday after it warned of the commercial damage it would suffer from a U.S. escalation in the trade war with China.The company reported a fourth quarter loss of $34 million, from a $32 million profit a year earlier. Revenue ...

Danes test out ski slope on top of incineration plant

Europe 02/12/19, 10:20

The Alps it's not. But Danish skiers and snowboarders are testing out an artificial ski slope above an incineration plant that doesn't emit toxins and rises 85 meters (279 feet) above the flat landscape of Copenhagen.The lower half of the slope at the Amager Resource Center opened to the public ...

Michael Jackson wax statue removed by Danish mall

Entertainment 02/11/19, 11:31

Denmark's oldest shopping mall has removed a wax statue of Michael Jackson out of fears it could offend customers and may be vandalized because of accusations that the late pop star molested boys.Charlotte Andersen, marketing manager for the Roedovre Centrum mall in suburban Copenhagen, told Denmark's TV2 broadcaster that they ...

Danes erect fence on German border to stop swine fever

Europe 01/28/19, 07:06

Denmark has begun erecting a 70-kilometer (43.4-mile) fence along the German border to keep out wild boars in an attempt to prevent the spread of African swine fever, which could jeopardize the country's valuable pork industry.Work on the fence, which will be up to 1.5 meters (5 feet) tall, began ...

6 reportedly killed in Danish bridge train accident

Europe 01/02/19, 05:11

Six people were killed in a train accident early Wednesday on a Danish bridge linking the central islands of Zealand and Funen, according to the rail operator. Authorities said several others were injured.Danish Railways told Denmark's TV2 that the six were passengers on a train from the city of Odense, ...

Update: Danish Railways say 6 killed in train accident

Europe 01/02/19, 04:52

The Latest on the train accident in Denmark (all times local):10:50 a.m.A Danish rail operator says six people were killed in a train accident on a bridge linking central Denmark's islands.Danish Railways told Denmark's TV2 that the victims were passengers on a train going from the city of Odense to ...

Iran summons Danish envoy over alleged deadly Tehran plot

World 10/31/18, 13:39

Iran on Wednesday summoned the Danish ambassador to Tehran over Copenhagen's allegations about an Iranian plot to kill an opposition activist in Denmark, the official IRNA news agency reported.Iran expressed a "strong protest" to Ambassador Danny Annan over what it described as the Danish officials' "hasty, political" and "uncalculated actions" ...

Denmark, Israel mark rescue of Danish Jews from Holocaust

Europe 10/11/18, 06:14

Israeli and Danish dignitaries are marking the 75th anniversary of the daring rescue of more than 7,000 Jews from Denmark by boat to neighboring Sweden during World War II.Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and Danish Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen paid tribute to the events of October 1943 on Thursday in ...

Update: Crew of stranded ferry working to fix engine

Europe 10/02/18, 10:45

The Latest on stranded ferry in the Baltic Sea (all times local):4:30 p.m.A spokesman for Russia's Federal Agency for Sea and River Transport says that the crew of a stranded ferry in the Baltic Sea with about 300 people onboard is trying to make one of the ship's malfunctioning engines ...

Police say Copenhagen operation followed alleged threat

Europe 09/29/18, 12:22

Danish police say Friday's massive police operation around Copenhagen that caused traffic chaos was connected with an alleged threat on the lives of "specific individuals."Copenhagen police spokesman Joergen Bergen Skov told reporters on Saturday that the operation was launched after an alert from the Danish security service. He said it ...

Danish capital is cut off due to ‘major’ police operation

Europe 09/28/18, 08:56

Danish police on Friday cut off the eastern island of Zealand, where the capital of Copenhagen sits, from the rest of the country as well as from neighboring Germany and Sweden due to "a major police operation."Bridges from Zealand to the central island of Funen and to neighboring Sweden were ...

Convicted killer of Kim Wall on last day of sentence appeals

Europe 09/26/18, 04:11

Danish submarine inventor Peter Madsen, convicted of torturing and murdering Swedish reporter Kim Wall last year, appeared in court Wednesday on the last day of his appeal against a life sentence.Closing remarks had been adjourned Sept. 14 after a juror collapsed. The hearing resumed Wednesday.Madsen, in a dark blazer, black ...

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