Sweden charges man in royal jewels heist

Europe 01/17/19, 11:42

A man was charged Thursday with stealing a jeweled crown and two other pieces of Swedish royal treasure from a cathedral where the pieces worth 65 million kronor ($7.2 million) were on display.The objects taken on July 31 during a daring daytime heist - the jeweled crown, another crown and ...

Sweden looks set to end deadlock, keep Lofven as premier

Europe 01/16/19, 05:15

A left-wing party in Sweden says it won't oppose caretaking Prime Minister Stefan Lofven in attempting to form a center-left government after a four-month deadlock to form a coalition.Two center-right parties already have agreed to abstain from voting against Lofven, who then can form a Social Democrat-led minority government, likely ...

Norway police air video in tycoon’s wife abduction case

Europe 01/10/19, 06:40

Norwegian police investigating the believed abduction of millionaire Tom Hagen's wife released Thursday two surveillance videos taken outside the businessman's office on the day she disappeared.Police called for the three people seen in the Oct. 31 video to get in touch. Hagen's 68-year-old wife, Anne-Elisabeth Falkevik Hagen, disappeared that day ...

Norway: Businessman’s wife abducted; ransom demanded

Europe 01/09/19, 06:21

Norway's police said Wednesday the missing wife of one of Norway's richest men has been abducted, and that her suspected kidnappers have demanded a ransom.Chief investigator Tommy Broeske said 68-year-old Anne-Elisabeth Falkevik Hagen has been missing since Oct. 31. Her husband Tom Hagen — a real estate investor and owner ...

Danes ban truck trailers on trains after fatal accident

Europe 01/08/19, 08:09

Denmark has banned truck trailers on trains following last week's deadly accident which saw a high-speed passenger train strike cargo that had fallen off a freight train coming from the opposite direction.The country's transport authority also said it is imposing stricter conditions for freight transport over the Storebaelt rail link, ...

Police: 4 skiers likely dead after avalanche in Norway

World 01/04/19, 08:50

Norwegian police say four skiers who went missing after an avalanche in northern Norway this week have most likely died.Police spokesman Morten Pettersen says "we no longer have any hopes of finding anyone alive." He said a helicopter on Friday picked up two avalanche beacon signals from an area in ...

Denmark train crash victims identified, all 8 are Danes

Europe 01/04/19, 03:44

Police in Denmark say all eight victims of a train crash in the central part of the Scandinavian country have now been identified, adding that all are Danish citizens.Police say the victims —five women and three men who all were passengers — were between 27 and 60 but didn't name ...

Danish train crash toll up to 8 after more bodies found

Europe 01/03/19, 03:27

Danish police say two more bodies have been found in a train crash on a bridge, raising the death toll to eight in Denmark's deadliest railway accident in 30 years.Police say three women and five men were killed in the Wednesday morning accident, and four of them have been identified. ...

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 ...

Norway says murder video from Morocco is likely authentic

Europe 12/21/18, 05:14

A video that allegedly shows the killing of a Scandinavian university student in a remote part of Morocco's Atlas Mountains is likely authentic, Norwegian police said Friday.Norway's National Criminal Investigation Service has been investigating the footage circulating on social media. "There is no concrete evidence indicating the video is not ...

Denmark premier: Morocco tourist killings ‘act of terror’

Europe 12/20/18, 03:44

Denmark's prime minister says the killings of two Scandinavian tourists in Morocco's Atlas Mountains can be considered "politically motivated and thus an act of terror."Lars Loekke Rasmussen said Thursday that "there are still dark forces that want to fight our values" and "we must not give in."He also confirmed the ...

Norway allows cleric to face court in Italy

Europe 12/18/18, 09:25

An Iraqi-born cleric suspected of enticing recruits to fight in Iraq and Syria has been given travel documents to travel to Italy where he faces trial, Norway's justice minister said Tuesday.Justice Minister Tor Mikkel Wara said the Norway-based cleric known as Mullah Krekar will be escorted by Norwegian police to ...

Finnish Christian missionaries held in Malaysia return home

Europe 11/28/18, 11:06

Four Finnish tourists who were arrested in Malaysia last week for distributing Christian materials in public places on a resort island returned to Finland on Wednesday.Timo Valtonen held up a pen — similar to ones inscribed with Bible verses that were seized in Malaysia — as he and three others ...

Outsiders, academy members to pick Nobel Literature winners

World 11/19/18, 10:34

Only half of those who choose the winners of next year's Nobel Prize in literature will be members of the scandal-rocked Swedish Academy that has always previously awarded the prize, the prestigious body said Monday.Two authors, two critics and one translator — all Swedish — will join five members of ...

Whistleblower in Danish banking scandal: Bank ignored me

Europe 11/19/18, 07:39

Denmark's largest bank "deliberately ignored" a warning about a massive money laundering scheme through its Estonian branch, a former employee and whistleblower said Monday.Howard Wilkinson, a British citizen, worked as a trader for Danske Bank's Estonia branch from 2007 to 2014. During that time, he says he wrote four whistleblower ...

Norwegian frigate sinks after it was rammed by tanker

Europe 11/13/18, 07:02

Norway's navy says one of its frigates has almost completely gone under water after an oil tanker rammed into it last week, tearing a large hole in its side.Rear Adm. Nils Andreas Stensoenes, the head of Norway's navy, says several of the wires used to stabilize the KNM Helge Instad ...

Powerful underwater quake off Norwegian Arctic island

Europe 11/09/18, 05:20

A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 struck in the Arctic Ocean Friday, northwest of a largely uninhabited and remote Norwegian island, officials said. No injuries or damage were immediately reported.The Norwegian earthquake center NORSAR says the quake was recorded at 2:49 a.m. in the sea between the ...

Norwegian frigate could sink after being rammed in harbor

World 11/08/18, 05:00

A Norwegian Navy frigate was rammed by a tanker while it was docked in a harbor on the country's west coast Thursday, the military said. The crew of 127 was evacuated amid fears the ship will sink.Seven people on the KNM Helge Instad were slightly injured when the accident occurred ...

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