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" ...

NATO chief: Both sides expected to behave despite drills

Europe 10/30/18, 09:01

NATO's secretary-general said Tuesday he is confident that both the Western military alliance and Russia "will act in a respectable way" as the two sides hold drills in the same area in waters off Norway's coast.Jens Stoltenberg said Tuesday as he attended the Trident Juncture war games in his native ...

Europe’s air pollution still exceeds limits, must improve

Europe 10/29/18, 08:02

The European Union's environmental agency says air pollution is slowly improving across the continent but still exceeds the bloc's limits and guidelines from the U.N. health agency.The European Environment Agency on Monday issued its 2018 report on air quality and said emissions from road traffic, agriculture, energy production, industry and ...

Norway hero behind WWII sabotage of Nazi plant dies at 99

Entertainment 10/22/18, 02:08

Norway's prime minister says World War II saboteur Joachim Roenneberg, who headed the four-man team that blew up a plant producing heavy water which Nazi Germany could have used to produce nuclear weapons, is dead at 99.Prime Minister Erna Solberg says Roenneberg was "one of our finest resistance fighters" whose ...

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 ...

Swedish girl Saga pulls out pre-Viking era sword from lake

Entertainment 10/05/18, 08:02

Her name conjures up Old Nordic tales about heroic accomplishments and that's exactly what Saga this summer did when she stumbled on a pre-Viking-era sword in a southern Sweden lake.Saga Vanecek, 8, was helping her father with his boat in the Vidostern lake when she stepped on an 85-centimeter (34-inch) ...

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 ...

Man at center of Nobel Literature scandal convicted of rape

Entertainment 10/01/18, 01:18

The man at the center of a sex-abuse and financial crimes scandal that is tarnishing the academy that awards the Nobel Prize in Literature was convicted of rape and sentenced to two years in prison on Monday.Jean-Claude Arnault, a major cultural figure in Sweden, had faced two counts of rape ...

Group tied to literature prize still under Nobel glare

Entertainment 09/30/18, 03:00

There won't be a Nobel Prize in Literature this year but the Swedish Academy that awards the prestigious prize is still in the limelight.Jean-Claude Arnault, a French citizen who is a major cultural figure in Sweden, is at the center of a sex abuse and financial crimes scandal that has ...

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 ...

Update: Convicted killer of Kim Wall loses appeal

Europe 09/26/18, 09:15

The Latest on the appeal of convicted murderer Peter Madsen (all times local):3 p.m.Danish submarine inventor Peter Madsen, convicted of torturing and murdering Swedish reporter Kim Wall last year, has lost his appeal against his life sentence.The 47-year-old sat quietly as Judge Jan Uffe Rasmussen read the ruling by the ...

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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