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UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 19, 2019, 10:47 a.m.

Danish PM: Trump’s idea of buying Greenland is ‘absurd’

Greenland is not for sale and U.S. President Donald Trump’s idea of buying the semi-autonomous Danish territory in the Arctic from Denmark is “an absurd discussion,” Denmark’s prime minister said.

Trump confirms he’s interested in buying Greenland

President Donald Trump confirmed Sunday that he has asked his administration to explore the possibility of buying Greenland, opining that “essentially, it’s a large real estate deal.”

White-hot Refshaleoen: Meet the trendiest neighborhood in Europe you didn’t know

I discovered the true meaning of hygge at La Banchina, a 16-seat farm-to-table pescatarian restaurant overlooking Copenhagen Harbor. Some in today’s lunch crowd are frolicking in the sea despite the …

Germany’s Merkel sits for anthems after shaking episodes

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the visiting Danish prime minister sat through their countries’ national anthems at a ceremony in Berlin Thursday, a day after Merkel shook as she stood …

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 28, 2019, 1:28 p.m.

Denmark builds barrier to keep out German swine in hopes of stopping spread of disease

Denmark has won praise from Sen. Bernie Sanders and other left-wing politicians for its socialist policies. Its latest project, however, seems like it could have come straight from the playbook …

Police: Six people killed in train accident in Denmark

A Danish passenger train apparently hit falling cargo from a passing freight train Wednesday, an accident that killed six people and injured 16 others as it crossed a bridge linking …

The military draft is making a comeback in Europe

For many young Europeans, a post-high-school “gap year” has become a rite of passage, with many enjoying a year to travel the world and celebrate their newfound freedom. But a …

UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 6, 2018, 7:50 p.m.

Center Jacob Larsen leaves Gonzaga basketball team to focus on school

Jacob Larsen is no longer on the Gonzaga men’s basketball team. Larsen, who saw limited minutes last season as a redshirt freshman, has decided to quit playing basketball and will …

Former Gonzaga wing Jordan Mathews signs with pro team in Denmark

Jordan Mathews’ professional basketball career is taking him overseas.

Danijel Subasic saves 3 in shootout, Croatia advances at World Cup

In the second straight shootout of the tournament, the Croats advanced to the quarterfinals on Sunday with a 3-2 victory over Denmark on penalties following a 1-1 draw in Nizhny …

Draws that help both teams may become more common

Fans booed as Denmark, France battled with backpasses, content with a draw that advanced both teams and eliminated Australia. World Cup group-stage finales have been played simultaneously since West Germany …

UPDATED: Tue., June 26, 2018, 1:04 p.m.

Denmark advances at World Cup in drab 0-0 draw with France

A game neither France nor Denmark needed to win produced the World Cup’s first 0-0 draw amid boos and whistles from fans at Luzhniki Stadium. The slow-paced game ensured already-qualified …

Christian Eriksen scores his 1st goal in Russia, but Denmark draws

Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen scored his first goal of the World Cup in the opening minutes against Australia but ultimately the Danes settled for a 1-1 draw. It was the …

UPDATED: Thu., June 21, 2018, 10:18 a.m.

Australia gets crucial 1-1 draw with Denmark at World Cup

Mile Jedinak’s penalty kick gave Australia a 1-1 draw against Denmark and new life at the World Cup. Christian Eriksen scored in the opening minutes for Denmark. But Jussuf Poulsen’s …

UPDATED: Sat., June 16, 2018, 2:06 p.m.

Kasper Schmeichel, Yussuf Poulsen lift Denmark over Peru 1-0 at World Cup

Kasper Schmeichel’s slew of saves made Yussuf Poulsen’s opportunistic second-half goal stand up in a 1-0 victory over Peru on Saturday at the World Cup.

Denmark joins some European nations in banning burqa, niqab

Denmark joined some other European countries in deciding Thursday to ban garments that cover the face, including Islamic veils such as the niqab or burqa.

UPDATED: Wed., April 25, 2018, 2:45 p.m.

Danish submarine inventor convicted of reporter’s murder, gets life

A self-taught Danish engineer was convicted of murder Wednesday for luring a Swedish journalist on to his homemade submarine, then torturing and killing her before dismembering her body and dumping …

Spain to seek Catalan politician’s arrest on Denmark visit

The office of Spain’s state prosecutor said Sunday it will move to reissue a European arrest warrant for the fugitive former leader of Catalonia if he leaves Belgium and enters …

Catalan ex-president to risk arrest, travel to Denmark

Catalonia’s former president, a fugitive sought by Spain over a foiled secession bid, will travel to Denmark next week for a university debate despite the possible risk of arrest, officials …

Danish police find arm at sea, link it to submarine case

An arm has been found in the sea south of the Danish capital, close to where investigators have been searching for the body parts of a Swedish journalist who went …

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 10:18 a.m.

Sweet Lego dreams: Toy maker offers sleepover in new ‘house’

Lego is having a sleepover at its newly opened Lego House in Denmark.

Danish police says submarine inventor won’t talk anymore

Danish submarine inventor Peter Madsen, suspected in the death of a Swedish journalist whose torso, decapitated head, legs and clothes were found in the sea off Copenhagen, won’t talk with …

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 6, 2017, 4:09 p.m.

Ex-Zag Kyle Dranginis earns player of week honors in Germany

Former Gonzaga Bulldog wing Kyle Dranginis, who plays for Romerstrom Gladiators Trier in Germany’s Pro A League, averaged 30 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists to earn player of the …

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 4:45 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Jacob Larsen cleared to practice

Gonzaga redshirt freshman center Jacob Larsen has been cleared to practice without restriction.

Swedish journalist’s torso found in submarine death mystery

Journalist Kim Wall had reported on conflicts, crises and natural disasters around the world. Earlier this month, she set out to sea from laid-back Copenhagen for a story about an …

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 3:26 p.m.

Finnish police shoot man who stabs 8 people in Turku; 2 dead

A man stabbed eight people Friday in Finland’s western city of Turku, killing two of them, before police shot him in the thigh and detained him, police said. Authorities were …

Ex-Zag Dranginis heading to Germany after all-league season in Denmark

Former Zag Kyle Dranginis has picked up an award and a new address.

Ex-Zag Kyle Dranginis named player of month in Denmark

Former Gonzaga Bulldog Kyle Dranginis is having a strong first season with SISU Copenhagen, a professional team in Denmark.

Denmark files charges against Uber over ‘illegal’ business

Danish prosecutors have filed charges against Uber’s European regional hub in the Netherlands with “helping to commit illegalities.”

Denmark urged to clean up U.S. military waste in Greenland

Greenland is calling on Denmark to clean up an abandoned under-ice missile project and other U.S. military installations left to rust in the pristine landscape after the Cold War.