Copenhagen vigil for Paris victims draws turnout of 20,000

Nov 16, 2015

Copenhagen vigil for Paris victims draws turnout of 20,000

Up to 20,000 people, among them Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen, gathered for a candlelight vigil at the gates of the French Embassy in Copenhagen Sunday to mourn the victims of the Paris attacks, police said. Denmark too has suffered attacks by radical Islamists. ...

Mar 19, 2015

Police called as Copenhagen protest grounds Ryanair plane

A Ryanair pilot on Wednesday called Danish police as demonstrators kept the budget airline’s first flight from Copenhagen grounded for three hours amid a dispute with staff unions over wages and working conditions. “The Ryanair pilot has asked for police to be called to ...

Feb 17, 2015

Copenhagen gunman's neighborhood no stranger to strife

Every Dane knows of Norrebro, the Copenhagen neighborhood where police shot dead the gunman suspected of carrying out shocking attacks on a synagogue and a cultural center hosting a free speech event. Once blighted by protests as well as gang warfare, the area is ...

Feb 17, 2015

Jewish group fears Copenhagen, Paris attacks start of 'epidemic'

The Nazi-hunting Simon Wiesenthal Center on Monday said it feared the recent attacks against Jews in Copenhagen and Paris could be the start of a “pan-European epidemic” as it called for a Europe-wide conference against anti-Semitism. The prominent Jewish rights group said the shootings ...

Cartoonist sent into hiding after Copenhagen attacks

Feb 17, 2015

Cartoonist sent into hiding after Copenhagen attacks

A Swedish cartoonist believed to have been targeted in one of the Copenhagen shootings over the weekend has been sent into hiding, police said Monday. Lars Vilks — who has faced several death threats since his cartoon portraying the Prophet Muhammad as a dog ...

German city cancels parade over 'Islamist attack' threat

Feb 16, 2015

German city cancels parade over 'Islamist attack' threat

The German city of Braunschweig canceled a planned carnival procession Sunday because of a “specific threat of an Islamist attack,” police said. The event, which was to begin at 1120 GMT, was called off two hours earlier following a tip by “reliable state security ...

Japan strongly condemns shootings in Copenhagen

Feb 16, 2015

Japan strongly condemns shootings in Copenhagen

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida has told his Danish counterpart that the fatal shootings in Copenhagen that targeted people debating free speech deserved “strong condemnation,” the Foreign Ministry said Sunday. “I feel great anger over contemptible terrorist acts attacking the freedom of expression and different ...

Police kill man believed behind two shootings in Copenhagen

Feb 15, 2015

Police kill man believed behind two shootings in Copenhagen

Danish police shot and killed a man early Sunday who likely carried out shooting attacks at a free speech event and a synagogue in Copenhagen that left two people dead. Investigator Joergen Skov told reporters that “nothing at this point suggests there were other ...