Articles by Jan M. Olsen

Viking Ship Sets Sail With GPS, Radar and Cell Phones

  • 28 May 07
  • The Associated Press
On the skipper's command, deckhands hauled in tarred ropes to lower the flax sail.

Scandal Is Old Hat for Danish Paper

  • 09 February 06
  • The Associated Press
The Jyllands-Posten daily has generated controversy through much of its 135 years -- but never one quite this global.

Protests Set Denmark Reeling

  • 08 February 06
  • The Associated Press
Its embassies are ablaze, its boycotted industries are losing millions of dollars a day -- and Denmark is reeling with dismay.

Aid Comes Slowly to Kashmir

  • 20 October 05
  • The Associated Press
UNICEF chief Ann Veneman on Wednesday defended the international aid response to earthquake-hit Kashmir, saying reaction had been quick. Veneman praised the relief effort, although hundreds of thousands of people have yet to receive help.

Rebels Say They Can Control Basayev

  • 31 August 05
  • The Associated Press
A senior Chechen rebel representative confirmed Tuesday that Shamil Basayev had rejoined the rebel government, and said the radical warlord would be kept in check by other ministers.

Power Blackout Hits 4 Million Danes

  • 24 September 03
  • The Associated Press
Nearly 4 million people in Denmark and Sweden were without power Tuesday afternoon after a blackout seized Copenhagen and southern Sweden.

Zakayev Pledges to Push for Peace

  • 05 December 02
  • The Associated Press
After his release, Akhmed Zakayev said he would continue to work toward bringing about peace in Chechnya.

Zakayev's Detention Extended

  • 13 November 02
  • The Associated Press
A Danish court has ruled that Chechen rebel envoy Akhmed Zakayev should remain in custody for another two weeks while Denmark decides whether to extradite him to Russia.

Danish Government Set for Election Defeat

  • 21 November 01
  • The Associated Press
Denmark's prime minister and his ruling Social Democrats appeared headed for defeat in national elections Tuesday as the center-right opposition bloc rode an anti-immigration sentiment and calls for a change in leadership to the top of public opinion polls.

Danes Look Forward to Reburial of Tsarina

  • 25 May 01
  • The Associated Press
Distant relatives have expressed new hope that the remains of a Danish-born princess who became the mother of Russia's last tsar will be reburied in St. Petersburg.

Nurse Accused of Killing 22 Patients

Police Detain U.S. Neo-Nazi In Denmark