Danish daily issues apology over prophet drawing

A Danish newspaper on Friday apologized for offending Muslims by reprinting a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad: Danish daily Politiken said its apology was part of a settlement with a Saudi lawyer representing eight Muslim groups in the Middle East and Australia, but the apology drew strong criticism among Danish media, which previously had stood united in rejecting calls to apologize for 12 Muhammad cartoons that sparked fierce protests in the Muslim world four years ago.