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US to open Greenland consulate amid increased interest

Aug. 23, 2019 11:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is planning to open a U.S. consulate in Greenland for the first time in decades amid increased strategic and economic interest in the Danish territory. The State Department says in a letter to Congress that re-establishing a consulate in Nuuk is part of a broader...

Danish leader speaks with Trump amid Greenland dispute

Aug. 23, 2019 11:14 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen has had a phone conversation with U.S. President Donald Trump amid a dispute about Greenland, her office said Friday. Earlier this week, Trump scrapped a visit to Denmark by saying that Frederiksen was "nasty" when she rejected his idea of...

Climate change turns Arctic into strategic, economic hotspot

Aug. 23, 2019 4:32 AM EDT

TASIILAQ, Greenland (AP) — From a helicopter, Greenland's brilliant white ice and dark mountains make the desolation seem to go on forever. And the few people who live here — its whole population wouldn't fill a football stadium — are poor, with a high rate of substance abuse and suicide. One...

Danish ex-PM attacks Trump for comments on defense spending

Aug. 22, 2019 1:25 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A former Danish prime minister on Thursday lashed out at U.S. President Donald Trump for his tweet about military spending, saying defense willingness is not just about the amount of money spent. Lars Loekke Rasmussen's comment is the latest in an escalating spat between the U.S....

The Latest: Trump calls comments by Danish leader 'nasty'

Aug. 21, 2019 9:16 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Latest on U.S. President Donald Trump and his desire to buy the Arctic territory of Greenland (all times local): 10 p.m. President Donald Trump says he scrapped his trip to Denmark because the prime minister made a "nasty" statement when she rejected his idea to buy Greenland...

Greenland fallout: Trump scolds Denmark over rejection

Aug. 21, 2019 6:30 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Escalating an international spat , President Donald Trump said Wednesday he scrapped his trip to Denmark because the prime minister made a "nasty" statement when she rejected his idea to buy Greenland as an absurdity. "You don't talk to the United States that way, at least under...

What makes Greenland so appealing that Trump would want it?

Aug. 21, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to cancel a visit to Denmark next month after his offer to buy Greenland was rejected has thrust this ice-covered semi-autonomous Danish territory into the spotlight . Here's a look at what makes it special. WHERE IS GREENLAND? The world's largest island sits between the...

The Latest: Danish PM standing behind Greenland leader

Aug. 21, 2019 9:53 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Latest on Donald Trump's cancellation of his trip to Denmark (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen says she is standing behind the government head of Greenland, the semi-autonomous Danish territory that U.S. President Donald Trump wanted to buy....

Danish Prime Minister: 'disappointed and surprised' by Trump's decision to cancel trip over Greenland sale.

Aug. 21, 2019 9:10 AM EDT
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish Prime Minister: 'disappointed and surprised' by Trump's decision to cancel trip over Greenland sale. .

Trump cancels Denmark visit because Greenland isn't for sale

Aug. 21, 2019 12:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two days after he said buying Greenland wasn't a top priority, President Donald Trump canceled an upcoming trip to Denmark, which owns the mostly frozen island, after its prime minister dismissed the idea. Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen had called Trump's musing about buying the Danish...