Greenland is an autonomous territory of the Kingdom of Denmark. Photo: AFP
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Egos have no place in global relations

  • In the wake of his absurd offer to buy Greenland from Denmark, Donald Trump now knows era of treating territories as real estate deals has passed

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Greenland is an autonomous territory of the Kingdom of Denmark. Photo: AFP
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Lars Loekke Rasmussen, then Minister of Finance for Denmark, at a press conference in Copenhagen in October 2008. Photo: AP

Amid Greenland row, Danish ex-PM Lars Loekke Rasmussen attacks Donald Trump for tweets on defence spending

  • US president wants Denmark to contribute greater percentage of GDP to defence
  • Exchange came after Trump cancelled state visit, calling current Danish leader ‘nasty’ for saying his idea of buying Greenland was ‘absurd’
Topic |   Nordic nations

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Lars Loekke Rasmussen, then Minister of Finance for Denmark, at a press conference in Copenhagen in October 2008. Photo: AP
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