The Trump administration is planning to open a US consulate in Greenland for the first time in decades, amid increased strategic and economic interest in the Danish territory. The state department said in a letter to Congress that re-establishing a consulate in Nuuk is part of a broader plan to increase the US presence in the arctic. A copy of the letter was obtained by the Associated Press. The US has a "strategic interest in enhancing political, economic, and commercial relationships across the Arctic region", said the letter to the Senate foreign relations committee. Donald Trump sparked a diplomatic dispute with US-ally Denmark this week after he proposed that the US buy Greenland and the Danish government rejected the idea. Danish prime minister Mette Frederiksen called it an "absurd discussion". Trump fired back that her comments were "nasty" and canceled a planned trip to Denmark. On Friday, Trump said he had spoken with Frederiksen and called her "a wonderful woman. We had...
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