US to boost aid to Greenland in bid to counter Russia, China


April 23, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is poised to announce an expanded diplomatic presence in Greenland and a new assistance package for the vast island aimed at thwarting growing Chinese and Russian influence in the Arctic.

The announcement, expected Thursday, will come less than a year after President Donald Trump drew derision for expressing an interest in buying Greenland. Already, suggestions of a greater U.S. presence in Greenland have been met with criticism in Denmark, of which the island is part.

U.S. and European officials say the administration, along with Greenland's go...

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