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Danish prime minister Mette Frederiksen (second from left) has annoyed Donald Trump by refusing to sell him Greenland. Also pictured are Norway’s prime minister Erna Solberg (left),  Iceland’s prime minister Katrin Jakobsdottir and German chancellor Angela Merkel (right). Photograph: Halldor Kolbeins / AFP

Image of the week: Nordic example Climate change was top of the agenda this week in Iceland, where various Nordic leaders plus Germany chancellor Ang(...)

Copenhagen faces a number of difficult questions about its relationship with Greenland and its strategy in the Arctic, and how to combat Chinese and Russian interest in the far north. Photograph: Reuters/Andrew Kelly

For all the apparent absurdity of US president Donald Trump cancelling a state visit to Denmark because it refused to sell him Greenland, the spat has(...)

Denmark’s prime minister Mette Frederiksen (left) and US president Donald Trump. Photograph: Tobias Schwarz and Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

Donald Trump described the Danish prime minister as “nasty” after she dismissed his notion of the US buying Greenland as an “absurd” idea, which promp(...)

Donald Trump accused Jewish Americans who vote for Democrats as showing ‘either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty’. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters.

US president Donald Trump beat back criticism of his comments accusing American Jews who vote for Democrats of “great disloyalty” and went a step furt(...)

Ren Zhengfei, founder and chief executive officer of Huawei Technologies. Photograph: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei warned in an internal memo the company is at a “live or die moment” and advised underutilised employees to form “commando (...)

A picture from Spain. ‘He is photographed sitting in the front row (first left) of his class of young hopeful priests with his arms folded looking rather disgruntled while the other men smiled.’

I once sang in public on a weekly basis in Seville when I was studying the Spanish language and flamenco dancing. I always had an urge to go there. I (...)

US president Donald Trump: ‘Denmark carries Greenland at  great loss and strategically for the United States it would be very nice’. Photograph: Anna Moneymaker/New York Times

Donald Trump has confirmed he is considering an attempt to buy Greenland for strategic reasons, though he said the idea was “not number one on the bur(...)

 Iranian oil tanker Adrian Darya 1, previously named Grace 1, sits anchored after the Supreme Court of the British territory lifted its detention order, in the Strait of Gibraltar, Spain. Photograph: Jon Nazca/Reuters

An Iranian supertanker hauling millions of euro worth of crude oil that the US suspects is tied to a sanctioned organisation has begun moving away fro(...)

Crew members of the Grace 1 super tanker remove the name of ship in the British territory of Gibraltar on Saturday. Photograph: Marcos Moreno/AP Photos

The Iranian tanker caught in a stand-off between Tehran and the West is expected to leave Gibraltar on Sunday night, Iran’s ambassador to Britain said(...)

Exile’s barman Donagh Gilhooly: “The warmth and welcome of an Irish bar, but without being too heavily themed.” Photograph: Marty Katz/washingtonphotographer.com

Located in downtown Washington DC, the entrance to Exiles can be easy to miss. The bar is one of the many pubs and eateries along the so-called U stre(...)

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