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Meet the Danish Frogmen who just took down a boat full of pirates in the Atlantic


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Danish forces kill four pirates off Nigeria: navy


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Danish military spots Iranian vessels in the Baltic Sea


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Danish Siddiqui: Indian photojournalist killed in Afghanistan


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Danish Siddiqui: Remembering India’s Pulitzer prize-winning photographer


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China Demands Apology From Danish Newspaper Over Virus Cartoon

China Demands Apology From Danish Newspaper Over Virus Cartoon(Bloomberg) — The Chinese Embassy to Denmark wants the newspaper Jyllands-Posten to apologize for publishing a drawing that depicts China’s flag with virus symbols instead of five stars.“We express our strong indignation and demand that Jyllands-Posten and [cartoonist] Niels Bo Bojesen reproach themselves for their mistake and publicly apologize to the Chinese people,” the embassy said in a statement posted on its website.Denmark’s largest newspaper has faced international backlash over its cartoons in the past. In 2005, the paper printed 12 drawings of the Prophet Muhammad, which angered many nations in which Islam is the main religion and sparked a diplomatic crisis.The Chinese flag was printed in the opinion section of the newspaper’s Monday edition with a caption titled “Corona virus”.Editor-in-Chief Jacob Nybroe said the paper won’t apologize.“We can’t apologize for something we don’t think is wrong,” Nybroe told news agency Ritzau. “We have no intention to demean or mock but we don’t think this drawing is doing that.”(Updates with comment from Jyllands-Posten)To contact the reporter on this story: Morten Buttler in Copenhagen at mbuttler@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Christian Wienberg at cwienberg@bloomberg.net, Tasneem Hanfi BröggerFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.



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Danish leader speaks with Trump amid Greenland dispute

Danish leader speaks with Trump amid Greenland disputeDanish 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 buying Greenland as an absurdity. Both leaders spoke late Thursday, and Danish media reported that the call was "constructive." Frederiksen's office says details of the discussion won't be released.



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Danish ex-PM attacks Trump for comments on defense spending

Danish ex-PM attacks Trump for comments on defense spendingA 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. and Denmark after Trump scrapped a visit to the country, saying current Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen was “nasty” when she rejected his idea of buying Greenland as an absurdity. Loekke Rasmussen, who led the country until June, tweeted Thursday to Trump: “We have had (proportionally) exactly the same numbers of casualties in Afghanistan as US.



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Report: Sen. Tom Cotton says he suggested Trump buy Greenland and met with Danish ambassador

Report: Sen. Tom Cotton says he suggested Trump buy Greenland and met with Danish ambassadorSen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., said he was actually one of the first people to raise the possibility of purchasing Greenland.



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Trump slams Danish PM's 'nasty' rejection of Greenland deal

Trump slams Danish PM's 'nasty' rejection of Greenland dealDonald Trump snapped back Wednesday at the Danish prime minister’s “nasty” dismissal of his attempts to purchase Greenland, heightening a row which has already prompted the US president to scrap a state visit. With Frederiksen voicing her annoyance at Trump’s cancellation, the war of words marks another spat between the US and one of its traditional allies since Trump came to power two years ago on an avowedly “America First” foreign policy platform.



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