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Greenland says no to China-backed rare-earth mine in election

Party opposed to Kvanefjeld project wins, denting Beijing's ambitions

Voters waiting to cast their ballot during the parliamentary election outside the Inussivik arena in Nuuk, Greenland on Tuesday. Emil Helms/Ritzau Scanpix/via Reuters

BRUSSELS -- A left-wing Greenland party opposed to a Chinese-sponsored rare-earth mine won the largest share of seats in the Danish territory's general election Tuesday, casting doubt on the project's future.

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