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US rejects China's 'near-Arctic state' claim in new cold war

Washington to open consulate in Greenland and give economic aid

Greenland's flag flutters on a tourist boat: China has expressed interest in the Arctic's natural resources.   © Reuters

NEW YORK -- The U.S. is extending $12.1 million in economic aid to Greenland and setting up a consulate in the Danish territory this summer, looking to counter the growing presence of China and Russia in the Arctic.

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