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  • All eyes on the Arctic: US, China and Russia race to control far north

    All eyes on the Arctic: US, China and Russia race to control far north

    The United States has warned it will become more active in the Arctic, to counter growing Russian influence and efforts by China to position itself in the resource-rich region. During a brief visit to Denmark, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo hailed the reopening of the US consulate in the semi-autonomous Danish territory of Greenland and unveiled a sustainable fisheries and commercial engagement agreement with the Faroe Islands, another Danish territory in the North Atlantic.

    H/T: euronews

    "It's a new day for the United States in Greenland,'' Pompeo told reporters at a joint news conference with Danish foreign minister Jeppe Kofod on Wednesday. "Reopening the US Consulate in Nuuk reinvigorates an American presence that was dormant for far too long," he added.

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