Denmark set to claim North Pole: report
The race to lay claim to the North Pole — in which Canada has a stake — has been stepped up with reports suggesting that Denmark will hoist a symbolic flag over the top of the world next month.
According to Danish media reports, Denmark will make an official claim for the territorial rights over the North Pole before a UN deadline set for 2014.
They cite a leaked draft of the country’s official strategy for the Arctic, in which the Danish government states that annexation of the North Pole will be one of Denmark’s official policy objectives. (AFP PHOTO/HO/NASA/GETTY OUT)