Friday, August 05, 2005

Flagging an arctic island

Denmark has despatched a warship to replant the Danish flag on Hans Island. The 1.3-square-kilometre island, which lies off the northwest coast of Greenland, has been claimed by both Canada and Denmark. The naval expedition is in response to a Canadian force lead by Defence Minister Bill Graham, which hoisted the Maple Leaf flag on the island in July.


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