Denmark eyes the North Pole as Arctic battle heats up

Leaked document reveals Danish aspirations in the Arctic, which rival those of Russia, the US, Canada and Norway.

STOCKHOLM, Sweden ― According to a document leaked this week, Denmark plans to claim the North Pole, heating up the battle for the melting Arctic.

Though it sounds like an expedition cooked up by a gutsy adventurer, the Danish assertion is no daydream. Control of the North Pole could bring an economic windfall as melting ice opens up the once-inaccessible and relatively untouched waters.

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