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Trump decision to cancel visit takes Denmark by surprise

By Jan M Olsen, Associated Press
Donald Trump's decision to cancel a visit to Denmark next month after the prime minister described his plan to buy Greenland as "absurd" has taken the Danish royal palace by surprise, a spokeswoman said.

Hong Kong protesters severely cripple operations at airport for second day

Yanan Wang and Katie Tam, Associated Press
Protesters severely crippled operations at Hong Kong's international airport for a second day, forcing authorities to cancel all remaining flights out of the city after demonstrators took over the terminals as part of their push for democratic reforms.

Lead pollution concerns over Notre Dame cathedral clean-up

Environmental groups and one of France's largest labour unions have called for stronger measures to ensure clean-up work at fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral does not expose workers and nearby residents to unsafe levels of lead.

China warns against attempts to sow discord over South China Sea

Eileen Ng, Associated Press
China has warned outside nations against any attempt to sow discord between Beijing and Southeast Asian countries by playing up disputes over the South China Sea, saying differences can be resolved peacefully between the affected parties themselves.