New Delhi, Aug. 22 -- Donald Trump has said the U.S. is interested in buying Greenland, a semi autonomous region belonging to Denmark. Laughable as it may sound, Trump is serious, and the Danes are not amused. Mint explores why the US is suddenly interested in an island it had reduced its focus on after the end of the Cold War.

What is the chatter about Trump being keen to buy Greenland?

Trump wants to buy Greenland, the world's largest island. A sparsely populated mass of land in the Arctic Ocean, Greenland is a semi autonomous, a self-governing country belonging to Denmark even as it is geographically part of North America. Initially, it seemed Trump was joking. But subsequently, he talked about it enough number of times to show he wa...