The most sparsely populated country on earth, dark frozen winters, peat bogs, and in summer mosquitos so big they can bite you through a fleece – the charms of Greenland are not immediately apparent to a man like Donald J Trump. Still all that and its lack of golf courses aside, has not deterred the US President from making an audacious bid.

Last week his much-publicised attempts to buy Greenland – which in typically understated form involved tweeting a photograph of a fishing village replete with a gold-plated Trump Tower plonked in the middle accompanied by the caption 'I promise

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Five islands currently for sale