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Danish setback

COPENHAGEN (Reuter) - Denmark's Social Democrat leader, Poul Nyrup Rasmussen, suffered setbacks in his attempt to form Denmark's first majority government since 1971. Mr Rasmussen - who is trying to take over from Poul Schluter, who resigned as prime minister last week - planned new talks with possible coalition partners today.