Iceland

Captive Beluga Whales Make Epic Journey From China To Iceland Sanctuary

Two beluga whales from a Shanghai aquarium arrived in Iceland on Wednesday to live out their days in a unique marine sanctuary that conservationists hope will become a model for rehoming some 3,000 of the creatures currently in captivity. Little...
Related topics: China, Shanghai

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Iceland Is The "most Peaceful" Nation In The World

The latest edition of the Global Peace Index has found that global peacefulness has improved for the first time in five years but that the world remains less peaceful than a decade ago. You will find more infographics at Statista Published by...
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Iceland Strikes Back At Turkish Complains Of Racism At Airport

According to the Icelandic Football Association and Keflavik International Airport representatives, Turkey's complaints are wildly exaggerated and there were logical reasons for the national football team's recent delay.
Related topics: Airports, Turkey

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Turks Enraged By Iceland's 'racist' Greeting Of Their Football Squad

Footage from Reykjavik airport shows a person posing as a journalist holding a toilet brush to a Turkish player's mouth as if it were a microphone.
Related topics: Reykjavik, Airports

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Russian Blogger's Longing For Cool Pics Lands Him In Big Trouble In Iceland

Off-road driving is a no-no in Iceland, where those found guilty can get slapped with hefty fines. The blogger who was caught red-handed is facing public backlash, with angry commenters saying he is no longer wanted in the country.

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"last Year 2.3 Million Tourists Visited Iceland, Compared With Just 600,000 Eight Years Ago....

"... has been out of proportion with infrastructure that is needed to protect Iceland's volcanic landscape, where soil forms slowly and erodes quickly. Environment Minister Gudmundur Ingi Gudbrandsson said it is 'a bit too simplistic to blame the...
Related topics: Volcanoes

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Madonna, Iceland’s Hatari, Display Palestinian Flags At Eurovision In Israel

TEL AVIV (Ma’an) — Hatari, Iceland’s heavy metal Eurovision act, drew boos from the audience when the band held up banners featuring the Palestinian flag live on air during public voting at the song contest in Tel Aviv City, in...
Related topics: Madonna, Israel, Tel,aviv

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Apple Pay Will Soon Launch In 16 More Countries

Apple Pay has been gradually expanding across Europe and the Middle East, launching in Poland, Norway, Kazakhstan, Belgium, Germany, Czech Republic, Saudi Arabia, Austria, and Iceland over the last year. Now, mobile banking service Monese has...
Related topics: Poland, Norway, Kazakhstan, Belgium, Germany, Czech Republic, Saudi Arabia, Austria

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Pompeo Gives Speech On Us Arctic Policies At Meeting In Finland (video)

The Arctic Council is a top-level forum dealing with issues related to the Arctic region and promoting cooperation between the member states. The council includes the United States, Canada, Russia, Finland, Norway, Denmark, and Iceland, as well as...
Related topics: Arctic, Finland, World Videos, Canada, Russia, Norway, Denmark

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Female College Students Massively Outnumber Males In Iceland

"a country that tops global lists for gender equality"

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Icelandic Court Orders Valitor (formerly Visa) To Pay Wikileaks $10 Million Over 2011 Banking...

The Icelandic court has ordered Valitor, formerly VISA Iceland, to pay WikiLeaks $10 million in damages over the 2011 banking blockade. Valitor had been ordered to process card payments for WikiLeaks in 2013 by the same court, and was told they...
Related topics: Wikileaks, Banking

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The End Of The Absurdity: Iceland, The Country, Successfully Invalidates The Trademark Of Iceland...

Way back in late 2016, we asked the same question that has been on the minds of all of humanity for eons: who gets to trademark Iceland? If that seems like an odd question to you, perhaps a little context will help. See, Iceland has been a sovereign...
Related topics: Trademarks

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Nordic Countries – Destinations For Nature Enthusiasts And Urban Explorers

The Nordic countries Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Iceland are increasingly popular among international visitors. The countries offer a great mix of beautiful nature and bustling cities full of cultural activities and entertainment. The...
Related topics: Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland

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Iceland's President Says He Wants To Discuss Future Of Arctic Council With Putin

ST. PETERSBURG (Sputnik) - The International Arctic Forum, which serves as a platform for discussing issues relating to the Arctic region's development, is taking place in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Tuesday and Wednesday. The key theme of the...
Related topics: Arctic, Vladimir Putin, Russia

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Even In ‘eve: Online’ Republican Politicians Are Corrupt

EVE Online really is the video game to end all video games. The interactive pride of Iceland is an expansive space sim that offers a virtual reality to live in that’s grander and […] The post Even in ‘EVE: Online’ Republican...
Related topics: World Videos

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14 Top Trump Inaugural Donors Were Nominated For Ambassador Jobs

President Trump's nominee to be America's ambassador to Iceland had never been to the country. His pick for Slovenia shared fake far-right posts on Facebook. And his choice for the Bahamas didn't even know the islands weren't part of the U.S. So how...
Related topics: Slovenia, Facebook, Social Media, Bahamas

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Tourist Flee As A Massive Glacier In Iceland Collapses

A group of tourists fled in panic as their visit to Jökulsárlón lagoon in southeastern Iceland turned very scary. The Breiðamerkurjökull glacier collapsed nearby and pieces of the glacier fell into the water, which caused massive rolling waves...

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Sigur Rós Indicted For Tax Evasion In Iceland

Local government officials in Iceland have charged Sigur Rós with tax evasion. The avante-garde rock musicians stand accused of misreporting figures on their returns between 2011 and 2014, with the group allegedly dodging a total of 151 million...
Related topics: Taxes

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Iceland's Wow Air Suddenly Shuts Down, Leaving Thousands Stranded; Analysts Warn Of Economic...

Thousands of passengers who had booked flights with Iceland's low-cost Wow Air have been left stranded after the airline suddenly stopped flights on Thursday, offering passengers no recourse other than to book another flight with a rival carrier and...

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Iceland Blames Justin Bieber For Destroying Canyon

Christ, Justin Bieber can’t catch a break. The recently retired singer is now being blamed by Iceland for destroying one of its canyons. As CNN Travel reports, the country will temporarily shut down the Fjaðrárgljúfur canyon this June due...
Related topics: Justin Bieber, CNN

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