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Iceland shuts down 'Islamic State' website

Reykjav - Iceland has closed down a website believed to be used by the jihadist organisation Islamic State and which showed the murder of hostages, the authority responsible for the country's Internet domain name ".is" said Monday.

Iceland lowers aviation alert on volcano

Reykjav - Iceland on Sunday lowered its aviation alert on its largest volcano after a fresh eruption on a nearby lava field prompted authorities to enforce a flight ban for several hours.

Airspace over Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano reopens

Reykjav - Iceland reopened the airspace over the Bardarbunga volcano system Friday afternoon, lowering a red alert declared earlier following a small overnight eruption.

New signs of eruption at Iceland volcano

Reykjav - Teams monitoring Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano have found evidence of a possible underground eruption as powerful earthquakes continue to shake the area, Icelandic authorities said Thursday.

Iceland removes ban on air traffic over rumbling volcano

Reykjav - Iceland removed a ban on air traffic around the nation's largest volcanic system on Sunday after fears of an imminent eruption subsided.

Iceland raises volcano alert to red

Reykjav - Iceland raised its alert over the nation's largest volcanic system to red on Saturday, banning all air traffic in the area, as experts deemed imminent the risk for an eruption.

Worries for air travel as Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano stirs

Reykjav - Recent violent seismic activity in the vicinity of Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano has raised concerns that a violent eruption is in prospect with implications for air travellers to and from Europe.

Iceland volcano eruption would shut down air travel: authority

Reykjav - Icelandic aviation authorities warned Wednesday an eruption of the nation's largest volcano would trigger a shutdown of airspace, in a potential replay of the global travel chaos triggered when another peak blew four years ago.

Threat to flights as Iceland's biggest volcano rumbles

Reykjav - Iceland has warned that its largest volcano is in danger of erupting, four years after millions of air travellers were grounded by a huge ash cloud from another peak.

Icelandic naming laws prevent 10-year-old's passport renewal

Iceland has hit the headlines recently, in quite a bizarre way: apparently, girls from Iceland can't be called Harriet and therefore those called Harriet cannot get an Icelandic passport.

Japan finds way around ban on whaling

In a move that is sure to enrage environmentalists, the whale meat loving Japanese have found a new way to enjoy the delicacy. Iceland is now shipping the controversial product to Japan using Norway as the middleman.

Iceland bank suffers setback taking over homes for loan repayment

Paris - A unit of Iceland's Landsbanki has lost an appeal against French authorities which seized the debts of the clients who lost money in a scheme that had them mortgage their homes to bet on the stock market, sources said Thursday.

EU mackerel deal with Norway and Faroes angers Iceland

K - The European Union has reached an agreement over controversial mackerel quotas with Norway and the Faroe Islands, prompting an angry reaction from Iceland on Thursday.The deal, agreed in London on Wednesday -- a week after negotiations with Iceland bro...

EU, Iceland and Nordic mackerel quota talks break down

K - Negotiations over mackerel fishing quotas have fallen apart, Iceland said Thursday, extending a dispute dubbed "the mackerel war" that has been a thorny issue in the country's EU membership bid.The European Union, Iceland, the Faroe Islands and Norway ...

Thousands protest in Iceland over EU membership bid exit

K - Thousands of protesters thronged the streets of the Icelandic capital Reykjavik Monday to demand a referendum after the government said it was dropping its EU membership bid without a popular vote.Police said around 3,500 protestors gathered outside th...

Iceland to drop EU membership bid

K - Iceland will drop its EU membership bid without holding a referendum that was earlier promised by the two ruling Euro-sceptic parties, the government said Friday.The centrist Progress Party and the right-wing Independence Party agreed on a draft bill a...

Iceland jails former Kaupthing bank bosses

Four former bosses of a failed Icelandic bank have been sentenced to prison terms for fraud and market manipulation, crimes which significantly contributed to the 2008 financial crisis that nearly bankrupted the Nordic island nation.

Op-Ed: Will relatives of crew, 'missing' on the Gaul, receive answers? Special

Kingston Upon Hull - In 1974 a trawler fishing out of Hull, in Yorkshire, went missing with the loss of all hands. Mystery and controversy surrounded the disappearance of the "Gaul" but now DNA tests being carried out on bodies found in Russia could provide answers.

First fatal shooting by police reported in Iceland

Police in Iceland shot and killed a man who fired a shotgun in his home on Monday, the first time a person has ever been shot dead by an armed officer in the nation's history.

Op-Ed: A loony rants against the big supermarkets

The supermarket is one of the most wondrous institutions to emerge from the 20th Century. Alas, not everyone sees it that way.

Review: ‘Iceland Foods: Life in The Freezer Cabinet’ Special

There are those who would have us believe there is no such thing as the acceptable face of capitalism. Meet multimillionaire Malcolm Walker - he might change your mind.

Edward Snowden leaves Hong Kong on flight to Moscow, next Ecuador

Hong Kong - The NSA whistleblower, Edward Snowden, left Hong Kong on Sunday morning on a commercial flight to Moscow in Russia. However, this may not be his final destination. Latest update: WikiLeaks confirms Snowden is en route to Ecuador seeking asylum.

Wikileaks’ Assange: Snowden may get political asylum in Iceland

Hong Kong - According to reports yesterday, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been in touch with representatives of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, with a view to helping Snowden obtain political asylum in Iceland.

Icelandic Pirate Party wins three seats in parliament

Iceland's Pirate Party has won parliamentary representation for the first time in Iceland by landing three seats in the Icelandic Parliament.

Iceland waits in anticipation for election results Special

As the polls close tonight, Icelanders are glued to their televisions and social media. The last five years have been a very tough ride as Iceland recovers from one of the worst economic hits in modern history.

WikiLeaks wins Visa contractor case, Valitor must lift blockade

Iceland's Supreme Court has ruled that Valitor, the Visa contractor, must lift the blockade against payments to WikiLeaks, or pay $204k per month in fines.

'Iceland' thaws out relationships with money and each other Special

Toronto - 'Iceland' is a Canadian play that premiered last summer to much acclaim. It presents three monologues that examine the banking crisis, revealing our own attitudes to money, opportunity, wealth, and success in the process.

Op-Ed: Icelandic 30% beef meat pies contained no meat

Reykjav - The Food and Veterinary Authority of Iceland or MAST investigated meat pies from a natural food company in order to make sure there was no horse meat as has been found in meat from a number of European companies.

Icelandic MP who released WikiLeaks video to visit US

Birgitta Jónsdóttir, the Icelandic MP and WikiLeaks member, who first released the "Collateral Murder" video showing US war crimes in Iraq, is planning a trip to the US, despite legal threats.

Photo Essay: The environmental art of Timo Jokela

Reykjav - Photos of Finland's environmental artist Timo Jokela's snow installations and ice sculptures not only highlight the incredible talent of Jokela, but the beauty of the Scandinavian countryside as well.
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Tens of thousands of dead herring are found in Icelanc
Tens of thousands of dead herring are found in Icelanc
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File photo: A shot of the volcano named Hekla in Iceland.
File photo: A shot of the volcano named Hekla in Iceland.
Photo by Lydur Skulason
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The Icelandic flag.
The Icelandic flag.
biologyfishman, Wikimedia Commons
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This was the eruption between the Iceland glaciers  a small one in all respect. On the right is Eyja...
This was the eruption between the Iceland glaciers, a small one in all respect. On the right is Eyjafjallajökull and on left Katla is dormant for the moment
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The Hvalur fleet in Reykjavik  Iceland. The first fin whale was killed by Hvalur 8.
The Hvalur fleet in Reykjavik, Iceland. The first fin whale was killed by Hvalur 8.
Dirk.heldmaier
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Andreas Tille
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The Eyjafjallajökull glacier in Iceland – the eruption happened near here  causing large amounts ...
The Eyjafjallajökull glacier in Iceland – the eruption happened near here, causing large amounts of explosive steam
Wikimedia Commons
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The eruption of the Volcano in Iceland
The eruption of the Volcano in Iceland
Sean Stiegemier
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Court house in Reykjavik  Iceland
Court house in Reykjavik, Iceland
Ice News
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The eruption of the volcano Eyjafjallajökull
The eruption of the volcano Eyjafjallajökull
Wikimedia Commons
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Icelandic police
Icelandic police
Helgi Halldórsson/Flickr Creative Commons
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A volcano spewing smoke in Iceland
A volcano spewing smoke in Iceland
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Location of Grimsvötn volcano in Iceland.
Location of Grimsvötn volcano in Iceland.
Map courtesy Icelandic Met Office
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Eathquakes recorded near Bardarbunga in Iceland up to 6 a.m. local time Aug. 21  2014.
Eathquakes recorded near Bardarbunga in Iceland up to 6 a.m. local time Aug. 21, 2014.
Icelandic Met Office
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Claire Calnan in the 2012 SummerWorks production of Nicolas Billon s  Iceland .  The play is on at T...
Claire Calnan in the 2012 SummerWorks production of Nicolas Billon's "Iceland". The play is on at Toronto's Factory Theatre now through March 24th.
Hugh Probyn
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A volcanic eruption at Iceland s Eyjafjallajökull
A volcanic eruption at Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull
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Ash cloud emerging form Eyjafjallajoekull volcano
Ash cloud emerging form Eyjafjallajoekull volcano
BBC video screen capture
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Chart of Grimsvötn s seismic activity before and during eruption.
Chart of Grimsvötn's seismic activity before and during eruption.
Chart courtesy Icelandic Met Office.
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Bardarbunga volcano in Iceland with surrounding lava flows  the biggest in the world.
Bardarbunga volcano in Iceland with surrounding lava flows, the biggest in the world.
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