With no sign of eruption, Iceland lowers volcano warning

Aug 25, 2014

With no sign of eruption, Iceland lowers volcano warning

Iceland lowered its warning code for possible volcanic disruption to the aviation industry to orange from red on Sunday after further analysis of an apparent eruption under a glacier found there had been no eruption after all. The risk level had been raised to ...

Aug 24, 2014

Iceland volcano eruption puts airlines on alert

Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano began erupting Saturday under the ice of Europe’s largest glacier, prompting the closure of nearby airspace. Thousands of small earthquakes have rattled the volcano, deep beneath the Vatnajokull glacier, in the last week. Seismic data show magma was melting ice beneath ...

Hidden elves delay highway project in Iceland

Dec 23, 2013

Hidden elves delay highway project in Iceland

In Iceland, a land of fire and ice where fog-shrouded lava fields form a spooky landscape in which anything might lurk, stories abound of the “hidden folk” — elves — making their homes in Iceland’s wilderness. So perhaps it was only a matter of ...

Jun 22, 2013

Jet ready to take Snowden from H.K. to Iceland

A chartered private jet is set to bring U.S. intelligence whistle-blower Edward Snowden to Iceland from Hong Kong, a businessman connected to the website WikiLeaks said Thursday. “Everything is ready on our side and the plane could take off tomorrow,” Icelandic businessman Olafur Sigurvinsson, ...

Iceland voters oust leftist government

Apr 29, 2013

Iceland voters oust leftist government

Iceland’s center-right opposition declared victory early Sunday in parliamentary elections as voters punished the leftist government for harsh austerity measures during its four years at the helm. It marked a return to power for the rightwing Independence Party and the centrist-agrarian Progressive Party, which ...