Oct 29, 2015

Britain and Iceland to revive volcano power project

Iceland’s volcanoes could heat British homes within 10 years via the world’s longest subsea power cable under plans to be announced by Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday. Cameron and Icelandic Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson are expected to agree on setting up a ...

Iceland qualifies for first major tournament

Sep 7, 2015

Iceland qualifies for first major tournament

Iceland made it to its first major tournament on Sunday but Wales will have to wait a little longer to secure a place at the 2016 European Championship after Belgium grabbed a late winner in Cyprus. Iceland’s scoreless draw against Kazakhstan was a drab ...

Jun 5, 2015

Ship leaves Iceland with 1,700 tons of whale meat bound for Japan

A ship carrying 1,700 tons of whale meat left Iceland on Thursday bound for Japan, said a leading animal welfare group that is protesting the contentious delivery. The website Marinetraffic.com also showed the vessel, known as Winter Bay, leaving Hafnarfjordur port in western Iceland ...

May 20, 2015

Environmentalists slam Iceland whale meat shipment to Japan

Environmentalists reacted angrily Tuesday to a controversial shipment of fin whale meat to Japan by an Icelandic whaling company, saying it flouted international conservation agreements. The Icelandic whaling company Hvalur HF plans to ship 1,700 tonnes of whale meat via Luanda in Angola, repeating ...

Lava eruption prompts Iceland aviation alert

Sep 1, 2014

Lava eruption prompts Iceland aviation alert

Lava fountains danced along a lengthy volcanic fissure near Iceland’s subglacial Bardarbunga volcano Sunday, prompting authorities to raise the aviation warning code to the highest level and close the surrounding airspace. No volcanic ash has been detected, however, and the Civil Protection Department said ...

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 ...