May 29, 2017

Japan, Iceland reach basic agreement on tax convention

Japan and Iceland have agreed in principle to sign a convention aimed at eliminating international double taxation and preventing tax evasion, the Japanese Finance Ministry said Monday. The convention is hoping to boost mutual investment and encourage economic exchange, the ministry said. After signing, the convention ...

Iceland's Pirate Party makes historic breakthrough in election

/ Oct 30, 2016

Iceland's Pirate Party makes historic breakthrough in election

AFP-JIJI Iceland's Pirate Party, founded by anarchists, activists and former hackers, recorded a historic breakthrough in Saturday's snap election as the government, rattled by the Panama Papers scandal, lost ground, according a TV poll. It is, however, uncertain if the party will be able to form ...

Iceland scores epic victory over England in shocker

Jun 28, 2016

Iceland scores epic victory over England in shocker

Iceland pulled off one of the biggest shocks in European Championship history by beating England 2-1 in the round of 16 on Monday, continuing the astonishing run of the smallest nation at the tournament. England slumped to its most embarrassing loss in a generation after ...

Iceland neutralizes Ronaldo; Hungary beats Austria

Jun 15, 2016

Iceland neutralizes Ronaldo; Hungary beats Austria

Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal was upstaged by a team of Icelanders and Hungary beat Austria on a day of surprises at the European Championship on Tuesday. The smallest country ever to play at a European Championship, with its population of 330,000, Iceland made its major tournament ...

Panama Papers fallout claims Iceland leader

Apr 6, 2016

Panama Papers fallout claims Iceland leader

Iceland Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson will resign, his party said on Tuesday, becoming the first casualty of leaked documents from a Panamanian law firm that have shone a spotlight on the finances of an array of politicians and public figures worldwide. The “Panama Papers” ...

/ Nov 29, 2015

Anonymous hacker group targets Iceland sites in whaling protest

Activist hackers from the Anonymous collective have claimed responsibility for bringing down five government websites in Iceland in a protest against whale-hunting by the North Atlantic nation. The sites, which included the prime minister's official website and that of the environment and interior ministries, went ...

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 U.K.-Iceland ...

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 affair, ...

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 all ...

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 red, ...