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IWC vote backs aboriginal whale hunts — with new quotas

World Sep 13, 2018

IWC vote backs aboriginal whale hunts — with new quotas

The International Whaling Commission on Wednesday cast a rare strong vote in favor of whale hunting but strictly for small subsistence hunts undertaken by some communities, mostly in the Arctic. The vote confirmed a long-standing commitment to so-called aboriginal subsistence whaling (ASW) for nutritional and ...

Did fishermen in Iceland kill a rare blue whale?

World Jul 15, 2018

Did fishermen in Iceland kill a rare blue whale?

Is it a blue whale or not? The slaughter in Iceland of what is claimed was a member of the endangered species has triggered outrage and left experts puzzled about its true identity. "There has not been a blue whale harpooned by anyone for the ...

Musa fires Nigeria past Iceland

Soccer / World Cup Jun 23, 2018

Musa fires Nigeria past Iceland

Ahmed Musa gave Nigeria its first win at this year's World Cup, and gave Argentina a gift. Musa scored two second-half goals to help the Nigerians beat Iceland 2-0 Friday and move into second place in the group behind already-qualified Croatia. Nigeria will face Argentina in ...

Nadeshiko tops Iceland at tourney

Soccer Mar 3, 2018

Nadeshiko tops Iceland at tourney

Japan rebounded from an opening-day loss to defeat Iceland 2-1 on Friday in their second Algarve Cup Group C match. Japan midfielder Rumi Utsugi converted a cross from Emi Nakajima for the eventual game-winner in the 85th minute, giving Asako Takakura's side the much-needed three ...

Energy riches fuel bitcoin craze for speculation-shy Iceland

Business Feb 12, 2018

Energy riches fuel bitcoin craze for speculation-shy Iceland

Iceland is expected to use more energy "mining" bitcoins and other virtual currencies this year than it uses to power its homes. With massive amounts of electricity needed to run the computers that create bitcoins, large virtual currency companies have established a base in the ...

Business 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

World / Politics 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 ...