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  1. Welcoming ColonializationRead the original story

    9 hrs ago | Iceland Review

    The best doughnut I've ever tasted was a freshly-fried Icelandic doughnut, warm and soft without any chocolate covering or topping. I received it at my local bakery in Akureyri in exchange for a song on a frosty Ash Wednesday .

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  2. Sigmundur Dav Gunnlaugsson and Jens Stoltenberg.Read the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | Iceland Review

    ... defense cooperation between the Nordic countries in response to the growing military presence of Russia in the Arctic region. "I think it's good because it's a way of pulling resources and getting more out of the investments we all make in defense. ...

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  3. Blizzard blankets western Greenland, brings island to standstillRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Nunatsiaq News

    This map shows the amount of snowfall in western Greenland to April 15. Snow, lots of it, and strong winds - that's what characterized the weather over southwestern Greenland this past week, the Danish Meteorological Institute reports. The night of April 14 brought about 20 centimetres of snow to Nuuk, and then in the morning, wind reduced visibility in the capital to less than 100 metres, or about 300 feet.

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  4. Omar the Explorer aims to become the first Egyptian to reach the North PoleRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 15 | Al Bawaba

    After hugging the first South Pole camp sign in December 2014, adventurer Omar Samra is on his way to the North Pole, hoping to be the first Egyptian to make it all the way to the northernmost point on earth. "It's just one foot in front of the other," tweeted Samra on Tuesday, adding #OmarGoesNorth, the hashtag he created for his new adventure.

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  5. Eurovision doubt for IcelandRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 15 | Newsday

    Iceland's participation in the Eurovision Song Contest could be in doubt because of an ongoing legal strike, it's reported. Notaries who work at the Reykjavik District Commissioner's office have traditionally overseen and verified the voting process of Iceland's professional Eurovision jury.

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  6. Push To Grant Snowden Citizenship Continues In IcelandRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 14 | Forbes.com

    I've covered science, technology, the environment and politics for outlets including CNET, PC World, BYTE, Wired, AOL and NPR. I was managing editor of Crowdsourcing.org, I've written e-books on Android and Alaska and reported from South by Southwest, Ecuador's nascent Silicon Valley and countless places in between.

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  7. Greenland Express secures domestic rightsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 8 | Air Transport World

    Greenland Express is hoping to launch domestic flights by no later than August using a new aircraft type, after its shaky start and suspension of operations in 2014. The startup launched flights between Denmark, Greenland and Iceland in June 2014 using a Fokker 100 on wet-lease from Dutch ACMI provider Denim Air, but stopped flying after just three months.

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  8. Greenlanders' way of life heads for extinctionRead the original story w/Photo

    May 12, 2013 | Deutsche Welle

    Greenland and its colonial big brother Denmark are appealing to the European Union to lift the ban on commercial seal hunting. Greenlanders fear the end of a way of life.

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  9. Twelve-Car Pileup in Bad WeatherRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 13 | Iceland Review

    Search and rescue services were called out to HoltavA rA uheiA i pass, on the Ring Road between North and South Iceland, yesterday when a 12-car pileup occurred in bad weather, visir.is reports. Three people were taken to hospital in ReykjavA k.

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  10. Rugby stars shrug off landing dramaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 12 | Hillingdon Times

    Lewis Moody,Josh Lewsey and Danny Grewcock, as they take part in a charity expedition to the North Pole Three former England rugby internationals on a charity expedition to the North Pole have said they felt nothing more than a jolt when the landing gear on their plane collapsed on a floating ice runway. Lewis Moody, Danny Grewcock and Josh Lewsey were en route to an epic 60 mile journey across the last degree in the Arctic when the accident happened.

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  11. Rugby stars stay on course for North Pole after their plane loses...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 12 | Daily Mail

    Three former England rugby internationals on a charity expedition to the North Pole continued with their trip despite the landing gear of their plane collapsing on their way out. Three former England rugby internationals - Lewis Moody, Josh Lewsey and Danny Grewcock - continued with their trip to the North Pole despite the landing gear of their plane collapsing on their way out The experienced pilots were then forced to break harder than usual when a crack appeared on an ice floe near the runway.

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  12. See Iceland's top sights en route to or from EuropeRead the original story

    Friday Apr 10 | Daily Herald

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  13. Ontario, Quebec to sign cap-and-trade deal Monday to curb climate changeRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 11 | The Globe and Mail

    An iceberg melts in Kulusuk, Greenland near the Arctic Circle in an Aug.16, 2005 file photo. The UN's panel on climate science says climate change is happening, and it's almost entirely man's fault THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/John McConnico An iceberg melts in Kulusuk, Greenland near the Arctic Circle in an Aug.16, 2005 file photo.

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  14. One Hundred Icelanders to Attend Geothermal CongressRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 10 | Iceland Review

    Around 100 Icelanders from 11 Icelandic companies will travel to Melbourne, Australia, for the World Geothermal Congress, April 19-24, according to Berglind Steindorsdottir, exhibition manager at Promote Iceland. Icelandic Minister Industry and Commerce Ragnhei ur Elin Arnadottir will also be present, Morgunbla i reports.

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  15. Iceland's Ring Road a tale of fire and ice told in scenic topographyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 9 | Daily Herald

    "See you on the Ring!" We bid our breakfast companions a cheery farewell and prepare for another day of traveling Iceland Route 1. The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.

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  16. Thousands Strike in Iceland as Negotiations ShatterRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 9 | Iceland Review

    More than 3,000 members of the Association of Academics , representing 27 trade unions of academics in Iceland, will go on strike today as yesterday's meeting with the authorities proved unsuccessful in solving the wage dispute. Most of those involved, 2,343 people, will stop working at 12 noon today and strike for four hours.

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  17. Two Communities without Road ConnectionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 8 | Iceland Review

    Two communities are currently without road connections with the rest of Iceland, the rural Arneshreppur in Strandir region in the West Fjords and the hamlet in Mjoifjor ur fjord, between Sey isfjor ur and Nor fjor ur in the East Fjords. Road 643 to Arneshreppur will probably open in early May if the weather stays good, the Icelandic Road and Coastal Administration service center stated earlier today, while road 953 to Mjoifjor ur will open in early June at the earliest.

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  18. Search and Rescue Assist Drivers on Mountain PassRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 8 | Iceland Review

    Search and rescue associations from Hvammstangi and Borgarfjor ur in North and West Iceland were called out late yesterday evening to assist drivers on Holtavor uhei i mountain pass, which is part of the Ring Road, due to dismal weather conditions. A truck had become stuck in the middle of the road, blocking traffic and leaving other commuters stranded.

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  19. Go & Do: Explore the 'Power of Place' or visit IcelandRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 7 | Foster's Daily Democrat

    Join New Hampshire Audubon member David Govatski of Jefferson for a free program on the bird life of Iceland at 7:30 tonight, April 8, at the Seacoast Science Center, 570 Ocean Blvd., Rye. Iceland is home to 10 million Atlantic puffins as well as millions of other seabirds and is considered to be the "duck factory" of Europe for the number of waterfowl that breed there. Govatski served as a naturalist on the French expedition ship L'Austral in July 2014.

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  20. 20% off Arctic Circle photo cruise from Canada to Greenland in AugustRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 7 | Los Angeles Times

    One Ocean Expeditions is offering 20% off an August photography expedition to see polar bears, walruses and whales as well as Inuit settlements in Canada's Arctic and Greenland. "Arctic Cirle in Focus: Photo Symposium" sails Aug. 2 aboard an expedition ship called the Akademik Ioffe/One Ocean Navigator.

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