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  1. Column: Wrestling the AyatollahRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | The Aiken Standard

    ... let our one chance slip through his fingers. This actually happened. The year was 1986, and the place was Reykjavik, Iceland. The president was Ronald Reagan, his adversary was Secretary General Mikhail Gorbachev of the USSR. And the rest is ...


  2. Exhibition of works by Kristj n Gudmundsson opens at Marc StrausRead the original story

    14 hrs ago | Art Daily

    ... particular the Fluxus movement. They became a hugely influential turning point in the history of contemporary art in Iceland. At the time, Gudmundsson's work was derided by much of the establishment, but now key works are proud benchmarks of modern ...


  3. Ski Resorts Open across IcelandRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Iceland Review

    ... 2 pm, reports. The weather is frosty and calm with intermittent snowfall. Hli arfjall in Akureyri, North Iceland, will be open from 10 am to 8 pm. Conditions are also frosty and calm. In Siglufjor ur, also in North Iceland, conditions are ...


  4. Iceland's Police Are Not Our PoliceRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Common Dreams

    How do we love Iceland? Let us count the ways: It's been cited as the most peaceful country in the world the last three years running. It has no army or air force.


  5. Disney Cruise Line sets sail for first British Isles visit in 2016Read the original story

    Thursday Mar 26 | The Disney Blog

    ... Scotland, England, Ireland and France. Throughout the summer of 2016, Disney Cruise Line also will return to Norway, Iceland and ports of call in more than 15 European countries. There will be limited engagements in the Baltic, Norwegian Fjords, ...


  6. Icelanders boost medical research by donating their DNA to scienceRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | The Baltimore Sun

    Iceland's citizens are among the world's most studied subjects because the island-nation's population is small and relatively homogeneous, and its national health system is a model of record-keeping. Iceland's citizens are among the world's most studied subjects because the island-nation's population is small and relatively homogeneous, and its national health system is a model of record-keeping.


  7. Wow Air's first flight to land at Logan todayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday |

    It's a big affair for the no-frills carrier. Iceland's ambassador to the United States and the US ambassador to Iceland will be greeting passengers, and the company's chief executive, Skli Mogensen, will be there.


  8. National Children's Advocacy Center in Huntsville having international impactRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | WHNT-TV Huntsville

    ... exactly what we were working on." He registered to attend that year's symposium to learn more. When he returned to Iceland, he sought to open a CAC in Reykjavik. "In the end, I got the green light from the minister to go ahead with it, with one ...


  9. Virtually famous: FufanuRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | This Is London

    ... Singer Kaktus Einarsson is the son of Einar A-rn, who formed The Sugarcubes with BjA rk, making him rock royalty in Iceland. That connection led Iceland enthusiast Damon Albarn to prick up his ears early on - one of the band's first London gigs was ...


  10. 100-year-old Marion credits family for her long and happy lifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | York Press

    ... That year he was called up to fight in the Second World War and was stationed as a lorry driver at Reykjavik in Iceland. He was present at the base to receive the only three survivors of HMS Hood, sunk by the German battleship Bismarck in May 1941. ...


  11. Iceland: The Northern Lights and orcas in the wildRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | The Independent

    ... expecting too much? Ordinarily the two don't go together, but in recent years orcas have begun appearing closer to Iceland's shores in winter, coinciding with the optimum time to see the aurora borealis. The orcas are following their prey, huge ...


  12. Netherlands - Turkey Preview: Captain Sneijder confident despite absent starsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday |

    ... sure they will do their duties in the best way. This team will show that we can do this." Leaders Czech Republic and Iceland will both fancy their chances against Latvia and Kazakhstan, meaning defeat for Turkey or Netherlands would leave them with ...


  13. Ten of the best places to travel soloRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | The New Zealand Herald

    ... Festival - the largest of its kind in Europe - if you're eager to make some new friends of the romantic variety. Iceland is a tranquil waterfall-strewn wonderland, with a vibrant music and arts scene in the hip capital of Reykjavik. If you're driven ...


  14. Fully-functional bar designed by Bj rn and Oddur Roth on view at Hauser & WirthRead the original story

    Thursday | Art Daily

    ... our studios.' 'Economy Bar' is emblematic of this creative process as it includes items from Dieter Roth's studio in Iceland, thus also activating the continuous re-use of materials. The bar and studio, thus, form two contrasting poles in this ...


  15. Reykjavik police officers post amazing Instagram photosRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 26 | Daily Mail

    ... are raking in followers via social media for their hilarious photos from the line of duty. It is not surprising that Iceland's capital has one of the lowest crime rates in the world - with the fun photographs showing officers finding the time to ...


  16. The whole genome of 'an entire nation' sequenced in Icelandic projectRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 26 | Medical News Today

    Four papers analyzing the whole-genome sequences of more than 100,000 people across Iceland purports to be the most detailed genetic portrait of a population yet. By combining the whole-genome sequences of thousands of people with nationwide family trees, it is possible to predict - "with substantial accuracy" - the genome of the entire nation.


  17. Fuji Electric Wins Geothermal Power Equipment Contracts in Indonesia...Read the original story

    Thursday Mar 26 | Electric Energy Online

    Fuji Electric announced that they have been selected as the supplier of geothermal power equipment for two major projects in Indonesia and Iceland. The power electronics manufacturer will supply two units of geothermal steam turbines and generators each with a power generation capacity of 20,000kW to PT Pertamina Geothermal Energy, a subsidiary of Indonesia's oil, gas, renewable and new energy company PT Pertamina.


  18. Afghans in Iceland Condemn Farkhunda's MurderRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 26 | Iceland Review

    A group of Afghan women living in Iceland organized a peace gathering in Hljomskalagar urinn park in Reykjavik on Tuesday to honor the memory of Farkhunda, a young woman who was brutally murdered by a mob in Kabul last week after being wrongly accused of burning the Koran. People arrived with roses and condemned Farkhunda's murder, joining demonstrators around the world, and at the same time protesting violence against girls and women, Frettabla i reports.


  19. Jon Gnarr Finally Called Jon GnarrRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 26 | Iceland Review

    ... a new surname. Jon had said in the past that he would seek citizenship of another country so that he could leave Iceland, have his name legally recognized abroad and then return as a foreigner in order to be able to keep his chosen name. He has ...


  20. Icelandic genome offers clues to human diversity, gene-disease linksRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 26 | PhysOrg Weblog

    Scientists who sequenced the entire genomes of 2,636 people in Iceland have produced a trove of information about the nature, location, and frequency of human genetic variations. The new research not only sheds light on the range of human genetic variability; it helps equip researchers to draw more direct lines between genes and diseases.