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UN expert group urges new Icelandic authorities to sustain gender empowerment efforts
Head of the Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women in law and pratice Kamala Chandrakirna.
An academic political scientist by profession who studied at the University of Manchester in England, Olafur Ragnar Grimsson was elected to parliament for the left-wing People's Alliance in 1978 and served as finance minister in a coalition government in 1988-1991. He often speaks out on controversial issues, and his relations with the conservative ... (more)
Ministers Exchange Keys, New Government Takes Power
The exchange of power in Iceland took place yesterday when the government of Sigmundur DavA A Gunnlaugsson formally took over from that of JA3hanna SigurA ardA3ttir and ministers exchange keys.
Wed May 22, 2013
Nei! Iceland says no to the EU as new government shelves talks with Brussels
The leader of the center-right Progressive Party was chosen as Iceland's new prime minister Wednesday and promptly announced a halt to talks with the European Union about joining the 27-nation bloc.
Tue May 21, 2013
Sing Away the Night
Eurovision is a big deal in Iceland. Many will claim to have no interest in the annual Eurovision Song Contest but deep inside, many more than are willing to admit it take part in a gathering of some kind on the night of the Eurovision final.
Sat May 18, 2013
Iceland: The dark Norse of design
When Iceland's three major banks collapsed in 2008 few could have imagined how quickly the country would get back on its feet or that the recovery would be led, in large part, by the creative design industries.
James Hansen Says Greenland Melt May Cool North Atlantic
Icebergs drift by the mountains in Scoresbysund, Greenland. Inflows of cold, fresh water from Greenland would slow deep currents that carry cold water south, cooling the North Atlantic.
Fri May 17, 2013
The Season's First Hike
The festival ReykjavA k Music Mess kicks off at KEX Hostel in the center of the capital with an opening party on May 23 at 8 pm.
Reykjavik Arts Festival Opens Tomorrow
The 27th ReykjavA k Arts Festival kicks off tomorrow with a ten-minute newly commissioned sound piece by the Vessel Orchestra at 5:45 pm at ReykjavA k harbor.
Iceland Welcomes Arctic Council Agreement on Oil Pollution
The Arctic Council states signed a legally-binding Agreement on Cooperation on Marine Oil Pollution Preparedness and Response in the Arctic in Kiruna, Sweden, yesterday.
Thu May 16, 2013
First Icelander to Climb Everest's North Face
Mountaineer Leifur A-rn Svavarsson is planning to become the first Icelander to climb Everest from the North Face via Tibet.
Why is violent crime so rare in Iceland
Iceland is awash in guns, yet it has one of the lowest violent crime rates in the world.
Svalbard job vacancy: polar bear spotter wanted
Arctic archipelago seeks person to stand guard while researchers carry out fieldwork.
Tue May 14, 2013
Kerry seeks solution to melting Arctic
Kerry, shown before boarding his plane in Stockholm, held one of the first climate change hearings in the US Senate in the 1980s Three and half a months into his tenure as US secretary of state, John Kerry is grappling with war in Syria, tensions on the Korean peninsula and other crises.
Sat May 11, 2013
An iceberg melts in Kulusuk, Greenland near the arctic circle, Aug. 16, 2005.
The old saying that "what goes up must come down" doesn't apply to carbon dioxide pollution in the air, which just hit an unnerving milestone.
Reykjavik Intercultural Day Well Attended
As winter gives in to spring thaw and life draws to a close for some, the season births new life eager to discover the wonders of this world.
Fri May 10, 2013
The Guelph Mercury
Travel: Iceland proves a hit for marking 30th birthday
With my 30th birthday fast approaching a few months ago, I dealt with reaching the mildly horrifying milestone like any rational person - by fleeing home.
The Heritage Foundation
Iceland the Latest European Country to Chill Toward Joining the EU
Results from Parliamentary elections in Iceland last week reflect public concern over the nation's application to join the European Union .
Thu May 09, 2013
More of Auld Reykjav k
Iceland's Customs authorities have seized a package containing a pair of jeans with a hidden bag of amphetamines sewn to the inside.
Dot Earth Blog: Fresh Analysis of the Pace of Warming and Sea-Level Rise
Here are two useful articles assessing the latest thinking on the pace at which Greenland ice loss could raise sea levels and the implications of the recent plateau in global temperatures : Michael Lemonick at Climate Central writes on new research finding it's unlikely that the recent surge of ice flowing into the sea from Greenland's glaciers is ... (more)