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7 hrs ago | Reuters
The European Union and United States delivered a strongly worded complaint to Iceland on Monday condemning an increase in whaling and urging it to observe an international ban on the commercial hunting of whales. In a joint move with other nations, including Brazil, Mexico and Australia, the European Commission said its ambassador in Reykjavik delivered a note - a diplomatic "demarche" - saying Iceland was harming efforts to save endangered species and urged it to stop trading whale meat, oil and other material.
9 hrs ago | Financial Times
The Nordic countries have been under the spotlight for much of the Scottish independence campaign as nationalists from Alex Salmond down have sought to draw inspiration from the Scandinavian model - particularly greater social equality and prudent stewardship of oil revenues. Many senior politicians and businessmen regard with dismay the break-up of one of their biggest allies in Europe, a country they have long looked up to and which they see as crucial in holding back a stronger influence from France and the rest of southern Europe.
He was an uneducated, anarchic comedian fed up with politicians. So he took them on.
Land Ho! from the U.S. is the opening film at the 2014 Reykjavik International Film Festival , running from September 25 to October 5. It's a tale of friendship and adventure that chronicles two older men attempting to recapture their youth while on a trip in Iceland. So far, Land Ho! has reviewed excellent reviews, garnering acclaim for its "feel-good nature" and "quirky comedy," as stated in a press release from RIFF .
There might have been something more nerve-wracking than being an opponent to world chess champion Bobby Fischer, and that was being the mercurial man's minder. "Pawn Sacrifice," a film premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival on Thursday, chronicles not only the rise of the young American grandmaster but how hard it was to get him to his crowning moment, the famous "Match of the Century" in 1972 against Soviet rival Boris Spassky.
The pilgrimage to a new home in a different country is reminiscent of that first drive to Williamsburg on an all-too-hot August day. In my case, that first trip to Williamsburg was a three hour drive with my parents - while my trip to St. Andrews was a five-hour flight to Reykjavik, a six-hour tour of Iceland from a traveling candy salesman, a two-hour flight to London, four days in London, and a five-hour train ride to Leuchars, where I then took a bus to St. Andrew's.
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Damien Rice treated a small group of Irish and European journalists to a showcase concert in isolated Iceland on Monday night. The singer from Celbridge, Co Kildare has spent nine months on and off in Reykjavik over the past two years working on his new album, 'My Favourite Faded Fantasy', which is set for release on October 31. Mulcahy has heard the eight-track album, which was produced by Rick Rubin, and reckons it's pretty special.
As long as this planet provides the roads, real and metaphoric, and the pals, the road-trip buddy movie may well outlive the movies themselves. "Land Ho!" is a disarming addition to the tradition, giving a well-worn genre a few new wrinkles.
The Civil Protection has decided that the eruption site shall remain closed. As you may recall the area was closed around 3.15 PM and our team had to retreat, like everyone else, to the headquarters at Drekagil.
Icelandic packaging and automotive parts molder Promens hf has announced it will open a new plant near Magdeburg, Germany this year, replacing two outdated units in the country.
Jonsi & Alex , the side project of Sigur Ros ' Jon or Birgisson and Alex Somers, are busy in Iceland supplying music for their first TV series, WGN's Manhattan .
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 12:38 pm
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