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News on Iceland continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.

2 hrs ago | Slate Magazine

We, All of the People

Iceland's experiment in redrafting its constitution has challenged the assumption that a constitutional process is always exclusive and opaque.

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6 hrs ago | Iceland Review

Haarde Named Iceland's New Ambassador to the U.S.

Former Prime Minister of Iceland Geir H. Haarde was appointed as a new ambassador for Iceland as of January 1, 2015, by Foreign Minister Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson yesterday, most likely as Iceland's new Ambassador to the United States.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

Iceland Review

War is a War is a War

Iceland has never had an army, except in Vestmannaeyjar , where three or four forks were always ready to meet a foreign invasion, after they were invaded in 1627.

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Edmonton Journal

Iceland's exciting culinary adventure

No matter how cold it is, Icelanders can be seen lining up for ice cream throughout the year.

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TrekEarth

It Was a Short Summer

Its long valleys and peninsulas are interspersed with mountains, lava fields and smooth hills carved out by rivers.

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Iceland Review

Europe's Largest Whale Museum to Open in Reykjavik

Whales of Iceland , a museum set to open in ReykjavA k in mid-August, will be the largest of its kind in Europe.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

Financial Times

Womad, Charlton Park, UK

This year's Womad was an embarrassment of riches. Everywhere one looked there was someone who could have been a headliner, from Manu Dibango and his saxophone makossa turning the Siam Tent into a Francophone nightclub from the 1970s to Mulatu Astatke's continuation of the Ethio-Jazz of Swinging Addis.

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Iceland Review

Search and Rescue Called Out to Assist Hikers

Last weekend members of ICE-SAR search and rescue were called out to assist hikers in different regions of Iceland, as well as drivers who had run into difficulties.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

Breitbart.com

Iceland Could Become Russia and China's 'Secret Weapon' Against U.S.

The lesson comes too late for the United States, but there it is: after the US abandoned its military base and its foreign policy influence in Iceland in 2006, both Russia and China are now showing how keen they are to fill the void and take advantage of the growing strategic importance of the island nation at the edge of the Arctic Circle.

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Mail on Sunday

Councils call for 'Tesco tax' on supermarket giants to pay for...

Supermarket giants should be taxed so that local authorities can plough the proceeds into regenerating moribund town centres, a group of councils has said.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

The American Conservative

Icelandic Heavy Metal Grief

Moon upon moon ago, the editors at Le Monde, that bible for Paris's hard Left, once ran a movie critique under the disconsolate headline "Why the Filipino cinema isn't very interesting."

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Iceland Review

Half of Iceland's 30 Highest Earners Live in Reykjavik

Of the 30 individuals to have paid the highest tax in Iceland this year, 15 are registered as living in Reykjavik while nine live in neighboring towns: four in Kopavogur, three in Gar abaer and two in Hafnarfjor ur, mbl.is reports.

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Travel + Leisure

Visit Dream Destinations in 15 Seconds

Diving off a cliff in Croatia. Tracking a leopard in Kenya. Watching Buckingham Palace's Changing of the Guard.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

Iceland Review

Thousands in Reykjavik Protest Attacks in Gaza

An estimated 3,000 people gathered in IngA3lfstorg square in downtown ReykjavA k yesterday evening to protest the ongoing Israeli military operationsa in Gaza.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

Competitor Magazine

Iceland's Hinriksdottir Leads 800m Qualifiers At Junior Worlds

Despite being 3,845 miles from her home in Reykjavik, Iceland, Anita Hinriksdottir looked quite comfortable racing on the famed oval at Hayward Field Tuesday.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com

Bookworks Presents Today's Shelf Awareness for Readers

In the dog days of summer, one of the best ways to escape the heat is by reading books set in colder climes.

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Iceland Review

Unusually Vibrant Birdlife in Reykjav k

Birdlife in and around ReykjavA k has been unusually vibrant recently. The reason for this is the shoals of sand eels currently in SkerjafjA rA ur.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Forbes.com

5 Life Lessons From The 'World's Coolest Mayor'

In mid-2009 Jon Gnarr was an Icelandic comedian and punk-rock singer far removed from any political aspirations or office.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

MacLeans

Jon Gnarr, Iceland's most unlikely of mayors

It will come as no surprise to Canadians that a standup comic could become mayor of a city.

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

Iceland Review

No Comment from President over Completing Term

President of Iceland A'lafur Ragnar GrA msson refuses to comment on whether or not he will complete his term or step down, as he had suggested he might during the election campaign in 2012 if the political situation in Iceland became stable.

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