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4 hrs ago | 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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Related Topix: Jazz, Folk-Rock, World News

8 hrs ago | 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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Related Topix: Travel, Europe Travel, Iceland Travel, World News, Arctic Region

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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Related Topix: World News, Arctic Region, South Korea, Vladimir Putin,

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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Related Topix: Small Business, Personal Finance, World News, Arctic Region

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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Related Topix: World News, Arctic Region, Agriculture, Science,

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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Related Topix: World News, Arctic Region,

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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Related Topix: World News

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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Related Topix: World News, Israel, Middle East

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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Related Topix: World News

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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Related Topix: World News, Arctic Region

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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Related Topix: US Politics, Hillary Clinton, US News, US Senate, Democrat, World News, 2012 Presidential Election, Barack Obama

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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Related Topix: World News, Arctic Region

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Borehamwood and Elstree Times

From butcher's boy to leading retailer, a campaigner has been awarded an honorary degree.

Bill Grimsey, who grew up in Radlett and apart from times when he was working abroad has lived there all his life, has been awarded an honorary degree from the University of West England.

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Related Topix: World News, United Kingdom, Hertfordshire County, England, Arctic Region

National Public Radio

Mammut On World Cafe

World Cafe 's week-long series Sense of Place: Iceland draws to a close with an unexpected treat.

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Related Topix: Travel, Europe Travel, Iceland Travel, World News, Weather

GlobeNewswire

Iceland Outlook Revised To Positive On Strong Growth And Improving...

On July 18, 2014, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services revised its outlook on the Republic of Iceland to positive from stable.

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UTV

Iceland link 'could boost NI tourism'

Twice weekly EasyJet flights from Belfast International to Reykjavik not only offers holidaymakers here another getaway location but will offer Icelanders a chance to shop in Northern Ireland.

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Scientific American

How to Be a Better Traveler

Before we had kids, my husband and I loved to travel - he proposed to me on a bench in Reykjavik after a road trip across southern Iceland, and we spent our first anniversary jumping into natural freshwater pools on the Mexican Riviera.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, World News, University of Washington

Iceland Review

Budget Airlines Express Interest in Akureyri

Budget airlines Norwegian and Easy Jet are looking into the possibility of international flights to Akureyri, North Iceland.

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Related Topix: World News, Arctic Region

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