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Most whales hunted in Norway female, pregnant

2017-03-08 19:59

Animal rights activists have expressed outrage after reports emerged that a large majority of whales harpooned each year in Norway are pregnant.

Low-crime Iceland reeling after woman found dead on beach

2017-01-23 13:52

Iceland is in mourning after a young woman missing for eight days was found dead on a beach, in a rare crime that has gripped the nation.

Iceland gets new centre-right coalition government

2017-01-11 05:37

A new centre-right coalition in Iceland has agreed to make conservative Independence Party leader Bjarni Benediktsson the country's next prime minister.

Iceland breaks taboo with world's largest penis museum

2016-11-16 21:19

Size doesn't matter at the Icelandic Phallological Museum, home to the world's largest collection of penises which has an eye-watering array of specimens.

Iceland unearths rock to appease angry elves

2016-08-31 10:15

Iceland has been forced to bow to pressure from elves and uncover a supposedly enchanted elfin rock after highway workers accidentally buried it.

Iceland shocked by elite's love of offshore holdings

2016-04-12 10:38

Cabinet ministers, bankers and CEOs: the offshore companies at the heart of the leaked Panama Papers have drawn large numbers of Iceland's elite into a scandal that has already brought down the country's premier.

Panama Papers: Iceland names new PM amid poll calls

2016-04-07 08:15

Iceland's government has named a new prime minister and called for early elections later in the year, a day after Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson quit, becoming the first politician brought down by the 'Panama Papers' leaks.

First big Panama Papers casualty

2016-04-05 18:35

Iceland's Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson has resigned, his party says, the first major political casualty to emerge from the leak of the so-called Panama Papers financial documents.

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Thousands of Icelanders took to the streets to call for their prime minister's resignation after leaked tax documents dubbed the

Thousands of Icelanders took to the streets to call for their prime minister's resignation after leaked tax documents dubbed the "Panama Papers" prompted allegations that he and his wife used an offshore firm to hide million-dollar investments.

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Iceland protests five-nation fishing deal in Arctic

2015-07-24 16:28

Iceland has protested at a five-nation accord to ban unregulated fishing around the North Pole and says it will not be bound by the deal.

 

Tourism boosts Iceland's whaling industry

2017-02-18 19:14

Iceland's anti-whaling campaigners are confronting a massive demand for whale meat driven by restaurants catering to tourists.

Trump wants to hold summit with Putin in Iceland

2017-01-15 15:01

US President-elect Donald Trump's first foreign trip will be a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

China's Arctic ambitions take shape in remote Iceland valley

2016-11-17 16:03

The growing relationship between China and Iceland is taking concrete form in a remote valley near the Arctic Circle, where a Chinese-funded, Icelandic-built observatory will study the Northern Lights

Pirate Party aims for gains as Icelanders choose new government

2016-10-29 10:48

Icelanders are preparing to vote in a national election, with the radical Pirate Party hoping to unseat the centre-right government.

Fast and Furious 8: What the cast will drive

2016-07-13 10:27

We take a look at the cars (we use that term loosely) that will feature in the next installment of the Fast and Furious franchise called Fast 8.

Panama Papers: Iceland braces for major anti-govt protest

2016-04-09 15:00

Iceland is gearing up for a major anti-government rally in a test of the opposition's ability to mobilise support following the "Panama Papers" scandal revelations that toppled the premier.

We want a new government - Iceland

2016-04-06 07:20

Iceland's prime minister has resigned, the first political victim of a mushrooming global scandal over hidden offshore financial dealings exposed in the so-called Panama Papers.

Iceland leader cuts short US trip over 'Panama Papers' uproar

2016-04-05 14:28

Iceland's president cut short a visit to the United States to return home Tuesday following calls for the premier to step down over his alleged million-dollar offshore holdings, public broadcaster RUV reported.

WATCH: Thousands demand Icelandic PM's resignation

2016-04-05 08:26

Thousands of Icelanders have taken to the streets calling for their prime minister's resignation after leaked tax documents dubbed the "Panama Papers" prompted allegations that he and his wife used an offshore firm to hide million-dollar investments.

Iceland whaling season under way

2015-06-29 18:54

Icelandic whaling boats have left port to begin the 2015 whaling season, as more than 700 000 people signed a petition calling for an end to the hunt.

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