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Iceland

Iceland is a European island country located in the North Atlantic Ocean on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. It has a population of about 320,000 and a total area of 103,000 km2 (39,769 sq mi). The capital and largest city is Reykjavík, with the surrounding area being home to some two-thirds of the national population. Iceland is volcanically and geologically active on a large scale. The interior mainly consists of a plateau characterised by sand fields, mountains and glaciers, while many glacial rivers flow to the sea through the lowlands. Iceland is warmed by the Gulf Stream and has a temperate climate despite its high latitude just outside the Arctic Circle.

Headlines Around the Web

Tax supermarkets to save high streets

Oct 30, 2013 - Financial Times

Spat to save UK high street mounts

Sep 03, 2013 - Financial Times

More than 1 in 8 shops face closure

Sep 01, 2013 - Financial Times

Review into high street attacks Portas plan

Jun 18, 2013 - Independent

Foreign companies eyeing the region

Jun 09, 2013 - Financial Times

Does travel insurance cover volcanos?

May 08, 2013 - MarketWatch

Landsbanki executives charged in Iceland

Mar 23, 2013 - Financial Times

‘Banco de Mattress’ looms for Cypriots

Mar 23, 2013 - Financial Times

Icelandic bank in bond milestone

Feb 23, 2013 - Financial Times

Kaupthing settles claims against skeikh

Feb 09, 2013 - Financial Times

‘Viking Raider’ gets suspended jail term

Feb 08, 2013 - Financial Times

Supermarkets circle empty HMV shops

Feb 03, 2013 - Independent

Articles About Iceland

Current gas prices are shown at a Chevron gas station in Encinitas, California October 10, 2014.  Oil prices are hovering just above $90 per barrel, a level last seen in June 2012, putting a strong spotlight on OPEC producing countries. They face calls to
Sliding Oil Prices Forces Chevron To Abandon ‘Indefinitely’ Canadian Arctic Drilling Project, Shares Up

By IBTimes AU

Chevron Corp announced on Wednesday it is putting on hold "indefinitely" its arctic offshore drilling program in Canada due to the continued fall of world oil prices. (4:21 pm)

MORE TOPICS: CHEVRON, RUSSIA

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By IBTimes AU

Miss Australia leads in the Miss World 2014's top predictions for the crown. (Dec 04)

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By IBTimes AU

Russia has launched its Strategic Command in the Arctic region. (Dec 04)

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By IBTimes AU

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US Dollars And Euros Banknotes
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By IBTimes AU

A man miserable for sex offers $2,000 for a woman who is willing to do the act with him. (Nov 27)

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Canadian flags line the road around Parliament Hill during the National Day of Honour ceremony in Ottawa May 9, 2014. The event marks the end of Canada's military mission in Afghanistan. REUTERS/Blair Gable
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By IBTimes AU

Canada is more prosperous than the United States, Australia and United Kingdom. (Nov 04)

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By IBTimes AU

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By IBTimes AU

Same-sex marriages in Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, North Carolina, West Virginia and Wyoming are now recognised by the U.S. federal government. (Oct 27)

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The Pirate Bay To Be Blocked In Iceland

By IBTimes AU

The Pirate Bay and Deildu to be blocked by ISPs in Iceland. (Oct 16)

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New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key
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By IBTimes AU

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