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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.

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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

Actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau from the HBO drama series "Game of Thrones"
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau: 'Game of Thrones' Fans Mob Actor In Spain, HBO Series Filming Season 5 In Alcázar Palace

By IBTimes AU

“Game of Thrones” Season 5 filming is currently underway in Spain with actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as one of the cast members present in the location which is the 15th century Alcázar palace. The latest reports surrounding the 44-year-old Danish act... (Oct 29)

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Dawn Schmitz (L) and Holly Middleton (R) wait to apply for a marriage license at the Mecklenburg County Register of Deeds office in Charlotte, North Carolina, October 13, 2014. Monday was the first day that Mecklenburg County issued marriage licenses to g
U.S. Now Recognises Same-Sex Marriages in Six More States

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
Terror Websites Supporting ISIS Busted In New Zealand

By IBTimes AU

When anti terror initiatives are reduced to political jargon, the security lapses begin to accentuate. (Oct 16)

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An Islamic State In Iraq And The Levant (ISIL) Member Waves An ISIL Flag In Raqqa
ISIS-Run Website Traced to New Zealand Company

By IBTimes AU

An ISIS-run website was shut down by Iceland because of its content. The website was traced to a New Zealand address and registered under the name of Azym Abdullah. (Oct 14)

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A woman sits inside a basement used as a shelter from the recent shelling
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By IBTimes AU

The Global Age Index reported the top ten and the top worst countries among 96 countries for people above the age of 60. (Oct 09)

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An elderly man takes part in a rally to commemorate International Workers' Day, or Labour Day, in Luhansk, eastern Ukraine, May 1, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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By IBTimes AU

Australia ranked 13th with one out of three senior citizens living in poverty. (Oct 01)

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A Model Of The Millenium Falcon Starship
‘Star Wars 7’: Darth Vader-Luke Skywalker Duel Hinted In Leaked Photo

By IBTimes AU

A recently leaked “Star Wars: Episode VII” concept art reportedly teases a lightsaber duel between two iconic characters. (Sep 29)

Picture shows magma along a 1-km-long fissure in a lava field north of the Vatnajokull glacier, which covers part of Bardarbunga volcano system, August 29, 2014. The eruption is at the tip of a magma dyke around 40 km from the main Bardarbunga crater and
Japan’s Mount Ontake Erupts, Traps & Injures Hikers (VIDEOS)

By IBTimes AU

Mount Ontake in Japan erupted before noon on Saturday, Sept 27, spewing a large ash plume 3 kilometres up the sky, trapping at least 250 climbers near its summit and injuring at least 8 hikers, reports NHK World TV. (Sep 27)

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People Dressed As 'Star Wars' Characters Boba Fett, Left, And A Stormtrooper.
'Star Wars 7': Ice Planet Confirmed, Mountain And Snow Scenes Filmed

By IBTimes AU

Roger Moore recently revealed details that point to the existence of an Ice Planet in “Star Wars: Episode VII.” (Sep 22)