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12 hrs ago | Iceland Review

The protest in Reykjav k against Israeli raids in Gaza

The message of a letter handed to an employee of the U.S. Embassy in ReykjavA k during a demonstration against the U.S.' sale of weapons to Israel yesterday has been delivered to the U.S. government in Washington DC, as stated on the embassy's Facebook page .

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13 hrs ago | Switched

Authorities Investigating Humpback Whale Death After Alaskan Ferry Collision

A team of scientists is investigating the death of a humpback whale that was struck by the state ferry Kennicott near Kodiak.

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Thu Jul 31, 2014

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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Wed Jul 30, 2014

Counterpunch

Glacial Melt and Its Politics

Jeffrey St. Clair on Hillary Clinton's miraculous rags-to-riches method of financial success; LA CONFIDENTIAL: Lee Ballinger on race, violence and inequality in Los Angeles; PAPER DRAGON: Peter Lee on China's military; THE BATTLE OVER PAT TILLMAN: David Hoelscher provides a 10 year retrospective on the changing legacy of Pat Tillman; MY BROTHER AND ... (more)

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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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Related Topix: World News, Iceland, Life, Dessert, Food, Ice Cream, Dining, Baked Goods, Bread

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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Mon Jul 28, 2014

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, Iceland Travel, World News

Dissident Voice

The Maddening World of Glacial Melt & Its Politics

America's single most pressing issue for the foreseeable future is a changing climate, more important than immigration, health care, or the ever-present wars because those can be fixed.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Al Gore, Agriculture, Science, Greenland, World News, History Movies, Titanic, Drama Movies, Action Movies, Global Warming, Liberal Political News

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, Iceland, 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, Iceland

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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Thu Jul 24, 2014

Iceland Review

Polar Bear Pelt Stolen from Reykjav k Store

A polar bear pelt worth ISK 1.2 million was stolen from the store The Viking on Laugavegur shopping street in downtown ReykjavA k last weekend.

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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

Journal of Commerce

Nunavut deep sea port seen as important to Arctic

Nunavut, Iqaluit, a territorial capital in a G7 nation, is an Arctic boomtown perched on the northern shores of Frobisher Bay - but the Nunavut town's waterfront has scarcely changed since English explorer Martin Frobisher sailed into the inlet in 1576.

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Truthdig

Svalbard's Reindeer Thrive as Climate Warms

There will be winners as well as losers as climate change intensifies, and scientists say they have just found one species that is prospering already.

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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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Fri Jul 18, 2014

Journal of Commerce

Nunavut deep sea port seen as important to Arctic

Nunavut, Iqaluit, a territorial capital in a G7 nation, is an Arctic boomtown perched on the northern shores of Frobisher Bay - but the Nunavut town's waterfront has scarcely changed since English explorer Martin Frobisher sailed into the inlet in 1576.

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Related Topix: Greenland, World News, North America, Canada

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