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Iceland president set for landslide election win

Iceland president set for landslide election win

Iceland votes in a presidential election on Saturday, the second European country to hold polls since coronavirus lockdowns were lifted, with incumbent Gudni Johannesson widely expected to win ...

Killer whales migrate from Iceland to Italy, delighting locals

Killer whales migrate from Iceland to Italy, delighting locals

Three killer whales have been spotted in the sea that separates the boot of Italy from the Mediterranean island of Sicily, in the first such sighting in the narrow straits.

Denmark and Iceland clash over priceless mediaeval manuscripts

Denmark and Iceland clash over priceless mediaeval manuscripts

They recount tales of Viking raids, Norse history, kings and gods: a priceless collection of mediaeval manuscripts, bequeathed by an Icelandic scholar to the University of Copenhagen in the 18th century ...

NASA descends on Icelandic lava field to prepare for Mars

NASA descends on Icelandic lava field to prepare for Mars

To prepare for the next mission to Mars in 2020, NASA has taken to the lava fields of Iceland to get its new robotic space explorer ready for the job.

Outrage as Iceland fishermen kill rare whale

Outrage as Iceland fishermen kill rare whale

Is it a blue whale or not? The slaughter in Iceland of what is claimed was a member of the endangered species has triggered outrage and left experts puzzled about its true identity.

Iceland crash out of World Cup after Croatia loss

Iceland crash out of World Cup after Croatia loss

Croatia secured first place in Group D on Tuesday after a hard-fought 2-1 win over gallant Iceland in Rostov, setting up a last-16 tie with Denmark.

Captive whales find new home as aquarium shows decline

Captive whales find new home as aquarium shows decline

Two beluga whales performing in a Shanghai aquarium are to be flown to a new sanctuary in Iceland, giving hope to more than 3,000 captive cetaceans as the popularity of marine shows wanes.

Argentina to 1-1 draw as Messi misses penalty

Argentina to 1-1 draw as Messi misses penalty

Tiny Iceland made a stunning first-ever World Cup appearance on Saturday when they held 2014 runners-up Argentina to a 1-1 draw in a dramatic match where Lionel Messi blew his chance to win it when he had a penalty saved by Hannes Por Halldorsson.

After political scandals, Icelanders head back to polls

After political scandals, Icelanders head back to polls

Icelanders were voting Saturday in the second snap election in a year marked by deep distrust in the scandal-hit political class despite a thriving economy bolstered by booming tourism.

Iceland may face new election after governing party quits

Iceland may face new election after governing party quits

One of Iceland's three coalition parties said on Friday it would quit the government formed just nine months ago, citing a "breach of trust" after the prime minister's party allegedly tried to cover up a scandal involving his father.

France hammer Iceland to book Germany showdown

France hammer Iceland to book Germany showdown

Olivier Giroud scored two goals and set up another as the Euro 2016 hosts France thrashed Iceland 5-2 yesterday

Iceland stun England with 2-1 win at Euro 2016

Iceland stun England with 2-1 win at Euro 2016

Iceland pulled off one of the greatest shocks in European Championship history when they recovered to beat England 2-1 in their last 16 clash yesterday and will now face hosts France in the quarter-finals.