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Iceland elects new president in vote eclipsed by Euros, Brexit

Iceland elects new president in vote eclipsed by Euros, Brexit

Iceland began voting in a presidential election Saturday, two months after the Panama Papers scandal tainted part of the political elite, with newcomer Gudni Johannesson seen clinching an easy victory.

Iceland fight back to claim Portugal draw

Iceland fight back to claim Portugal draw

Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal were stunned by tournament debutants Iceland yesterday as a second-half equaliser from Birkir Bjarnason earned the minnows an unlikely 1-1 draw in Euro 2016 Group F.

Iceland's First Lady linked to offshore accounts

Iceland's First Lady linked to offshore accounts

Iceland's First Lady Dorrit Moussaieff has reportedly been named among clients of British bank HSBC with holdings in tax havens, the media outlets behind the Panama Papers and other leaks revealed Tuesday.

Iceland opposition demands election date, PM refuses

Iceland opposition demands election date, PM refuses

Iceland's opposition parties on Tuesday asked Prime Minister Sigurdur Ingi Johannsson to set a date for early elections due ‘in autumn’ but he refused, the two sides said.

New Iceland government to take over, protests continue

New Iceland government to take over, protests continue

Iceland's new rightwing government was to take office on Thursday, under fire from the start as the opposition sought a vote of no-confidence and maintained calls for a quick election to be held.

Iceland government seeks new leader to avoid early vote after Panama leaks

Iceland government seeks new leader to avoid early vote after Panama leaks

Iceland's government sought to avoid early elections on Wednesday by picking a replacement for the prime minister who stepped aside over links to an offshore company, as the ‘Panama Papers’ leaks ...

Icelandic PM resigns in wake of Panama Papers scandal

Icelandic PM resigns in wake of Panama Papers scandal

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