Articles by Iceland

  • Happiest countries have highest suicide rates

    April 22 2011 3:38 AM

    The happiest countries and happiest U.S. states tend to have unusually high rates of suicide, a new research suggests.

  • Almost half of NATO members not offering any military support to Libya campaign

    April 15 2011 1:23 PM

    Members of NATO are deeply divided over how much they want to participate in the military campaign in Libya. In fact, out of the 28 nations in the alliance, only five are actually conducting air strikes on the North African country, while 13 members (almost half) are offering no support to the mission at all.

  • Column: Japan, supply chains and Adam Smith

    April 06 2011 10:25 AM

    Should the spreading economic aftermath of the earthquake in Japan cause us to unravel global supply chains that seem suddenly all too vulnerable to shortages and shutdowns? Adam Smith would say No. The philosophical founding father of globalization would urge us, not to undo our worldwide lines of supply for component parts and raw materials, but to improve them.

  • Julian Assange Caught Dancing Alone [Video]

    April 01 2011 8:48 AM

    DJ Seth Sharp grabbed footage of Assange dancing alone at a club in Reykjavik, Iceland, where Sharp was performing.

  • Size Zero obsession goes global

    March 31 2011 5:41 AM

    Indicating the distressing trend of size zero has gone global, a new research has found how stigmatization of fat and obesity has spread from western countries across more accepting cultures.

  • iPad 2 continues success overseas

    March 27 2011 9:50 PM

    Around 600 people lined up outside a store in London Friday afternoon to get their hands on a new iPad 2 tablet computer from Apple.

  • NASA Study Shows Ice Sheets Melting Faster

    March 10 2011 11:26 AM

    Data from NASA satellites shows both the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets are melting faster, and making them a bigger contributor to sea level rise.

  • Top 5 Spring Break Destinations (PHOTOS)

    March 10 2011 9:25 AM

    While Mexico might be the first destination any tour operators are likely to suggest for Spring break, Let’s Go Travel Guides recommends five exclusive places for Spring vacation this year.

  • Iceland president demands referendum on new Icesave repayment deal

    February 21 2011 9:57 AM

    The president of Iceland has called for a referendum on a proposal to repay 4-billion euros to citizens of Britain and the Netherlands in connection with the collapse of the Icesave bank.

  • Facebook supports Gay couples with 'civil union' status

    February 19 2011 2:10 AM

    In support of gay and lesbian couples across the globe, Facebook has added extra options to 'relationship statuses: 'In a Civil Union' and 'In a Domestic Partnership'.

  • Iceland Express offers $299 long-haul flight to Europe in the summer of 2011

    February 17 2011 4:21 AM

    The offer price for tickets are valid for various European destinations, including London, Edinburgh, Belfast, Copenhagen, Billund, Aalborg, Gothenburg, Stockholm, Oslo, Paris, Berlin, Frankfurt and Warsaw.

  • Five new genes linked to Parkinson’s

    February 02 2011 9:52 AM

    A new research has confirmed five new genes involved in Parkinson’s Disease (PD), bringing the total to eleven, showing that genetic factors play a greater role in the disease than previously believed.

  • U.S. students lag in science, tests say

    January 26 2011 3:24 PM

    In his State of the Union address last night, President Obama devoted several lines to the slumping stature of U.S. education, by our own standards and globally.

  • Iceland requested $1-billion bailout from US: WikiLeaks

    January 14 2011 4:26 PM

    During the dark days of 2008 as its banking system and economy was collapsing, the cash-strapped government of Iceland asked the United States for a $1-billion loan, according to a WikiLeaks document.

  • Former bank executives arrested in Iceland

    January 14 2011 2:37 PM

    Two former executives of Iceland's failed Landsbanki bank have been arrested on charges of market manipulation.

  • U.S. airlines could lose $130-$190-mln revenue per day due to blizzard

    December 27 2010 9:13 PM

    Basili Alukos, an equity analyst at Morningstar, estimates that U.S. airlines may lose between $130-million and $190-million of revenues per day due to the winter blizzard.

  • Experts: Blame La Niña For Northeast Blizzard

    December 27 2010 8:35 PM

    The snowstorm in the Northeastern U.S. that dropped several inches of snow was the result of a combination of an unusually cool Pacific Ocean and smaller than normal pressure differences between the North and South Atlantic.

  • Barcelona voted the best New Year ‘party capital’

    December 22 2010 1:40 PM

    Barcelona is the best place to party for New Year with best parties in the world, Skyscanner, a leading travel search site has revealed. The Spanish city tops the site’s list of most popular places for partying on New Year, followed by Edinburgh and Iceland.

  • Spain, Greece, Ireland were big tax cutters from '07 to '09

    December 16 2010 7:48 PM

    While peripheral European countries are forced by the bond market to raise taxes and cut spending in 2010, they were some of the steepest tax cutter among OECD members from 2007 to 2009.

  • Possible Ice Volcanoes Spotted On Moon Of Saturn

    December 15 2010 2:55 PM

    Scientists have found possible ice volcanoes on Saturn's moon Titan similar to those on Earth that spew molten rock.