Articles by Iceland

  • File photo of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange attending a news conference at the Geneva Press Club in Geneva
    Julian Assange Caught Dancing Alone [Video]

    April 01 2011 8:48 AM EDT

    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 EDT

    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 sells well
    iPad 2 continues success overseas

    March 27 2011 9:50 PM EDT

    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.

  • Report: Polar ice to melt sooner due to warming sea waters
    NASA Study Shows Ice Sheets Melting Faster

    March 10 2011 11:26 AM EST

    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.

  • Greece
    Top 5 Spring Break Destinations (PHOTOS)

    March 10 2011 9:25 AM EST

    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.

  • The homepage of icesave online bank is seen on a computer screen in London
    Iceland president demands referendum on new Icesave repayment deal

    February 21 2011 9:57 AM EST

    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 bans Breakup Notifier
    Facebook supports Gay couples with 'civil union' status

    February 19 2011 2:10 AM EST

    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 EST

    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.

  • Michael J. Fox and wife Tracy Pollan arrive at the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research benefit in New York
    Five new genes linked to Parkinson’s

    February 02 2011 9:52 AM EST

    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 EST

    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 EST

    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 EST

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

  • Passengers stranded at JFK International Airport wait for the airport to reopen in New York
    U.S. airlines could lose $130-$190-mln revenue per day due to blizzard

    December 27 2010 9:13 PM EST

    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.

  • skier in NY
    Experts: Blame La Niña For Northeast Blizzard

    December 27 2010 8:35 PM EST

    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
    Barcelona voted the best New Year ‘party capital’

    December 22 2010 1:40 PM EST

    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.

  • Greece's Prime Minister Papandreou
    Spain, Greece, Ireland were big tax cutters from '07 to '09

    December 16 2010 7:48 PM EST

    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 EST

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

  • Iceland agrees to repay loans to UK, Holland related to Icesave collapse

    December 09 2010 5:16 PM EST

    Iceland has entered into an agreement to repay losses incurred by the U.K. and Netherlands governments in connection with the collapse of the Icesave bank in 2008, according to the Dutch government.

  • WikiLeaks
    After PayPal, MasterCard Dumps Wikileaks

    December 07 2010 11:34 AM EST

    After Paypal and Swiss authorities closed the accounts of Wikileaks, it's Mastercard's turn to refuse any financial support to Wikileaks' money transfers.

  • Large euro sign installation is seen in front of the European Central bank headquarters in Frankfurt
    'Euro can be saved if PIGS bow out'

    December 06 2010 11:39 AM EST

    The crisis-hit peripheral countries have more of a 'solvency problem' than a liquidity problem and their public finances cannot be brought to order without leading to a deep and prolonged recession, as long as they are part of the eurozone, analysts have said.