Iceland

  • Striker Johannsson cleared by FIFA for US switch 14-08-2013 09:05 AM

    United States coach Juergen Klinsmann can call on former Iceland Under-21 striker Aron Johannsson for Wednesday's friendly against Bosnia-Herzegovina after the player's nationality switch was approved by FIFA. Johannsson was called up for the game in Sarajevo by Klinsmann pending a decision by FIFA on the player's request and the...
  • Samsung compares the iPhone to an apple in new Galaxy S4 ad 08-07-2013 12:53 PM

    In a Samsung Galaxy S4 advertisement for Iceland, the Korean electronic giant is again poking fun at rival Apple suggesting that the iPhone is only as good as the fruit. The tag line translated from Icelandic says, "Get a phone that understands you". Though Samsung doesn't take any names, the...
  • Hong Kong lets Snowden leave with Cuba among possible destinations 23-06-2013 02:20 PM

    Hong Kong: A former contractor for the US National Security Agency, charged by the United States with espionage, was allowed to leave Hong Kong on Sunday because the US extradition request did not fully comply with the law, the Hong Kong government said. Edward Snowden left for Moscow on Sunday...
  • Finland best place to be a mother; India behind China, Pakistan 08-05-2013 05:47 PM

    Beijing: Finland has topped the list of countries where mothers enjoy the best conditions in the world, while India ranks a low 142nd, below China and Pakistan, according to a new global report. The annual report called 'State of World's Mothers 2013' was issued by an international NGO "Save the...
  • WikiLeaks claims victory in Iceland court case 25-04-2013 06:54 AM

    London: WikiLeaks has said it has secured a victory in Iceland's Supreme Court against the financial blockade imposed by Visa and MasterCard on donations for the secret-spilling site. Visa and MasterCard were among half a dozen major US financial firms to pull the plug on WikiLeaks following its decision to...
  • Early wins for Croatia, Germany 23-03-2013 05:33 AM

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  • Chile volcano ash grounds Australia, NZ flights 12-06-2011 07:54 PM

    Wellington: Thousands of passengers in Australia and New Zealand were affected when airlines suspended flights on Sunday as an ash cloud from an erupting volcano in southern Chile spread, threatening to damage engines. Australia's national carrier, Qantas Airways, said all the airline's flights in and out of the southeastern city...
  • Tech-savvy Iceland online for new constitution 10-06-2011 01:32 PM

    Reykjavik: How do you write a new constitution in the 21st century? You go where the people are " online. That was the decision of tiny but tech-savvy Iceland, which is overhauling its constitution in the wake of an economic catastrophe, and has turned to the Internet to get input...
  • Iceland eruption ending, German airports reopen 26-05-2011 07:56 AM

    Reykjavik: Iceland's volcanic eruption has died down and is no longer spewing out ash, officials said on Wednesday as airlines began to get back to normal after cancelling about 1,000 flights in northern Europe. The explosion of the Grimsvotn volcano on Saturday caused much less chaos than an eruption in...
  • Indian carriers to decide on flights to Europe 25-05-2011 03:08 PM

    New Delhi: In the wake of the flight disruption in Europe due to ash spewing from an Icelandic volcano, officials of major Indian carriers on Wednesday held meetings to decide on diversion or cancellation of their flights. Officials of Kingfisher Airlines, Jet Airways and Air India held separate meetings to...
  • Europe: flights cancelled as volcanic ash spreads 25-05-2011 08:04 AM

    London: Ash spewing from an Icelandic volcano is causing disruption and days of uncertainty to more parts of Europe, as officials in Germany said that dozens of flight will be grounded on Wednesday because of levels of ash in the country's northern regions. Even though some say it's been a...
  • Volcanic ash leads to 500 flights cancellation 24-05-2011 06:34 PM

    London: Dense ash from the erupting Icelandic volcano forced the cancellation of hundreds of flights on Tuesday, as airlines and passengers braced themselves for days of uncertainty and chaos. Some passengers spent the night at Edinburgh airport after airlines canceled flights in and out of Scotland. Britain's Civil Aviation Authority...
  • Iceland: Volcanic cloud spreads, flights canceled 24-05-2011 07:29 AM

    London: British air traffic controllers say ash from the erupting Iceland volcano will affect flights out of Scotland, northern England and Northern Ireland by Tuesday afternoon. The agency that controls air traffic over Britain and the eastern Atlantic said airports will remain open but flights will be affected between 5:30...
  • Europe on alert for Icelandic volcano ash cloud 23-05-2011 09:15 AM

    Reykjavik: An eruption by Iceland's most active volcano was set to keep the island's main airport shut on Monday, while other European nations watched for any impact on their air routes from a towering plume of smoke and ash. Experts said they saw little chance of a repeat of 2010's...
  • Icelandic volcano flings up ash, shuts airport 22-05-2011 10:46 PM

    Reykjavik, Iceland: A year after an Icelandic volcano grounded planes across Europe, a spectacular new eruption flung up a miles-high ash plume that shut down the country's main airport, plunged nearby areas into darkness and sent ash drifting toward European airspace. The Grimsvotn volcano, which lies beneath the ice of...
  • Iceland's most active volcano starts erupting 22-05-2011 07:01 AM

    Reykjavik: Iceland's most active volcano has started erupting, scientists said on Saturday - just over a year after another eruption on the North Atlantic island shut down European air traffic for days. Iceland's Meteorological Office confirmed that an eruption had begun at the Grimsvotn volcano, accompanied by a series of...
  • Iceland's penis museum to get human specimen 12-01-2011 07:10 PM

    New Delhi: Sigurour Hjartarson will finally get to claim the penis promised to him by an Icelander 14 years ago. The donor of the penis, Pall Arason, passed away on January 5, 2010 and Hjartarson, the curator of Iceland’s Penis Museum, is now preparing to collect the museum’s first human...
  • Iceland protests to US over Twitter data demand 11-01-2011 12:02 PM

    Washington: Iceland called in the US ambassador in Reykjavik on Monday to register its displeasure at a US court's demand for details of an Icelandic lawmaker's Twitter account, the US State Department said. A US court has ordered the social networking website to give up details of the accounts of...
  • Iceland's gay PM marries her partner 29-06-2010 10:48 AM

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