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EU, U.S. blast Iceland for stepping up whaling
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union and United States delivered a strongly worded complaint to Iceland on Monday condemning an increase in whaling and urging it to observe an international ban on the commercial hunting of whales. In a joint move with other nations, including Brazil, Mexico and Australia, the European Commission said its ambassador in Reykjavik delivered a note - a diplomatic ...(9/15/2014 2:12:30 PM)
China silent as Iceland envoy reportedly held for spying
China refuses to clarify the status of its ambassador to Iceland, who left the country mysteriously in January, the Icelandic foreign ministry said Wednesday, after a news report that he has been arrested for spying for Japan.(9/17/2014 11:45:18 AM)
Iceland's Bardarbunga Volcano: Incredible Footage Captures Lava Eruption Beneath Northern Lights
Incredible footage has been captured of Iceland's largest volcanic system Bardarbunga erupting beneath the spectacular display of the aurora borealis.(9/17/2014 7:09:36 AM)
China 'should reveal' if ambassador to Iceland was a spy
China's ambassador to Iceland has been missing for eight months. Now the state-run media is calling for the government to say if he was a double agent(9/18/2014 5:46:06 AM)
Whaling: Greenland hunt gets okay, Iceland blasted
Portoroz (Slovenia) (AFP) - The International Whaling Commission (IWC) gave aboriginal Greenlanders the go-ahead Monday to kill hundreds of whales even as Iceland came under fire for contravening a ban on commercial hunting.(9/15/2014 2:48:59 PM)
Icelandic Retirement Savings Threatened as Bubble Risk Grows
Iceland's 2.7 trillion kronur ($22.7 billion) of pensions are under threat by capital controls that risk generating bubbles in both equity and bond markets, the second-largest manager of retirement money said. "We're seriously concerned" that controls on the krona, imposed in 2008 to prevent a flight of capital, are risking Iceland's entire pensions system, Asta Rut Jonasdottir, chairman of the ...(9/16/2014 7:34:41 AM)
China mum on diplomat's whereabouts amid Japan spying report
(Adds comment from Iceland foreign ministry) BEIJING, Sept 17 (Reuters) - China's Foreign Ministryrefused to say on Wednesday where its ambassador to Iceland wasor who was even representing Beijing in the country, followingreports he had been arrested by state security for passingsecrets to Japan. New York-based Chinese language portal Mingjing Newsreported on Tuesday that China's envoy to ...(9/17/2014 6:33:24 AM)
China state media urges clarity on Iceland envoy spy rumour
A state-run Chinese newspaper on Thursday called on Beijing to clarify rumours that its ambassador to Iceland has been held for leaking intelligence to Japan, throwing a rare official spotlight on such cases.(9/18/2014 2:26:40 AM)
British-Icelandic Chamber of Commerce: Press and Investor Seminar - Iceland’s Bright Future
The Republic of Iceland is entering a new era of sustainable growth. What are Iceland’s options for future growth? What will the next years look like for Iceland? The financial crisis in 2008, the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull in 2011, capital controls in 2014: Iceland has seen many challenges in recent years, but has bounced back.(9/16/2014 4:10:00 AM)
Icelandic Retirement Savings Threatened as Risk of Bubbles Grows
Iceland's 2.7 trillion kronur ($22.7 billion) of pensions are under threat by capital controls that risk generating bubbles in both equity and bond markets, the second-largest manager of retirement money said. "We're seriously concerned" that controls on the krona, imposed in 2008 to prevent a flight of capital, are risking Iceland's entire pensions system, Asta Rut Jonasdottir, chairman of the ...(9/15/2014 6:01:00 PM)
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