Gudni Johannesson faces a rare challenge at the end of his first term from Gudmundur Franklin Jonsson, a former Wall Street broker close to Icelandic nationalists. Opinion polls suggest that the rightwing challenger has little chance of winning.
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Hafthor Bjornsson broke the record previously held by Briton Eddie Hall who in 2016 became the first man to lift 500 kg.
Tourist revenue trumped public health in this alpine playground that helped spread coronavirus to several European nations.
Iceland wants an ancient Norse manuscript that recounts Viking tales and history back from Denmark.
Organisers of the Eurovision Song Contest said the gesture by Iceland's Hatari infringed upon their rules banning political gestures.
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The world’s largest island has long been on the mind of successive American leaders who have been interested in its strategic and economic value.
All three goals scored in the first half of the match precipitated Turkey's first loss in the qualification matches after three wins in a row.
Turkey has issued a diplomatic note to Iceland condemning the ill-treatment of the footballers. The national football team were not allowed to leave Keflavik Airport for over three hours and their luggage was painstakingly searched, players said.
Eight states have direct control over land in the Arctic. With ice melting faster than previously thought, the global contest for economic resources there has begun. And Russia is gaining ground, while China is buying stakes and influence.
With just a little guesswork, an Icelander today can read the Icelandic Sagas and medieval literary masterpieces written in Old Norse in the 13th and 14th centuries.
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