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Iceland President Gudni Johannesson faints, breaks nose in ‘too hot’ bath

October 13, 2017 5:00 pm
Iceland President Gudni Johannesson faints, breaks nose in ‘too hot’ bath

President Gudni Johannesson; In hot water but ‘feeling fine’ Iceland’s President Gudni Johannesson has said he feels fine after he hit his forehead and broke his nose when he fainted and fell while taking a hot bath. “A warm and cosy bath last night turned out to be too hot […]

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Iceland’s Independence Party leader Bjarni Benediktsson to form new government

November 2, 2016 10:30 pm
Iceland’s Independence Party leader Bjarni Benediktsson to form new government

Bjarni Benediktsson of Iceland’s Independence Party gives a news conference in Reykjavik on November 2, 2016. (Photo by Reuters) Iceland’s president has tasked Bjarni Benediktsson, the leader of the center-right Independence Party, with forming a new government following snap parliamentary elections prompted by the Panama Papers scandal. “My decision is […]

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Iceland’s Prime Minister Sigurdur Ingi Johannsson resigns after bitter defeat in snap votes

October 30, 2016 8:50 pm
Iceland’s Prime Minister Sigurdur Ingi Johannsson resigns after bitter defeat in snap votes

Iceland’s Prime Minister Sigurdur Ingi Johannsson (L) leaves a polling station with his wife after voting in Fludir, Iceland, during the snap general election, on October 29, 2016. (AFP photo) Iceland’s Prime Minister Sigurdur Ingi Johannsson has announced his resignation after his party suffered an unexpected defeat in the country’s […]

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Icelandic voters favour Independence Party

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Icelandic voters favour Independence Party

Partial results from Iceland’s parliamentary polls show the ruling coalition partner, Independence Party, is in the lead, dismissing speculations about the nation’s change of heart in favor of the anti-establishment Pirates Party. With about a third on the ballots counted on Sunday, Independence Party has secured 30 percent of the vote, […]

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Icelanders vote in snap elections after scandal

October 29, 2016 2:50 pm
Icelanders vote in snap elections after scandal

Politicians of various parties and movements take part in a debate ahead of parliamentary elections in Iceland, October 28, 2016. (Photo by Reuters) Icelanders are voting in snap elections that are expected to see the anti-establishment Pirate Party form a new center-left coalition after the so-called Panama Papers revealed a global […]

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Iceland’s anti-establishment Pirate Party leading political shake-up

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Iceland’s anti-establishment Pirate Party leading political shake-up

Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson. Iceland’s anti-establishment Pirate Party is set to shake up the political landscape in parliamentary elections this weekend, with voters on course to punish a government tainted by the Panama Papers. Iceland called the snap vote in August after the global tax evasion scandal ensnared several senior politicians […]

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Panama Papers first major scalp as Iceland’s PM resigns

April 7, 2016 7:30 pm
Panama Papers first major scalp as Iceland’s PM resigns

Iceland’s Prime Minister, faced with street protests and public outrage over offshore holdings, resigned yesterday, becoming the first major political leader to fall amid global reverberations from millions of leaked documents detailing secret financial transactions. Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson tendered his resignation and asked Iceland’s President to dissolve Parliament after leaked files […]

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Panama Papers: Iceland Prime Minister resigns over leak scandal

April 6, 2016 6:30 am
Panama Papers: Iceland Prime Minister resigns over leak scandal

Iceland’s embattled prime minister has resigned amid a controversy over his offshore holdings, a Cabinet minister said as outrage over the accounts roiled the North Atlantic island nation. Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson is stepping down as leader of the country’s coalition government, Agriculture Minister Sigurdur Ingi Johannsson told Icelandic […]

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Panama Papers: Mass protests break out in Iceland

April 5, 2016 5:56 am
Panama Papers: Mass protests break out in Iceland

Massive protests have broken out in Iceland demanding the resignation of the Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson after it was revealed he had moved millions of dollars offshore to avoid paying tax while the country was in recession. Yesterday Gunnlaugsson walked out of an interview with Swedish press when questioned […]

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GPS sends tourist on adventure in Iceland

February 9, 2016 7:00 am
GPS sends tourist on adventure in Iceland

While trying to get to his hotel in Reykjavik, the US tourist ended up 430km away. Photo / iStockNoel Santillan was supposed to return to the United States from a six-day trip to Iceland on Saturday. Instead the 28-year-old American has extended his stay in Iceland, where he has been […]

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