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Feature: Iceland reaps riches from warming oceans as fish swim north
REYKJAVIK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - With their shimmering silver bellies and iridescent blue backs, mackerel are striking fish. Sushi aficionados savor their clean, salty taste while superfood advocates prize their healthy omega-3 oils. For the tiny North Atlantic nation of Iceland, however, m
Travel Diaries: Avoid Iceland's Tourist Traps!
Ok sorry, that was a click-bait headline. Iceland doesn't have many tourist traps. Are you kidding? The place is freaking divine! But there were some things we enjoyed less. Keep reading to learn what to do and what not to do in South Iceland! I use to symbolize a "tourist trap" for things that are
Iceland's 'Pirate' Politician Won't Run After Government Collapses In Pedophilia Scandal
REYKJAVIK, Iceland Birgitta Jnsdttir has been punching up since she got into the ring. Nearly one year after she first took office in 2009, the Icelandic parliamentarian and co-founder of the populist Pirate Party worked with WikiLeaks to release a video of a U.S. helicopter gunning down a group of
One-day road trip in Iceland? I'd head south.
Iceland is getting a ton of tourist traffic lately, and most visitors have the Golden Loop on their road-trip radar. If you only have one day, though, consider driving the southern coast. Mountains, waterfalls, glacial rivers, and a jumble of fractured volcanic terrain characterize this part of the
The Indoor Girl's Guide to Being Outdoorsy for Two Weeks Straight
When I told my friends that my boyfriend and I would be traveling to Greenland and Iceland over the summer, they all responded the same way. "Did you suddenly turn into this outdoorsy person without us knowing? What gives?" Not at all. In fact, I'm a total indoors girl, barely played sports (unless
Does your pool look like the black lagoon post Irma? How to get it back to the blue lagoon
When your pool looks fit only for the "Creature from the Black Lagoon" after Irma, you have options that don't include offering up your yard as a remake site. The 'Creature from the Black Lagoon' in the 1954 monster movie. If you don't have a regular pool service - or can't reach 'em - or you're a d
Um, It Looks Like the Mountain From Game of Thrones Can Squat All of King's Landing
Back home. Back to business. @australianstrengthcoach @roguefitness @sbdapparel @gymgrossisten @thorspowergym If you've been missing The Mountain now that Game of Thrones is over, feast your eyes on him at the gym in full-on beast mode. Not only can he protect Cersei Lannister from any and all dan
Government Crisis Gives Iceland's Pirate Party a Second Chance
A member of the Pirate Party holds leaflets in Reykjavik, Iceland, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016, during a campaigning event.Photographer: Frank Augstein/AP Photo Iceland's latest bout of chaos has a group of Internet rebels smelling power. After the prime minister tendered his resignation and called ear
How to road trip across the country like a healthy rockstar
It's hard enough to eat well and stay active when you're on a road trip. But when you're a performer, the crowd doesn't care that you're living on a tour bus or traveled across three time zones in as many days-you need the stamina to be high-energy on stage each night. The Naked and Famous singer Al
Speaker Ryan's fuzzy math on the nation's 'terrible tax system'
Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events "It is a terrible tax system that was written in '86. ... The headlines write themselves: We tax our corporations at 35 percent, and successful small businesse
Big Blockchain IPO In Canada As Cryptocurrencies Put In Major Low
Last week's tumultuous action in the cryptocurrency space may have helped put in place a major low in many leading cryptos. It's not every day that the CEO of a top 5 global bank calls something a 'fraud' (i.e. Bitcoin) and then that asset rallies ~30% in a few days. A company called HIVE Blockchain
Iceland to hold Oct 28 election after government collapses
LONDON - Iceland will hold a national election on Oct. 28 after the governing coalition collapsed amid a scandal about a proposed pardon for a sex offender. President Gudni Th. Johannesson said Monday it was clear there was no chance of forming a new government from the existing parliament. Prime Mi
Zipcar Extends International Footprint With Launch of Car Sharing Service in Iceland
REYKJAVIK, Iceland, Sept. 18, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Zipcar, the world's leading car sharing network, today announced the launch of its car sharing service in Reykjavik, Iceland. This marks the first major city launch for the brand in the Nordic countries. Despite Iceland having the eighth highest
Iceland's Government Falls After Letter Asking to Pardon Pedophile
Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson of Iceland said that he had been shocked to learn of his father's letter: "I would never have defended such actions."Credit Geirix, via Reuters Iceland is preparing for its second election in a year after its government collapsed over a letter of recommendation wr
Iceland's PM Hopes to Emerge Stronger After Government Collapse
Iceland's acting Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson is banking on emerging stronger as he called for a snap election late next month after his government collapsed amid scandal over giving clemency to convicted child molesters. The leader of the Independence Party, Iceland's dominant political forc
Vox Sentences: RIP, Cassini
Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what's happening in the world, curated by Ella Nilsen. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday, or view the Vox Sentences archive for past editions. NASA's Cassini makes a grand plunge toward oblivion; Lo
How a convicted pedophile brought down Iceland's government
In 2004, Hjalti Sigurjon Hauksson was imprisoned for raping his stepdaughter nearly every day for 12 years, starting when she was just 5. Thirteen years later, his crime helped bring down Iceland's government. The story involves Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson and his father, Benedikt Sveinsson.
There's an eye-opener.
Kirkjufell on Snfellsnes Peninsula The Iceland Ring Road expedition is complete. To reiterate the 1,000,000's of visitors before us, "Wow." In just a few more words:It was unbelievably beautifulIt was a bit cold We planned to drive for 8 days and 7 nights. We easily could have slowed down to 10 days
Iceland Calls For Snap Election After Coalition Government Collapses
Iceland's government collapsed after it came to light the prime minister's father endorsed a letter of recommendation for a convicted pedophile. ShareTweetEmailSMS Iceland's prime minister, Bjarni Benediktsson, called for a snap election after it was uncovered his father was involved in pardoning a
Icelandic Government Collapses Amid Pedophilia Scandal
Iceland's ruling three-party coalition has fallen in the wake of public outcry following the discovery of Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson's links to a convicted pedophile. On Thursday, it was revealed that the prime minister's father signed a letter recommending "restored honor" -a provision wit