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Moody’s upgrades Iceland credit rating

03.07.2015 - icenewsis: Moody’s Investors Service announced, Monday, that it had moved the country’s credit rating up a notch to Baa2, citing an improved outlook to the economy and credit-worthiness over the next four years. While the rating is still just two notches from ...

Whale season begins in Iceland with activists’ incident

03.07.2015 - icenewsis: The first whale kill of the 2015 season in Icelandic waters attracted the ire and intervention of activists, who followed the towed mammal into port lighting flares to draw attention to their campaign. The traditional whaling season gets underway in defia...

Iceland bow out of Women’s UEFA U17 championship

01.07.2015 - icenewsis: A spirited Icelandic Under 17 Women’s football side were beaten 2-0 by Spain to exit the competition in front of their home crowd with no points but plenty of pride. The underdogs were outclassed by the 2011 former champs, as Patricia Guijarro and Andrea ...

Iceland is most peaceful country in the world

27.06.2015 - icenewsis: Iceland has been named the world’s most peaceful country, while war-torn is the least, according to the Institute for Economics and Peace. The non-profit group, which released its latest Global Peace Index for 2015 earlier in the week, ranked 162 countrie...

Iceland: 3,000 marathoners compete in midnight sun run

26.06.2015 - icenewsis: Almost 3,000 people turned out on Tuesday night to take part in a sunlit midnight marathon in Reykjavik. The North Atlantic country’s stunning midnight sun is drawing hordes of tourists who want to witness the endless days and spectacular skies during its...

Eyevis increases presence in Iceland

26.06.2015 - icenewsis: Visual display technology company Eyevis has boosted its presence in Iceland by signing a partnership deal with Reykjavik Nordata – the country’s leading supplier of services and products related to security and IT – which will see the two firms lau...

Pirate Party on top of opinion polls

26.06.2015 - icenewsis: Iceland’s Pirate Party’s popularity is growing, with the spin-off from Sweden’s Pirates top of the country’s recent opinion polls. Recent months has seen a huge swing in public opinion in the North Atlantic nation, with the centre right government which h...

Bam Margera attacked at Secret Solstice

25.06.2015 - icenewsis: Former Jackass star Bam Margera was left badly injured after being attacked by a group of Icelandic rappers during the country’s Secret Solstice festival. The US prankster suffered cuts to his face and a black eye during Saturday’s fight, which occurred b...

Game of Thrones’ ‘The Mountain’ is Iceland’s strongest man

24.06.2015 - icenewsis: Icelandic actor Hafthor Bjornsson has once again been victorious in the Iceland’s Strongest Man competition. The pumped up star, who has shot to global stardom by playing Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane in the hit HBO drama Game of Thrones, uploaded a video...

Iceland’s Muslims set for testing Ramadan period

22.06.2015 - icenewsis: Muslims living in Iceland and partaking in Ramadan this year are in for a tough time, with lengthy periods of sunlight meaning they must fast for 21 hours a day. The holy month of Ramadan kicked off on Wednesday last week for the world’s 1.6bn Muslims, me...

Iceland starts fisheries executive training initiative

20.06.2015 - icenewsis: Reykjavik University is set to launch an international training programme aimed at fishery industry leaders and specialists, with organisations such as HB Grandi and Matis to play a key role. The university, which is working alongside Fisheries Iceland an...

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