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Biennial Icelandic horse show Landsmót set to tölt through Hella in June

16.04.2014 - icenewsis: Iceland’s biennial horse show, Landsmót, is set to take place this year at the end of June in Hella in the south of the country. Landsmót is the prime event showcasing the Icelandic Horse breed, featuring various competitions and horse displays. The 2014-...

Three-year marketing project for Iceland’s Westfjords set to launch with new video experience

11.04.2014 - icenewsis: Various Iceland-based partners, including Tjarnargatan, will be working in conjunction with Visit Westfjords as part of a new three-year marketing project promoting the Westfjords in the north west of Iceland. The project will be managed by Visit Westfjor...

Iceland musician Ásgeir to perform at Róisín Dubh

11.04.2014 - icenewsis: Icelandic musician Ásgeir has been lined up to perform at the renowned Róisín Dubh music venue in Galway, Ireland. The upcoming singer-songwriter has become something of a phenomenon in his native Iceland, with an incredible 10 per cent of the population ...

Obama vows not to ease up of Iceland whale hunting pressure

10.04.2014 - icenewsis: US President Barack Obama has instructed officials to continue applying pressure on Iceland to comply with the whaling moratorium introduced by the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in 1986. Obama, in a note to his cabinet officers, said senior deleg...

Iceland invites Indonesia to Arctic Circle Assembly

09.04.2014 - icenewsis: Iceland President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson has invited Indonesia to join the second Arctic Circle Assembly conference in Reykjavik in October. The president made the offer when hosting credentials from Yuwono A. Putranto, the Indonesian Ambassador to Icelan...

Coastal states agree blue whiting TAC

04.04.2014 - icenewsis: Iceland, Norway and the Faroe Islands have reached an agreement with the EU over the total allowable catch (TAC) of blue whiting in the Northeast Atlantic. The new deal will see the TAC increased by 86 per cent for 2014, with the parties agreeing on 1.2m ...

Landsbanki suffers homes for loan repayment setback

03.04.2014 - icenewsis: Icelandic bank Landsbanki has suffered a setback after its Luxembourg branch lost an appeal against French authorities seizing debts of clients who lost funds in an initiative that saw them mortgage their properties to bet on the stock market. France has ...

‘When Björk met Attenborough’ set for DVD release

02.04.2014 - icenewsis: When Björk met Attenborough: The Nature of Music, a nature documentary featuring the famous nature expert and Iceland’s quirky musician, will be released on 5 May, according to Björk’s record label, One Little Indian. The documentary – which looks a...




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