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Legal strike leads to Iceland Eurovision concerns

18.04.2015 - icenewsis: With the Eurovision Song Contest fast approaching, Icelandic fans of the annual event have been given cause for concern because an ongoing legal strike has left the country’s participation in doubt. Reykjavik District Council workers have long since overs...

Reykjavik mayor wants Bjork exhibition reconstructed in Iceland

17.04.2015 - icenewsis: Despite the bad reviews the Bjork exhibition at New York’s Museum of Modern Arts (MoMA) has received, Reykjavik mayor Dagur Bergthoruson Eggertsson would love the show to come to the Icelandic capital. The city’s director of information Bjarni Brynjolfsso...

Edmonton’s Taste of Iceland festival kicks off

16.04.2015 - icenewsis: The Canadian city of Edmonton has held the Taste of Iceland festival for the second successive year after the popularity of its inaugural edition. The event was held from 9-12 April at a number of venues across the Albertan city, showcasing Icelandic food...

Snowden could be granted Icelandic citizenship

16.04.2015 - icenewsis: Whistleblower Edward Snowden, who is currently based in Moscow, could be offered Icelandic citizenship, according to recent reports. The ex-NSA contractor, who shot to worldwide fame when he began leaking classified information about the US government, fl...

Bjork puts Icelandic residence up for sale

15.04.2015 - icenewsis: Musician Bjork is selling her two-bedroom summer home in her native Iceland, giving fans the chance of gaining a true insight to her life. The lakeside wooden residence, located in Selfoss at the very south of the North Atlantic island nation, has been he...

Iceland tourism booming because of blockbuster Hollywood movies

14.04.2015 - icenewsis: The North Atlantic nation of Iceland has seen an incredible rise in the number of tourists visiting its shores, and it is as much as a result of the number of Hollywood movies and TV shows being filmed there as it is to the spectacular scenery on show. Ev...

Nicki Manaj to perform in Finland for the first time

11.04.2015 - icenewsis: US hip-hop star Nicki Minaj has confirmed that she will make her debut appearance in Finland this summer when she takes to the stage at the Summer Up Festival in Lahti in August. Minaj, whose hits include Superbass and Starships, will headline the event’s...

Bjork’s ex files for custody of child

10.04.2015 - icenewsis: Matthew Barney, the former partner of Icelandic musician Bjork, has reportedly filed for custody of their child. Bjork, 49, has a 12-year-old-daughter, Isadora, with the New York-based multimedia businessman and, according to reports, Barney has said in t...

Icelandic entrepreneurs start to sell insect infused protein bars

09.04.2015 - icenewsis: Last summer, Icenews reported on Búi Bjarmar Aðalsteinsson and Stefán Atli Thoroddsen, two entrepreneurs from Iceland, who founded Crowbar Protein, a startup company that produces protein bars made with sustainable and protein-rich edible insects. After m...

Iceland welcomes more foreign tourists in 2014

09.04.2015 - icenewsis: Iceland’s popularity as a holiday destination continues to rise, with more foreign tourists visiting in 2014, according to Statistics Iceland. The statistic agency’s annual report, released last Monday, revealed that there was a 25 per cent rise in the nu...

Iceland advises Japan on global energy

08.04.2015 - icenewsis: The issue of nuclear power generation in Japan has been a major talking point ever since the Fukushima power plant disaster, and now the East Asian nation is looking to Iceland to advise it on the best way forward. The North Atlantic island nation produce...

Gudjohnsen enjoys splendid week

08.04.2015 - icenewsis: Legendary Icelandic footballer Eidur Gudjohnsen enjoyed one of the best weeks of his career, according to his manager at Bolton Wanderers Neil Lennon, after he scored for his club and country and celebrated his wife giving birth to his fourth child. The 3...




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