Iceland is a Nordic island country in the North Atlantic, with a population of 360,390 and an area of 103,000 km2 (40,000 sq mi), making it the most sparsely populated country in Europe. The capital and largest city is Reykjavík, with Reykjavík and the surrounding areas in the southwest of the country being home to over two-thirds of the population. Iceland is volcanically and geologically active. The interior consists of a plateau characterised by sand and lava fields, mountains, and glaciers, and many glacial rivers flow to the sea through the lowlands. Iceland is warmed by the Gulf Stream and has a temperate climate, despite a high latitude almost entirely outside the Arctic Circle. Its high latitude and marine influence keep summers chilly, with most of the archipelago having a tundra climate.
Vice President Mike Pence, in a visit to Iceland next week, will have talks about 'incursions' into the Arctic Circle by China and Russia, a senior Trump administration official said on Wednesday. Reuters - Published
The meeting comes after environmentalists in Iceland laid a commemorative plaque on the site of a Glacier on Sunday that had been declared dead. The Okjökull glacier had existed for 700 years and was..
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Iceland held a memorial Sunday for the country's first glacier lost to climate change. The ice melted away after being frozen for 700 years. A bronze plaque unveiled at the site warns that over the.. CBS News - Published
The Philippines' highest-ranking lawmaker said on Monday a U.N. resolution to probe the country's bloody war on drugs should be ignored, and its chief backer Iceland be investigated instead for human.. Reuters - Published
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte took a swipe at Iceland on Friday for spearheading a U.N. resolution to investigate his bloody war on drugs, saying it was a nation made entirely of ice, with no.. Reuters - Published
You may associate soul music with the American south - not a nation in the far north Atlantic. But that's where singer-songwriter Junius Meyvant hails from. Born in a chain of islands off the coast of.. CBS News - Published
The Israeli broadcaster of the Eurovision Song Contest said on Sunday that an unauthorized display of Palestinian flags by Iceland's band could draw "punishment" from the event's organizers. Reuters - Published
Wow Air's sudden shutdown stranded thousands of passengers in North America and Europe. The Iceland-based airline is one of at least eight budget airlines in seven months to cease operations. The.. CBS News - Published
Iceland's low cost carrier WOW Air has ceased operations, meaning all flights have been canceled. This has left passengers stranded – and possibly on the hook for the cost of their return flights.
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Bloomberg ranked the world's healthiest nations based on life expectancy, environmental factors and risk factors like smoking. Number 1 was Spain, followed by Italy and Iceland. U.S. dropped one place.. CBS News - Published