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Iceland: Island country in the North Atlantic
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. Reykjavik and the surrounding areas in the southwest of the country are 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 just outside the Arctic Circle. Its high latitude and marine influence keep summers chilly, with most of the archipelago having a tundra climate.


Iceland’s Samherji exiting Namibia following bribery scandal

Samherji, the Icelandic fishing company at the center of Namibia's biggest corruption scandal, announced on Friday that it is withdrawing from the southwest African nation.
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Namibia arrests former justice minister in fishing scandal

Namibia has arrested its former justice minister on suspicion of receiving kickbacks from Iceland's biggest fishing firm in a scandal that has cast a shadow over the ruling party as it faces its..
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Videos for Iceland

Amy Hodgson wins Slimming World's Miss Slinky 2020 [Video]Amy Hodgson wins Slimming World's Miss Slinky 2020

Amy Hodgson celebrates her award at a photocall at the Langham Hotel, London, after being named Slimming World's Miss Slinky 2020. The teacher from Liverpool lost an amazing 5st 3lbs after being..

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Student advocate sets the scene at 2019 Women Leaders Global Forum

Student advocate and #Girl2Leader Delegate Mariana Frenk Knaul sets the scene in Wednesday's first session on gender based violence at the 2019 Women Leaders Global Forum in Reykjavik, Iceland.
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2019 Women Leaders Global Forum: National delegation delivers statements

Members of Parliaments respond to UN Women’s Call to Action to achieve an equal world for women and men via legislation and parliamentary work, at the 2019 Women Leaders Global Forum in Reykjavik,..
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2019 Women Leaders Global Forum: Awards Ceremony

The 2019 Women Leaders Global Forum gave a number of awards to attendees at a gathering in gathering in Reykjavik, Iceland. Awards included the WPL Trailblazer Award and the Nobel Women's Initiative.
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2019 Women Leaders Global Forum on Leadership: Staying Positive Through Thick and Thin

Panelists Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, the President of Croatia, and Larissa Kennedy, advocacy and campaigns officer at Plan International, discussed the importance of positivity in women’s leadership...
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2019 Women Leaders Global Forum: Change-Making to "Live Happily Ever After"

Mabel van Oranje, chair of Girls Not Brides, speaks at the 2019 Women Leaders Global Forum in Reykjavik, Iceland.
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2019 Women Leaders Global Forum: The Power of Overcoming Fear

Dina Kaplan, founder of The Path, speaks at the 2019 Women Leaders Global Forum in Reykjavik, Iceland.
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2019 Women Leaders Global Forum: Invest Smarter, Live Healthier

Tedros Adhanom, Director General of the World Health Organization, and Malak Azmirly, Youth Council Member at Plan International Sweden and #Girl2Leader Delegate, speak at the 2019 Women Leaders Global..
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2019 Women Leaders Global Forum addresses issue of gender-based violence

Participants in this session at the 2019 Women Leaders Global Forum in Reykjavik, Iceland, include: Sandie Okoro, Senior Legal VP and General Counsel for the World Bank Group; Espérance Nyirasafari,..
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Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jody Williams speaks at 2019 Women Leaders Global Forum

Jody Williams, 1997 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, founding coordinator of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines and chair of the Nobel Women's Initiative, speaks at the 2019 Women Leaders Global..
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2019 Women Leaders Global Forum: Is Digital a Yellow Click Road to a New Business Oz?

Panelists include Ann Cairns, Vice Chairman, Mastercard; Joanna Santinon, UK & Ireland Sponsoring Partner for Entrepreneur of the Year, and Chair, EY's Women's Network; Shandana Gulzar Khan,..
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Confronting Society's Prejudice Toward Female Leadership: 2019 Women Leaders Global Forum

Panelist for this session of the 2019 Women Leaders Global Forum in Reykjavik, Iceland, include: Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen, CEO of Plan International and Co-Chair of the Reykjavík Global Forum; Jane..
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The power of self-love: 2019 Women Leaders Global Forum

Mama Cax, a disability & body positive advocate, talks about the power of self-love at the 2019 Women Leaders Global Forum in Reykjavik, Iceland.
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Generation Disrupted: Earning Trust, Finding Meaning & Building Skills

This panel discussion at the 2019 Women Leaders Global Forum in Reykjavik, Iceland, addresses the urgent need for business and government to work collaboratively to support and empower Gen Z and..
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What are the key challenges leaders face as we approach the third decade of the 21st century?

Participants in this discussion at the 2019 Women Leaders Global Forum in Reykjavik, Iceland, include: Julia Gillard, Prime Minister of Australia (2010-2013), Member of CWWL; Gita Gopinath, Chief..
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CBSN's Elaine Quijano interviews journalist Maria Ressa

Elaine Quijano, anchor of CBSN's "Red and Blue," interviewed award-winning Philippine journalist Maria Ressa on Wednesday at the Reykjavík Global Forum - Women Leaders in Iceland. Watch the full..
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Bana al Abed: Children are still paying the price of a war they did not start

Bana al Abed, the 10-year-old Syrian girl who wrote "Dear World," speaks about war and education at the Women Political Leaders Global Forum taking place in Iceland.
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Is there prejudice against women in leadership?

Michelle Harrison, the CEO of Kantar Group data and consulting firm, joins CBSN to explain the "Reykjavik Index," which measures the level of comfort people in wealthy nations have with women in..
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Reykjavík Global Forum - Women Leaders 2019

Women leaders from around the world are gathering in Reykjavik, Iceland this week, with discussions throughout the day on Tuesday, November 19, and Wednesday, November 20.
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The Faroe Islands, home to a Michelin star

The Faroe Islands - a country of 18 tiny islands in-between Iceland and Norway, and officially part of the kingdom of Denmark - bill themselves as Europe's best-kept secret. But it may not be a secret..
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Rescuing puffins

The island of Heimaey, just off the coast of Iceland, is a breeding ground for Atlantic Puffins. But the colorful birds are not as plentiful here as they once were. Scientists say their numbers have..
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Nature: Puffins

"Sunday Morning" takes you today to northwestern Iceland, on a perfect day for puffins. Videographer: Jim Napoli.
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Millions of young people, led by Sweden's Thunberg, to strike for climate action

With world leaders about to gather in New York for a UN Climate Action Summit next week, millions of young people from Australia to Iceland will take off from school or work on Friday to demand urgent..
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Iceland's PM will meet with Pence on Wednesday: government

Icelandic Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir will meet with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday, her government said, despite earlier reports that she would miss the visit.
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Pence, in visit to Iceland, to discuss 'incursions' into Arctic Circle by China, Russia -official

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.
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Iceland Mourns Loss of a Glacier by Posting a Warning About Climate Change

Higher global temperatures are threatening glaciers, which cover 11 percent of Iceland and are prominent tourist attractions.
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Activists mourn first Icelandic glacier lost to climate change

A memorial plaque was installed at the site of the former glacier, warning that "in the next 200 years all our glaciers are expected to follow the same path"
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Iceland holds memorial for 700-year-old glacier

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..
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Aurora borealis: 15 must-see spots for checking out the northern lights

GoBankingRates.com guides skygazers to the best spots to watch the northern lights in Alaska, Canada, Iceland, Greenland, Scotland and Scandinavia.
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'Killed' by climate change: Iceland to erect memorial to lost glacier

The first of Iceland's glaciers to disappear due to climate change will be memorialized with a plaque, which will be unveiled next month.
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Iceland’s lava field is a must-see, mossy wonderland with a dark past

The picturesque Eldhraun Lava Field in Iceland is home to one of the most devastating volcanic eruptions and biggest lava flow in the world.
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Photographer's emotional reaction to seeing color

David Wilder has always known Iceland to be home to one of his favorite landscapes. He's never seen it in full color, until now.
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Philippines' top senator chides Iceland for abortion, U.N. drugs war probe

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..
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Duterte mocks 'ice-eating' Iceland over U.N. vote on Philippine war on drugs

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..
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Geothermal baths and beyond: Rick Steves' guide to Iceland's steamiest sites

Iceland was steamy long before Jon Snow and Ygritte found their love cave in "Game of Thrones." Rick Steves takes you on a tour of geothermal sites.
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Top travel experiences in the world, per TripAdvisor

Italy, Chicago and Iceland tours top TripAdvisor's Travelers’ Choice Awards for Experiences, which spotlights the top tours around the world.
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That Iceland wool sweater may have been knit in China

The island nation's signature hand-made "lopi" sweaters are increasingly produced where knitters earn far less
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Turkey says national team treated badly at Iceland airport

Turkish officials have condemned the treatment its national soccer team endured upon arrival in Iceland ahead of a European Championship qualifying game
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Irina Shayk ditches ring in Iceland trip photos amid rumored breakup with Bradley Cooper

Bradley Cooper and longtime girlfriend Irina Shayk have reportedly called it quits. Now she's sharing vacation photos and still isn't wearing a ring.
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Saturday Sessions: Junius Meyvant performs "Lay Your Head"

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..
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