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Icelandic tourism industry boosted by EURO 2016

At the World Travel Market 2016 in London, the leading event for the global travel industry, euronews spoke to Inga Hlín Pálsdóttir, Director of

At the World Travel Market 2016 in London, the leading event for the global travel industry, euronews spoke to Inga Hlín Pálsdóttir, Director of

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Pirates set to make big gains but not enough to take over Iceland

Iceland’s anti-establishment Pirate Party is set to make significant gains in the country’s parliamentary elections, but not as big as previously predicted.

Iceland’s anti-establishment Pirate Party is set to make significant gains in the country’s parliamentary elections, but not as big as previously predicted.

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Icelanders vote in parliamentary election

Polls show the opposition, led by the anti-establishment Pirate Party, could topple the centre-right coalition.

Polls show the opposition, led by the anti-establishment Pirate Party, could topple the centre-right coalition.

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Iceland's radical Pirate party senses victory in parliamentary poll

Iceland ‘s anti-establishment Pirate Party is on course to either win or finish second in the country’s parliamentary elections on Saturday.

Iceland ‘s anti-establishment Pirate Party is on course to either win or finish second in the country’s parliamentary elections on Saturday.

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Every Friday journalists from euronews’ various language teams choose a selection of stories from Europe and beyond which did not reach the international…

Every Friday journalists from euronews’ various language teams choose a selection of stories from Europe and beyond which did not reach the international…

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Icelandic MP breastfeeds baby daughter during parliamentary speech

Unnur Bra Konradsdottir, MP for Iceland’s Independence Party, breastfed her baby girl while giving a speech at the Althingi Parliament today.

Unnur Bra Konradsdottir, MP for Iceland’s Independence Party, breastfed her baby girl while giving a speech at the Althingi Parliament today.

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NATO jets intercept two Russian bombers flying south

Two Russian bombers were intercepted by fighter jets from four different European countries as they flew from Norway down to Spain and back again, it has…

Two Russian bombers were intercepted by fighter jets from four different European countries as they flew from Norway down to Spain and back again, it has…

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Dazzling Northern Lights display takes place over Reykjavik

Reykjavik City Council ensured that a stunning display of the Northern Lights was visible to all lucky enough to be in the city on Wednesday

Reykjavik City Council ensured that a stunning display of the Northern Lights was visible to all lucky enough to be in the city on Wednesday

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Iceland: rapid glacier melting drastically alters landscape

The rivers running from one Iceland’s largest glacier’s have combined to become one for the first time since the middle ages.

The rivers running from one Iceland’s largest glacier’s have combined to become one for the first time since the middle ages.

Science_technology

Iceland: Puffin snorkeling!

Puffin snorkeling is the latest craze to hit Grimsey with tourists flocking to the Icelandic Island in the arctic circle to give it a go.

Puffin snorkeling is the latest craze to hit Grimsey with tourists flocking to the Icelandic Island in the arctic circle to give it a go.

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Euro 2016: France thump Iceland to reach semi-finals on home soil

Hosts France restored footballing order on the European continent after thrashing minnows Iceland 5-2 to reach the semi-finals of Euro 2016.

Hosts France restored footballing order on the European continent after thrashing minnows Iceland 5-2 to reach the semi-finals of Euro 2016.

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Iceland's fairytale continues as England crash out

Iceland pulled off one of the biggest shocks in European Championship history when they stunned England 2-1 on Monday.

Iceland pulled off one of the biggest shocks in European Championship history when they stunned England 2-1 on Monday.

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Euro 2016: the Viking invasion continues

Iceland fans in Nice could not contain their joy at beating their North Atlantic neighbours England in Euro 2016.

Iceland fans in Nice could not contain their joy at beating their North Atlantic neighbours England in Euro 2016.

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Iceland in Euro 2016: at least 7 interesting facts

Iceland, the smallest country in the Euro 2016, face England in the last 16 round of the championship on Monday.

Iceland, the smallest country in the Euro 2016, face England in the last 16 round of the championship on Monday.

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Euro 2016: Hungary win Group F, Iceland and Portugal also reach last 16

Hungary 3-3 Portugal Iceland 2-1 Austria Belgium 1-0 Sweden Rep Ireland 1-0 Italy Hungary advanced to the Euro 2016 knockout phase as Group F winners, while Portugal also progressed but in third pl

Hungary 3-3 Portugal Iceland 2-1 Austria Belgium 1-0 Sweden Rep Ireland 1-0 Italy Hungary advanced to the Euro 2016 knockout phase as Group F winners, while Portugal also progressed but in third pl

Culture

From Iceland to Austin: Kaleo making waves across the Atlantic

While Björk may be Iceland’s best-known musical export, four-piece rock band Kaleo are making waves in the US with their bluesy rock sound.

While Björk may be Iceland’s best-known musical export, four-piece rock band Kaleo are making waves in the US with their bluesy rock sound.

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Euro 2016: Debutants Iceland cool down Portugal with stunning draw

Portugal 1-1 Iceland Hungary 2-0 Austria Iceland began their very first European Championship finals by holding Portugal to a thrilling 1-1 draw in their Group F opener in St…

Portugal 1-1 Iceland Hungary 2-0 Austria Iceland began their very first European Championship finals by holding Portugal to a thrilling 1-1 draw in their Group F opener in St…

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Iceland announces snap election as temporary leader takes over

The fallout from the Panama Papers has left Iceland with a new prime minister and the prospect of snap elections. Fisheries and Agriculture Minister Sigurdur Ingi Johannsson has been chosen to lead th

The fallout from the Panama Papers has left Iceland with a new prime minister and the prospect of snap elections. Fisheries and Agriculture Minister Sigurdur Ingi Johannsson has been chosen to lead th

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'Panama Papers' push Iceland's PM to resign

Iceland’s under pressure prime minister,Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson has tendered his resignation after his family’s offshore investments were

Iceland’s under pressure prime minister,Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson has tendered his resignation after his family’s offshore investments were

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Iceland's PM refuses to resign over Panama Papers scandal

Under mounting pressure from the opposition, Iceland’s Prime Minister Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson is adamant he has no plans to resign over the Panama

Under mounting pressure from the opposition, Iceland’s Prime Minister Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson is adamant he has no plans to resign over the Panama