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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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Iceland turns away from the EU as government ends membership talks

It seems the promise of the EU has lost some of its glitter, at least for Iceland, which is abandoning its bid to join the Union after opening talks

It seems the promise of the EU has lost some of its glitter, at least for Iceland, which is abandoning its bid to join the Union after opening talks

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Tempers flare in Iceland over withdrawn EU membership bid

In Iceland, thousands of people have taken to the streets against the government’s move to end its bid to join the European Union without holding a

In Iceland, thousands of people have taken to the streets against the government’s move to end its bid to join the European Union without holding a

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People will decide on EU membership, says Iceland PM

Iceland’s prime minister has told Brussels that voters have the final say over whether their country joins the EU or not. Accession talks were

Iceland’s prime minister has told Brussels that voters have the final say over whether their country joins the EU or not. Accession talks were

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Iceland's government promises EU referendum

The newly-elected government of Iceland has promised to hold a referendum on EU membership. Talks began nearly three years ago but have now been

The newly-elected government of Iceland has promised to hold a referendum on EU membership. Talks began nearly three years ago but have now been

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Iceland's centre-right parties set to return five years after bank crash

Five years after Iceland’s centre-right parties presided over the country’s spectacular economic collapse, early figures give them a comfortable lead

Five years after Iceland’s centre-right parties presided over the country’s spectacular economic collapse, early figures give them a comfortable lead

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Iceland goes to polls in general election

Voters in Iceland are set to hit the polling booths to decide the next government. Social Democrat Prime Minister Johanna Sigurdardottir leads a

Voters in Iceland are set to hit the polling booths to decide the next government. Social Democrat Prime Minister Johanna Sigurdardottir leads a

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Iceland wins legal battle over failed bank

Iceland has won a legal battle over its reponsibilities to British and Dutch savers who lost money when an online savings bank collapsed. The

Iceland has won a legal battle over its reponsibilities to British and Dutch savers who lost money when an online savings bank collapsed. The