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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Tempers flare in Iceland over withdrawn EU membership bid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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Animal welfare groups condemn Iceland as it resumes whaling

Iceland has resumed fin whale hunting after taking a two year break from the controversial practice due to a collapse in the market. Most of the

Iceland has resumed fin whale hunting after taking a two year break from the controversial practice due to a collapse in the market. Most of the

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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

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Iceland votes to rewrite its constitution

The 2008 banking crisis is one of a series of events that has prompted people in Iceland to ask for their consititution to be rewritten. With two

The 2008 banking crisis is one of a series of events that has prompted people in Iceland to ask for their consititution to be rewritten. With two

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Record fifth term for Iceland President

Olafur Grimsson has been confirmed as the winner in Iceland’s presidential race for a fifth time with a 52.4 per cent share of the votes. The

Olafur Grimsson has been confirmed as the winner in Iceland’s presidential race for a fifth time with a 52.4 per cent share of the votes. The

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Grimmson on track to become Iceland president for fifth time

Riding a wave of popularity based on defying Britain and the Netherlands over collapsed Iceland banks, Olafur Grimmson looks set to become president

Riding a wave of popularity based on defying Britain and the Netherlands over collapsed Iceland banks, Olafur Grimmson looks set to become president

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Iceland court finds ex-PM innocent

Former Iceland prime minister, Geir Haarde has been cleared of three major charges of negligence related to the country’s 2008 economic

Former Iceland prime minister, Geir Haarde has been cleared of three major charges of negligence related to the country’s 2008 economic

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Iceland's ex PM: 'We didn't know the banks were fishy'

The trial has started of Iceland’s former prime minister Geir Haarde. He is accused of failing to take measures to prevent the financial crash in

The trial has started of Iceland’s former prime minister Geir Haarde. He is accused of failing to take measures to prevent the financial crash in

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Iceland bouncing back from the brink

The money boom that led to the financial crisis has changed Icelanders’ values. The banking crash there has hit not only their enviously high

The money boom that led to the financial crisis has changed Icelanders’ values. The banking crash there has hit not only their enviously high