Iceland

This undated photo made available by The Pew Charitable Trusts shows the mako shark swimming in the Atlantic Ocean off Rhode Island.
Matthew D Potenski/The Pew Charitable Trusts via AP
AP News
August 25, 2019 - 3:38 pm
By Maria Cheng and Jamey Keaten GENEVA (AP) — Countries have agreed to protect more than a dozen shark species at risk of extinction, in a move aimed at conserving some of the ocean's most awe-inspiring creatures who have themselves become prey to commercial fishing and the Chinese appetite for...
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A man stops on his way to the top of what once was the Okjokull glacier, in Iceland, Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019.
Felipe Dana/AP Photo
August 18, 2019 - 5:06 pm
By Seth Borenstein OKJOKULL GLACIER, Iceland (AP) — It was a funeral for ice. With poetry, moments of silence and political speeches about the urgent need to fight climate change, Icelandic officials, activists and others bade goodbye to what once was a glacier. Icelandic geologist Oddur Sigurðsson...
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Sigur Ros
Christian Palma/AP, file
March 29, 2019 - 4:00 pm
REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Members of the Icelandic avant-garde rock band Sigur Ros have been charged with tax evasion three years after authorities launched a probe of the group's finances. An indictment issued by the district prosecutor Thursday accused the prominent musicians of submitting...
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WOW Air shuts down... leaving passengers stranded
CNN
March 28, 2019 - 8:51 am
By Jack Guy, CNN Business (CNN) -- Icelandic budget carrier Wow Air has ceased operations and canceled its flights, leaving passengers stranded around the world. The airline announced the closure in a statement posted to its website on Thursday. It advised passengers to book new flights on other...
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Adam Butler/AP Photo, File
February 23, 2019 - 5:30 pm
REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Iceland's whaling industry will be allowed to keep hunting whales for at least another five years, killing up to 2,130 baleen whales under a new quota issued by the government. The five-year whaling policy was up for renewal when Fisheries Minister Kristjan Juliusson...
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Dreamstime
January 01, 2019 - 3:30 am
By Amy E. Feldman, Judge Technology Solutions PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Iceland has a new way to sign people up for the organ donor list. A new law in Iceland goes into effect this month in which, rather than registering to be an organ donor, citizens are automatically organ donors unless they...
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Argentina forward Lionel Messi (10) battles for the ball with Iceland midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson (10) in Group D play during the FIFA World Cup 2018 at Spartak Stadium.
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June 16, 2018 - 5:37 pm
By Matias Grez (CNN) -- On paper, few matches in World Cup history will have been more of a mismatch than Argentina against Iceland. The two-time champions, producers of some of the best players to ever grace the game, against the debutantes and smallest nation to ever qualify for the tournament...
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