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Chasing the Deal: Skipping Turkey at Home for Thanksgiving? Consider a Hotel Stay Overseas.

Hotels from Italy to Argentina to Iceland are offering savings over the long Thanksgiving weekend.

- New York Times - US

Sweden is 'in the process of dismantling democracy': ex-Social Democrat head.

Sweden's new ambassador to Iceland has caused a stir, after warning that Sweden is "in the process of dismantling democracy" and could be on a slippery slope towards technocracy or a dictatorship.

- The Local - SE

Icelandic ex-minister criticizes Baltic states' position on Catalonia - The Baltic Times.

RIGA - The Baltic states' position on the Catalonia issue is very strange, Iceland's former foreign minister Jon Baldvin Hannibalsson sa......

- The Baltic Times - US

Bjork makes sexual harassment claim against Danish director.

Icelandic singer Bjork says she quit acting for one year after she was sexually harassed by a Danish director, who was enabled by the industry and his staff "to touch and harass his actresses at will". Bjork made the claims on her Facebook page after feeling inspired and empowered by the women coming forward in light ...

- Stuff - NZ

Singer Björk: Film Director 'Punished' and Sexually Harassed Me.

Iceland-born singer and actress Björk speak out about her own experiences of harassment in the film industry, writing Sunday that she was inspired by the women who've accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment or rape.

- Breitbart - US

Bjork: Director Harassed Me, Had 'Impressive Net of Illusion'.

As women continue to come forward with sexual assault accusations against Harvey Weinstein , Icelandic singer Bjork has emerged with a revelation of her own regarding "my experience with a Danish director," reports Rolling Stone . On her Facebook page Sunday, Bjork said she'd been "inspired" by all of the women speaking...

- Newser - US

Björk shares her experience of sexual harassment by a 'Danish director'.

Compelled by the bravery of those who spoke out about Harvey Weinstein, women from all industries are coming forward to recount episodes of sexual harassment. Such as Icelandic pop star Björk. SEE ALSO: Chilling 'Time' cover labels Harvey Weinstein a 'predator' and 'pariah' She has written about her experience with a ...

- Mashable! - US

First facility grabs CO‚āā from the air and stores it underground.

Swiss hardware piggybacks on existing Icelandic storage project.

- Ars Technica UK - US

In Iceland: Europe woos Arctic allies.

The EU is requesting a status of observer at the Arctic Council, a regional forum in which Asian countries are already active.

- EU Observer - EU

Singer Bjork tells of sexual harassment by director .

REYJAVIK, Oct 16 ‚ÄĒ Icelandic pop singer Bjork said yesterday she was sexually harassed by a film director, saying she was inspired to speak out by the flood of separate allegations against US producer Harvey Weinstein. In a post on her...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Where the Pacific Meets the Arctic.

This week in Reykjavik, Iceland, Pacific fisheries and ocean experts took part in a two-day exchange to explore the similarities between these two extreme regions of the planet.

- Scoop NZ - NZ

Scientists Capture Carbon Dioxide and Inject It Into Rocks for Permanent Storage

Updated | Scientists have discovered a way to suck carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere to inject safely into rocks for long-term storage. This possible solution to global warming is taking shape at a plant in Hellisheidi, Iceland, reports Chemical & Engineering News. The company explains in a press release that the ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Icelandic man rewarded for services in World War II

Kristinn Steingrimsson, 95, was honoured by the Government of Norway yesterday after his service during World War II.The second-world-war veteran worked as a merchant seaman aboard the ship, Sverrir EA 20, transporting food supplies...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

As ice sheet melts, Greenland's fjords become less salty

New data suggests the water around Greenland is becoming less salty as the island's ice sheet melts.

- UPI - US

The first 'negative emissions' carbon-capture plant is up and running

Reuters/Pawel KopczynskiThe first ‘negative emissions’ carbon-capture plant is up and running. On Wednesday, Iceland flipped the switch on the first project that will remove more CO2 than it produces. The plant is operated by Climeworks, which also opened the first commercial carbon-capture plant in Switzerland ...

- Business Insider - US

Iceland's Gudmundsson would relish England re-match in Russia

BURNLEY, England - Iceland winger Johann Berg Gudmundsson says he would relish the chance to face England - and beat them again - at next year's World Cup in Russia.

- SBS.com.au - AU

Iceland's Vikings make history again

In a week which saw the likes of the USA, the Netherlands and Chile fall by the World Cup wayside, Iceland's Viking Thunderclap celebrations resounded not only in Reykjavik but throughout the football world. This tiny nation in the North Atlantic Ocean had done it again.

- BangkokPost - TH

Melting ice makes the sea around Greenland less saline

For the first time, ocean data from Northeast Greenland reveals the long-term impact of the melting of the Greenland ice sheet. The observed increase in freshwater content will affect the conditions in all Greenland fjords and may ultimately affect the global ocean currents that keep Europe warm.

- ScienceDaily - US

Iceland switches on first true negative emissions' plant that sucks in CO2 and turns it into stone

Iceland switches on first true negative emissions' plant In a world first, a plant has managed to truly reduce our CO2 emissions by sucking it out of the air and injecting it into the ground 13 Oct 2017 Energy

- PC PRO - UK

The melting ice makes the sea around Greenland less saline

For the first time, ocean data from Northeast Greenland reveals the long-term impact of the melting of the Greenland ice sheet. The observed increase in freshwater content will affect the conditions in all Greenland fjords and may ultimately affect the global ocean currents that keep Europe warm.

- PhysOrg - NL

Iceland president faints, breaks nose in 'too hot' bath

REYKJAVIK, Oct 13 ‚ÄĒ Iceland's President Gudni Johannesson has said he feels fine after he hit his forehead and broke his nose when he fainted and fell while taking a hot bath. A warm and cosy bath last night turned out to be too hot and...

- The Malay Mail - MY

The first 'negative emissions' carbon-capture plant is up and running.

The plant in Iceland can pull an estimated 50 metric tons of CO2 from the air in a year.

- Grist Magazine - US

Iceland has a committee that decides what people can name their kids ‚ÄĒ and only 3 people are on it

Travis Wise/FlickrIn Iceland, there's a three-person committee that approves and rejects parents' decisions about what to name their children. It's called the Mannanafnanefnd. Daniel Tammet writes about the committee in his new book, "Every Word is a Bird We Teach to Sing: Encounters with the Mysteries and Meanings of ...

- Business Insider - US

From thin air to stone: Greenhouse gas test starts in Iceland

A Swiss company will start to extract carbon dioxide from thin air in Iceland on Thursday, seeking to transform the gas into rock far below ...

- The Japan Times - JP

From Thin Air to Stone - Greenhouse Gas Test Starts in Iceland

A Swiss company will start to extract carbon dioxide from thin air in Iceland on Thursday, seeking to transform the gas into rock far below ground in a first test of a costly technology meant to slow climate change. The engineering experiment, by Swiss firm Climeworks with Reykjavik Energy, will cost hundreds of dollars to ...

- Voice of America - US

Burying Carbon in Iceland

A Swiss company is attempting to capture CO2 from the air and turn it into stone. The post Burying Carbon in Iceland appeared first on The American Interest.

- The American Interest - US

From thin air to stone: greenhouse gas test starts in Iceland

OSLO - A Swiss company will start to extract carbon dioxide from thin air in Iceland on Thursday, seeking to transform the gas into rock far below ground in a first test of a costly technology meant to slow climate change.

- Reuters - US

Vodafone Iceland gains approval to acquire 365

Fjarskipti, which trades under the Vodafone Iceland brand, said the Competition Authority has agreed to its acquisiton of media company 365 with the exception of newspaper Frettabladid and the magazine Glamour. Vodafone Iceland and 365 had agree to the takeover without Frettabladid and Glamour on 14 March 2017. The deal is ...

- Telecompaper - NL

Iceland qualifies for 2018 World Cup

The Icelandic thunderclap is making its way to Russia.Iceland added to its incredible European Championship campaign by becoming the smallest nation ever to qualify for ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Iceland joy at World Cup win

Iceland become the smallest nation to progress to a World Cup after beating Kosovo to win their qualifying group for Russia 2018.

- BBC - UK

Domino's dominates after opening its 1,000th UK store

Dominos Pizza Group shares are up nearly 10 per cent after the group reported increased sales in the UK and other European regions for the third quarter. The figures The group, which operates Dominos in the UK and Ireland as well as Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland, grew sales by 20.8 per cent to £286.4m. In the UK ...

- City AM - UK

Iceland make history and reach World Cup for first time

Continental minnows Iceland followed their exploits at the European Championship by qualifying for their first ever World Cup thanks to a 2-0 win over Kosovo in Reykjavik. The spade work was done on Friday evening when Iceland recorded an impressive 3-0 victory in Turkey but goals from Everton midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson ...

- City AM - UK

Iceland qualify for World Cup for first time

2-0 victory over Kosovo in Group I puts side on plane to Russia 2018

- GulfNews - AE

Iceland PM under fire over share sales

Iceland's prime minister Bjarni Benediktsson sold shares worth hundreds of thousands of euros in an investment fund at Icelandic bank Glitnir shortly before it collapsed in the 2008 financial crisis, The Guardian, a British newspaper, reported on Friday, citing leaked bank documents. Benediktsson, who was an MP at the time, ...

- EU Observer - EU

Iceland's former PM to sue media over Panama Papers

Iceland's former prime minister, Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson, who was forced to resign following tax avoidance revelations, is now reportedly suing Icelandic media for having reported his and his wife's finances. Gunnlaugsson was accused of hiding assets in an offshore company, according to leaked documents known as the Panama ...

- EU Observer - EU

Iceland: Ethical Challenges of Genetic Testing

Anna Marsibil ClausenGenetic scientists in Iceland want to warn 2,400 people who are more likely than others to develop breast cancer, but they can't. The individuals have the right not to know.

- Pulitzer Center - US

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