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Koscielny not taking Luxembourg lightly.

France defender Laurent Koscielny has warned it would be wrong to underestimate the challenge of minnows Luxembourg when they head to Stade Josy Barthel. Les Bleus currently top Group A, three points ahead of Holland and Sweden, while their hosts have just one point from their opening four World Cup 2018 qualifiers. ...

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Photographer captures world's glacier melt over decade.

Photographers efforts have taken him to the farthest reaches of the world, from Antarctica to Greenland The post Photographer captures world's glacier melt over decade appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

How to restore glory days of Scottish football? Learn from Iceland.

Lining up at Argentina 1978. As the Scottish national football team gears up for its World Cup qualifier against Slovenia on Sunday March 26, it's in a familiar funk. Scotland stands fifth of six after four games, six points behind table-topping England, aka the Auld Enemy. Come up short against second-placed Slovenia and ...

- The Conversation - UK

Aussie Rules lovers set to converge on Iceland for first Arctic Cup.

Teams from Iceland, Sweden, the UK, the US and Canada will compete to be the AFL's top team in the capital Reykjavik this weekend.

- ABC News - AU

Join Hilton's Earth Hour contest to win a free vacation in Iceland!.

NEW YORK, March 24 ― The Hilton hotel brand has launched an Earth Hour-themed contest that offers participants the chance to win a five-night vacation in Iceland. For the contest, participants are invite to send photos of how they observed...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Vice Digital gets into scripted video.

BI Intelligence This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Digital Media Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. Vice Media has made a name in online media with its news and documentary content, but the company is set to make a big step in a new direction by debuting scripted entertainment ...

- Business Insider - US

CFA bans Shenhua's Qin for six months for stamping, fines 120,000 yuan.

THE Chinese Football Association slapped a six-month ban and a 120,000-yuan fine to Shanghai Greenland Shenhua midfielder Qin Sheng on Friday for deliberately stamping on the foot of Tianjin Quanjian’s Axel Witsel during their Chinese Super League match earlier this month. The club was also criticized for ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Kosovo's upcoming Iceland match is more than just football — it's a diplomatic score.

Australian football star Besart Berisha recently flew to Kosovo's capital, Pristina, to play for the country where he was born. For me, it's a very exciting time and I hope I have a great game,' he told the press. Set for March 25, the game – Kosovo against Iceland – is part of the first round of qualifiers for the 2018 ...

- The Conversation - UK

Britain is right to reject EEA membership: As an Icelander, I should know.

The British government is absolutely right to reject remaining a member of the European Economic Area after leaving the European Union. The government is also quite right to say that, by leaving the EU, Britain will at the same time exit the EEA, which includes all the EU member states plus three of the European Free Trade ...

- City AM - UK

Is Iceland about to become even more expensive for travellers?.

Already one of the world's most expensive destinations, Iceland is considering introducing a new tax on tourists in a bid to prevent overcrowding.The country has witnessed a near fivefold increase in tourism since 2010 and is...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Loew sees England as a team in transition.

Germany head coach Joachim Loew is more interested in England's potential than their struggles as recently-appointed Gareth Southgate attempts to bring modern football' to a side in transition. Last March there was a feel-good factor around the national team after Roy Hodgson's men secured a remarkable 3-2 comeback win in ...

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Poland advances in the World Happiness Report

Poland has advanced by 11 positions in the latest World Happiness Report published by the UN. Warsaw took the 46th place, up from last year's 57th. Norway took the first spot, overtaking Denmark, Iceland and Switzerland.

- Warsaw Business Journal - PL

It's not just Norway – some developing countries are seeing gains in happiness index, too

The World Happiness Report, an index that rates nations based on factors such as income and life expectancy, released its 2017 list Monday at the United Nations. The list doesn't contain any surprises among the happiest or least happy nations, where Norway, Denmark, Switzerland, Iceland, and Finland rounded out the top and ...

- Yahoo! News - US

4 of the world's hottest tourist destinations

Mexico, Iceland, Cyprus and Azerbaijan all experienced more local tourism spending in 2016, according to a report from the World Travel & Tourism Council.

- CNNMoney - US

Will Boston's switch from Mercator maps leave kids asking 'Where in the world is...'?

Africa is a lot larger than Greenland. If you have the most common world map internalized, that might come as a surprise. Teachers in the United States now want to ensure that kids get a whole new worldview.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

England on right track under Southgate, says Low

Germany boss Joachim Low has given a ringing endorsement to the direction new England manager Gareth Southgate is taking the Three Lions as the two prepare to go head-to-head in Wednesday’s friendly. England suffered a desperate 2016 as an embarrassing elimination from the European Championship at the hands of ...

- City AM - UK

Icelandic drinking horn changes our historic understanding of St. Olav

After the Reformation, Norway's Olav Haraldsson was no longer supposed to be worshipped as a saint. An Icelandic drinking horn offers some clues on how the saint's status changed over time.

- PhysOrg - NL

Minnows' Euro 2016 success brought Maltco plenty to smile about

Minnows Iceland and Wales brought smiles to the faces of football fans during the Euro 2016 finals but the month-long tournament also had Maltco Lotteries smiling. The company saw revenue from sports games increase by 25 per cent to €12.4 million in the first six months as a result of the football finals held in France ...

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China has another climate success, the International Space Station takes on bird migration and Iceland considers limiting tourists, among other world events of today.

- Matador Network - US

These are 4 of the world's hottest tourist destinations

Mexico, Iceland, Cyprus and Azerbaijan all experienced more local tourism spending in 2016, according to a report from the World Travel & Tourism Council.

- CNNMoney - US

Victim of its own success, Iceland considers new tax on tourists

One of the world's hottest and most expensive holiday destinations could soon become a little more expensive.

- Stuff - NZ

Norway is the world's happiest country

UN report places it ahead of Denmark and Iceland

- The Hindu - IN

Norway Ranked Happiest Country Worldwide

Norway has been declared the country with the happiest population in the world. The evaluation is contained in the World Happiness Report published on Monday and drafted by the organisation Sustainable Development Solutions Network at the request of the UN. The report was published on International Happiness Day – March ...

- Novinite - BG

Icelandic drinking horn changes our historic understanding of St. Olav

After the Reformation, Norway's Olav Haraldsson was no longer supposed to be worshipped as a saint. An Icelandic drinking horn offers some clues on how the saint's status changed over time.

- ScienceDaily - US

Italy deploys Typhoons for Icelandic air policing and training

The Italian Air Force has deployed six Eurofighter Typhoon combat aircraft to Iceland in support of NATO's air policing and training mission. The aircraft from the 4th Fighter Wing in Grosseto in Tuscany flew to Keflavik Air Base in Iceland with support from a

- Jane’s - US

Enormous swarms of midges teach about interconnected landscapes

Swarms of midges rise out of a lake in northern Iceland in such enormous numbers every spring and summer that they can impair breathing and darken the sky, giving the lake its name—Myvatn, or "midge lake."

- PhysOrg - NL

Norway is world's 'happiest' country

Norway has been ranked the happiest country in the world, according to the World Happiness Report 2017 produced by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network . The ranking is based on indicators such as the level of care, freedom, generosity, honesty, health, income and good governance. Norway is followed by Denmark, ...

- EU Observer - EU

The Sad Beauty Of Melting Glaciers Seen From Above

by Donnia Ghezlane-Lala/Posted at; - As a means of raising awareness of climate change Timo Lieber has created a beautiful photo series entitled THAW, gathering together a collection of aerial images of glaciers across Greenland, which together recount a story of the vulnerability of … Continue reading ...

- worldwide hippies - US

Iceland Considers New Tourist Tax Because of Overtourism Concerns

How do you balance sought-after revenue from tourists with the need to preserve natural resources and citizens' sanity? Iceland is trying to figure that out and is mulling raising tourism taxes to keep some people away. -Dan Peltier

- Skift - US

EU imports of organic products from Norway and Iceland to resume

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 17 March 2017 Organic products from Norway and Iceland including Norwegian organic salmon, can again be imported to the European Union and duly marketed as abiding by the EU's organic rules following the incorporation of the relevant regulations into the agreement on the ...

- EU - EU

Boom, bust and boom again: Iceland's economy in charts

Fears of capital flight have been replaced by concerns about a return to overheating

- Financial Times - US

Maine, Iceland universities to sign off on agreement

The University of Southern Maine and Iceland's Reykjavik University will sign an agreement to make it easier for students and faculty to visit the schools. USM officials say President … Click to Continue »

- Miami Herald - US

Iceland back on track eight years after bank collapse

Capital controls introduced in 2008 are to be lifted on Tuesday, as the country hit a record high 7.2-percent growth in 2016.

- EU Observer - EU

Iceland, Symbol of Financial Crisis, Finally Lifts Capital Controls

The move closes a fraught chapter in the country’s economic history, but Iceland faces new challenges as growth rebounds — some say too quickly for its own good.

- International NY Times - US

Iceland ends 8-year capital controls

Iceland will lift capital controls on Tuesday, the government announced on Sunday. Controls on cross-border movement of capital were introduced in 2008 when the local banking system collapsed under the global financial crisis. "The risk of balance of payments disequilibrium that could cause monetary, exchange rate, or ...

- EU Observer - EU

Iceland Will Lift Remaining Capital Controls in Place Since 2008 Crash

The country’s finance ministry plans to complete the country’s return to international financial markets this week by easing capital restrictions on households and businesses.

- International NY Times - US

NATO Deputy Secretary General to visit the Republic of Iceland

The NATO Deputy Secretary General, Ms. Rose Gottemoeller, will travel to the Republic of Iceland on Tuesday, 7 March and Wednesday, 8 March 2017.


NATO Deputy Secretary General thanks Iceland for its contribution to European security

NATO Deputy Secretary General, Rose Gottemoeller, ended a two day visit to Iceland on Wednesday by addressing students at the University of Iceland on how NATO is adapting to a new security environment. Ms Gottemoeller explained how NATO represents the gold standard in multilateral security cooperation' and how it is ...


Remembering Reykjavik: A Nuclear History Lesson for Trump and Putin

The Reykjavik summit from thirty years ago shows what can be done when two leaders, whose states are supposedly implacable enemies, take responsibility and act to enhance the world's strategic stability and safety. | Русский

- Carnegie Endowment - US