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Iceland crash out of World Cup after Croatia loss

3 months, 18 days ago
ROSTOV-ON-DON, RUSSIA: Croatia secured first place in Group D on Tuesday after a hard-fought 2-1 win over gallant Iceland in Rostov-on-Don, setting up a World Cup last-16 tie with Denmark. While most eyes were on Argentina and their…

Messi misses penalty as Iceland hold Argentina to 1-1 draw

3 months, 29 days ago
MOSCOW: Argentina were held to a draw by World Cup debutants Iceland Saturday, with Lionel Messi blowing a gilt-edged opportunity for victory when he missed a penalty. Sergio Aguero scored an eye-catching opener for the two-time world…

Chinese tourist killed, 12 injured, in Iceland coach crash

9 months, 19 days ago
REYKJAVIK: A coach carrying Chinese tourists visiting Iceland overturned on Wednesday, killing one person and leaving 12 others seriously injured, local authorities said. The 44 passengers in the coach were all Chinese nationals, a…

Iceland president finally reacts to pineapple pizza ban reports

1 year, 7 months ago
REYKJAVIK, ICELAND: Despite his distaste for pineapple-topped pizza, Iceland's President Gudni Johannesson has no plans to ban it, admitting he doesn't have the powers to pull the Hawaiian. The pineapple polemic erupted last week when a…

Iceland probes 108 named in Panama Papers

1 year, 10 months ago
REYKJAVIK: Icelandic authorities said on Wednesday that 108 taxpayers whose names were in the "Panama Papers" had been targeted by an investigation for tax evasion. Directorate of Tax Investigations chief, Bryndis Kristjansdottir, said…

Iceland PM quits after Pirates advance in vote

1 year, 11 months ago
REYKJAVIK: Iceland was gearing up Sunday for tough horsetrading over its next government after the anti-establishment Pirate Party and its allies gained ground against the ruling centre-right in a vote triggered by the Panama Papers…

Northern Lights trump street lights in Iceland

2 years, 16 days ago
REYKJAVIK, ICELAND: Street lighting in Reykjavik will be switched off for an hour Wednesday evening to give residents of the Icelandic capital a better view of the Aurora Borealis, city authorities said.

Iceland out of FIFA 17 game over money row

2 years, 22 days ago
REYKJAVIK: Iceland will not feature in the latest FIFA video game due to a financial row between the Euro 2016 quarter-finalists and American game manufacturers Electronic Arts (EA).

Iceland unearths rock to appease angry elves

2 years, 1 month ago
REYKJAVIK: Iceland has been forced to bow to pressure from elves and uncover a supposedly enchanted elfin rock after highway workers accidentally buried it -- infuriating the mythical creatures, reports said Tuesday.