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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The International Monetary Fund's policymaking committee said Saturday that a strong world economy is threatened by increasing tension over trade and countries' heavy debt burden. Longer-term prospects are clouded by sluggish growth in productivity and aging populations ...
Tourism, along with fishing, farming, and the production of aluminum and Icelandic wool, is one of the biggest businesses in Iceland. ... Iceland's history goes back to 940 AD, when it was claimed that about 400 Vikings, discontent with the politics of Norway, established the first settlement with its ...

Without revealing his current location, he said he was given "a roof over my head, a car, false papers if I want them and money" and that he could be on the run "as long as I like". "It would be no problem if that's what I wanted, but I would rather face this in Iceland, so I'll be back soon." Icelandic officials ...
New GRECO Report Evaluates Iceland's Response Against Corruption In Politics ... About three years later, after the implementation of a new code of conduct for politicians and an anti-corruption steering group, GRECO still thinks that Icelandic governments have not taken enough responsibility to make ...
(Reuters) - Iceland's leaders will not attend the soccer World Cup in Russia this year as part of an international response to punish the Kremlin for a nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy in England that the British government has blamed on Moscow. Despite the tiny island nation of just over ... Boycott

For more on moral complexity, see George Will's column in The Washington Post on Iceland, abortion and Down syndrome. Unlike Will, I don't know what I think ... “It amounts to exploiting our children, as well as those 17 deaths in Florida, for political purposes,” he writes. (This isn't true. It's an echo of the脙聜脗聽... Boycott
But Iceland as a country is not “eliminating an entire group of people.” Icelandic women are choosing to get abortions, as is their right, for a wide variety of unknowable reasons. A woman's decision to terminate a pregnancy is not a referendum on the Icelandic babies, children, and adults who are currently脙聜脗聽... Boycott
The legislation currently has backing from most major political parties within the country, including the Progressive Party and the Left-Greens, who are in the ruling coalition, as well as the Pirate Party, and the People's Party. If the bill goes through, Iceland will be the first European country to ban male child脙聜脗聽... Boycott
Tryggvi, the Parliamentary Ombudsman, compared the Icelandic situation to that of other Nordic countries during a meeting of the Constitutional and Supervisory Committee, stressing that his foreign colleagues are often surprised about the state of Icelandic politics. “It seems that Icelandic governments脙聜脗聽... Boycott
As was reported earlier in these pages, Moscow Chief Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt asserted that the Icelandic measure was initiated by a Danish group, and focused on Iceland rather than its home country due to the strength of religious groups in Denmark, which is home to an estimated 200,000 Muslims,脙聜脗聽... Boycott
The new bill in Iceland -- where female circumcision was banned by law in 2005 -- was put forward by representatives from four of Iceland's political parties arguing that while many children do not have any complications, some do, and "one is too many if the procedure is unnecessary," Gunnarsdottir said. Boycott
There have been economic setbacks, including a banking crisis in Iceland after 2008 and a recession in Finland more recently. The Nordic countries have also not been immune to the European phenomenon of identity politics and flawed multiculturalism contributing to social and political tensions.
"We hope that there will be an open discussion by political parties on ... "This culture of sexual harassment is by no means limited to politics.
A total of 136 Icelandic women in politics have shared their ... of nearly a thousand women who have been affiliated with politics in Iceland over the years. ... men must take responsibility and that all political parties ought to do脗聽...
Being in politics is never easy, but Icelandic women in politics have recently recounted some harrowing instances of sexism they have had to脗聽...

"We hope that there wlll be open communication within the political parties on ... Following a press release by 300 Icelandic women in politics last night on ... speak out about sexual harassment in the field of politics in Iceland.
Over 300 Icelandic female politician from across the political spectrum ... in politics discussed how they have experienced sexual harassment脗聽...
Over 300 Icelandic women in politics, some of them prominent ex-Ministers, ... speak out about sexual harassment in the field of politics in Iceland. ... "Since I began working in politics several men from the political party, most脗聽...
Under the Icelandic system, the president – who holds a largely ... which has dominated Icelandic politics for decades – won the most seats, but ... But a string of political scandals have hurt trust in government in recent years.
Iceland has a proud history of women's political advocacy, dating back to ... Politics needs to get better for women and feminism in Iceland," she脗聽...
Saturday's general elections in Iceland brought a complicated political landscape. While the government parties lost 12 seats, the opposition as脗聽...
Iceland faces political tumultuous times ahead after the conservative ... The election comes at a crucial juncture for the Icelandic economy,脗聽...
The new session of Althing, the Icelandic parliament, will thus be made up of eight political parties, which is more than ever before. This new脗聽...
Icelanders wake up to a different political landscape after Saturday's general ... The Pirate Party upended Icelandic politics last year whe it won脗聽...
“There is still a lot of distrust in politics,” said Ottarr Proppe, the health ... He has campaigned under the banner of an Icelandic horse, gaining ... In fact, he claims he is a victim of a conspiracy initiated by Iceland's political and脗聽...
It's a measure of the new unpredictability of Icelandic politics that Gunnlaugsson has re-emerged on the political stage. He was one of the most脗聽...
The survey showed that supporters of the Independence Party are more likely to agree with the injunction compared to other political parties.
The description of the film presented it as approaching Iceland's punk ... faceless Australian man fascinated by three young Icelandic girls he had ... As he arrives in Iceland, the country hits one of the many recent political fracases and .... in Iceland at each time: in cultural life, politics or general social affairs.
A failed political party This is the second elections in a row in which the ... The nationalistic right-wing populist party The Icelandic National脗聽...
... Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson who has recently come under fire for selling his shares in the bank just before Iceland's economic crash.
This decision has been blasted by Icelandic journalists and an official ... The Left Green Movement is the largest political party in Iceland脗聽...
The leaked documents, seen by Icelandic investigative journalists and the ... links between Iceland's small but powerful political and business elite. ... they describe as endemic cronyism in Icelandic politics and the apparent脗聽...
The Left Green Movement is the largest political party in Iceland ... Party is preparing to sue three Icelandic media companies for their coverage脗聽...
Home 脗路 News 脗路 Politics; Brussels SNUBBED: Iceland's europhiles ... ICELAND'S two surviving pro-EU parties have today abandoned their hopes ... The leaders of both the remaining europhile movements in the Icelandic parliament, who ... eight parties join Reykjavik's parliament, political leaders have been脗聽...
Latest 脗路 Culture & Living 脗路 Politics & Society 脗路 Nature & Travel 脗路 Eat & Drink ... The four party coalition would have had 32 MPs in Iceland's 63 member ... Icelandic women are not happy to see that the country's last ... Icelanders wake up to a different political landscape after Saturday's general elections.
Best political ad for the upcoming parliamentary elections has been ... Waffle soirees are one of the key institutions of Icelandic politics: ... Since the original Icelandic might be challenging to most of our readers, we at Iceland脗聽...
Icelandic authorities will follow up with the Directorate of Immigration's decision to deport two refugee families that have sought asylum in脙聜脗聽...
Of course, the Icelandic government is not mandating these babies be killed. But through mandatory prenatal notification, the government脙聜脗聽...
Iceland has rejected the appeal of a Nigerian couple, Sunday Iserian ... Mr. Iserian appealed for political asylum due to threats he claimed he脙聜脗聽...
Environmentalists are critical that ships are allowed to operate on comparatively dirty fuel oil without any exhaust gas cleaning systems. Iceland脙聜脗聽...
One of Iceland's best known exports is lamb meat. ... This political party, which has been around for over a century, has traditionally ... As it stands now, Icelandic sheep farmers are contending that they are barely breaking even. Even if ... in Iceland at each time: in cultural life, politics or general social affairs.
The Immigration and Asylum appeals board in Iceland has denied the ... Iserian had appealed for political asylum due to threats he received脙聜脗聽...
Icelandic people traditionally bundle up babies to let them sleep outside in their prams to breathe the fresh air but in Reykjanes this is not the脙聜脗聽...
Never before has a show been performed so frequently in Iceland. ... but the two famously featured in Iceland's renowned political satire,脙聜脗聽...
Fact Check: No, Iceland is NOT systematically eradicating Down syndrome ... with political and religious leaders denouncing Iceland for practicing eugenics. ... "Since prenatal screening tests were introduced in Iceland in the early 2000s ... Hulda explained to the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service that脙聜脗聽...
There is a common trope: the politics of grievance. ... that, in addition to all EU member states, includes Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein.
Icelandic authorities searched for him for a few weeks, but disappearances are quite common in Iceland. After a month, they wrote it off as a脙聜脗聽...
The Supreme Court disqualified on Friday prime minister Nawaz Sharif from holding public office over failure to disclose his 'un-withdrawn脙聜脗聽...


 

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