Tag: Iceland

Leaked Files Detail Offshore Accounts Tied to World Leaders

A group of news media outlets published articles on Sunday based on what they said were 11.5 million leaked documents from a Panama law firm that helped some of the world’s wealthiest people — including politicians, athletes and business moguls — establish offshore bank accounts. The German newspaper Süddeutsche […]

US deploys F-15s to Iceland, Netherlands

The US has deployed 12 F-15C Eagles and around 350 airmen in Europe as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve (OAR), the Pentagon’s demonstration of force designed to deter what the US calls Russian aggression against Europe. The aircraft and troops were sent from the Barnes Air National Guard Base […]

Earthquake warning issued for Reykjavík

The Department for Civil Protection issued a warning on Friday that heightened seismic activity on Reykjanes peninsula, approximately 60 km (37 miles) southwest of Reykjavík, in the past weeks, may lead to an earthquake of up to 6.5 magnitude in the near future. A 4.0 magnitude earthquake, which […]

Iceland Drops Bid for EU Membership

Iceland Drops Bid for EU Membership – sputniknews.com According to Agence France-Presse, Iceland is reportedly dropping its bid for membership in the European Union. A statement released by Foreign Minister Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson informed the European Union Commission of his country’s decision to annul their application. The EU and Iceland […]

Iceland: Holuhraun lava field biggest in 200 years, Nasa satellite images show

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/iceland-holuhraun-lava-field-biggest-200-years-nasa-satellite-images-show-148335 Iceland’s Holuhraun lava field now the biggest it has been for 200 years, covering over 84sq/km (32sq/miles). Nasa satellite images have shown how the lava field has spread over recent months, with magma gushing from fissures north of Vatnajökull, Iceland’s largest glacier. Researchers at the University of […]