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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 in ...
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 own ...

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 have ...
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 a ...
(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 300,000 ...

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 ...
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 ...

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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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.
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.


 

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