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3 years 4 months ago

Drafting a constitution on Facebook

In modern day Iceland everyone can be James Madison or Thomas Jefferson. The citizens of the North-Atlantic nation are drafting a new constitution and they're opening debate over document to the public via social media. Serving in place of the State House of Philadelphia are Facebook, Twitter, Fllickr and YouTube....

4 years 1 week ago

US enters top 20 in ending gender bias

A newly released survey of 134 nations shows four Nordic countries lead the world in eliminating inequality between men and women. Iceland, Finland, Norway and Sweden have topped the Global Gender Gap Index since it was first released in 2006 by the Geneva-based World Economic Forum, and Iceland remained...

4 years 4 months ago

2nd Iceland volcano issues ominous warning

A second, much larger volcano in Iceland is showing signs that it may be about to erupt, scientists have warned. Since the start of the Eyjafjallajökull eruption, which caused cancellations of thousands of flights in Europe because of a giant ash cloud, there has been much speculation about neighboring...

4 years 5 months ago

Ash clears, London airports reopen

Britain's two major international airports reopened to some flights today after a no-fly zone was imposed because of a dense cloud of drifting volcanic ash from Iceland. And Europe's air traffic management agency says it appears the cloud is beginning to disperse. Britain's National Air Traffic Service says London's...

4 years 5 months ago

Most ash-stranded Europeans to be home by Monday

European airlines and government officials says most tourists stranded by the volcanic ash crisis will be home by Monday. A week of airspace closures caused by ash spewed by Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano prompted the worst breakdown in civil aviation for decades, with about 100,000 flights canceled. British authorities said about...

4 years 6 months ago

Volcano activity grows, air travel slows

An Icelandic volcano causing travel chaos throughout the world is erupting more strongly, a geologist warned Saturday, as the European aviation control agency said flight disruption would continue for at least 24 hours. Eurocontrol said no landings or takeoffs were possible for civilian aircraft in most of northern and...

4 years 6 months ago

Ash cloud grounds flights in Europe

Air traffic across much of Europe is grounded today by an ash cloud from a volcano in Iceland. Thousands of flights have been canceled, with tens of thousands of people stranded. Officials say it's not clear when it will be safe enough to fly again. One scientist says the...

4 years 7 months ago

Volcano erupts in southern Iceland next to glacier

Authorities in Iceland says hundreds of people were evacuated after a volcano erupted beside a glacier in southern Iceland. The eruption occurred late last night beside the country's fifth largest glacier. Authorities initally said the eruption was below the glacier. However, scientists conducting an aerial survey in daylight said that's...

4 years 11 months ago

Iceland says goodbye to the Big Mac

The Big Mac, long a symbol of globalization, has become the latest victim of this tiny island nation's overexposure to the world financial crisis. Iceland's three McDonald's restaurants - all in the capital Reykjavik - will close next weekend, as the franchise owner gives in to falling profits caused...

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