The world most largest biography website !

More than THREE MILLION biographies And hundreds of new biographies are added daily

Follow Us
Iceland photograph

Iceland

Use attributes for filter !
CapitalReykjavik
Population338,349 (2017)
Currency Icelandic króna
Destinations Reykjavik
Þingvellir
Jökulsárlón
Mývatn
Official languageIcelandic
Date of Reg.
Date of Upd.
Send edit request

Iceland History


Iceland, a Nordic island nation, is defined by its dramatic landscape with volcanoes, geysers, hot springs and lava fields. Massive glaciers are protected in Vatnajökull and Snæfellsjökull national parks. Most of the population lives in the capital, Reykjavik, which runs on geothermal power and is home to the National and Saga museums, tracing Iceland's Viking history.

News about Iceland


Turkey threatens to block Finland and Sweden Nato bids


Turkey threatens to block Finland and Sweden Nato bids

... Norway, Denmark and Iceland - all Nato members - immediately said they were ready to support Sweden and Finland by all means necessary if they came under attack... May 17,2022 1:20 am

Eurovision moments - including a presidential petition


Eurovision moments - including a presidential petition

... Iceland - Gísli Marteinn BaldurssonHow long have you been working at Eurovision? This will be my 12th time... May 10,2022 3:40 am

Waitrose and Lidl top Which? greenest supermarket ranking


Waitrose and Lidl top Which? greenest supermarket ranking

... It placed Iceland last, noting the frozen food chain s high energy use, but the firm called the list " flawed"... Feb 4,2022 5:43 pm

Coronavirus: Tesco limits online orders to 80 items each


Coronavirus: Tesco limits online orders to 80 items each

... Tesco to do is to ask those who come in the Shop, so that view was also of Iceland, managing director, Richard Walker, urged healthy people to disregard government advice and the business in person... Apr 18,2020 5:09 pm

Waitrose is the best supermarket by Which?


Waitrose is the best supermarket by Which?

... Shopper told? that you like Iceland, the value for money, but that was not enough, to increase your point total... Feb 22,2020 10:23 am

Met Office forecasters set for billion pound supercomputer


Met Office forecasters set for billion pound supercomputer

... Iceland, with its geothermal springs, and Norway with its hydroelectric power are both possibilities... Feb 17,2020 3:27 am

The footballer, the Saudi Prince and the statement


The footballer, the Saudi Prince and the statement

... George - who had already manage in Iceland - on the left of Stalybridge, Al-Hilal, one of the biggest clubs in Saudi Arabia... Feb 16,2020 9:39 am

Great auk extinction: Humans wiped out giant seabird


Great auk extinction: Humans wiped out giant seabird

... Storybook seabirdAbout 80cm (2ft 7in) tall, the stubby-winged and bulbous-billed great auks used to be found all across the north Atlantic - from North America through Greenland, Iceland, Scandinavia and the UK... Feb 16,2020 8:37 am

Images reveal Iceland's glacier melt


Images reveal Iceland's glacier melt

...These images Breiðamerkurjökull glacier taken in 1989 (top) and one taken this year (bottom) show how much ice has been lost over this period A photography project has highlighted the extent of ice loss from Iceland s glaciers... Feb 16,2020 7:29 am

What Iceland can teach us about paying men and women fairly


What Iceland can teach us about paying men and women fairly

...Last year, Iceland became the first country to... Feb 16,2020 3:14 am

.

Turkey threatens to block Finland and Sweden Nato bids

Feb 16,2020 3:14 am

Turkey's president has restated his opposition to Finland and Sweden joining Nato - just hours after they said they would seek membership.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the two Scandinavian nations need not send delegations to convince Turkey, a key Nato member, of their bids.

He is angered by what he sees as their willingness to host Kurdish militants.

Earlier, Sweden said Europe was living in a dangerous new reality, referring to Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said The Move by Finland and Sweden to join the 30-member military alliance did not threaten Moscow directly - But stressed that any expansion of military infrastructure would trigger a response from the Kremlin.

At a news conference on Monday, Mr Erdogan said Turkey opposed the Finnish and the Swedish bids to join Nato , describing Sweden as a " hatchery" for terrorist organisations.

" Neither of these countries have a clear, open attitude towards terrorist organisation. How can We Trust them? " the Turkish president said.

Turkey accuses the two Nordic nations of harbouring members of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), a group it views as a terrorist organisation, and followers of Fethullah Gulen , who Ankara accuses of orchestrating

Mr Erdogan's government has also pledged to block applications from countries that have imposed sanctions on it.

In 2019, both Nordic nations slapped an arms embargo on Ankara after

Sweden has formally announced its decision to join Nato , a move that will end the Scandinavian country's centuries-long military non-alignment.

" Nato will strengthen Sweden, Sweden will strengthen Nato , " Ms Andersson said at a briefing in Stockholm on Monday.

She Said Europe was now living in a dangerous new reality, referring to Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Last week, Sweden's neighbour Finland said it would seek Nato membership. Russia criticised both announcements.

" We Are leaving one era behind us and entering a new one, " Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson told lawmakers in Stockholm on Monday.

She Said a formal application could be handed within several days and would be synchronised with Finland. Nato has signalled its willingness to admit the two new members.

However, Ms Andersson stressed that Sweden did not want permanent Nato bases or nuclear weapons on its territory.

Norway, Denmark and Iceland - All Nato members - immediately said they were ready to support Sweden and Finland by All means necessary if they came Under Attack .

to cover the transition period.

Monday's announcement by Sweden came as Named " Hedgehog" the drills in Estonia involve 10 countries, including Finland and Sweden.

For Finland and Sweden to join Nato , All 30 existing members must Say Yes . But for now, one is saying no.

President Erdogan says he won't agree to admit countries which apply sanctions on Turkey.

Sweden suspended arms sales to Turkey three years ago, following Ankara's military intervention In Syria . And according to the official Turkish news agency, both Finland and Sweden have rejected dozens of requests to extradite Kurdish militants who Turkey describes as terrorists.

Both countries are sending delegations to Ankara to try and solve The Problem , But President Erdogan says they shouldn't bother.

He seems determined to extract a price for his precious vote.

On Sunday, the US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken , said he was confident that Finland and Sweden would both join, despite Turkish objections.

The issue is likely to dominate discussions between Mr Blinken and his Turkish opposite number in Washington on Wednesday. Having encouraged the two Nordic Countries to apply, Washington won't want To Let them down at the 11Th Hour .



Source of news: bbc.com

© 2015 xwhos.com