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  1. News - Hong Kong

    WikiLeaks plane ‘ready’ to bring Snowden to Iceland

    Posted Jun 21st 2013, 10:01am by Agence France-Presse in Reykjavik, Iceland

    ... A chartered private jet is ready to bring US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden to Iceland from Hong Kong, a businessman connected to whistleblowing website WikiLeaks said late on Thursday. “Everything is ready on our side and the plane could take off tomorrow,” Icelandic businessman Olafur Sigurvinsson, head of WikiLeaks partner firm DataCell, told Channel2 television. “We ...

  2. Meltdown Iceland

    Posted Apr 18th 2010, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Meltdown Iceland by Roger Boyes Bloomsbury, HK$117 When David Oddsson became Iceland's prime minister in the 1990s, his country resembled a socialist society. But things changed ... football club). In no time Icelanders came to believe egalitarianism was unnatural and greed was good. Roger Boyes' book, about the country's ignominious slide into insolvency, ...

  3. News - World

    Croatia qualifies for World Cup by beating Iceland 2-0

    Posted Nov 20th 2013, 05:13am by AP

    ... ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatia qualifies for World Cup by beating Iceland 2-0. ...

  4. News - World - ICELAND

    Iceland lowers aviation warning as Bardarbunga volcano's eruption fails to create ash

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 04:44am by Reuters

    ... Volcano eruption triggers highest aviation warning Iceland cut its ash warning level for aviation to orange from red yesterday, saying a fresh fissure eruption in Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano system was not creating ash. A three nautical mile restricted flight area around the volcanic activity set by the Icelandic Transport Authority has been cancelled. No flight restrictions ...

  5. News - World - TRAVEL

    Airlines on alert for ashclouds if Iceland volcano erupts

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 10:02pm by AFP

    ... Bloomberg Carriers watching for eruption, fearing repeat of 2010, when 100, 000 flights had to be cancelled Airlines on alert for ash from Iceland volcano Airlines are on alert as one of Iceland's biggest volcanoes rumbles to life, threatening ash clouds that could force flight cancellations across the North Atlantic, the busiest international travel market. Air France, Lufthansa ...

  6. It's payback time for bankers in Iceland

    Posted Apr 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com It's too bad that Premier Wen Jiabao- in Iceland over the weekend to conclude energy agreements- didn't take the opportunity to praise his host's unconventional recovery from the Western economic crisis. China and Iceland have both pursued heterodox economic policies against the advice of experts, pundits and policymakers from Europe ...

  7. News - World - WHALING

    IWC gives indigenous Greenlanders go-ahead to kill hundreds of whales

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 10:21pm by AFP

    ... as Greenland whale kill allowed The International Whaling Commission (IWC) gave indigenous Greenlanders the go-ahead to kill hundreds of whales, horrifying green groups, even as Iceland came under fire ... meanwhile led a call on Iceland to halt its commercial whaling programme, to which they expressed "strong opposition". Australia, Brazil, Israel, Mexico and New Zealand also signed ...

  8. People want say on payback

    Posted Jan 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff reporter The people of Iceland demanded to vote on a bill this week that would see them each having to pay US$16,000. Many Europeans invested in Icelandic banks. But, when world markets crashed, they lost their money. Britain has warned that it might stop Iceland joining the European Union unless it pays up. Other countries who were ready to loan Iceland money are having ...

  9. News - World - BANKING

    Iceland wins case over failure of Landsbanki

    Posted Jan 29th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Amsterdam Iceland wins case over failure of Landsbanki Iceland didn't break the law by refusing to compensate UK and Dutch customers of Landsbanki Islands after the lender collapsed, a European court ruled. The ruling means Iceland won't have to pay damages claims of as much as 335 billion krona (HK$20.3 billion) for customers who had money ...

  10. Business - Companies

    ‘Horse lasagne’ sparks new British food scare

    Posted Feb 08th 2013, 10:33am by AFP

    ... The frozen burgers were on sale in high-street supermarket chains Tesco and Iceland in both Britain and Ireland, and in Irish branches of Lidl, Aldi and Dunnes Stores. The consumption of horse meat ...




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