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  • Apr 20, 2014
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Iceland cannot grant asylum to Snowden unless he's there, ambassador says

Iceland cannot grant US whisteblower Edward Snowden asylum as long as he is in Hong Kong, the country's ambassador to China has said.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Whistleblower Edward Snowden hailed as hero on social media

The response on social media to the unveiling of NSA’s biggest intelligence leak source, Edward Snowden, has been divided with some calling him a traitor, however the response to his coming out has been overwhelmingly positive, with the majority calling him a hero.

10 Jun 2013 - 4:20pm 6 comments

Iceland seen to drop bid for EU seat as election looms

The European Union is an exclusive club many countries are vying to join. But Iceland, as it goes to the polls, is having severe second thoughts. The bid by the North Atlantic island nation to join the EU, launched in 2009, could be abandoned after Saturday's general election if parties opposed to membership win, as opinion surveys suggest they will.

25 Apr 2013 - 2:19am

Gay wife of Iceland's prime minister visits Beijing university

The gay wife of Iceland's prime minister took centre stage this week at a reception in her honour during a visit to the Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU), but her sexuality was largely off the table in discussions with students.

18 Apr 2013 - 5:32am

China news round-up: Investments in Europe soar, another Tibetan self-immolates

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29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Gays criticise state media coverage of Icelandic leader's visit

The gay and lesbian community slammed state broadcaster CCTV for not mentioning the wife of Iceland's openly gay prime minister in prime-time coverage of her state visit to China. CCTV aired footage on Monday and last night of Johanna Sigurdardottir's visit. She has met President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang.

17 Apr 2013 - 5:00am 4 comments

Talking points

How will China treat Iceland's gay first couple?

15 Apr 2013 - 2:31am

Iceland PM Johanna Sigurdardottir arrives in Beijing

Iceland's Prime Minister Johanna Sigurdardottir arrived in Beijing yesterday at the start of a five-day official visit to China.

14 Apr 2013 - 7:05am

Iceland's lesbian PM declines invitation to meet China's parents of gay children

A group of Chinese parents of gays and lesbians had invited Iceland's prime minister and her wife for a chat over coffee when the couple visit Beijing next week.

11 Apr 2013 - 6:07pm 1 comment

Iceland premier Sigurdardottir to meet China’s leaders in Beijing

Icelandic Prime Minister Johanna Sigurdardottir will meet with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang this month in Beijing as the countries sign a free trade agreement, her office said on Saturday.

“The prime minister of Iceland, Johanna Sigurdardottir, and her wife, Jonina Leosdottir, will be on an official visit to China on April 15-18,” it said in a statement.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am