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Iceland in limbo after Left Green coalition bid fails

Iceland still doesn't have a new government after coalition talks failed between the Left Green Movement and four other parties.

Five parties open talks on Iceland coalition

Talks opened Monday on forming a new five-party coalition government in Iceland, Left Green Movement leader Katrin Jakobsdottir said.

Iceland coalition negotiations broken off over EU, fishing quotas

Talks on forming a new government in Iceland broke off Tuesday as a mooted coalition of centre-right parties failed to bridge differences on either a referendum on European Union membership talks...

Icelandic conservatives begin coalition negotiations

Bjarni Benediktsson, leader of Iceland's conservative Independence Party, began negotiations with the country's young parties on Saturday aimed at forming a new government.

Anti-establishment Pirates eye government as Iceland polls under way

Icelanders were voting in parliamentary elections on Saturday where the anti-establishment Pirate Party is tipped to form part of a new government.

Voting under way in Iceland for new parliament

Voters were heading to the polls in Iceland on Saturday, where the anti-establishment Pirate Party is tipped to form part of a new government.

Russian bombers flew under Iceland passenger plane

Two Russian military aircraft recently flew under an Icelandic passenger jet without their transponders activated, raising queries about risky behaviour, an Icelandic daily said Monday.

Historian Johannesson takes office as Iceland's president

Newly elected Icelandic President Gudni Th Johannesson said he was committed to be a unifying force, but vowed "to point out both things that are well done and others that could be done better"...

Iceland national team gets huge reception after first-ever Euro

Icelandic football fans received the island's national side like conquering heroes, as the team returned home Monday night after being eliminated in the quarterfinals of their first-ever European...

Iceland's new president shuns VIP box to watch game with fans

Iceland's newly elected president Gudni Thorlacius Johannesson prefers to watch his country's national team with the fans rather than from the rarefied confines of the VIP area.

Iceland's new president heads to European Championship after election

Historian and football fan Gudni Thorlacius Johannesson said Sunday he was heading to France to watch "our football boys" play England in the round of sixteen in Nice shortly after declaring...

Iceland's presidential vote closer than expected

Results in Iceland's presidential elections were closer than expected as the first ballots were counted in a vote that had been eclipsed by a national fervour surrounding the Icelandic football...

Iceland's presidential vote overshadowed by Euro 2016 success

Votes were being tallied Saturday evening in Iceland in a presidential election that had been eclipsed by a national fervour surrounding the Icelandic football team's success in the Euro 2016.

Iceland's presidential vote draws low turnout amid Euro 2016 success

Voting was underway in Iceland's presidential poll on Saturday, as experts predicted a historically low turnout amid a national fervour surrounding the Icelandic football team's success in the...

Voting underway in Iceland for new president

Voting began Saturday for a new president in Iceland, with a record nine candidates in the running.