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Iceland returns to global market with lifts on capital controls

Iceland is to lift capital controls on individuals, firms, and pension funds from Tuesday, the finance ministry announced.

Iceland impasse over as three parties agree to form government

Iceland's political impasse ended on Tuesday when three parties led by the conservative Independence Party announced they have agreed to form a new government.

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 or the topic of fisheries.

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" after he took office on Monday.

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 championships.

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 victory in Iceland's presidential election.

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 team's success in the Euro 2016.

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 Euro 2016.

Voting underway in Iceland for new president

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

Iceland president says Panama Papers leak won't affect re-election

Iceland's president said Saturday his plans to run for a new term in office were not affected by reports that his parents-in-law had a company in a Caribbean tax haven.

Report: In-laws of Iceland's president linked to Panama Papers leak

Iceland's president faces potential questions in his re-election campaign over reports Tuesday that his parents-in-law had a company in a Caribbean tax haven.

Thousands of protesters renew calls for early elections in Iceland

Thousands of people protested Saturday outside Iceland's parliament for the sixth day running, calling for early elections in the wake of a major data leak that resulted in the resignation of the former prime minister.

Iceland government survives no-confidence vote after Panama Papers

Iceland's centre-right government survived a no-confidence vote late Friday, the day after the prime minister resigned in the wake of a major data leak that sparked widespread condemnation of his financial dealings.

Iceland lawmakers debate no-confidence motion after Panama Papers

Iceland's opposition demanded immediate elections to restore trust in the political system as lawmakers on Friday debated a no-confidence motion after the Panama Papers leak.

Iceland lawmakers to debate no-confidence motion after Panama Papers

The government of Iceland's new prime minister, Sigurdur Ingi Johannsson, faces a no-confidence vote Friday, a day after taking office following fallout from the Panama Papers.

New Iceland premier takes office after Panama Papers leak

Iceland on Thursday got both a new prime minister and a new foreign minister, following the resignation of premier Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson in the wake of a data leak from a Panama-based law firm.

Iceland premier resigns after Panama Papers leak

Iceland's prime minister since 2013 formally resigned on Thursday in the wake of a data leak from a Panama-based law firm suggesting he and his wife had an offshore company in a Caribbean tax haven.

Iceland's government revamps after Panama Papers revelations

Iceland's prime minister is set to resign Thursday in the wake of a massive data leak from a Panama-based law firm that suggested he and his wife had an offshore company in a Caribbean tax haven.

Panama Papers: Iceland to revamp government as premier takes time out

Iceland's ruling coalition parties have opened talks about revamping the government after Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson said he was taking a break from politics after being linked to a tax haven, a cabinet member said on Wednesday.

Iceland premier takes time out in wake of Panama Papers

Iceland's Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson was taking a break from politics Wednesday after a massive data leak from a Panama law firm suggested he and his wife secretly channelled funds to an offshore tax haven in the Caribbean.

Icelandic premier offers to resign in wake of Panama Papers leak

Icelandic Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson offered to resign Tuesday amid an uproar caused by a massive data leak from a Panama law firm that suggested he and his wife secretly channelled funds to an offshore tax haven in the Caribbean.

Pressure mounts on Iceland premier after Panama Papers revelations

Iceland veered closer to early elections Tuesday, but the country's president rejected a bid from beleaguered Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson to dissolve parliament pending talks with other leaders.

Iceland premier says "not afraid" of facing electorate

Iceland's beleaguered Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson says he is "not afraid" of facing voters after meeting with coalition partner Bjarni Benediktsson, the finance minister who heads the Independence Party.

Panama Papers revelations continue to simmer

The law firm at the centre of a massive data leak, detailing how money was funnelled to shell companies in tax havens, politicians and banks implicated in the revelations battled Tuesday to stave off the ramifications.