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The Foreign Ministers of Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Denmark: strong commitment to Gender Equality and the rights of all women and girls.

NordenBladet — For decades, Nordic countries have prospered due to the equal participation and inclusion of women and girls in all areas of societal life. For us, ensuring the enjoyment of human rights of all women and girls, in all

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Iceland: Vatnajökull National Park deemed Europe’s second best

NordenBladet – Vatnajökull National Park ranks second among Europe’s national parks in 2021 on TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best list, just issued, Morgunblaðið reports. Worldwide, it ranks 17th. Yorkshire Dales National Park in the UK, ranks first among

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Iceland: Mountaineer John Snorri Sigurjónsson and his companions presumed dead

NordenBladet – Mountaineers John Snorri Sigurjónsson, from Iceland, Muhammad Ali Sadpara, from Pakistan, and Juan Pablo Mohr Prieto, from Chile, who have been missing on K2 since February 5, are believed to have died on the mountain, mbl.is reports, quoting

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Iceland: Houses Evacuated in Seyðisfjörður

NordenBladet – About 100 residents of 46 houses in Seyðisfjörður, the East Fjords, had to evacuate their homes last night, due to a risk of landslides, mbl.is reports. As forecast, there was considerable rain overnight in the town – up

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Iceland: Icelandic agriculture set to be carbon neutral by 2040

NordenBladet — According to a new agreement outlined by the Icelandic Ministry of Industry and Innovation, agriculture in Iceland is set to be fully carbon neutral by 2040. On Thursday 4th February, Iceland’s Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture, Minister of

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Icealnd: Disney makes Icelandic promise

NordenBladet – Disney will start offering at least some content dubbed and subtitled into Icelandic on its streaming service in Iceland over the coming months, following dismay that Icelandic children are currently not offered Icelandic content. The confirmation came following

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Iceland: “Husavik” Shortlisted For The Best Original Song At 93rd Oscars

NordenBladet – “Husavik”, from the film ‘Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga’, has the possibility of being nominated for the best original song at this years Oscars. The shortlists for nine categories were announced yesterday. Other categories, such

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Iceland: The Supreme Court of Iceland rejected Samherji appeal

NordenBladet – The Supreme Court of Iceland yesterday dismissed an appeal from fishing company Samherji against the Reykjavík District Court ruling that sided with the district prosecutor and forced the KPMG auditing company to hand over bookkeeping information and financial

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Iceland: Pfizer decides against study in Iceland

NordenBladet – It became clear yesterday that the pharmaceutical company Pfizer will not be conducting a phase IV trial of its COVID-19 vaccine in Iceland, Morgunblaðið reports. Pfizer’s representatives stated that given how few cases of COVID-19 there are in

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Iceland: Einar Hansberg Árnason set a new world record when deadlifted a total of 528,090 kilogrammes in one day

NordenBladet – Einar Hansberg Árnason this weekend broke a world record when he deadlifted a total of 528,090 kilogrammes in one day. He dedicated his world record to the fight for children’s welfare. Einar spent most of the 24-hour slog

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