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"PLEX for GOOD" Campaign and Telethon Demonstrate Generosity of Gaming's Largest Universe. Players of CCP's game EVE Online have donated US$190,890 to the Icelandic Red Cross to help the citizens of the Philippines recover from Typhoon Haiyan.

Wednesday, 11 December 2013 14:29
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"We are, by going into this project, devaluing our own energy and contaminating it with the dirty energy over there. I reject it [...], and I believe that it is better for us to sell the energy for domestic production." said Vigdis Hauksdauttir. Vigdis is an MP for the Progressive Party, which is in government.

Saturday, 09 November 2013 15:46
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The Minister for Foreign Affairs has contributed 50 thousand USD to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR, towards their Regional Response Plan for Syrian refugees.

Wednesday, 11 September 2013 21:01
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"The message from the government is: You can expect a monotone economy and few options" said Arni Pall Arnason, chairman of the Social Democratic Alliance, at the parliament today. Arni Pall said that the government is missing out on many opportunities, for example the IPA grants who have been put on ice.

Tuesday, 10 September 2013 16:38
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President Barack Obama will meet with Nordic leaders in Stockholm on September 4th, next month. Obama will have dinner with the prime ministers of Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Iceland, along with the president of Finland.

Thursday, 15 August 2013 22:01
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Bjarni Benediktsson, minister of finance, said that the cases of Bobby Fischer and Edward Snowden are not comparable and that there is no reason to give him a special treatment if he applies for an asylum in Iceland. Bobby Fischer received an Icelandic citizenship in 2005.

Wednesday, 26 June 2013 05:01
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The Consulate General of Iceland in Greenland will be opened in Nuuk on 1 July. The main role of the Consulate will be to strengthen the business connection between Iceland and Greenland, to increase cultural relations and tasks related to Artic cooperation.

Wednesday, 26 June 2013 02:02
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Iceland was elected Friday as a member nation to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Council, FAO, for 2014 – 2017. The Nordic countries supported Iceland‘s bid for a seat in the Council, which has 49 seats; 10 for European countries. 

Tuesday, 25 June 2013 23:01
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Birgitta Jonsdottir, MP for the Pirate Party, will bring up the case of Edward Snowden in the parliament. She says that he could get the death sentence if he is taken to the US, but that may be diverted by allowing him to come to Iceland. It is said that three airplanes are standing by to move Snowden to Iceland.

Saturday, 22 June 2013 21:01
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A jet owned by a Chinese company was rented by individuals related to Wikileaks to fly the informant Edward Snowden to Iceland. This was reported in Iceland earlier today by the local media. The group is waiting for reactions from the minister of the interior in Iceland to see if the Snowden will get a political asylum in Iceland. 

Thursday, 20 June 2013 21:00
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