The central bank of Iceland, i.e. the Sedlabanki, cuts its key interest rate to 5.50 percent, a somewhat deeper cut than had been expected. This is part of an ongoing policy of expanding the money supply in response to the crisis of 2008.
Iceland will vote for a new Althingi (parliament) on November 4 after the collapse of the previous government. 2017-09-16 (Context: Iceland)
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) confirms a 19-meter wave (62.4 feet) recorded on 4 February 2013 in the Atlantic Ocean between Iceland and the United Kingdom is the largest ever on record. 2016-12-13 (Context: Iceland)
Iceland's incumbent, centre-right Independence Party surprised pollsters by winning 29 percent of the vote (21 seats), thereby putting leader Bjarni Benediktsson in position to organize another coalition government. The Progressive Party, the current ruling partner, garnered 11.5% and eight positions, a loss of 11 seats. The new Pirate Party didn't perform as predicted with 14.5% of the ballots, though it did get 10 seats, an increase of seven more positions in the 63-seat parliament (Althing). 2016-10-30 (Context: Iceland)
Hunters discover a 1000-year-old sword in Iceland. 2016-09-7 (Context: Iceland)
Numerous tremors rock the Katla volcano in Iceland prompting the government to raise the alarm level. 2016-08-30 (Context: Iceland)
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