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ReutersREYKJAVIK (Reuters) - Iceland has received an informal approach from an intermediary who says Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who exposed the U.S. government's secret surveillance programs, wants to seek asylum there....
If Edward J. Snowden, who says he leaked National Security Agency secrets, wants to stay out of the clutches of U.S. judicial authorities, his choices for seeking asylum are few and, literally, far between. Only Iceland would seem to meet the conditions...
ReutersBy Robert Robertson REYKJAVIK, June 10 (Reuters) - The leaker who revealed top secret U.S. surveillance programmes says he hopes to find shelter in Iceland, but he may be disappointed by the reception from a new government seen as less keen than...
Italian composer Ludovico Einaudi may work in a vein most closely aligned with classical music, but listeners of Radiohead, Sigur Ros and Iceland's Jóhann Jóhannsson will feel immediately drawn to the dramatic, evocative sweep of his music. Inspired by...
Tags: Entertainment, Music
VarietyPathe Intl. has revealed a raft of sales on its Cannes slate, including Jerome Salle's thriller "Zulu," which closes the fest. "Zulu" was picked up by Japan (Klockworx), Brazil (Europa), Scandinavia (Scanbox), Latin America (Telexcine), India...
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ReutersBy Jon Thor Viglundsson REYKJAVIK, May 24 (Reuters) - Iceland must find stability by aiming for the same economic goals as those set for European Union states, even though it is sceptical about joining the EU and will keep its own currency, the new prime...
VarietyARRI Worldsales has sold animated feature "Ploe -- You Never Fly Alone," which is produced by the creators of "Legends of Valhalla -- Thor," to several territories at Cannes. Story centers on a young Golden Plover who has trouble learning to fly, so isn'...
Channel 2 NewsA new airline will appear at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, offering non-stop flights this summer between Reykjavik, Iceland and Anchorage. Icelandair will provide flights twice weekly. According to the company, flights one-way take...
In March, twin sisters Louise and Martine Fokkens, 70, announced their joint retirement after more than 50 years each on the job — as Amsterdam prostitutes. (In February, the minimum age for prostitutes in the Netherlands was raised to 21, but there...
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Sigur Rós members are adding themselves to the long list of musicians who have gotten drawn into the crazy world of “The Simpsons.” The Icelandic art rock outfit will guest star in and compose music for the long-running animated Fox sitcom....
Hero Complex - movies, comics, pop culture - Los Angeles TimesThe final season of the fantasy adventure series “Merlin” resumes on Syfy Friday evening after several weeks hiatus and the ......
As if I have to give you multiple reasons to buy the weird, hilarious, off-kilter travelogue I just published called “Tales of Iceland,” there are a few very specific weird, awesome things about this book. In no particular order, they are:...
Tags: Stranger Than Fiction
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