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Iceland: Island country in the North Atlantic Ocean
Iceland is a Nordic island country in the North Atlantic Ocean, with a population of 364,134 and an area of 103,000 km2 (40,000 sq mi), making it the most sparsely populated country in Europe. The capital and largest city is Reykjavík. Reykjavík and the surrounding areas in the southwest of the country are home to over two-thirds of the population. Iceland is volcanically and geologically active. The interior consists of a plateau characterised by sand and lava fields, mountains, and glaciers, and many glacial rivers flow to the sea through the lowlands. Iceland is warmed by the Gulf Stream and has a temperate climate, despite a high latitude just outside the Arctic Circle. Its high latitude and marine influence keep summers chilly, with most of the archipelago having a polar climate.

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Earthquake disrupts interview with Iceland's PM [Video]

Earthquake disrupts interview with Iceland's PM

An earthquake in Iceland briefly disrupted an interview between Washington Post foreign affairs columnist David Ignatius and Iceland Prime Minister KatrĂ­n JakobsdĂłttir.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:42Published
Chicken nugget launched into space to celebrate Iceland’s 50th anniversary [Video]

Chicken nugget launched into space to celebrate Iceland’s 50th anniversary

Supermarket Iceland has celebrated 50 years by sending a chicken nugget intospace. The breaded snack took just under two hours to reach 110,000 feet abovethe Earth.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:21Published
Beluga whales enjoy first open water swim in new sanctuary home [Video]

Beluga whales enjoy first open water swim in new sanctuary home

Two beluga whales, Little Grey and Little White, have taken their first swimin their open water sanctuary home in Iceland. Carefully monitored by thewhales’ expert care team, Little Grey and Little..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:23Published
Air bridges: Denmark, Slovakia and Iceland added to quarantine list [Video]

Air bridges: Denmark, Slovakia and Iceland added to quarantine list

A list of countries and territories in Europe from which people don't need toquarantine on arrival in England, as it's announced that arrivals fromDenmark, Slovakia and Iceland will have to quarantine..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:41Published
'Virus hunter' in Iceland explores geothermal hot springs for answers [Video]

'Virus hunter' in Iceland explores geothermal hot springs for answers

What's it like to work as a virus hunter? In this week's Futuris, Euronews' Julian Lopez goes to Iceland to find out.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:44Published
Gareth Southgate puzzled by Phil Foden and Mason Greenwood's actions in Iceland [Video]

Gareth Southgate puzzled by Phil Foden and Mason Greenwood's actions in Iceland

England manager Gareth Southgate says he does not understand how Phil Fodenand Mason Greenwood thought their action in Iceland were acceptable. Southgatewas speaking following the 0-0 draw against..

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Gareth Southgate commends players for late victory in 'strange' clash against Iceland [Video]

Gareth Southgate commends players for late victory in 'strange' clash against Iceland

England manager Gareth Southgate has commended his players for winning theirNations League match against Iceland, despite only having 10 men following aKyle Walker dismissal.

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Iceland v England: Nations League match preview [Video]

Iceland v England: Nations League match preview

Gareth Southgate's England squad are preparing to take on Iceland in theNations League, after a long spell away from international football. Here areall the key stats for the game ahead.

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Gareth Southgate hints at Maguire's return in October [Video]

Gareth Southgate hints at Maguire's return in October

England manager Gareth Southgate speaks to the press as his team prepares toface Iceland in the Nations League. The manager said Harry Maguire would beconsidered for future games in October.

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Study Shows Coronavirus Antibodies Can Last at Least Four Months [Video]

Study Shows Coronavirus Antibodies Can Last at Least Four Months

A new study from Iceland provides reassurance that our antibodies are long-lasting. Covid-19 antibodies can last at least four months according to reports at Gizmodo. That is, assuming that we produce..

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