- Why violent crime is so rare in Iceland
Violent crime is rare in Iceland. Andrew Clark investigates why. This feature was originally published on 16 May, 2013.
BBC News. Tue, 03 Dec 2013 11:50:33 GMT.
- Croatia football team criticized over pro-Nazi cheer
Defender Josip Simunic faces a ban up to six games for leading a pro-Nazi cheer following a recent match against Iceland.
Southeast European Times. 2013-12-03.
- Iceland's first-ever police shooting leaves one dead
A man has been shot dead in Iceland's first-ever armed police operation, officials said
Hurriyet. Mon, 02 Dec 2013 16:58:00 +0200.
- Iceland police regret first killing
A man using a gun in his Iceland flat is shot dead by police after failing to respond to calls to surrender, in the country's first death of its kind.
BBC News. Mon, 02 Dec 2013 16:27:50 GMT.
- Volvo to test self-driving cars
Swedish-based Volvo Car Group has joined the race to develop self-driving cars, saying it plans to build 100 such vehicles in a pilot project.
Miami Herald. Mon, 02 Dec 2013 13:18 EST.
- F-Secure: Snowden Files Prove America, China Surveillance Equals
Finnish security company F-Secure's CTO of cloud content, Santeri Kangas, has said there needs to be a Europe-wide alternative to online cloud storage, specifically in the wake of revelations exposed by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.
By Tamlin Magee. Forbes. Sat, 30 Nov 2013 16:08:00 GMT.
- Saab to restart 9-3 production Monday
Saab's new owner, National Electric Vehicle Sweden, will begin series production of the 9-3 sedan in Sweden on Monday, almost two years to the day since the company was forced into bankruptcy.
AutoNews.com. Fri, 29 Nov 2013 04:52:46 EST. Subscription required.
- Finland favorite Estonian market - The Baltic Times
TALLINN - During the first nine months of this year, 18.1 percent of Estonian exports of agricultural products went to Finland, says the Agricultural Ministry in a statement, reports LETA. In ...
Baltic Times. Wed, 27 Nov 2013 00:00:00 GMT.
- Africa: REDD Receives U.S.$ 40 Million Pledge From Norway to Help Developing Countries Halt Deforestation
[UNEP]Warsaw -At the 19th UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP19) this week, the Government of Norway announced a pledge of US$ 40 million to continue support for the UN-REDD Programme.
All Africa. Mon, 25 Nov 2013 10:02:12 GMT.
- North Korea Confirms Holding US Citizen
The United States says North Korea has acknowledged that it is holding another American citizen. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Friday that North Korea told the Swedish Embassy in Pyongyang about the detention. ...
Voice of America. Fri, 22 Nov 2013 18:25:39 -0500.
The Scandinavian countries of northern Europe include Norway, Sweden,
and Denmark, as well as Finland and Iceland. For more news and
official information about the nations of Scandinavia, please visit
the national government websites highlighted below.
The Kingdom of Norway's
capital city is Oslo, and its currency is the Norwegian Krone.
Norwegian is the official language of Norway, and in 2007, the estimated
population of Norway was 4,628,000.
The Kingdom of Sweden's
capital city is Stockholm, and its currency is the Swedish Krona.
Swedish is the official language of Sweden, and in 2007, the estimated
population of Sweden was 9,031,000.
The Kingdom of Denmark's
capital city is Copenhagen, and its currency is the Danish Krone.
Danish is the official language of Denmark, and in 2007, the estimated
population of Denmark was 5,468,000.
The Republic of Finland's
capital city is Helsinki, and its currency is the Euro.
Finnish is the official language of Finland, and in 2007,
the estimated population of Finland was 5,238,000.
The Republic of Iceland's
capital city is Reykjavik, and its currency is the Krona.
Icelandic is the official language of Iceland, and in 2007,
the estimated population of Iceland was 302,000.