'Switzerland is the world's happiest country'
'Switzerland is the world's happiest country'

Switzerland has the world`s happiest people, according to researchers in a study released on Thursday.

More than 300 migrants rescued off Sicily: Reports

Around 318 migrants in distress at sea between Sicily and the coast of Libya were rescued by an Icelandic navy ship taking part in an EU border patrol of the Mediterranean, Italian media reported Saturday.

Humanity's most recent common male ancestor lived 239,000 yrs ago

A new study has recently provided a deeper insight into the genome of a nation.

Door still open to Iceland, says European Union

The European Union said on Friday the door was still open to Iceland and denied that Reykjavik's decision to drop its membership bid was a setback for the bloc.

Iceland says dropping bid for EU membership

Iceland on Thursday announced it was dropping its bid to join the European Union in line with pledges made two years ago by its then new eurosceptic government.

Sigurdsson dents Dutch Euro hopes, Pelle fires Italy to win
Sigurdsson dents Dutch Euro hopes, Pelle fires Italy to win

World Cup semi-finalists the Netherlands` hopes of qualifying for Euro 2016 took another blow on Monday as a Gylfi Sigurdsson double gave Iceland a 2-0 win over the European giants.

Iceland shuts down 'Islamic State' website

Iceland has closed down a website believed to be used by the jihadist organisation Islamic State, according to the authority responsible for the country's Internet domain name ".Is".

Iceland shuts down `Islamic State` website

Iceland has closed down a website believed to be used by the jihadist organisation Islamic State, according to the authority responsible for the country`s Internet domain name ".is".

Iceland's 'Loch Ness' monster video is 'authentic'
Iceland's 'Loch Ness' monster video is 'authentic'

The Icelandic commission has recently ruled the video of mythical ' Loch Ness' sea monster captured in 2012 to be "authentic."

Five envoys present credentials to President Pranab Mukherjee

The envoys of five countries on Thursday presented their credentials to President Pranab Mukherjee, a statement said.

China mum as Iceland envoy reportedly held for spying

China refuses to clarify the status of its ambassador to Iceland, who left the country mysteriously in January, the Icelandic foreign ministry said today, after a news report that he has been arrested for spying for Japan.

Early Earth had conditions similar to present day: Study
Early Earth had conditions similar to present day: Study

Conditions on the Earth for the first 500 million years after its formation may have been surprisingly similar to present day conditions - complete with oceans, continents and active crustal plates, report geologists.

EU, US oppose Iceland for promoting whaling
EU, US oppose Iceland for promoting whaling

The European Union (EU) along with US, France, Germany and Britain on Monday, led a joint opposition to Iceland government's permission for commercial hunting of whales.

Earthquake shakes Iceland volcano, still no ash

An earthquake struck the region around Iceland`s Bardarbunga volcano on Sunday while fissures in the area continued to spew out lava but still none of the ash that could hamper airline traffic.

Iceland: Volcanic eruption blast lava high in the air

Volcanic eruption in southeast Iceland fountained lava nearly 200 feet into the air.

Iceland issues red alert after new eruption near volcano

Iceland on Sunday raised the aviation alert at its largest volcano, Bardarbunga, to maximum level red following a new eruption in a lava field nearby.

Iceland declares volcano red alert after eruption
Iceland declares volcano red alert after eruption

Iceland Friday issued a red alert and banned air traffic near its largest volcano after it erupted overnight, threatening a replay of the global travel chaos four years ago when another peak blew.

Iceland declares volcano red alert after eruption

Iceland on Friday issued a red alert and banned air traffic near its largest volcano after it erupted overnight, threatening a replay of the global travel chaos four years ago when another peak blew.

Bardarbunga volcano airspace reopens: Iceland

Iceland reopened the airspace over the Bardarbunga volcano system Friday afternoon, lowering a red alert declared earlier following a small overnight eruption.

New signs of eruption at Iceland volcano

Teams monitoring Iceland`s Bardarbunga volcano have found evidence of a possible underground eruption as powerful earthquakes continue to shake the area, Icelandic authorities said Thursday.