Iceland builds temple to Norse gods

Icelanders will soon be able to publicly worship at a shrine to Thor, Odin and Frigg with construction starting this month on the island’s first major temple to the Norse gods since the Viking age.

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Icelanders will soon be able to publicly worship at a shrine to Thor, Odin and Frigg with construction starting this month on the island’s first major temple to the Norse gods since the Viking age.

Worship of the gods in … Read the rest

Iceland moves to withdraw EU application

Iceland’s government will seek parliamentary approval to withdraw its application to join the European Union, opting not to restart accession talks that were put on ice a year ago.

A bill proposing the withdrawal was sent to parliament late on … Read the rest

Arctic oil could wipe out Icelandic debt

barentsoilIceland, long known for its geothermal power, may become the next Nordic oil state, should predictions of an offshore deposit containing 10 billion barrels of oil hold true.

Icelandic authorities told Dagbladet, a Norwegian newspaper, that the deposit, between the … Read the rest

Everyone in Iceland to own cryptocurrency

auroracoinThe cryptocurrency craze that started with Bitcoin is not over. The latest altcoin to enter the market, Auroracoin, wants to take the futurist trend back to its cryptoanarchist roots.

The altcoin was designed specifically for Iceland, and the creator plans … Read the rest

Soccer: France, Portugal nervous ahead of World Cup match

france_soccerFrance and Portugal, two of Europe’s footballing heavyweights, face a fraught test of nerves on Tuesday with their places at the 2014 World Cup finals at stake.

France, the 1998 world champions, are 2-0 down to Ukraine after the first … Read the rest

Oliver Stone, Iceland support for Snowden

oliverstone‘It’s a disgrace that (President) Obama is more concerned with hunting down Snowden than reforming these George Bush-style eavesdropping techniques,’ the outspoken director said Thursday at a Czech film festival. Snowden is reportedly holed up in a Moscow airport waiting … Read the rest

Whistleblower disappears from Hong Kong hotel

Russia is willing to consider granting political asylum for NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, who blew the lid on the US PRISM program, Russian media reported. Snowden dropped out of sight Monday after he was last seen checking out of a … Read the rest