Tag: Iceland

Icelanders take New Year’s fireworks to dizzying heights

by Jeremie RICHARD While New Year's Eve fireworks are hardly rare, Icelanders take the tradition to breathtaking heights, firing the dazzling incendiary devices from back gardens, streets, hilltops or city parks across their Nordic island. Iceland's law provides a brief window, from December 28 to January...

Focus on action against Pakistan as FATF meet begins

India, Oct. 21 -- The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) will begin a three-day virtual plenary meeting on Wednesday that will decide on the next course of action against Pakistan with regard to steps taken by the country to crack down on fund-raising by...

Coronavirus update for June 16, 2020

As of 8 am, June 16, 2020: World count: 8,003,021 cases, 3,832,784 recoveries, 435,619 deaths There are now 8,003,021 confirmed cases of the Covid-19 worldwide. The United States has the highest number of coronavirus cases, with 2,153,782 infections, followed by Brazil (891,556) and Russia (537,210).  There have been 435,619...

With all eyes on China, Singapore makes its own Arctic moves

By Danita Catherine Burke and Andre Saramago/ Asian states are becoming increasingly interested and involved in the Arctic region. This signal was sent in 2013 when four Asian states were admitted into the Arctic Council as observers: China, Japan, South Korea and Singapore. The council is the Arctic...