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Ex-Iceland Prime Minister Faces No Punishment For Role In Financial Crisis

AP | ANNA ANDERSEN | Posted 06.23.2012 | Business

REYKJAVIK, Iceland — The leader of Iceland's government when the nation's banking system collapsed was convicted Monday of one criminal charge, ...

The First World Leader To Face Criminal Charges Over Financial Crisis

AP | ANNA ANDERSEN | Posted 05.05.2012 | Business

REYKJAVIK, Iceland — A former prime minister of Iceland on Monday rejected charges he failed to adequately protect his country's economy from fi...

10 Shadow Elitists of the Decade

Linda Keenan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Keenan


Iceland Ex-PM Indicted For Role In Financial Crisis

AP | GUDJON HELGASON and PAISLEY DODDS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

REYKJAVIK, Iceland — Iceland's former Prime Minister Geir Haarde has been referred to a special court in a move that could make him the first wo...

The Country We Could Have Been

Iris Erlingsdottir | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Iris Erlingsdottir

In his last two posts, blogger Daði Rafnsson looks back at the words of an Icelandic political legend, Vilmundur Gylfason,

Iceland Blames ex-PM for Country's 2008 Economic Implosion

Yahoo! News | Rosa Brynjolfsdottir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

An official probe Monday said several former leaders, including an ex-premier, were guilty of "extreme negligence" in the lead-up to the 2008 financia...

Moral Hazard in Iceland

Iris Erlingsdottir | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Iris Erlingsdottir

What is especially disheartening in Iceland is that, not only did the bankers retain their compensation; they continue to draw salaries in their new positions of authority in the new banks and in the government.

Iceland Elections: The Revolution Is In (The House)

Iris Erlingsdottir | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Iris Erlingsdottir

For a party that has no money and has existed as a political force for less than two months, the outcome of the Icelandic election is nothing less than miraculous.

Elections in Iceland: The Revolutionary Fire is Down to Dying Embers

Iris Erlingsdottir | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Iris Erlingsdottir

Unfortunately, in Iceland, as elsewhere, we're numbed by the continuous stream of bad economic news and appear in danger of forgetting what we were fighting for.

Iceland's Government Collapses Amid Financial Crisis

AP | DAVID STRINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

REYKJAVIK, Iceland — Iceland's coalition government collapsed on Monday after an unprecedented wave of public dissent, plunging the island natio...

Icelandic Prime Minister Geir Haarde Resigns, First Political Casualty Of Global Economic Crisis

The Independent | Sophie Morris | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Iceland's embattled Prime Minister Geir Haarde may have become the first political casualty of the global credit crisis, announcing his resignation ye...

Geir Haarde, Iceland PM, To Step Down Amid Protests

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

REYKJAVIK, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Iceland's Prime Minister Geir Haarde on Friday, under growing pressure from his country's financial collapse, said he wo...