Latest Reykjavik News

Icelandair to discontinue flights to and from Kansas City

Oct. 1, 2019 1:49 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Icelandair plans to drop its flights to and from Kansas City next summer. The airline company said in a news release it is ending flights between Kansas City and Keflavik Airport near Reykjavik, Iceland, for "commercial reasons." It also plans to discontinue nonstop service to San...

Worried European leaders confront Pence on Brexit, climate

Sep. 4, 2019 7:42 PM EDT

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is receiving a tongue-lashing from European allies as he plays understudy to the president on the world stage. From the Taoiseach of Ireland to the mayor of Reykjavik, leaders have been publicly confronting Pence on issues such as the U.K.'s exit from the...

Peaceful Iceland amazed at weapons in Pence security detail

Sep. 4, 2019 6:56 PM EDT

KEFLAVIK AIRPORT, Iceland (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's arrival in Iceland with military jets and armed personnel set eyes popping Wednesday in a nation consistently ranked as the world's most peaceful. The size and standards of the vice president's security detail also required adjustments. The...

Iceland's leader won't be around to welcome Pence

Aug. 21, 2019 4:43 PM EDT

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Iceland's leader has announced that she will skip U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's visit to her Nordic nation, opting instead to keep "prior commitments" by attending a trade union conference and meetings in Sweden. Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir said that she's planned for...

The Latest: Merkel says Irish border is key Brexit issue

Aug. 20, 2019 11:14 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's plan to leave the European Union (all times local): 5:10 p.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the main stumbling block with Britain's departure from the European Union can be removed if a "practical solution" is found for the Irish border issue. Speaking Tuesday...