Saying that not all businesses are following a current equal-pay standard, Iceland's Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson is moving to require companies to prove they pay equal amounts to male and female workers.
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Birgitta Jonsdottir of Iceland's Pirate Party speaks to the media after her party won 10 seats in Parliament. Women now hold nearly half of the seats in the country's Parliament.
A plane flies over the Bardarbunga volcano as it spews lava and smoke in southeast Iceland on Sept. 14. The Bardarbunga volcano system has been rocked by hundreds of tremors a day since mid-August, prompting fears the volcano could explode.
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U.S. chess grandmaster Bobby Fischer, shown in 1971, a year before he won the world's most famous chess match, fled to Iceland in 2005 to avoid prosecution in the U.S. He remained there until his death in 2008.