This is a morbid column about some unexpected and encouraging news: Deep economic declines, such as the one we experienced in the U.S. a few years ago, probably lengthen life expectancy. This is exactly the opposite of what most people believe.
Icelanders, burdened by more than four years of hardship, are poised to oust the government and return to power the parties that steered the island through a banking-led boom that ended in economic ruin 2008.
The volcano eruption underneath Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull glacier is slowing rapidly, and one of the craters has died out, Morgunbladid reported, citing Magnus Gudmundsson, a geologist with the University of Iceland.
European airlines canceled more than 77 percent of their flights today as most of the continent’s northern and central nations remained closed to air traffic because of volcanic ash. Accuweather predicted little change until April 22.
Air France-KLM Group and Deutsche Lufthansa AG were among carriers saying they managed to fly aircraft without suffering damage as authorities across Europe extended a flight ban after Iceland’s volcanic eruption.
Air France-KLM Group and Deutsche Lufthansa AG were among carriers saying they managed to fly aircraft without suffering damage as governments across Europe extended a flight ban after Iceland’s volcanic eruption last week caused the grounding of 63,000 flights.
British Airways Plc said European carriers are seeking compensation as unprecedented airspace closings following the volcanic eruption in Iceland cost the industry an estimated $300 million a day in lost sales.