The European Parliament is moving to ban the use of palm oil in biofuels, while British grocer Iceland has announced it will stop using the commodity over concerns that it causes widespread environmental destruction. Losing the key EU market worries millions of small farmers in Indonesia and Malaysia — the world’s top two producers — as prices drop for the widely-consumed oil found in everything from biscuits and sweets to cosmetics and vehicle gas tanks.
England midfielder Eric Dier says his team are reaping the rewards at the World Cup for a change in approach following a humiliating exit to Iceland at Euro 2016. One of the reasons given for England’s success in Russia is their remote base in the sleepy seaside town of Repino, 45km northwest of Saint Petersburg. Defender Ashley Young says the bond between the players has helped make the camp feel like a holiday.
Birkir Saevarsson is a top defender for fan-favorite Iceland in the World Cup. He also works at a salt-packing factory.
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Fans in Reykjavik react as Iceland is eliminated from the World Cup after losing 2-1 to Croatia.
Croatia fans celebrate the team’s 2-1 win against Iceland in the World Cup’s last group stage match and have high hopes their team will go “all the way.”
Croatia secures first place in Group D after a hard-fought 2-1 win over Iceland in Rostov, setting up a last-16 tie with Denmark.
Ahead of Croatia v Iceland, RT’s Andrew Farmer travelled 16 hours by train to get from Sochi to Rostov-on-Don.
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Nigeria’s Ahmed Musa, who struck two stunning goals to sink Iceland 2-0 on Friday, says their final group match against Lionel Messi’s struggling Argentina will be “(their) World Cup final”, as a win will secure the African side a spot in the knockout stage. IMAGES AND SOUNDBITES