• Iceland’s new PM, a vet in the eye of the storm


    REYKJAVIK: Iceland’s new prime minister, 53-year-old Sigurdur Ingi Johannsson, is a veterinarian by training now stepping into the political storm that ousted his predecessor, as his party’s choice but not a favorite with voters. Johannsson, who has held Iceland’s key cabinet portfolio of fisheries and agriculture since 2013, was formally sworn in as Prime Minister on Thursday after mass protests pushed Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson to quit over a hidden offshore account revealed in the so-called Panama Papers leak.


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