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Special Forces Arrest Armed Woman in South Iceland

The special forces of the National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police were called out shortly before noon today to assist the police in Selfoss, South Iceland, because of a woman who was armed with a shotgun, standing on the balcony of an apartment complex and aiming at pedestrians. Earlier,...

Leak Affair: No Consequences for Police Chief

Minister of the Interior Ólöf Nordal stated yesterday that there will be no consequences for Chief of Reykjavík Metropolitan Police Sigríður Björk Guðjónsdóttir for sending sensitive and personal information about asylum seeker Tony Omos and others to Gísli Freyr Valdórsson, assistant to former...

Holuhraun Eruption Danger Zone Still in Effect

Even though scientists have concluded that the eruption in Holuhraun ended on Friday, the area around the eruption site is still off limits and the emergency level is still in effect. The Scientific Advisory Board of the Icelandic Civil Protection will meet tomorrow to discuss the situation.

Of Monsters and Men Perform Seven New Songs

Icelandic alternative rock band Of Monsters and Men (OMAM) performed seven new songs from their upcoming sophomore album at “an intimate gathering” for select journalists and music industry representatives at Henson Studios in Los Angeles on Thursday evening.

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Dogs in Iceland

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Sónar Reykjavík 2015

Sónar Reykjavik catered beats, party and confetti for the lovers of electronic music last weekend. Now in its third year, the...