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Mosque Affair Continues

The Islamic Cultural Center, one of two Muslim organizations in Iceland, rents its 1,200square meter (12,196-sq. ft) building on Skógarhlíð in Reykjavík from the Islam Foundation of Iceland for ISK10,000 (USD 75, EUR 70) a month.

The Storm in Photos

It is still snowing in Reykjavík, but residents have heeded the warnings of police and rescue squads not to leave home unnecessarily, thereby reducing the number of emergency calls.


Video of Sólheimajökull Glacier Receding

During the UN Climate Conference (COP21) in Paris, the US White House plans to post photos on its website illustrating the effects of climate change. The first such photo is of Sólheimajökull glacier, South Iceland.


Nordic House Christmas Calendar

The Nordic House, Reykjavík, has announced its annual Christmas Calendar―daily performances December 1-23 at 12:34 pm in the building’s Black Box on the lower floor.

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Source: The Central Bank of Iceland
Updated: December 01, 2015 04:30

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Refugees on Lesbos, Greece

Icelandic Red Cross Sends Delegate to Greece

The Icelandic Red Cross has sent a delegate, Páll Biering, associate professor of psychiatric nursing, to Greece. This is the first time this century that Iceland sends a delegate to a country within Europe.


Paris Attacks


Jón Kalman Stefánsson

Icelandic Author Awarded in France

Icelandic author Jón Kalman Stefánsson has received an award from the French literary journal Lire for his novel Fiskarnir hafa enga fætur (D’ailleurs, les poissons n’ont pas de pieds,The Fish Have No Feet).

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