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European Team Chess Championship 2015

Chess Marathon for Refugees Underway

Hrafn Jökulsson, author and chess fanatic, is today and tomorrow engaged in a chess marathon for charity. He is playing at Reykjavík City Hall and everybody is welcome to come along. Hrafn is collecting money for the UNICEF Fatima Fund for Syrian refugee children.

Selfie.

Teen Bullying Attack Film Released on Internet

A vicious physical attack on a teenage girl in Reykjavík was filmed and released on social media. The nation is outraged and police are investigating. The girl’s father says she has been the victim of nasty bullying for quite some time.

Guðni Th. Jóhannesson

Guðni Bows to Pressure, Stands for President

Associate Professor of History, Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, has formally announced he is standing in this June’s presidential election. He announced on Sunday that he would hold a press conference yesterday, which was a public holiday in Iceland.

ICE-SAR

Poor Weather Causing Traffic Accidents

Five people were injured yesterday when a minibus carrying 11 passengers went off the road into a ditch on Mýrdalssandur in South Iceland. ICE-SAR rescuers confirmed, however, that the people were not seriously injured.

Hrafnseyri við Arnarfjörð

Saga-Age Ramparts and Tunnel Identified

Remains of a structural wall and a short tunnel from the twelfth century, which are mentioned in the Sagas of the Icelanders, appear to have been found using geophysical surveying at Hrafnseyri, by Arnarfjörður in the West Fjords.

Alþingi parliament

77 Bills on Government Priorities List

The new parliamentary schedule includes 77 bills, resolutions and reports which government ministers believe it is necessary to pass before the early elections, promised for this autumn.

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