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Women with their babies in Reykjavík

Icelandic Birthrate Slowing

The fertility rate of Icelandic women is lower than ever and fewer children were born in Iceland last year than the year before. New figures from Statistics Iceland also reveal that the average age of first-time mothers continues to rise, and is now 27.7 years.

Icelanders in Stockholm React to Attack

At least three people have been killed this afternoon when a lorry sped through a busy street in the center of Stockholm, the Swedish capital, crashing through the front of a large shop. Several Icelanders were among the eye witnesses.

Icelandic women's national football team.

Iceland Beat Slovakia in Football

The Icelandic women’s football (soccer) team yesterday bested Slovakia in a convincing 2-0 victory away from home. In a tight schedule, the team go straight from this friendly match to a game against the Netherlands on Monday.

Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson

Prime Minister Extortion Sisters Sentenced

The Reykjavík District Court has today sentenced sisters Hlín Einarsdóttir and Malín Brand to 12 months in prison—nine of which are in the form of a suspended sentence. The pair were sentenced for a high-profile attempt to blackmail money out of the then prime minister, Sigmundur Davíð...

gavel as used in courts

Large Tax Fraud Conviction Handed Down

Friðjón Björgvin Gunnarsson, CEO of several Icelandic companies, has been sentenced to two-and-a-half years’ imprisonment for breaking tax law, bookkeeping law, and for money laundering.

Unfit Fish Balls Recalled

One of Iceland’s biggest domestic food producers, Ora, has announced it is recalling a batch of its tinned fish balls in curry sauce, as they are not fit for consumption.

Baltasar Kormákur during filming for Trapped

RVK Studios to Establish Movie Village

Reykjavík City Council today unanimously voted in favor of selling a large plot and industrial buildings to director Baltasar Kormákur’s production company to set up a Hollywood-style studio lot.

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