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Alëx Elliott

Zoë Robert

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ISK 20 Million Raised for Syrian Refugees

UNICEF in Iceland and Fatímusjóðurinn have raised ISK 20 million (USD 147,000, EUR 135,000) for the education of Syrian refugee children. The money will be used to run a center for information education for 350 children in Jordan.

Icelandic Airlines Review Flight Deck Rules

Icelandic airlines Icelandair and WOWair have decided to tighten flight deck rules following revelations that Tuesday’s air disaster in the French Alps was the result of the co-pilot locking the captain out of the cockpit and intentionally causing the plane to crash.

Ólafur Arnalds Tops UK Charts

The Chopin Project by award-winning Icelandic composer Ólafur Arnalds and German-Japanese pianist Alice Sara Ott, was number one on the UK’s Official Classical Charts last week. Meanwhile, Björk’s latest album, Vulnicura, which has received critical acclaim, is number 14 overall on the  UK’s...

Social Democrats Chair Keeps Position

Chair of the Social Democratic Party Árni Páll Árnason was reelected at the party’s conference on Friday night by one vote after an unexpected leadership challenge from MP in Reykjavík Sigríður Ingibjörg Ingadóttir. Árni Páll received 49.49 percent of the vote, or 241 votes, while Sigríður...

Photo: Solar Eclipse from Iceland

Dozens of people gathered at Breiðamerkursandur beach by Jökulsárlón this morning to witness the solar eclipse. Iceland Review joined in on the fun. This image, by Páll Stefánsson, was taken ten minutes before totality.

 

 

Up to 400 Protest Outside Parliament

Between 300 and 400 people gathered in Austurvöllur square, outside Alþingi, Iceland’s parliament, in Reykjavík yesterday evening to protest the government’s handling of the country’s application for entry to the European Union.

Foreign Minister: Iceland’s EU Application off the Table

Icelandic Minister for Foreign Affairs Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson has announced that the Government of Iceland decided at its cabinet meeting last Tuesday that it did not intend to restart accession negotiations with the European Union. The Icelandic government therefore considers that Iceland is no...

Former Minister’s Assistant to Pay Damages

Gísli Freyr Valdórsson, former assistant to now former Minister of the Interior, Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir, has agreed to pay Evelyn Glory Joseph damages in relation to the so-called leak affair in which he leaked confidential information about her and two others to the media.

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