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Edward Hancox

Marín Rós Tumadóttir

Marín Rós Tumadóttir

EU referendum protest outside Iceland's parliament

EU Meeting with Opposition Ends without Conclusion

A government meeting with the leaders of the opposition parties on how to resolve a disagreement on the EU issue and whether to put the question to a national referendum ended without a conclusion earlier this evening.

Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson

PM on EU Question: “Can’t Make Everyone Happy”

Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson said in response to a question from substitute MP for Bright Future Kristín Helgadóttir that it was irrational for Iceland to apply for EU membership if it did not want the talks to be successful.

Winter storm in Iceland

No Weather for Camping

Search and rescue services have been busy responding to calls during the ongoing storm. A tourist called the 112 national emergency number at around 4 pm asking for assistance on Snæfellsjökull.

Snowstorm Hellisheidi

Met Office Issues Storm Warning

The Icelandic Met Office has issued a storm warning for today. The forecast is for winds of up to 25 meters per second with rain and black ice.

Geysir - Strokkur

Landowners Delay Introduction of Geysir Entrance Fee

The Landowners Association of Geysir has decided to suspend the introduction of an entrance fee to visitors of the Geysir geothermal area after the Finance Minister filed an injunction demand at the Selfoss District Commissioner on Friday.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty poster

Papa John’s in Walter Mitty ‘Worst Product Placement’

Papa John’s pizzeria in Ben Stiller’s film The Secret Life of Walter Mitty—which was filmed in Iceland—was chosen as one of the worst cases of latent advertising last year by Brandchannel, who handed out their annual Product Placement Awards last week.

Gunnar Nelson

Gunnar Nelson Wins UFC Fight

Icelandic mixed martial arts (MMA) athlete Gunnar Nelson won against Omari Akhmedov of Russia in the UFC in London tonight after a 13-month break from the sport.

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