Halldór Ásgrímsson, former chair of the Progressive Party, who served as prime minister of Iceland from September 2004 to June 2006, passed away at 67 yesterday. He suffered a serious heart attack on Friday and died in the ICU.
Ólafur Ólafsson, former majority owner of Kaupþing Bank, has requested the reopening of the Al-Thani case, for which he in February was sentenced to four-and-a-half years in prison for being party to market manipulation.
Ascension Day is a Christian holiday celebrated 40 days after Easter to commemorate Jesus’ bodily ascension to heaven in the presence of his apostles.
The Icelandic state has made an informal offer to the Association of Academics (BHM), whose member associations are on strike, affecting the operation of Landspítali National University Hospital, among other institutions and companies.
A small private plane crashed into the shallows off Mosfellsbær, a neighboring town of Reykjavík yesterday. The pilot, who was the only one onboard, managed to break out of the wreck and wade ashore. Two golfers, who witnessed the accident, came to his assistance.
In Save the Children’s 2015 Mothers’ Index, released yesterday, Iceland is listed as the third best place in the world to be a mother, up from fourth place last year. Norway tops the list with Finland placing second.