Foreign Minister Lilja Alfreðsdóttir’s bill on the establishment of a National Security Council was passed at Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, yesterday. The council will be responsible for Iceland’s policy on national security and will be chaired by the prime minister.
The second annual Fundur fólksins (‘The People’s Meeting’) begins in the Nordic House in Reykjavík today and continues through September 3. This is an opportunity for members of the general public to meet with officials and leaders of interest associations.
Fjarskipti hf., the parent company of Vodafone in Iceland, and media and telecommunications company 365 miðlar hf. signed an agreement on Tuesday on private talks on Vodafone’s acquisition of the broadcasting and telecommunications services of 365 for ISK 8 billion (USD 69 million, EUR 62...
Icelandic gaming company CCP announced yesterday its plans to enable users to play the massively multiplayer online role-playing game EVE Online for free as of November. After its release 13 years ago, the game, which is set in space, became a global hit and currently has over 500,000...
Rebecca Cathrine Kaad Ostenfeld, farmer at Hólar in Hvammsveit, Dalir, West Iceland, became world famous after a picture of a letter she received last spring was shared on Reddit two days ago. The letter both lacked her name and address, but was still delivered.
Lára V. Júlíusdóttir, the lawyer representing Karl Olgeir Olgeirsson and Sigríður Eyrún Friðriksdóttir, the parents of Nói Hrafn Karlsson, filed a lawsuit to the police yesterday over the baby boy’s death at Landspítali National University Hospital in January 2015.
Prime Minister of Iceland Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson stated that it’s important for the government to send a clear message that the inequality which comes with sky-high bonus payments will not be tolerated. He calls the Kaupþing bonuses “tactless and even immoral.”
The Icelandic national team in men’s basketball was off to a good start to the 2017 European Championship qualifiers last night, beating Switzerland 88:72 in at Laugardalshöll arena in Reykjavík. Iceland earned two points in qualifying group A.
MP for the Progressive Party Höskuldur Þórhallsson has announced that he will run against the party’s chair, former Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, as leader of the Northeast constituency.