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National Security Council Established

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.

Reykjavík Pride Parade, President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson

Two-Day Rendezvous with Politicians Begins

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.

Money

Vodafone to Buy 365 Media for 8 Billion

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...

Eve Online

EVE Online to be Played for Free

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...

Police

Parents Sue Hospital over Death of Infant

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.

Jón Arnór Stefánsson

Iceland Beats Switzerland in Basketball

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.

Money - Icelandic Króna

Kaupþing Confirms Controversial Bonuses

The general assembly of holding company Kaupþing, previously the defunct Icelandic bank, approved a proposal last night on paying bonuses of up to ISK 1.5 billion (USD 13 million, EUR 12 million) combined to key employees. Some of these employees will receive bonuses of around ISK 100 million (...

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