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Asylum Seeker Threatens Self-Immolation

Police and firefighters were called out to the Red Cross’ Reykjavík office around noon today, after receiving reports that an asylum seeker was threatening self-immolation.

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Children in Iceland

Harriet Has Every Right to Be Harriet

The Icelandic National Registry had no right to deny the eleven-year-old Harriet Cardew a passport in June, 2014, on grounds that her name had not been accepted by the Icelandic Naming Committee.




More Sulfur from Holuhraun Than All of Europe

Emissions of sulfur dioxide from the volcanic eruption at Holuhraun amounted to nearly 12 million tons. That is more than the total emission of the dangerous gas over the whole of Europe in 2011, according to University of Iceland scientist,...


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European Union

Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson

Iceland’s PM Meets EU Chiefs in Brussels

Prime Minister of Iceland Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson is currently on an official visit to Brussels for the first time since Iceland terminated accession talks with the EU in March, where he met with President of the European Council Donald Tusk today and President of the European Commission...

Climate Change


Iceland to Decrease Emissions by 40 Percent

The government of Iceland announced their climate goals this week ahead of the World Climate Summit in Paris in December. Iceland will be joining Norway and the EU in decreasing greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent by 2030, compared to their status in 1990.