News 2015 - July

Police bike

HIV Infection Case to be Appealed

He’s a guy who is always happy and comes across well with everyone. I don’t believe he knew he had the disease,” says a friend and former housemate of the Nigerian asylum seeker who was remanded in custody yesterday under suspicion of having infected young women with HIV.

Húsavík harbor

Tourists Defecate in Town Center

Two local women in Húsavík today stopped and challenged a woman and her two children, who she was allowing to defecate on the sidewalk. The incident took place on a busy harbor-side road where Húsavík residents and visitors assemble in good weather.

City Councilor Reveals She Was Raped

Guðfinna Jóhanna Guðmundsdóttir, Reykjavík city councilor for the Progressive Party and Friends of the Airport, this morning made headlines for revealing that she was raped.

Money - Icelandic Króna

2014 Tax Records Released

The Icelandic Directorate of Internal Revenue has released details of tax bills for 2014. The details are in the public domain for a very limited period each year, which allows interested parties—usually journalists—to figure out who paid the most tax, and therefore by extension, who earned the...

Surtsey eruption

Surtsey Island Continues to Develop

Geothermal heat levels have increased under the western part of Surtsey island since the last time measures were taken, according to results from the latest scientific expedition to the island last week.

Syrian refugees on the border to Lebanon.

Fifty Refugees to Iceland in Next Two Years

European interior ministers from 32 EU and EFTA states met in Brussels over the weekend, and on Monday came to an agreement on an intra-Europe refugee redistribution plan, which will affect the lives of over 32,000 people who have been displaced due to unrest in the Middle East and North Africa...

Fishing ship in Neskaupstaður, East Iceland.

Iceland Left Out of Arctic Fishing Accord

Iceland was not involved in the creation of the new joint cooperation agreement on fishing in the Arctic Ocean which was signed in Oslo last week. The Icelandic Ministry of Foreign Affairs is unhappy and yesterday summoned ambassadors to a meeting.