Finance Minister Bjarni Benediktsson is in hot water. It has come to light that he registered on the infamous Ashley Madison cheating site as IceHot1 in 2008.
News 2015 - August
Yesterday, the Pirate Party general meeting voted to agree on a resolution which emphasizes the party’s goal of keeping two main issues at the forefront for next term.
A fatal car accident occurred on the ring road in South Iceland close to Pétursey shortly after 3:00 pm yesterday.
Cleanup efforts are underway in Siglufjörður, Northeast Iceland, after torrential rain hit the town on Friday.
Prime Minister of Iceland Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson is planning to appoint a committee of ministers to discuss the growing pressure from Icelanders, politicians and the public, on the government to accept more than 50 refugees.
The University of California at Berkeley will this fall become the third institution of higher education in the United States to offer a full-course in the Icelandic language.
Gunnar Stefánsson, professor at the University of Iceland’s Faculty of Physical Sciences, recently returned from Kenya where he presented the tutor-web, an open learning (freeware) system for mathematics and statistics, at two universities.
Icelandic tech company, Radiant Games, earlier this week released the computer game Box Island—a game aimed at kids eight years and older, which incorporates basic programming lessons.
The skeleton of a blue whale, which was found beached at Skagi in Northwest Iceland in 2010, will be put on display at the Húsavík Whale Museum. Representatives of the Icelandic Museum of Natural History (NMSÍ) have expressed their disapproval with the decision.