A number of passengers of Icelandair and WOW Air have canceled their tickets to Iceland to protest a decision made by the Reykjavík City Council to boycott Israeli goods and services.
News 2015 - September
A young man was killed on Ring Road 1, by Geitháls (close to Rauðhólar), on Saturday, when the passenger car he was driving collided with a parked truck.
“We got cocoa plant seeds three years ago and the largest plant is now 1.5 meters tall. We hope to get cocoa from it soon,” says Guðríður Helgadóttir, administrator at Reykir in Ölfus. The tropical greenhouse now boasts five thriving cocoa plants.
Títan Investments, a company solely owned by WOW air CEO Skúli Mogensen, increased its share in the budget airline by ISK 655 million (EUR 4.5 million/USD 5.2 million) in December 2014.
The Russian military has twice flown near to Iceland so far this year, with four planes. Last year they approached Iceland once, with two planes. According to foreign ministry figures, Russian interest in flying provocatively close to Iceland has decreased in recent years.
The Government of Iceland announced at a press conference today that ISK 2 billion (USD 16 million, EUR 14 million) will be allocated to assist refugees and asylum seekers. Prime Minister of Iceland Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson said he expected that Iceland will accept more than 100 refugees...
Mayor of Reykjavík Dagur B. Eggertsson announced today on Icelandic national broadcaster RÚV that Reykjavík City Council will cancel its previously-announced boycott of Israeli products, explaining that the city will now only boycott goods produced in occupied territories.