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News 2017 - April

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Not Guilty Plea in Birna Murder Case

Thomas Møller Olsen, the 30-year-old Greenlander who has been in custody since mid-January over the death of Birna Brjánsdóttir, has pleaded not guilty at the first court hearing today.

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Prospective Parents Face Long Adoption Wait

The long time taken to process adoption applications in Iceland can lead to some potential parents giving up, according to the chairman of Icelandic Adoptions. The processing time to adopt has increased greatly in recent years.

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Details Emerge on Birna Murder Charges

Thomas Møller Olsen, who has been in police custody as part of the Birna Brjánsdóttir murder investigation, has now been charged with attacking the 20-year-old on January 14.

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Dam Debate: People vs. Nature?

The environmental NGO Landvernd has sent the Icelandic parliament its reaction to the recent parliamentary proposal on the classification of new power plant developments in the third stage of the national Master Plan on the subject.

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Icelandic Birthrate Slowing

The fertility rate of Icelandic women is lower than ever and fewer children were born in Iceland last year than the year before. New figures from Statistics Iceland also reveal that the average age of first-time mothers continues to rise, and is now 27.7 years.

Icelanders in Stockholm React to Attack

At least three people have been killed this afternoon when a lorry sped through a busy street in the center of Stockholm, the Swedish capital, crashing through the front of a large shop. Several Icelanders were among the eye witnesses.

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