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Sisters Fight Back in Extortion Case

Following yesterday’s reports that a second person has accused sisters Malín Brand and Hlín Einarsdóttir of extortion, the sisters have now decided to lay their own charges.

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One Sister Claims Innocence in Extortion Case

In an interview with the media yesterday, Malín Brand asserted her innocence of the attempted extortion of Prime Minister of Iceland Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson. She claimed that her involvement in the case was limited to being present in the car with her sister, Hlín Einarsdóttir, when the...

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Teens Wreck Cars in Reykjavík Suburb

Four young men aged 16-22 were arrested in Breiðholt, a suburb of Reykjavík, on Friday on suspicion of having damaged more than 20 cars. The suspects had to remain in custody while being questioned; Reykjavík Metropolitan Police are investigating the case.

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Icelander Imprisoned for Drugs Offence in Sweden

An Icelandic man, Sigurjón Árni Jensson, has been sentenced to four years in prison in Sweden for having tried to smuggle four kilograms of amphetamine from Sweden to Iceland. Another Icelander, Gunnar Þór Grétarsson, was sought by Interpol in the same case, but was later removed from the wanted...

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Banker’s Wife Accuses Supreme Court of Mix-up

Ingibjörg Kristjánsdóttir, the wife of former majority owner of Kaupþing Bank Ólafur Ólafsson, who in February was handed a four-and-a-half year sentence for being party to the Al-Thani scam, maintains in an article she wrote in Fréttablaðið today that the Supreme Court of Iceland had confused...

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Young Man Convicted for Revenge Porn in Iceland

East Iceland District Court handed a 60-day suspended sentence to a 19-year-old last week for distributing naked pictures of his ex-girlfriend online without her consent. He is to pay her ISK 250,000 (USD 1,800, EUR 1,700) in damages for the act of revenge pornography.

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IS Hacks Icelandic Saga Museum Website

The website of Icelandic Njál’s Saga Center, njala.is, was hacked by someone operating in the name of terrorist organization Islamic State (IS), as reported yesterday. The organization’s flag and a message were posted on the website but have since been removed.

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Special Forces Arrest Armed Woman in South Iceland

The special forces of the National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police were called out shortly before noon today to assist the police in Selfoss, South Iceland, because of a woman who was armed with a shotgun, standing on the balcony of an apartment complex and aiming at pedestrians. Earlier,...

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Iceland Sends Condolences to Denmark

Icelandic officials were among those sending condolences to Danish authorities yesterday because of the terrorist attacks in Copenhagen last weekend. Prime Minister of Iceland Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson will send a formal letter to his Danish counterpart. He used to live on the street where...

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Woman Arrested on Suspicion of Manslaughter

A woman was arrested in Hafnarfjörður, outside Reykjavík yesterday, on suspicion of having stabbed her partner in the chest, causing his death. She was brought before a judge at Reykjanes District Court and was handed a custody sentence valid until February 23.

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Prosecutor on Al-Thani Case: Clear Message to Bankers

Special Prosecutor Ólafur Þór Hauksson, who filed the charge against the Kaupþing four, who were convicted in the Al-Thani case on Thursday, believes that the verdict along with other recent convictions in economic violations reduce the likelihood of similar violations being committed in the...

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Iceland Supreme Court: Al-Thani Deal ‘Deception’

The Supreme Court of Iceland concluded in its verdict yesterday when sentencing four former key executives of Kaupþing Bank to prison that Sheik Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al-Thani of Qatar’s acquisition of a five percent share in the bank two weeks before the banking collapse in 2008 was a deception...

Former chair of Kaupþing Sigurður Einarsson.

Icelandic Bankers Sentenced to Prison

The Supreme Court of Iceland today upheld prison sentences on four former key executives and majority owners of Kaupþing Bank in the so-called Al-Thani case in what is the heaviest sentence ever given in Iceland for economic fraud.

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Four Bengal Cats Stolen in Iceland

Four purebred Bengal cats were stolen from a shed at the farm Nátthagi in Ölfus yesterday. The cats’ owner, Ólafur Sturla Njálsson, who has bred Bengals at the farm for years, said he had noticed at 2 am that the lock on door to the shed to had been broken up.

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