According to current Pirate Party MP Gunnar Hrafn Jónsson, then-Prime Minister Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir hid from a group of Tibetan monks in 2009.
Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson, the Icelandic foreign minister, will meet his British counterpart, Boris Johnson, this month and discuss future relations between the two nations following Brexit.
Historical novel Hundadagar (‘Dog Days’) by Icelandic author Einar Már Guðmundsson was named as one of the best foreign-language novels of the 21st century in China earlier this month. The award ceremony will take place in March 2017.
Icelandic Foreign Minister Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson is determined not to withdraw his support for Western sanctions against Russia, despite losses suffered by the fishing industry after Russia imposed an import ban on food from Iceland in August.
British prime minister David Cameron, who was in Iceland yesterday for the Northern Future Forum, said he believed that both countries had now put Icesave behind them and were focusing on other issues.
British Prime Minister David Cameron arrived in Iceland today to attend the Northern Future Forum in Reykjavík, which begins tomorrow. He met with PM of Iceland Sigmundur Davið Gunnlaugsson at Alþingi, Iceland’s parliament, this evening. The PMs plan to discuss relations and cooperation between...
Dmitry Peskov, spokesperson for Russian president Vladimir Putin, says that trade sanctions against Iceland are a possibility in light of the Icelandic government’s continued support for Western sanctions against Russia following its support for the uprising in eastern Ukraine.
Prime Minister of Iceland Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson is currently on an official visit to Brussels for the first time since Iceland terminated accession talks with the EU in March, where he met with President of the European Council Donald Tusk today and President of the European Commission...
A bronze monument to Icelandic explorer Leifur Eiríksson, who is said to have ‘discovered’ America in the year 1000, by Icelandic sculptor Ívar Valgarðsson, was unveiled in Quebec City, Canada, on May 20.
Chair of the Association of Muslims in Iceland Ibrahim Sverrir Agnarsson stated that he had not heard of the USD 1 million (ISK 135.5 million) donation from the government of Saudi Arabia for the building of the association’s mosque in Reykjavík until contacted by RÚV’s journalists yesterday...
U.S President Barack Obama accepted Geir H. Haarde’s letter of credence at a ceremony at the White House yesterday, formally appointing Geir, former prime minister of Iceland and leader of the Independence Party, as Iceland’s new ambassador to the U.S.
Iceland was represented by Icelandic Minister for Foreign Affairs Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson and Mayor of Reykjavík Dagur B. Eggertsson at a memorial ceremony in Copenhagen yesterday evening, held to honor the victims of last weekend’s terrorist attacks.
Minister for the Environment Sigrún Magnúsdóttir of the Progressive Party has stated that all the regulations Iceland must follow as part of the EEA Agreement have long been considered a hindrance by members of her party and suggests that the wording in the Icelandic translation of the EEA...
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...
Up to 400 people participated in the two-day gender equality Barbershop Conference at the United Nations in New York this week. The conference was an initiative by Iceland and Suriname which aimed to change the way men talk about gender equality and engage themselves.
The Prime Minister’s Office released a statement yesterday in reaction to criticism that no high-ranking official from Iceland attended the peace march in Paris last weekend, acknowledging that in hindsight, a high-ranking official should have been sent to Paris.
Mayor of Reykjavík Dagur B. Eggertsson and rector of the University of Iceland Kristín Ingólfsdóttir signed a cooperative agreement yesterday on launching preparations for establishing a Peace Center in Reykjavík.
The approximately 50 Cubans living in Iceland celebrated yesterday when U.S. and Cuban leaders announced that formal diplomatic relations between the two countries would be resumed after 50 years of hostility.
The American Embassy in Iceland has released a video of some of its staff trying out a few select Icelandic phrases and tongue twisters.
Icelandic Minister for Foreign Affairs Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson visited the United Nations University (UNU) headquarters in Tokyo yesterday. He met with Rector of UNU David Malone and discussed the university’s operations. At the occasion, a new five-year agreement on the Geothermal Training...
Icelandic Minister for Foreign Affairs Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson opened an Icelandic consulate in Curitiba, Brazil, during his official visit there last week, appointing Magnús Ólason as the Icelandic consul in the city.
China’s new Ambassador to Iceland, Zhang Weidong, presented his letter of credence to President of Iceland Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson on Tuesday. His predecessor, Ma Jisheng, left the country suddenly at the beginning of the year.