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Donald Trump

Trump in Tax Trouble with Ties to Iceland

Today, the Telegraph published a story about presidential hopeful Donald Trump and his business dealings with the international real estate company Bayrock Group and the Icelandic investment company FL Group in 2007.

Bjarni Benediktsson

Offshore Króna Bill Passed in Parliament

A bill submitted before parliament Friday afternoon by Finance Minister Bjarni Benediktsson regarding so-called offshore króna accounts was passed late last night with 47 members of parliament voting for it.

Árni Páll Árnarson

Social Democrat Leader Cancels Re-election Campaign

Árni Páll Árnason, leader of the Social Democratic Alliance, announced on Friday that he is withdrawing his candidacy for the upcoming leadership vote. The news came just a week after he announced that he intended to remain party leader, if members voted for him at the upcoming national party...

Guðni Th. Jóhannesson

Guðni Bows to Pressure, Stands for President

Associate Professor of History, Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, has formally announced he is standing in this June’s presidential election. He announced on Sunday that he would hold a press conference yesterday, which was a public holiday in Iceland.

Dorrit Moussaieff

Iceland’s First Lady: ‘Never Discussed Finances with President’

Dorrit Moussaieff, wife of President of Iceland Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, has released a statement about recent media reports that she has links to offshore accounts, revealed in the so-called Swiss Leaks and Panama Papers. She states, among other things, that she has never had an account with...

Bessastaðir.

Silence from Presidential Residence

“What’s our reputation in the world around us?” asked President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson at the press conference at Bessastaðir on April 18, when he announced his decision to run for the sixth presidential term.

Alþingi parliament

77 Bills on Government Priorities List

The new parliamentary schedule includes 77 bills, resolutions and reports which government ministers believe it is necessary to pass before the early elections, promised for this autumn.

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