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Berufjörður, road closed.

Will Road Closure Pave Way for Funding?

Residents of the East Fjords are angry over the announcement Friday by Minister of Transport and Local Government Jón Gunnarsson to postpone improvements of the bumpy part of the Ring Road in Berufjörður fjord.

October 24, 2016.

Women’s Day Off Well Attended

Thousands of people, mostly women, convened on Austurvöllur square at 3:15 pm today to demand equal pay for women and men for the same kind of work.

Iceland Political Crisis: The Latest

At the end of an unprecedented week in Icelandic politics, things are a little quieter today as the ‘new’ government takes control—but the situation is hardly less volatile, and a large swathe of society is angrier than ever.

Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson

Panama Leak Leaves Icelandic PM in Deep Trouble

An unprecedented leak of more than 11 million documents from the notorious Panama law firm Mossack Fonseca reveals detailed information about a company owned by Iceland’s Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson and his wife Anna Sigurlaug Pálsdóttir.

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Rape Case Acquittals Protested Today

A protest is scheduled for 5:00 pm today in front of the Reykjavík District Court building on occasion of recent verdicts in rape cases in which all the accused were acquitted.

Dagur B. Eggertsson

Protesters Make a Noise on National Day

“That the protest was on that particular day reflects a certain situation which must be tackled. Though it did, unfortunately, put a dampener on festivities,” the mayor of Reykjavík commented following yesterday’s protests against the government which took place on the National Day, June 17.