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Women with their babies in Reykjavík

Icelandic Birth Rate Never Lower

4,129 children were born last year in Iceland. The fertility rate was measured at 1.81 children for every woman over a lifetime—a figure which has never been lower since records began being kept in 1853.

gavel as used in courts

Man Charged with Attempted Murder at University

A 26-year-old man has been charged by the Reykjavík District Court with attempted murder for an attack in the early hours of Sunday March 6, which took place at the student common area at the University of Iceland.

Mossack Fonseca Headquarters

Panama Papers Expose Icelandic Executive

Hannes Smárason, former CEO and board director of FL Group, was the authorized signatory of a company in Panama, which received an ISK 3 billion (USD 24 million, EUR 21 million) loan from the holding company Fons in 2007.

Árneshreppur, the West Fjords, Iceland

Iceland’s Smallest School to Close?

It looks increasingly likely that families of four of the five children in Árneshreppur municipality may move away this summer, meaning that their school would most likely close down.

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