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Akureyri in winter.

Winter Stays Around

The first day of summer may have been on April 21, but winter still sticks around, unwilling to leave just yet.

Drilling samples

Iceland in Boxes

At the old slaughterhouse in Breiðdalsvík, in the East Fjords, Iceland is being installed―samples of it, that is.

Hafnarfjörður

Threatened to Leave Home Within One Week

“I’m not moving one foot before I find a new home,” says Jenný Jóakimsdóttir, a resident of Hafnarfjörður who has been told to leave her apartment within one week, by order of its new owner—a private company owned by the Central Bank of Iceland.

Syrian refugees on the border of Lebanon, 2014

Iceland Below Average in Aid Contributions

Worldwide development aid topped USD 131.6 billion (ISK 16,400 billion) last year—which is a 6.9 percent increase on the year before. That figure includes a near-doubling of funding towards helping refugees, up to USD 12 billion (ISK 1,500 billion).

Bæjarins beztu hot dog

Teens 4 kg Heavier than a Decade Ago

Reykjavík teenagers sleep an average of just six hours a night during weekdays, which is far too little sleep. Year 10 students are significantly heavier than the same age group were just 12 years ago.

Construction.

Contractors Suspected of Human Trafficking

Foreign workers of a contracting firm under investigation for massive tax fraud, sought help at the Embassy of Poland in Reykjavík last Friday after electricity had been cut off from the building in which they resided.

Demonstration

Beware the Grey Army!

The Grey Army is a newly-established group, working within the Association of Elderly Citizens, which aims to bring about a change of attitudes towards pensioners.

Keflavík

Indebted Town Calls on Government Help

Reykjanesbær council—one of Iceland’s most populous municipalities—may be about to take the unusual decision to ask the central government to take over its finances in an effort to get spiraling debt under control.

Akranes.

Akranes “In Shock”

The priest of Akranes says the local community is in shock after the police yesterday found a couple dead in their apartment. A memorial was held this morning at the school where the woman worked.

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