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Strike Ends; Fishing Fleet Sails Again

The Icelandic fishermen’s strike, which began full force in mid-December, finally ended last night after fishermen narrowly voted to approve a wage contract signed by their representatives on Saturday morning

One billion dancing, fighing violence against women.

Dance to Protest Violence against Women

At Harpa concert hall in Reykjavík today, about 3,000 people took part in One Billion Rising, an international event, where people across the globe gather in dance to demand an end to violence against women.

Skarðsheiði

Brighter Days Ahead

If you live in Iceland, you must have noticed that the days are getting longer, but you might be surprised to learn how much daylight we’ve gained since the shortest day of the year.

Þorgerður Katrín Gunnarsdóttir.

Minister Presents Plan to Fishermen

The negotiating committees of Icelandic fishermen and representatives of fisheries met with Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture Þorgerður Kartín Gunnarsdóttir last night.

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Minister to Meet with Fishermen Tonight

RÚV reports that Icelandic Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture Þorgerður Katrín Gunnarsdóttir is planning to meet the disputing parties, fishermen and representatives of the fisheries, tonight.

Polar Nanoq.

Former Murder Suspect Wants to Return to Sea

Two men were originally suspected in the death of Birna Brjánsdóttir, but the one who was released on February 2 , is now gathering strength in the company of his family and girlfriend in Greenland.

Silfra in Þingvellir

Too Many Tourists Visit Silfra

There have been instances of people fainting while waiting their turn to snorkel or scuba-dive in Silfra fissure, according to Einar Ásgeir Sæmundsson, communications official at Þingvellir National Park.

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Grandma Denies Being Dead

When the granddaughter of Guðný Ásgeirsdóttir, a 94-year-old woman, came to her deathbed after being told her grandma had passed away, she was greeted by the old woman.

Birna's funeral.

Birna’s Family Thanks for Support

Birna Brjánsdóttir’s parents and brother posted a Facebook message yesterday to express their gratitude to the support they received in connection with Birna’s funeral.

Greenland

Don’t Judge Whole Nation, Says Birna’s Father

The father of the late Birna Brjánsdóttir, a 20-year-old Icelandic woman who was murdered on January 14, posted a Facebook message yesterday, stating, “I denounce the conduct of judging a whole nation based on the actions of one man.”

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Severe Weather Update

Rescue workers have been called out in Southwest Iceland to assist people due to the severe weather that is affecting the area.

Pool rules.

Pool Sign Suggests Washing with Soup

A new sign in the women’s locker room at Laugardalur swimming pool in Reykjavík instructs guests to “wash with soup without yor bathing suit” before entering the pool.

Darkness

Report Reveals Abuse of Disabled at Institution

A report published yesterday sheds light on the harsh and inhumane treatment of children who stayed at Kópavogshæli, an institution for the disabled, which was operated in Kópavogur, Southwest Iceland, from 1952 to 1993.

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