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Decline in Applications for Asylum

The Directorate of Immigration (ÚTL) has not published an annual report since 2014 due to what it claims is an “unprecedented increase in applications for international protection,” even as statistics available on its website show that there has been a decline in the number of refugees applying...

Midwives Sign New Contract

While not all of their demands were met in the new contract, the wage difference between midwives and nurses is no longer at issue.

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In Focus: The Bitcoin Haven

Mining for the cryptocurrency Bitcoin is expected to overtake the energy consumption of Icelandic households this year as the abundance of renewable and cheap electricity has Bitcoin miners flocking to Iceland to set up shop.

Turf Wall Damaged by Tour Bus

Damage to the turf wall, which stands around a heritage museum in North Iceland, wasn't discovered until later, as the driver left the scene without reporting the accident.

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