Danish police are looking for a missing 20-year-old Icelander called Þorleifur Kristínarsson, who lives in the country.
A crewmember on board the freezing trawler Örfirisey RE suffered a heart attack on 5th December and it took a coastguard helicopter some three hours to come and get him, because the helicopter had been on a mission for the civil protection agency at the Bárðarbunga volcano site.
The Supreme Court of Iceland has increased the sentence passed down to the Reykjavík policeman found guilty of assault in the process of an arrest made on Laugavegur last July.
A Sunday Times journalist has been caught driving off-road in Iceland. The journalist was testing the new Land Rover Discovery Sport for the car manufacturer, who will continue to fly foreign journalists to Iceland for this purpose in the next six weeks.
The family of the Icelandic filmmaker, who, according to a Syrian defector from IS (aka ISIS) has been working for the terrorist organization, as stated in an article in The New York Review of Books by Sarah Birke, has come forward, saying he is not involved with IS.
Journalist Sarah Birke, The Economist’s Middle-East correspondent, maintains in her article ‘How ISIS Rules,’ published in The New York Review of Books yesterday, that an Icelandic citizen is working as a filmmaker for the terrorist organization in Syria.
The Icelandic Coast Guard vessel Týr rescued 408 refugees from a tramp steamer 165 nautical miles east of Malta yesterday morning. This is the second time in the past week that the ship rescues a large group of refugees in the Mediterranean.
785 drivers were stopped and breathalyzed over the weekend in the Reykjavík region—only three of them got in trouble.
Journalists at newspaper DV Jóhann Páll Jóhannsson and Jón Bjarki Magnússon said in a press release over the weekend that the paper’s owners had insisted on settling the case brought against them by Þórey Vilhjálmsdóttir, who used to be a political assistant to Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir, who...
“I have seen people well up when they see how much care has been put into what has been sent and that makes a real difference,” says Þórir Guðmundsson, head of relief aid at the Icelandic Red Cross, about the response to Icelandic clothing parcels in Belarus.
Bus passengers are being praised for rushing to the scene of a car accident and helping the victims.
The number of fathers in Iceland who take paternity leave has decreased since the banking collapse in 2008. In 2009, 90 percent of new fathers took time off work to be at home with their newborns, while in 2013, the ration was down to 77 percent.
In the new Corruption Perception Index, Iceland is ranked as the world’s 12th least corrupt nation, far lower than the other Nordic nations. The index ranks countries and territories based on how corrupt their public sector is perceived to be.
Trust in all Icelandic media outlets, with the exception of DV, has decreased, according to a new poll conducted by MMR. Fourteen and a half percent of respondents said they trusted DV “a lot” compared to 10 percent a year ago.
Within six to eight years the graveyards in the capital area will be completely full, according to Þórsteinn Ragnarsson, director of the service company for graveyards in Reykjavík, Kirkjugarðar Reykjavíkurprófastsdæma.
The office of the Chief of Police in Borgarnes, West Iceland, has filed charges against local company Kræsingar ehf., formerly Gæðakokkar ehf., for deceiving consumers.
Governor of the Central Bank of Iceland Már Guðmundsson has announced that he will wear a Christmas sweater when he announces the bank’s key interest rate decision in December if he manages to raise a “respectable” amount for Barnaheill – Save the Children Iceland.
A group of butchers commute to work once a year 22,300 km (about 13,850 miles) each leg, from provincial New Zealand to rural Iceland—for just two months' work.
An employee of waste management company Íslenska gámafélagið was fired after it turned out that asbestos waste had not been disposed of properly but instead left in a non-secure area in Akureyri, North Iceland. Asbestos fibers can cause serious illnesses, including lung cancer.
A 48-hour strike among surgeons and psychiatrists at Landspítali National University Hospital began at midnight. At the same time doctors at other hospital wards concluded their 48-hour strike. No progress has been made in negotiations between doctors and the state.
A planned three-day course on how to seduce women by self-described ‘pick up artist’ Julien Blanc to be held in Iceland next June may have been canceled, visir.is reports. The lecture no longer appears on the American company Real Social Dynamics’ website.
The 250 MP5 submachine guns delivered to the Icelandic Coast Guard will be returned to the Norwegian Armed Forces, as announced by the Coast Guard on Friday.