Lack of Staff at Iceland’s National Hospital

Tómas Guðbjartsson, professor and chief physician at Landspítali National University Hospital, contradicts Minister of Health Kristján Þór Júlíusson, who recently stated in an interview on RÚV’s news magazine Kastljós that there have been no layoffs at the hospital since 2009...

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Doctors in Iceland Go on Strike

Doctors in the Icelandic Medical Association, including general practitioners, began a strike at midnight last night. At the healthcare center in the suburb of Efra-Breiðholt, where there are usually eight doctors, there will only be one doctor working today and tomorrow and they will only tend...

Norwegian Army: Machine Guns Not Gift to Iceland

Colonel Dag Aamoth, press spokesman for the Norwegian Armed Forces, released a statement yesterday saying that the Norwegian Armed Forced had sold the Icelandic Coast Guard 250 MP5 submachine guns for NOK 625,000.

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Iceland to Pay for Delivery of Machine Guns

Chief Superintendent​ Jónas F. Bjartmarz said in an interview with news magazine Kastljós on national broadcaster RÚV last night that he was responsible for ordering the 210 Heckler & Koch MP5 machine guns from the Norwegian army.

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Staff Member at Treatment Clinic Stabbed

A staff member at the youth treatment clinic Stuðlar in Grafarvogur, a suburb of Reykjavík, was stabbed with a knife by one of the individuals staying at the clinic yesterday.


IS Terrorist Organization Picks Icelandic Domain

ISNIC – Internet á Íslandi hf., which manages the registry for the .is country code, was forced to shut down a website on grounds of its content for the first time in the company’s history last night because terrorist organization Islamic State (IS) was using the domain .is.

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Gálgahraun Protesters Fined ISK 100,000

The Reykjanes District Court yesterday issued fines to nine individuals in relation to protests regarding the construction of a new road through Gálgahraun lava field connecting Garðabær and Álftanes in the capital area.

Imagine Peace Tower by Yoko Ono on Viðey island, Reykjavík, Iceland.

Yoko Ono Awards Jón Gnarr Grant for Peace Award

Former Mayor of Reykjavík Jón Gnarr is among five recipients of this year’s Lennon-Ono Grant For Peace awards. Artist Yoko Ono, who is the founder of the awards, stated that Jón has inspired others to get involved in politics.