The carcasses of all 12 horses who were found in the frozen Bessastaðatjörn pond, near Reykjavík, yesterday, have been freed from the ice. Divers broke through the ice and a helicopter from Reykjavík Helicopters heaved the dead horses out of the pond.
Sigurður Ingi Þórðarson, or Siggi ‘the hacker,’ was sentenced to two years in prison in Reykjavík District Court today for embezzlement. He is also to repay WikiLeaks ISK 7 million (USD 56,000, EUR 45,000) and cover all legal costs.
The carcasses of 12 horses were found in Bessastaðatjörn in Álftanes near Reykjavík yesterday. They are believed to have walked onto the frozen pond in one of the past days and fallen through the ice.
A cocktail called ‘Apartheid’ has been removed from the menu of Icelandair Hotel Marina and the hotel’s owner has apologized for it having been on offer in the first place, after facing criticism in the foreign media yesterday, including in stories on CNBC and Time.
Search for 20-year-old Þorleifur Kristínarson, an Icelandic citizen who has been missing in Denmark since Saturday morning, has been called off, according to information from the North Jutland police.
A man, who is in his early thirties, was sentenced to ten years in prison in Northeast Iceland District Court today for sex offences against two boys and a woman with disabilities. The man was brought into custody in August after violating the boys.
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.