A police report on protests in Iceland 2008-2011 recently made public included names and other personal information by mistake. The information had been blackened out in the hard copy of the report in line with the law but could still be read under bright light.
Rannveig Rist and Jóhann Ásgeir Baldurs, former board members of savings bank SPRON, both maintained their innocence when the special prosecutor’s case against them opened in Reykjavík District Court this morning. The case involves a ISK 2 billion loan.
The Icelandic Medical Association (LÍ) and representatives of the state will discuss the ongoing wage dispute today. The last meeting was on Monday. The strike among 160 of LÍ’s doctors, which began at midnight on Sunday, continues.
Poverty among children during the period 2008 to 2012 has increased most in Iceland out of the OECD countries, according to a new UNICEF report entitled Children of the Recession: The impact of the economic crisis on child well-being in rich countries.
In the World Economic Forum’s recently-released Global Gender Gap Report 2014, Iceland tops the ranking of the world’s nations with the smallest gender gap for the sixth year in a row. Nordic nations take up the first five seats of the index.
The Icelandic Coast Guard plans to use 100 of the 250 submachine guns sent from Norway over the last year on board its ships and in spare parts.
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...
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...
Around 35 percent of Icelanders wash their bedding every three weeks or less, according to a new poll by MMR published on Friday.
Asylum seeker Adam Ibrahim Pasha from Iraq went on hunger strike on Monday after his application for asylum in Iceland was rejected by the Directorate of Immigration last Friday.
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.
The word fáviti (‘imbecile’) will be omitted from the 222nd article of the general Icelandic penal code if a new bill, currently being drafted, is passed in parliament. Instead “individuals with developmental disability” will be referred to.
Snorri Magnússon, chair of the Police Federation of Iceland, said in an interview with mbl.is that the police force in Iceland has had machine guns for many years but needed to renew its stock of weapons.
Google has received 127 requests to delete a combined 282 urls from individuals with relationships to Iceland.
The Icelandic state was ordered by the European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday to pay damages of EUR 8,000 (ISK 1.2 million, USD 10,000) to Icelandic journalist Erla Hlynsdóttir.
The strangest “accident” occured in Reykjavík. A couple of people drove into a car park. They didn't want to wait for the gate to open. The rest is history.
Applications for asylum in Iceland have increased by 50 percent every year since 2009 when 35 individuals requested asylum in Iceland.
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.
The 200 Heckler & Koch MP5 machine guns which, as reported this morning, will be placed in every police car in Iceland, were a gift from the Norwegian police.
A truck blew off the road on the Ring Road on Hellisheiði mountain pass leading from Reykjavík to Hveragerði and South Iceland yesterday evening, as can be seen in the following video. A bus also blew off the road, as the wind speed reached 23 meters per second.
Nineteen Icelanders 95 or older have valid driver’s licenses, 17 of whom are men and two women, according to the administrator of the Facebook page Langlífi (‘Longevity’).
Members of the Kurdish community in Iceland initiated a peace walk to the Icelandic parliament building on Austurvöllur square in central Reykjavík yesterday to protest the abuse Kurds in Syria are being subject to by terrorist organization Islamic State (IS).
Former CEO of Landsbanki Sigurjón Þ. Árnason and former manager of the bank’s company division Elín Sigfúsdóttir were today acquitted of charges of abusing their positions and risking the bank’s funds at Reykjavík District Court.