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Details Emerge on Birna Murder Charges

Thomas Møller Olsen, who has been in police custody as part of the Birna Brjánsdóttir murder investigation, has now been charged with attacking the 20-year-old on January 14.

Women with their babies in Reykjavík

Icelandic Birthrate Slowing

The fertility rate of Icelandic women is lower than ever and fewer children were born in Iceland last year than the year before. New figures from Statistics Iceland also reveal that the average age of first-time mothers continues to rise, and is now 27.7 years.

Icelanders in Stockholm React to Attack

At least three people have been killed this afternoon when a lorry sped through a busy street in the center of Stockholm, the Swedish capital, crashing through the front of a large shop. Several Icelanders were among the eye witnesses.

Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson

Prime Minister Extortion Sisters Sentenced

The Reykjavík District Court has today sentenced sisters Hlín Einarsdóttir and Malín Brand to 12 months in prison—nine of which are in the form of a suspended sentence. The pair were sentenced for a high-profile attempt to blackmail money out of the then prime minister, Sigmundur Davíð...

gavel as used in courts

Suspect Charged with Birna’s Murder

Thomas Møller Olsen, a 25-year-old Greenlander and crew member of the trawler Polar Nanoq, has been charged with the murder of Birna Brjánsdóttir, the 20-year-old Icelandic woman who disappeared in Reykjavík on January 14.

Akranes.

Akranes Ready to Accommodate HB Grandi

At a meeting yesterday, the municipal council of Akranes, West Iceland, approved a letter of intent to seafood company HB Grandi, indicating a willingness to greatly improve facilities for fish processing in the town.

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