Numerous workers in fish processing are out of a job, due the fishermen’s strike, which resumed December 14.
According to Urður Gunnarsdóttir, press officer at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, no Icelanders are believed to be among those injured in the attack in Berlin last night, which left 12 people dead and dozens injured.
‘Stop standing in front of East Iceland, dear meteorologists,’ is the name of a new Facebook page with 136 members.
This morning, a woman was stabbed in the arm with a knife at the State Diagnostic and Counseling Center on Digranesvegur in Kópavogur.
Due to icy conditions, a WOW Air flight to Copenhagen was delayed after a service vehicle slid into the aircraft where it was parked.
Icelandic Family Aid expects to assist about 700 families or 2,000 individuals in dire need this holiday season.
A solution has been reached in a custody dispute involving a five-year-old Icelandic boy, whom Norwegian child protection services had planned to send to a foster family in Norway.
University of Iceland Professor of Epidemiology, Unnur Anna Valdimarsdóttir has been awarded a 2 million Euro (USD 2.1 million) Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council.
Members of the Icelandic Fishermen’s Association have voted down a wage contract, signed by their representatives and Fisheries Iceland in mid-November.
Grade school teachers have voted to approve a salary contract signed at the end of November by their representatives and the Icelandic Association of Local Authorities.
The asylum seeker from Macedonia who set himself afire on Wednesday, last week, has died of his wounds.
Fire erupted at Grillskálinn restaurant at the N1 gas station in the village of Þórshöfn, Northeast Iceland, just before 4 o’clock this morning.
Hálfdán Einarsson, the mailman in Bolungarvík, the West Fjords, was surprised to receive a postcard on Friday, which was addressed to a man who had moved from the village many years ago and had since passed away. It turned out that the postcard had been sent on October 1, 1986.
Icelanders use credit cards more frequently than other European nations to pay for goods and services.
An asylum seeker from Macedonia, staying in housing provided by the Icelandic Directorate of Immigration, poured gasoline over himself yesterday, outside the building, and set himself on fire.
Three men in their thirties were arrested Monday, suspected of having held a woman against her will and sexually abused her in a home in the east part of Reykjavík last weekend.
Landspítali Hospital Director Páll Matthíasson is convinced it would be disastrous for the hospital if the Icelandic government budget bill is passed.
Last night, the Danish auction house Bruun Rasmussen sold a painting, attributed to Icelandic abstract painter Svavar Guðnason, to the highest bidder.