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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.

Police

Woman Found, Man Still Missing

Anna Nicole Grayson, the 29-year-old woman, who was reported missing on March 13, has been found, as the Reykjavík Metropolitan Police reported yesterday. However, no progress has been made in the search for 26-year-old Artur Jarmoszko, who went missing on March 1.

Silfra in Þingvellir

American Tourist Dies in Silfra

From now on, the number of people allowed to dive in Silfra fissure will only be a fraction of what it used to be, following a fatal accident there on Friday.

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