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MP Wants Changes to Icelandic Flag Law

MP for the Progressive Party Silja Dögg Gunnarsdóttir would like the law on displaying the Icelandic flag changed. “I’m suggesting that the flag could be up, for example, during the summer, the brightest time of year,” she told Bylgjan radio on Wednesday, adding that she would like the flag to be...
The lava at Holuhraun running into river Jökulsá á Fjöllum

Holuhraun Eruption Intensity Unchanged

The volcanic eruption in Holuhraun continues with similar intensity as it has for the last two weeks, as reported in the latest Status Report from the Civil Protection Department. Lava continues to flow out of the lava lake in the crater.
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Press Freedom in Decline in Iceland

Freedom of the press has been in decline in Iceland during the past two years. That’s the conclusion of Reporters Without Borders, which published a statement about the issue on its homepage yesterday.
Former assistant to Minister of the Interior Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir.

Leak Affair: Police Sent Report to Minister’s Assistant

Gísli Freyr Valdórsson, former political assistant to Minister of the Interior Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir, received the Suðurnes police’s transcript of their questioning of asylum seeker Tony Omos the same day the police department’s chief had sent Gísli a statement on the progress of the case’s...
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Icelandic Music in Focus at Eurosonic 2015

Iceland will be the focus country at the 29th Eurosonic Noorderslag, the European music platform, which takes place in Groningen, The Netherlands, January 14-17, 2015. Eurosonic is considered to be Europe’s most important live music showcase and conference, attracting more than 3,200 delegates and...

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The Flaming Lips performing live at Vodafonehöllin during Iceland Airwaves Music Festival 2014 in Reykjavik, Iceland. November 9, 2014

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Wayne in the Sky with Balloons

The Flaming Lips close Iceland Airwaves 2014 in a style that can only be described as ecstatic, confetti-crazed and completely over the top. The War on Drugs as a warm-up is not bad either, even without the gimmicks.