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.

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Iceland Beat Slovakia in Football

The Icelandic women’s football (soccer) team yesterday bested Slovakia in a convincing 2-0 victory away from home. In a tight schedule, the team go straight from this friendly match to a game against the Netherlands on Monday.

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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 Gunnlaugsson, two years ago. They were also sentenced for having extorted ISK 700,000 (EUR 5,864/USD 6,249) out of Hlín’s former boss.

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Gegen Lachszucht im Jökulfjörður

“Ich finde, das kommt überhaupt nicht in Frage, eine Industrieanlage im Naturschutzgebiet anzusiedeln, in keinster Weise,” kommentierte der ehemalige Bürgermeister von Ísafjörður und jetztige Vorsitzende des isländischen Tourismusverbandes, Daníel Jakobsson, die Ideen um eine Lachszucht im Jökulfjörður, einem abgeschiedenen Fjord oberhalb des Ísafjarðardjúp.

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