Proposed Construction Project on Laugavegur

A proposed construction project would transform on the corner of Laugavegur and Vatnsstígur in the city centre. Some old buildings will be replaced by up to 4,000 m2 in new buildings and others [...]

State Opposes Compensation Claim in Guðmundur and Geirfinnur Case

The state has requested an acquittal for the compensation claim of Guðjón Skarphéðinsson, RÚV reports. Guðjón was acquitted in the infamous Guðmundur and Geirfinnur case, last year. Guðojón [...]

Heavy Rain Expected in West Iceland

Heavy rain can be expected on Iceland’s west coast today, according to the Icelandic Met office. An orange warning is in place for Faxaflói and Breiðafjörður in West Iceland. High water levels [...]

Alcoholic Beverages To Be Sold Online

Alcohol made by Icelandic producers may eventually be purchased in online stores in Iceland if a bill the Minister of Justice Áslaug Arna Sigurbjörnsdóttir intends to submit to Parliament in [...]

Benefits of Retrieving the Manuscripts Unclear

It is unclear how beneficial it will be for Iceland to recover more of the Icelandic manuscripts that have been kept in Denmark since the 18th century, RÚV reports. Moving them could jeopardize [...]

Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir Pens CNN Article on Gender-Based Violence

Iceland’s prime minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir has penned an article for CNN’s news site regarding gender-based violence, harassment and discrimination in Iceland and abroad, Vísir reports. The [...]

Man Pushes Woman Off Balcony

A man in his thirties pushed a woman in her twenties off a balcony in upper Breiðholt late Monday evening, RÚV reports. The woman was rushed to a hospital and the man was taken into custody by [...]

Indecent Exposure in a College Classroom

A young man entered a building belonging to the University of Iceland yesterday and harassed students and faculty, RÚV reports. At one point the man entered a classroom as a lecture was about to [...]

Man Survives Plane Crash

A small plane crashed into the ground at Skálafellsöxl yesterday afternoon, RÚV reports.  The single engine aircraft reportedly sent out a distress signal picked up by the Icelandic Coast Guard [...]

Bishop Expresses Regret Over Minister’s Moral Infractions

The Bishop of Iceland Agnes M. Sigurðardóttir has met with the five women who accused rev. Ólafur Jóhannsson of sexual harassment and reported him to the Church of Iceland Complaints Board. The [...]

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