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Tremors in South Iceland

An earthquake at a magnitude of 3.4 was felt in the town of Selfoss last night. Locals reported cupboards shaking and crockery breaking. An ongoing swarm of earthquakes has continued into the morning.
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Tremors in South Iceland

An earthquake at a magnitude of 3.4 was felt in the town of Selfoss last night. Locals reported cupboards shaking and crockery breaking. An ongoing swarm of earthquakes has continued into the morning.

Gagged Icelandic newspaper publishes a black cover page today

This weeks edition of Stundin has a black cover page. An injunction was placed on the newspaper last week along with Reykjavik Media for using documents from the collapsed Glitnir bank in their coverage.
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Gagged Icelandic newspaper publishes a black cover page today

This weeks edition of Stundin has a black cover page. An injunction was placed on the newspaper last week along with Reykjavik Media for using documents from the collapsed Glitnir bank in their coverage.

Majority of Icelanders against injunction on media covering documents from collapsed bank

A majority of Icelanders, or 77% are against the injunction put on Stundin and Reykjavik Media on documents from the collapsed Glitnir bank. These results are from a survey by marketing company MMR.
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Majority of Icelanders against injunction on media covering documents from collapsed bank

A majority of Icelanders, or 77% are against the injunction put on Stundin and Reykjavik Media on documents from the collapsed Glitnir bank. These results are from a survey by marketing company MMR.

PM had nothing to do with injunction on media coverage

Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson says to mbl.is that he neither asked for the injunction on Stundin and Reykjavik Media nor did he play any part in the matter.
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PM had nothing to do with injunction on media coverage

Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson says to mbl.is that he neither asked for the injunction on Stundin and Reykjavik Media nor did he play any part in the matter.

Björk comes out with details of harrassment by Danish director Lars Von Trier

As a response to Lars Von Trier and his coproducer saying that Björk was not sexually harassed during filming of Dancer in the Dark, Björk has come out with the details of what happened.
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Björk comes out with details of harrassment by Danish director Lars Von Trier

As a response to Lars Von Trier and his coproducer saying that Björk was not sexually harassed during filming of Dancer in the Dark, Björk has come out with the details of what happened.

No legal action taken yet against The Guardian

Jon Henley, journalist for The Guardian spoke to mbl.is last night and said that he had not heard anything about an impending injunction on The Guardian with regards to reporting made from documents from the collapsed Glitnir bank.
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No legal action taken yet against The Guardian

Jon Henley, journalist for The Guardian spoke to mbl.is last night and said that he had not heard anything about an impending injunction on The Guardian with regards to reporting made from documents from the collapsed Glitnir bank.

Storms in West Iceland today

Storms are expected in Kjalarnes, beneath Hafnarfjall mountain, in the northern part of Snæfellnes and underneath the Eyjafjöll mountains today, and continuing this evening and into the night.
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Storms in West Iceland today

Storms are expected in Kjalarnes, beneath Hafnarfjall mountain, in the northern part of Snæfellnes and underneath the Eyjafjöll mountains today, and continuing this evening and into the night.

Young Icelandic actress speaks out against sexual harassment in the local scene

"I'm no Björk and I'm no Angelina Jolie, I'm just a small actress living in Hafnarfjörður. But that's why I want to speak publically with regards to this weeks story on Weinstein," writes Birna Rún Eiríksdóttir in a public Facebo
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Young Icelandic actress speaks out against sexual harassment in the local scene

"I'm no Björk and I'm no Angelina Jolie, I'm just a small actress living in Hafnarfjörður. But that's why I want to speak publically with regards to this weeks story on Weinstein," writes Birna Rún Eiríksdóttir in a public Facebook post.

Björk was sexually harassed by Danish film director

Icelandic musician Björk wrote a Facebook post yesterday stating that she had been sexualy assaulted by a director when she was acting in a film he directed.
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Björk was sexually harassed by Danish film director

Icelandic musician Björk wrote a Facebook post yesterday stating that she had been sexualy assaulted by a director when she was acting in a film he directed.

Almost 50 % increase in WOW Air passengers in the space of one year

WOW air transported 285 thousand passengers to and from Iceland in September whichis 47 % more than in September 2016.
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Almost 50 % increase in WOW Air passengers in the space of one year

WOW air transported 285 thousand passengers to and from Iceland in September whichis 47 % more than in September 2016.

Which restaurants do Reykjavik fashionistas recommend?

A recent Vogue article features a host of cool Icelandic women and their tips for the best fashion, shopping, leisure and eating out in Reykajvik.
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Which restaurants do Reykjavik fashionistas recommend?

A recent Vogue article features a host of cool Icelandic women and their tips for the best fashion, shopping, leisure and eating out in Reykajvik.

«Dialogue is the key for peace and stability»

In his opening speech by the President of Iceland, Guðni Th.Jóhannesson at the Arctic Circle Assembly which began at Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre today,he spoke of that even though Iceland was small it could still play a large role in matters re
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«Dialogue is the key for peace and stability»

In his opening speech by the President of Iceland, Guðni Th.Jóhannesson at the Arctic Circle Assembly which began at Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre today,he spoke of that even though Iceland was small it could still play a large role in matters regarding the Arctic Region.

IKEA Yule Goat has arrived

The Swedish Yule goat, made of straw, has once again been erected outside IKEA in the suburbs of Reykjavik and heralds the coming of Christmas. The big question, as usual, is: will somebody set it on fire this year?
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IKEA Yule Goat has arrived

The Swedish Yule goat, made of straw, has once again been erected outside IKEA in the suburbs of Reykjavik and heralds the coming of Christmas. The big question, as usual, is: will somebody set it on fire this year?

Piglets got to rest before being slaughtered

All the piglets that escaped unscathed from an accident on Wednesday night when a lorry carrying to them to the slaughterhouse overturned, have now been slaughtered. Before being slaughtered they received care and were able to rest.
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Piglets got to rest before being slaughtered

All the piglets that escaped unscathed from an accident on Wednesday night when a lorry carrying to them to the slaughterhouse overturned, have now been slaughtered. Before being slaughtered they received care and were able to rest.

Icelandic President injured after fainting in his bathroom

President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson had an accident last night. On his Facebook page he writes that "as he was enjoying a hot and comfortable bath," he fainted, fell and hurt himself.
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Icelandic President injured after fainting in his bathroom

President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson had an accident last night. On his Facebook page he writes that "as he was enjoying a hot and comfortable bath," he fainted, fell and hurt himself.

Weather warning: Flooding and rockslides in West and North Iceland

Heavy rainfall today from Strandir in North-West Iceland, Siglufjörður and east towards Skjálfandi could cause flooding and danger of rock slides warns the Iceland Met Office.
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Weather warning: Flooding and rockslides in West and North Iceland

Heavy rainfall today from Strandir in North-West Iceland, Siglufjörður and east towards Skjálfandi could cause flooding and danger of rock slides warns the Iceland Met Office.

Lorry carrying over a hundred piglets to the slaughterhouse is overturned

24 piglets died in a car accident in South Iceland last night when a lorry carrying them to the slaughterhouse overturned. Most of the animals were injured and all suffered from shock.
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Lorry carrying over a hundred piglets to the slaughterhouse is overturned

24 piglets died in a car accident in South Iceland last night when a lorry carrying them to the slaughterhouse overturned. Most of the animals were injured and all suffered from shock.

Expects Icelandic national team to draw lots of attention

Chief of security of the Icelandic national men's football team is already preparing for the team's participation in the FIFA World Cup in Russia next summer.
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Expects Icelandic national team to draw lots of attention

Chief of security of the Icelandic national men's football team is already preparing for the team's participation in the FIFA World Cup in Russia next summer.

German Federal Bureau of Investigation passes information on former PM to Icelandic tax authorities

An article in German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung states that the German Federal Bureau of Investigation has passed information to Icelandic tax authorities on matters regarding former PM Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson. This has been confirmed by tax author
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German Federal Bureau of Investigation passes information on former PM to Icelandic tax authorities

An article in German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung states that the German Federal Bureau of Investigation has passed information to Icelandic tax authorities on matters regarding former PM Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson. This has been confirmed by tax authorities in Iceland. The information is based on investigation of the Panama Papers.

Icelanders already looking to book flights for FIFA World Cup in Russia

Travel agencies in Iceland are already receiving requests from Icelanders looking for flights to Russia for the FIFA World Cup next summer.
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Icelanders already looking to book flights for FIFA World Cup in Russia

Travel agencies in Iceland are already receiving requests from Icelanders looking for flights to Russia for the FIFA World Cup next summer.

Iceland becomes smallest nation to qualify for the World Cup

Iceland rejoices as the Icelandic national men's team in football beat Kosovo 2:0 last night thus qualifying for the FIFA cup finals in Russia 2018.
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Iceland becomes smallest nation to qualify for the World Cup

Iceland rejoices as the Icelandic national men's team in football beat Kosovo 2:0 last night thus qualifying for the FIFA cup finals in Russia 2018.

Inspired by Iceland launches ‘The Hardest Karaoke Song in the World’

Inspired by Iceland, the official destination brand for Iceland in marketing has released a new marketing initiative called A to Ö of Iceland. As a part of this launch, they've also released a song called the "Hardest Karaoke Song in the World,"
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Inspired by Iceland launches ‘The Hardest Karaoke Song in the World’

Inspired by Iceland, the official destination brand for Iceland in marketing has released a new marketing initiative called A to Ö of Iceland. As a part of this launch, they've also released a song called the "Hardest Karaoke Song in the World," featuring local comedian Steindi Jr.

Icelandic national football team meets Kosovo tonight in Laugardalur

If Iceland's national men's football team wins the match tonight against Kosovo they will have secured a place in the 2018 FIFA world cup. If they win, they will become the nation with the smallest population ever to qualify for the finals.
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Icelandic national football team meets Kosovo tonight in Laugardalur

If Iceland's national men's football team wins the match tonight against Kosovo they will have secured a place in the 2018 FIFA world cup. If they win, they will become the nation with the smallest population ever to qualify for the finals.

New natural pool to open in West Iceland

A new natural pool for bathing in will be opening next to Deildartunguhver hot spring in Reykholtsdalur, West Iceland at the end of October. Around 50 to 60 thousand visitors are expected to visit the nature pool annually.
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New natural pool to open in West Iceland

A new natural pool for bathing in will be opening next to Deildartunguhver hot spring in Reykholtsdalur, West Iceland at the end of October. Around 50 to 60 thousand visitors are expected to visit the nature pool annually.

Northern Lights to dwindle in 2019

A forecast predicting that Northern Lights activity will dwindle between 2019 and 2021 Sun’s activity slowly wanes towards Solar Minimum is not deterring tourists from booking Northern Lights trips to Iceland.
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Northern Lights to dwindle in 2019

A forecast predicting that Northern Lights activity will dwindle between 2019 and 2021 Sun’s activity slowly wanes towards Solar Minimum is not deterring tourists from booking Northern Lights trips to Iceland.

Man dies in fire that nobody noticed

A man in his seventies died in a fire in Laugarnesvegur, Reykjavik, on Saturday. Nobody noticed the fire which seems to have been contained within the flat and was extinguished by itself.
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Man dies in fire that nobody noticed

A man in his seventies died in a fire in Laugarnesvegur, Reykjavik, on Saturday. Nobody noticed the fire which seems to have been contained within the flat and was extinguished by itself.

Icelandic «unicorn» put up for auction

Icelandic ram Einhyrningur (Unicorn) gained world attention this spring. The owners have finally decided upon his fate - he is to be auctioned for charity in November.
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Icelandic «unicorn» put up for auction

Icelandic ram Einhyrningur (Unicorn) gained world attention this spring. The owners have finally decided upon his fate - he is to be auctioned for charity in November.

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