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Prisoner escaped to Sweden

The prisoner who escaped from Sognið prison last night has escaped from Iceland. This has been confirmed by police to mbl.is. The prisoner left on a flight to Sweden at 07.34 this morning.
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Prisoner escaped to Sweden

The prisoner who escaped from Sognið prison last night has escaped from Iceland. This has been confirmed by police to mbl.is. The prisoner left on a flight to Sweden at 07.34 this morning.

Rabbi criticises ban on circumcision bill at circumcision conference in Reykjavik

"The matter is not a medical one. It's about the relationship between a minority and a majority," said Melchior who added that only 35- 40 Jews live in Iceland.
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Rabbi criticises ban on circumcision bill at circumcision conference in Reykjavik

"The matter is not a medical one. It's about the relationship between a minority and a majority," said Melchior who added that only 35- 40 Jews live in Iceland.

Man sentenced to 16 years for murder of woman in West Reykjavik in September

The Reykjavik District Court has sentenced Khaled Cairo to 16 years in prison for the murder of Sanita Brauna in September.
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Man sentenced to 16 years for murder of woman in West Reykjavik in September

The Reykjavik District Court has sentenced Khaled Cairo to 16 years in prison for the murder of Sanita Brauna in September.

Escaped prisoner was on same flight as Iceland's PM

The prisoner who escaped from the Sognið open prison was on the same flight out of Iceland as Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir. The PM was travelling to Sweden to meet with Nordic heads of state and the Indian Prime Minister.
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Escaped prisoner was on same flight as Iceland's PM

The prisoner who escaped from the Sognið open prison was on the same flight out of Iceland as Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir. The PM was travelling to Sweden to meet with Nordic heads of state and the Indian Prime Minister.

Happy Icelandic First Day of Summer!

For a long time after Iceland was settled the year was split into two seasons, winter and summer. The first day of summer is still celebrated in Iceland, and it’s today!
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Happy Icelandic First Day of Summer!

For a long time after Iceland was settled the year was split into two seasons, winter and summer. The first day of summer is still celebrated in Iceland, and it’s today!

Autistic Icelandic teenager Brynjar and his gigantic Lego Titanic on CNN

Icelandic teenager Brynjar Karl Birgisson started building a Lego model of the Titanic when he was eleven years old. His feat has now been featured on the CNN.
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Autistic Icelandic teenager Brynjar and his gigantic Lego Titanic on CNN

Icelandic teenager Brynjar Karl Birgisson started building a Lego model of the Titanic when he was eleven years old. His feat has now been featured on the CNN.

SAR teams rescue tourists stuck on mountain

Two tourists had to be rescued last night from the Botnsfjall mountain in Snæfellsnes in West Iceland. A national coastguard helicopter was also called out.
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SAR teams rescue tourists stuck on mountain

Two tourists had to be rescued last night from the Botnsfjall mountain in Snæfellsnes in West Iceland. A national coastguard helicopter was also called out.

Death at Keflavik International Airport

A foreign national travelling from Amsterdam to New York became ill and the plane had to land at Keflavik International Airport. Paramedics attended to the passenger who was pronounced dead moments later.
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Death at Keflavik International Airport

A foreign national travelling from Amsterdam to New York became ill and the plane had to land at Keflavik International Airport. Paramedics attended to the passenger who was pronounced dead moments later.

Reykjavik municipal elections: Candidates agree that public transport needs improvement

The different parties running for the upcoming Reykjavik city elections in May met to discuss traffic and public transport in the city centre yesterday at Austurbæjarskóli.
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Reykjavik municipal elections: Candidates agree that public transport needs improvement

The different parties running for the upcoming Reykjavik city elections in May met to discuss traffic and public transport in the city centre yesterday at Austurbæjarskóli.

Brussels reluctant to use the EEA two pillar system

Two things mainly threaten the EEA Agreement according to Iceland's Foreign Minister Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson. First of all the European Union's reluctance to use the agreement's two pillar system and secondly attempts by proponents of EU mem
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Brussels reluctant to use the EEA two pillar system

Two things mainly threaten the EEA Agreement according to Iceland's Foreign Minister Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson. First of all the European Union's reluctance to use the agreement's two pillar system and secondly attempts by proponents of EU membership to undermine the agreement.

Iceland's geography- a volatile mixture of volcanic and seismic activity

Formed roughly 25 million years ago, Iceland is situated where two of the world’s biggest tectonic plates, the Eurasian and North American, literally pull apart in the North Atlantic Ocean.
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Iceland's geography- a volatile mixture of volcanic and seismic activity

Formed roughly 25 million years ago, Iceland is situated where two of the world’s biggest tectonic plates, the Eurasian and North American, literally pull apart in the North Atlantic Ocean.

Naked man in high speed car chase with Reykjavik police

A man in east Reykjavik hit a pedestrian and then drove into a police vehicle and then proceeded to flee at high speed until he was a dead end at which point he ran from the car stark naked until police caught up with him.
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Naked man in high speed car chase with Reykjavik police

A man in east Reykjavik hit a pedestrian and then drove into a police vehicle and then proceeded to flee at high speed until he was a dead end at which point he ran from the car stark naked until police caught up with him.

Princess Mononoke and more classics at International Film Festival for Children in Reykjavik

This weekend is the second weekend of the International Film Festival for Children in Reykjavik at Bíó Paradís, the art house cinema on Hverfisgata. The ambitious program consists of full feature films, animations, short films and documentaries for kids o
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Princess Mononoke and more classics at International Film Festival for Children in Reykjavik

This weekend is the second weekend of the International Film Festival for Children in Reykjavik at Bíó Paradís, the art house cinema on Hverfisgata. The ambitious program consists of full feature films, animations, short films and documentaries for kids of all ages.

Twelve-year-old Afghan refugee in Iceland: «I feel so safe»

Afghan father and daughter Abrahim and Hanyie Maleki officially received a status as refugees in Iceland yesterday at the Directorate of Immigration. Twelve-year-old Hanyie made world headlines when 300 Icelanders threw a birthday party for her to defy plans
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Twelve-year-old Afghan refugee in Iceland: «I feel so safe»

Afghan father and daughter Abrahim and Hanyie Maleki officially received a status as refugees in Iceland yesterday at the Directorate of Immigration. Twelve-year-old Hanyie made world headlines when 300 Icelanders threw a birthday party for her to defy plans to deport her.

Biggest increase of Reykjavik population in 30 years

The population of Reykjavik increased by 2.4 % last year which amounts to 3000 people. Most of the increase is in Úlfarsárdalur or around 38 % whereas the population was reduced by 0.34 % in the eastern part of the city known as Austurbær.
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Biggest increase of Reykjavik population in 30 years

The population of Reykjavik increased by 2.4 % last year which amounts to 3000 people. Most of the increase is in Úlfarsárdalur or around 38 % whereas the population was reduced by 0.34 % in the eastern part of the city known as Austurbær.

Icelandic Group turns over Icelandic brand to the Icelandic nation

Yesterday, the the representatives of Icelandic Group ehf, turned over ownership of the brands Icelandic and Icelandic Seafood to Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir, as a representative of the Icelandic nation.
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Icelandic Group turns over Icelandic brand to the Icelandic nation

Yesterday, the the representatives of Icelandic Group ehf, turned over ownership of the brands Icelandic and Icelandic Seafood to Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir, as a representative of the Icelandic nation.

Cannabis plantation discovered in South Iceland

A large cannabis plantation was seized by police in the town of Þykkvabær in South Iceland last week. They seized 322 flowering plants, 16 kilos of cannabis leaves and seven million ISK in cash.
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Cannabis plantation discovered in South Iceland

A large cannabis plantation was seized by police in the town of Þykkvabær in South Iceland last week. They seized 322 flowering plants, 16 kilos of cannabis leaves and seven million ISK in cash.

Leading Republican and Democrat house members urge Iceland to back down on circumcision ban

The leading Republican and Democrat on the US House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee have joined forces to urge Iceland to stand down from a proposed bill to ban circumcision. "Threats politely declined," says Icelandic MP Silja Dögg Gunn
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Leading Republican and Democrat house members urge Iceland to back down on circumcision ban

The leading Republican and Democrat on the US House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee have joined forces to urge Iceland to stand down from a proposed bill to ban circumcision. "Threats politely declined," says Icelandic MP Silja Dögg Gunnarsdóttir.

A new hotel for Lækjargata, one of Reykjavik city centre's main streets

The office of the Reykjavik Building Inspector has accepted an application from the Íslandshótel hotel chain to build a five storey hotel with 103 rooms in Lækjargata 12 and adjacent building in Vonarstræti which will be rebuilt.
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A new hotel for Lækjargata, one of Reykjavik city centre's main streets

The office of the Reykjavik Building Inspector has accepted an application from the Íslandshótel hotel chain to build a five storey hotel with 103 rooms in Lækjargata 12 and adjacent building in Vonarstræti which will be rebuilt.

The Cure's Robert Smith invited Kælan mikla to perform at Meltdown Festival

"We thought this was some sort of scam," says Sólveig Matthildur Kristjánsdóttir, one of the three members of Icelandic darkwave band Kælan mikla. They received an email with a personal letter from Robert Smith, singer, guitarist and songwriter o
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The Cure's Robert Smith invited Kælan mikla to perform at Meltdown Festival

"We thought this was some sort of scam," says Sólveig Matthildur Kristjánsdóttir, one of the three members of Icelandic darkwave band Kælan mikla. They received an email with a personal letter from Robert Smith, singer, guitarist and songwriter of The Cure asking them whether they could perform at the upcoming Meltdown Festival in London in June.

Icelandic baby girl receives glasses and sees her family for the first time

It's been qute remarkable watching her see the world in a normal light for the first time in her life," said Grétar Örn Bragason about his little daughter Elisabet Eva who is 16 months old.
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Icelandic baby girl receives glasses and sees her family for the first time

It's been qute remarkable watching her see the world in a normal light for the first time in her life," said Grétar Örn Bragason about his little daughter Elisabet Eva who is 16 months old.

Weather warning for Snæfellsnes, West Iceland

A storm with winds between 18 to 23 metres per second is expected in Snæfellsnes and the southern parts of the West Fjords today and this evening. Travellers are warned that winds can blow straight across roads which can be dangerous.
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Weather warning for Snæfellsnes, West Iceland

A storm with winds between 18 to 23 metres per second is expected in Snæfellsnes and the southern parts of the West Fjords today and this evening. Travellers are warned that winds can blow straight across roads which can be dangerous.

Iceland's most beautiful areas in great danger from increased tourism

A new report on the tolerance limits of the effect on tourism on Iceland's nature shows that the increase in tourism is already doing great damage.
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Iceland's most beautiful areas in great danger from increased tourism

A new report on the tolerance limits of the effect on tourism on Iceland's nature shows that the increase in tourism is already doing great damage.

Icelandic watchmakers make a FIFA World Cup watch

In recent months, Icelandic watchmakers JS Watch Company Reykjavik and Gilbert watchmakers have been designing a special FIFA World Cup edition watch called WORLD CUP MMXVIII.
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Icelandic watchmakers make a FIFA World Cup watch

In recent months, Icelandic watchmakers JS Watch Company Reykjavik and Gilbert watchmakers have been designing a special FIFA World Cup edition watch called WORLD CUP MMXVIII.

Warm currents on the way to Iceland's shores

The temperatures will rise gradually this week as warm currents arrive from warmer seas. Wednesday and Thursday are set to become the warmest days this week.
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Warm currents on the way to Iceland's shores

The temperatures will rise gradually this week as warm currents arrive from warmer seas. Wednesday and Thursday are set to become the warmest days this week.

Caldera in Öræfajökull clearly visible in Sunday's sunshine

Morgunblaðið photographer captured Öræfajökull on aerial photographs this weekend. The new caldera is clearly visible in the images despite being covered in a thick layer of snow.
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Caldera in Öræfajökull clearly visible in Sunday's sunshine

Morgunblaðið photographer captured Öræfajökull on aerial photographs this weekend. The new caldera is clearly visible in the images despite being covered in a thick layer of snow.

Total destruction of building in yesterday's blaze

The Reykjavik Fire Department finds it unusual how quickly yesterday's fire spread. The property in Miðtún 4 in Garðabær, a municipality of Reykjavik is completely destroyed.
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Total destruction of building in yesterday's blaze

The Reykjavik Fire Department finds it unusual how quickly yesterday's fire spread. The property in Miðtún 4 in Garðabær, a municipality of Reykjavik is completely destroyed.

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