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Yellow weather warning for South and South East Iceland

After a couple of calm weeks, the stormy weather returns with strong winds expected in Öræfi, Mýrdalur and Eyjafjöll today. A yellow weather warning has been issued by the Iceland Met Office.

Icelander Sara Nassim nominated for a Grammy award

A thirty year old Icelandic woman, Sara Nassim Valadbeygi has been nominated for a Grammy award as the producer of a music video by Tierra Whack, Mumbo Jumbo. The Grammy's are awarded in February in Los Angeles.
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Icelander Sara Nassim nominated for a Grammy award

A thirty year old Icelandic woman, Sara Nassim Valadbeygi has been nominated for a Grammy award as the producer of a music video by Tierra Whack, Mumbo Jumbo. The Grammy's are awarded in February in Los Angeles.

1500 new hotel rooms for Reykjavik in next two years

Around 1500 hotel rooms will be put into use in the space of the next two years. This is the same as 15 average sized city hotels. With each hotel room costing an average of 35 million ISK this investment is around 53 billion ISK.
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1500 new hotel rooms for Reykjavik in next two years

Around 1500 hotel rooms will be put into use in the space of the next two years. This is the same as 15 average sized city hotels. With each hotel room costing an average of 35 million ISK this investment is around 53 billion ISK.

Disturbances to domestic and international flights due to weather

All domestic flights have been down this morning due to the storm and delays have been on international flights at Keflavik International Airport. All flights to and frm Ísafjörður have been cancelled. Flights to Egilsstaðir and Akureyri may recommence th
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Disturbances to domestic and international flights due to weather

All domestic flights have been down this morning due to the storm and delays have been on international flights at Keflavik International Airport. All flights to and frm Ísafjörður have been cancelled. Flights to Egilsstaðir and Akureyri may recommence this afternoon.

Jodie Foster to direct and star in Iceland's Oscar entry film

Jodie Foster will direct, produce and star in the US remake of award winning Icelandic film Woman at War. Foster will play the role of Halla, played in the Icelandic version by Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir.
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Jodie Foster to direct and star in Iceland's Oscar entry film

Jodie Foster will direct, produce and star in the US remake of award winning Icelandic film Woman at War. Foster will play the role of Halla, played in the Icelandic version by Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir.

Thunder and lightning strike Reykjavik last night

Last night, lightning struck in Reykjavik accompanied by thunder. This is highly unusual in Iceland and especially in the month of December. The thunder and lightning were a sort of grand finale to yesterday's storm which has now subsided.
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Thunder and lightning strike Reykjavik last night

Last night, lightning struck in Reykjavik accompanied by thunder. This is highly unusual in Iceland and especially in the month of December. The thunder and lightning were a sort of grand finale to yesterday's storm which has now subsided.

Reykjavik: Parents asked to pick up younger children from school due to storm

The Reykjavik fire department and the Reykjavik Metropolitan Police are asking parents and guardians of younger children to pick them up after 4 pm today from school or after school activities instead of letting them walk by themselves due to the weather.
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Reykjavik: Parents asked to pick up younger children from school due to storm

The Reykjavik fire department and the Reykjavik Metropolitan Police are asking parents and guardians of younger children to pick them up after 4 pm today from school or after school activities instead of letting them walk by themselves due to the weather.

Storm in South and West Iceland this afternoon

This afternoon and evening a storm will hit South and West Iceland. A yellow weather warning has been issued for the capital area, Faxaflói, Breiðafjörður and the central highlands.
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Storm in South and West Iceland this afternoon

This afternoon and evening a storm will hit South and West Iceland. A yellow weather warning has been issued for the capital area, Faxaflói, Breiðafjörður and the central highlands.

Storm in Reykjavik expected at 5 pm

Iceland Met Office has issued a yellow storm warning for the capital area today beginning at 5 pm and going onwards into the evening. People are urged to take great care and to secure loose objects outside.
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Storm in Reykjavik expected at 5 pm

Iceland Met Office has issued a yellow storm warning for the capital area today beginning at 5 pm and going onwards into the evening. People are urged to take great care and to secure loose objects outside.

Reykjavik: Parent's asked to pick up younger children from school due to storm

The Reykjavik fire department and the Reykjavik Metropolitan Police are asking parents and guardians of younger children to pick them up after 4 pm today from school or after school activities instead of letting them walk by themselves due to the weather.
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Reykjavik: Parent's asked to pick up younger children from school due to storm

The Reykjavik fire department and the Reykjavik Metropolitan Police are asking parents and guardians of younger children to pick them up after 4 pm today from school or after school activities instead of letting them walk by themselves due to the weather.

New geothermal pool opened at Langisandur beach in Akranes

A new manmade hot geothermal pool was opened at Langisandur beach by the town of Akranes in West Iceland today. The pool is called Guðlaug, which is both a woman's name or can mean "the pool of god."
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New geothermal pool opened at Langisandur beach in Akranes

A new manmade hot geothermal pool was opened at Langisandur beach by the town of Akranes in West Iceland today. The pool is called Guðlaug, which is both a woman's name or can mean "the pool of god."

Person who made Klaustur bar recording goes public

Newspaper Stundin revealed today the identity of the person who made the recording at Klaustur bar of six MP's that has caused a scandal within Icelandic society. She's a disabled gay woman called Bára Halldórsdóttir who says she began recording wh
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Person who made Klaustur bar recording goes public

Newspaper Stundin revealed today the identity of the person who made the recording at Klaustur bar of six MP's that has caused a scandal within Icelandic society. She's a disabled gay woman called Bára Halldórsdóttir who says she began recording when the MP's began to make loud crude comments about minority groups and women.

Storm warning for today - road closures in South East Iceland

A yellow weather warning has been issued by the Iceland Met Office for many parts of Iceland today and there will be disruption to communications in some areas. The route no.1 beneath the Eyjafjöll mountains has been closed due to the storm.
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Storm warning for today - road closures in South East Iceland

A yellow weather warning has been issued by the Iceland Met Office for many parts of Iceland today and there will be disruption to communications in some areas. The route no.1 beneath the Eyjafjöll mountains has been closed due to the storm.

Man charged with holding his three-year-old son over a balcony railing

The district attorney in Reykjavik has placed charges against a man for having in an "unscrupulous and serious manner" having placed his son in immense danger to his life by swinging him backwards and forwards over a balcony railing and threatening t
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Man charged with holding his three-year-old son over a balcony railing

The district attorney in Reykjavik has placed charges against a man for having in an "unscrupulous and serious manner" having placed his son in immense danger to his life by swinging him backwards and forwards over a balcony railing and threatening to drop him.

Minister of Culture calls MP's in bar recording scandal «Perpetrators of violence»

Iceland's Minister of Culture Lilja Alfreðsdóttir appeared on the Kastljós news programme tonight, speaking for the first time about her reaction to the comments made about her in bar conversation two weeks ago, recorded by a witness.
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Minister of Culture calls MP's in bar recording scandal «Perpetrators of violence»

Iceland's Minister of Culture Lilja Alfreðsdóttir appeared on the Kastljós news programme tonight, speaking for the first time about her reaction to the comments made about her in bar conversation two weeks ago, recorded by a witness.

Yellow weather alert for South and South East Iceland tomorrow

The Iceland Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for South and South East Iceland for a heavy winds especially by the Eyjafjöll mountains. Drivers, especially those driving larger vehicles are urged to take great care.
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Yellow weather alert for South and South East Iceland tomorrow

The Iceland Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for South and South East Iceland for a heavy winds especially by the Eyjafjöll mountains. Drivers, especially those driving larger vehicles are urged to take great care.

«Must have been the wheels on my wheelchair skidding»

Centre party leader Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson said yesterday evening that the seal noise made at the Klaustur bar was not one of the MP's but probably a bike skidding to a halt outside the bar. His chair sound theory was proved wrong by journalists.
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«Must have been the wheels on my wheelchair skidding»

Centre party leader Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson said yesterday evening that the seal noise made at the Klaustur bar was not one of the MP's but probably a bike skidding to a halt outside the bar. His chair sound theory was proved wrong by journalists. Disabled former MP Freyja Haraldsdóttir has responded on Twitter that it must have been the sound of the wheels on her wheelchair skidding.

Extreme winter cold on its way to Iceland

Snowfall is expected in many parts of Iceland, including the capital area tonight but tomorrow temperatures will plunge to well below zero, going up to -18 in some parts of the country.
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Extreme winter cold on its way to Iceland

Snowfall is expected in many parts of Iceland, including the capital area tonight but tomorrow temperatures will plunge to well below zero, going up to -18 in some parts of the country.

Former PM apologizes to disabled former MP and says seal noises were actually a chair moving

"He called to apologize and also explain to me how apparently I had misunderstood everything," says disabled activist Freyja Haraldsdóttir about a phonecall she received from leader of the Centre party, Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson.
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Former PM apologizes to disabled former MP and says seal noises were actually a chair moving

"He called to apologize and also explain to me how apparently I had misunderstood everything," says disabled activist Freyja Haraldsdóttir about a phonecall she received from leader of the Centre party, Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson.

Bar conversation scandal could be violation of parliamentary ethics regulations

President of Parliament in Iceland, Steingrímur J.Sigfússon read a statement at Parliament today where he apologized on behalf of Parliament for the derogatory remarks made by six MP's about women, disabled people and the queer community. The matter is
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Bar conversation scandal could be violation of parliamentary ethics regulations

President of Parliament in Iceland, Steingrímur J.Sigfússon read a statement at Parliament today where he apologized on behalf of Parliament for the derogatory remarks made by six MP's about women, disabled people and the queer community. The matter is now under investigation by the parliamentary ethics regulations committee.

Crowds protest and demand resignations from the six MP's in scandalous bar recording

"I don't want shitheads at parliament," said one protestor speaking to mbl.is at a crowded but peaceful protest at Austurvöllur parliament square this afternoon in the bitter cold. Protestor demanded resignation from the MP's whose bar conver
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Crowds protest and demand resignations from the six MP's in scandalous bar recording

"I don't want shitheads at parliament," said one protestor speaking to mbl.is at a crowded but peaceful protest at Austurvöllur parliament square this afternoon in the bitter cold. Protestor demanded resignation from the MP's whose bar conversation was secretly recorded and leaked to the press. The three hour long conversation contained insults towards multiple female MP's, homophobic slurs and making fun of a disabled deputy MP.

Crowds protestand demand resignations from the six MP's in scandalous bar recording

"I don't want shitheads at parliament," said one protestor speaking to mbl.is at a crowded but peaceful protest at Austurvöllur parliament square this afternoon in the bitter cold. Protestor demanded resignation from the MP's whose bar conver
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Crowds protestand demand resignations from the six MP's in scandalous bar recording

"I don't want shitheads at parliament," said one protestor speaking to mbl.is at a crowded but peaceful protest at Austurvöllur parliament square this afternoon in the bitter cold. Protestor demanded resignation from the MP's whose bar conversation was secretly recorded and leaked to the press. The three hour long conversation contained insults towards multiple female MP's, homophobic slurs and making fun of a disabled deputy MP.

Iceland celebrates 100 years of sovereignty

Today, Iceland celebrates 100 years as a free and sovereign state. In 1918, Iceland and Denmark signed a Union Treaty, effectively freeing Iceland from Denmark. This was the culmination of nearly a century long campaign for Icelandic self-determination.
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Iceland celebrates 100 years of sovereignty

Today, Iceland celebrates 100 years as a free and sovereign state. In 1918, Iceland and Denmark signed a Union Treaty, effectively freeing Iceland from Denmark. This was the culmination of nearly a century long campaign for Icelandic self-determination.

MP in bar scandal apologizes and goes on leave from duties at parliament

Centre party MP Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson sent a statement to press last night where he says that he showed a great lack of judgment at the Klaustur bar last week, in a conversation that was recorded and made public.
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MP in bar scandal apologizes and goes on leave from duties at parliament

Centre party MP Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson sent a statement to press last night where he says that he showed a great lack of judgment at the Klaustur bar last week, in a conversation that was recorded and made public.

Grýla is alive and well in the mountains eating human sushi

"There's a rumour concerning Grýla, that she's dead and has stopped eating children. I think that's nonsense, and that she's living a great life in the mountains still eating her human sushi," says professor Terry Gunnell at the Unive
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Grýla is alive and well in the mountains eating human sushi

"There's a rumour concerning Grýla, that she's dead and has stopped eating children. I think that's nonsense, and that she's living a great life in the mountains still eating her human sushi," says professor Terry Gunnell at the University of Iceland.

Indigo to purchase WOW air

Indigo Partners and WOW air have reached a tentative agreement on the purchase by Indigo on WOW air. An announcement was sent to press last night.
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Indigo to purchase WOW air

Indigo Partners and WOW air have reached a tentative agreement on the purchase by Indigo on WOW air. An announcement was sent to press last night.

Protest in Reykjavik tomorrow demanding resignation of MP's involved in bar conversation leak

The recording of a bar conversation between MP's last week made public yesterday has caused outrage in Iceland. A protest has been organised at Austurvöllur parliament square tomorrow to demand the resignation of the MP's involved. Prime Minister Kat
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Protest in Reykjavik tomorrow demanding resignation of MP's involved in bar conversation leak

The recording of a bar conversation between MP's last week made public yesterday has caused outrage in Iceland. A protest has been organised at Austurvöllur parliament square tomorrow to demand the resignation of the MP's involved. Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir is saddened by events which will be discussed at the Speaker's Committee in Parliament.

«Shocked by what he heard»

The man who recorded the loud bar conversation by MP's at Reykjavik's Klaustur bar and who wishes to remain anonymous says he's not a particularly political person but began recording the conversation because he was shocked by what he heard.
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«Shocked by what he heard»

The man who recorded the loud bar conversation by MP's at Reykjavik's Klaustur bar and who wishes to remain anonymous says he's not a particularly political person but began recording the conversation because he was shocked by what he heard.

Recording of Middle party MP's making derogatory comments about women made public

Furore has ensued as sound recordings of MP's of the Middle Party making comments about fellow women MP's were made public by newspaper Stundin. The male MP's made crude remarks such as one woman MP not likely to make it up the primary elections b
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Recording of Middle party MP's making derogatory comments about women made public

Furore has ensued as sound recordings of MP's of the Middle Party making comments about fellow women MP's were made public by newspaper Stundin. The male MP's made crude remarks such as one woman MP not likely to make it up the primary elections because she wasn't as "hot" as last year.

Ice skating rink at Ingólfstorg opens on December 1st

The ice skating rink sponsored by telecommunications company Nova opens at 7 pm on December 1st in the Reykjavik city centre. The rink is extremely popular with children during the Christmas season.
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Ice skating rink at Ingólfstorg opens on December 1st

The ice skating rink sponsored by telecommunications company Nova opens at 7 pm on December 1st in the Reykjavik city centre. The rink is extremely popular with children during the Christmas season.

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