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A wedding party raising money for disabled children in warzones

The couple Jón Þorsteinn Sigurðsson and Svetlana Veschagina got married last summer and had planned a second wedding party on their first year anniversary so her family could attend.
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A wedding party raising money for disabled children in warzones

The couple Jón Þorsteinn Sigurðsson and Svetlana Veschagina got married last summer and had planned a second wedding party on their first year anniversary so her family could attend.

«We are living in Iceland, after all»

Birgitta Björg Jóns­dótt­ir, the directing manager of Into the Glacier, which is behind the ice tunnel in Langajökull, says that the earthquake last Thursday has not impacted their business in any way. A 4.6 M earthquake was detected 13.8 km south of Ei
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«We are living in Iceland, after all»

Birgitta Björg Jóns­dótt­ir, the directing manager of Into the Glacier, which is behind the ice tunnel in Langajökull, says that the earthquake last Thursday has not impacted their business in any way. A 4.6 M earthquake was detected 13.8 km south of Eiríksjökull glacier, under Langjökull last Thursday.

Malfunction in hosting services of Advania impacted the Health Care Services today

Earlier today a malfunction was detected in the hosting services of Advania which has resulted in some of their clients' websites were down. Amongst websites were the Cabinet of Iceland and Health Care Services.
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Malfunction in hosting services of Advania impacted the Health Care Services today

Earlier today a malfunction was detected in the hosting services of Advania which has resulted in some of their clients' websites were down. Amongst websites were the Cabinet of Iceland and Health Care Services.

Malfunction in hosting services of Advania impacted the Healt Care Services today

Earlier today a malfunction was detected in the hosting services of Advania which has resulted in some of their clients' websites were down. Amongst websites were the Cabinet of Iceland and Health Care Services.
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Malfunction in hosting services of Advania impacted the Healt Care Services today

Earlier today a malfunction was detected in the hosting services of Advania which has resulted in some of their clients' websites were down. Amongst websites were the Cabinet of Iceland and Health Care Services.

4.6 M earthquake under Langjökull

A 4.6 M earthquake was 13.8 km south of the glacier Eiríksjökull, under Langjökull glacier at 9:48 PM last night. The earthquake was felt in all of the Western part of Iceland, north to Húnvatns county, in the Reykjavik area and all the way south to Rang
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4.6 M earthquake under Langjökull

A 4.6 M earthquake was 13.8 km south of the glacier Eiríksjökull, under Langjökull glacier at 9:48 PM last night. The earthquake was felt in all of the Western part of Iceland, north to Húnvatns county, in the Reykjavik area and all the way south to Rangárvallasýsla.

The gunman accused of attempted murder

The man who was arrested yesterday after shooting at a car early in the morning in Miðvangur in Hafnarfjörður was brought to Reykjanes District this morning where it was concluded that he would be held in an appropriate institution for the next four weeks.
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The gunman accused of attempted murder

The man who was arrested yesterday after shooting at a car early in the morning in Miðvangur in Hafnarfjörður was brought to Reykjanes District this morning where it was concluded that he would be held in an appropriate institution for the next four weeks.

Need to ensure the safety of visitors

Last night a working group was formed to improve the security at Reynisfjara Black Beach and there will be a definite plan in place no later than the 30th of September this year.
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Need to ensure the safety of visitors

Last night a working group was formed to improve the security at Reynisfjara Black Beach and there will be a definite plan in place no later than the 30th of September this year.

The shooter is now in police custody

The suspect in the shooting in Hafnarfjörður has been apprehended by the police, according to Skúli Jónsson Assistant Chief of Police. The shooter is in his sixties and is suspected of shooting at a car early this morning.
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The shooter is now in police custody

The suspect in the shooting in Hafnarfjörður has been apprehended by the police, according to Skúli Jónsson Assistant Chief of Police. The shooter is in his sixties and is suspected of shooting at a car early this morning.

Shots were fired and the Special Task Force called out this morning

A police operation that started before 8 AM this morning is still ongoing at Miðvangur in Hafnarfjörður and has been verified by Gunnar Rúnar Sveinbjörnsson the information officer of the Reykjavik Police Force in a talk with mbl.is.
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Shots were fired and the Special Task Force called out this morning

A police operation that started before 8 AM this morning is still ongoing at Miðvangur in Hafnarfjörður and has been verified by Gunnar Rúnar Sveinbjörnsson the information officer of the Reykjavik Police Force in a talk with mbl.is.

A landslide fell in the Westfjords

A landslide fell on the road between Ísafjörður and Hnífsdalur in the Westfjords this morning. The road was closed as a result but according to a tweet from The Icelandic Road and Coastal Administration the road has already been opened.
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A landslide fell in the Westfjords

A landslide fell on the road between Ísafjörður and Hnífsdalur in the Westfjords this morning. The road was closed as a result but according to a tweet from The Icelandic Road and Coastal Administration the road has already been opened.

Nova is now on the main Nasdaq Iceland Stock Exchange

The telecommunication company Nova in Iceland went public on the main Nasdaq Icelandic Stock Exchange today. The company is the 46th company to go public on the Nasdaq Nordic markets this year.
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Nova is now on the main Nasdaq Iceland Stock Exchange

The telecommunication company Nova in Iceland went public on the main Nasdaq Icelandic Stock Exchange today. The company is the 46th company to go public on the Nasdaq Nordic markets this year.

Midnight Sun Nightwater Festival celebrated next weekend

There will be a lot going on next weekend on June 24th-25th in the North of Iceland when the Midnight Sun Whitewater Festival will be held after a two year hiatus.
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Midnight Sun Nightwater Festival celebrated next weekend

There will be a lot going on next weekend on June 24th-25th in the North of Iceland when the Midnight Sun Whitewater Festival will be held after a two year hiatus.

Story sharing café tonight

Today is the World Refugee Day, but it is celebrated annjually on the 20th of June. The Amnesty International Youth Movement has organized a "Story Sharing Café" to celebrate the day and it will be held in Mál og menning on Laugavegur 18 at 19 PM to
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Story sharing café tonight

Today is the World Refugee Day, but it is celebrated annjually on the 20th of June. The Amnesty International Youth Movement has organized a "Story Sharing Café" to celebrate the day and it will be held in Mál og menning on Laugavegur 18 at 19 PM tonight.

Won the 1st price for the best photograph

"We were fishing in Hali fishing grounds, far up north in the midst of cold winter," says the photographer Kristján Maack who won the 1st price in the competition of the best photograph held by 200 miles and Morgunblaðið.
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Won the 1st price for the best photograph

"We were fishing in Hali fishing grounds, far up north in the midst of cold winter," says the photographer Kristján Maack who won the 1st price in the competition of the best photograph held by 200 miles and Morgunblaðið.

The passengers finally sailing to shore

The ferry Baldur that carries passengers from Stykkishólmur to Flatey and Brjánslækur lost its power this morning after only been sailing for seven minutes from Stykkishólmur, but the ferry left Stykkishólmur around 9 AM this morning.
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The passengers finally sailing to shore

The ferry Baldur that carries passengers from Stykkishólmur to Flatey and Brjánslækur lost its power this morning after only been sailing for seven minutes from Stykkishólmur, but the ferry left Stykkishólmur around 9 AM this morning.

Celebrating Icelandic National Day

Today is Iceland’s National Day and it will be celebrated all over the country, but in 1944 Iceland gained independence from Denmark and the Republic of Iceland was founded on 17th of June 1944.
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Celebrating Icelandic National Day

Today is Iceland’s National Day and it will be celebrated all over the country, but in 1944 Iceland gained independence from Denmark and the Republic of Iceland was founded on 17th of June 1944.

Icelanders united where it matters

The Prime Minister of Iceland, Katrín Jakobsdóttir,touched upon many topics in her speech earlier today. Today marks the 78th birthday of the Icelandic Republic. Jakobsdóttir talked about the Covid 19 pandemic, the war in Ukraine and its financial impact o
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Icelanders united where it matters

The Prime Minister of Iceland, Katrín Jakobsdóttir,touched upon many topics in her speech earlier today. Today marks the 78th birthday of the Icelandic Republic. Jakobsdóttir talked about the Covid 19 pandemic, the war in Ukraine and its financial impact on Iceland and the importance of democracy. She also talked about the local elections last month and Iceland’s policy in foreign- and defense matters.

Talks about his success with a double arm and shoulder transplant operation

The Icelander Guðmundur Felix Grétarsson underwent the first double arm and shoulder transplant in the world and it is now 17 months since his 15 hour operation in Lyon in France. Last Friday Grétarsson appeared on the TV show Good Morning Britain to talk
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Talks about his success with a double arm and shoulder transplant operation

The Icelander Guðmundur Felix Grétarsson underwent the first double arm and shoulder transplant in the world and it is now 17 months since his 15 hour operation in Lyon in France. Last Friday Grétarsson appeared on the TV show Good Morning Britain to talk about his operation and his recovery after this miraculous operation. His wife, Sylwia Gretarsson Nowakowska,was with him on the set.

First salmon of the season in East Rangá

East Rangá opened yesterday morning but no salmon was caught on the first shift. It didn't crush the spirit of the anglers who were certain that the silvery one was to be had soon. Lo and behold and in the afternoon the painter Alexander Arnarson caught
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First salmon of the season in East Rangá

East Rangá opened yesterday morning but no salmon was caught on the first shift. It didn't crush the spirit of the anglers who were certain that the silvery one was to be had soon. Lo and behold and in the afternoon the painter Alexander Arnarson caught the first salmon of the season in East Rangá.

Iceland and Sweden work together in security and defense matters

Guðlaug­ur Þór Þórðar­son the Minister of the Environment, Energy and Climate and Peter Hultqvist the Defense Minister of Sweded signed a mutual agreement about the cooperation of Iceland and Sweden in security and defense matters.
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Iceland and Sweden work together in security and defense matters

Guðlaug­ur Þór Þórðar­son the Minister of the Environment, Energy and Climate and Peter Hultqvist the Defense Minister of Sweded signed a mutual agreement about the cooperation of Iceland and Sweden in security and defense matters.

The Central Bank takes steps to make it easier to buy your first property

The Financial Stability Committee of the Central Bank of Iceland has decided to lower the maximum mortage rate for first time buyers from 90% to 85%. The mortage rate will still be 90% for other buyers.
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The Central Bank takes steps to make it easier to buy your first property

The Financial Stability Committee of the Central Bank of Iceland has decided to lower the maximum mortage rate for first time buyers from 90% to 85%. The mortage rate will still be 90% for other buyers.

3.9 M earthquake north of Grindavík

An earthquake at the size of 3.9 M hit last night around 1 AM last night north of Grindavík on the Reykjanes peninsula. The Icelandic Met Office got news about people feeling the earthquake
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3.9 M earthquake north of Grindavík

An earthquake at the size of 3.9 M hit last night around 1 AM last night north of Grindavík on the Reykjanes peninsula. The Icelandic Met Office got news about people feeling the earthquake

Warns about the dangers three times

"I think I can talk for all guides in the country when I say that I am mortified over the death that occurred in Reynisfjara Black Beach last weekend," says Friðrik Rafnsson the chairman of Leiðsögn, the union of Icelandic guides.
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Warns about the dangers three times

"I think I can talk for all guides in the country when I say that I am mortified over the death that occurred in Reynisfjara Black Beach last weekend," says Friðrik Rafnsson the chairman of Leiðsögn, the union of Icelandic guides.

Fishermen celebrated today with the same enthusiasm as 84 years ago

"It is obvious that the same feeling of support that fishermen and the fishing industry had in the year 1938 when the Fisherman's Day was celebrated for the first time still prevailsl," says Aríel Pétursson, chairman of the Fisherman's Day C
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Fishermen celebrated today with the same enthusiasm as 84 years ago

"It is obvious that the same feeling of support that fishermen and the fishing industry had in the year 1938 when the Fisherman's Day was celebrated for the first time still prevailsl," says Aríel Pétursson, chairman of the Fisherman's Day Council, which was held yesterday after a two year hiatus due to the Covid 19 pandemic.

A fatal accident at Reynisfjara Black Beach

Rescue teams from the Southern part of Iceland and the Westman Islands were called out last Friday because of an accident in Reynisfjara Black Beach just before five o‘clock.
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A fatal accident at Reynisfjara Black Beach

Rescue teams from the Southern part of Iceland and the Westman Islands were called out last Friday because of an accident in Reynisfjara Black Beach just before five o‘clock.

Got a million rejections before the ball started rolling

The photographer Kári Sverriss wanted to be like his parents from an early age. They were prominent in the Icelandic fashion world and were living the life. Before he came out of the closet he had two children and followed his dreams by going to London. Toda
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Got a million rejections before the ball started rolling

The photographer Kári Sverriss wanted to be like his parents from an early age. They were prominent in the Icelandic fashion world and were living the life. Before he came out of the closet he had two children and followed his dreams by going to London. Today he works with famous models and photographs for big magazines like Vogue and Elle.

Niceair cancels all flights to London in June

Niceair has had to cancel all flights to London in June because of problems with legal issues having to do with Brexit and EU and Iceland. There won't be any flights to England until a permanent solutionhas been found to the problem.
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Niceair cancels all flights to London in June

Niceair has had to cancel all flights to London in June because of problems with legal issues having to do with Brexit and EU and Iceland. There won't be any flights to England until a permanent solutionhas been found to the problem.

All the suspects in the drug bust Icelandic

The suspects, arrested in relation to the big drug bust cases that were reported yesterday, were all Icelandic men, and mostly in their forties, although there was quite a wide age gap between the youngest and the oldest, according to Grímur Grímsson Chief
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All the suspects in the drug bust Icelandic

The suspects, arrested in relation to the big drug bust cases that were reported yesterday, were all Icelandic men, and mostly in their forties, although there was quite a wide age gap between the youngest and the oldest, according to Grímur Grímsson Chief of Police in the Central Police Investigation Department.

NATO warships arrived in Reykjavik

Six NATO warhips arrived at Reykjavik airport yesterday because of a scheduled exercise that will take place on the 13th of June in the sea between Norway and Iceland.
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NATO warships arrived in Reykjavik

Six NATO warhips arrived at Reykjavik airport yesterday because of a scheduled exercise that will take place on the 13th of June in the sea between Norway and Iceland.

First cases of monkeypox reported in Iceland

It looks like the first cases of monkeypox were diagnosed yesterday in Iceland. Two middle aged men were diagnosed with monkeypox in a test in Iceland, and their tests will be sent abroad as soon as possible to confirm the diagnosis. This is reported on the w
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First cases of monkeypox reported in Iceland

It looks like the first cases of monkeypox were diagnosed yesterday in Iceland. Two middle aged men were diagnosed with monkeypox in a test in Iceland, and their tests will be sent abroad as soon as possible to confirm the diagnosis. This is reported on the website of the Directorate of Health.

The name of the man who died on Saturday revealed

The man who died last Saturday in Bardavogur because of head injuries was Gylfi Bergmann Heimisson. He was born in 1975 and leaves behind four children aged 2 to 24 years old. His notice of passing was published in Morgunblaðið today.
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The name of the man who died on Saturday revealed

The man who died last Saturday in Bardavogur because of head injuries was Gylfi Bergmann Heimisson. He was born in 1975 and leaves behind four children aged 2 to 24 years old. His notice of passing was published in Morgunblaðið today.

Drove off after hitting a cyclist

A car was driven into a cyclist in Laugavegur Saturday night around 8:30 PM. According to witnesses the driver of the car had been stepping on the gas and honking before he drove into the cyclist.
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Drove off after hitting a cyclist

A car was driven into a cyclist in Laugavegur Saturday night around 8:30 PM. According to witnesses the driver of the car had been stepping on the gas and honking before he drove into the cyclist.

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