Foreign Minister Sends Strong Signal to Uganda

The Foreign Minister of Iceland Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson released a statement yesterday deploring the President of Uganda’s decision to sign an Anti-Homosexuality Bill, which further criminalizes homosexuality and makes it punishable by up to life imprisonment.

Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson

Iceland’s PM Says No to Europe

Sigmundur Davíð said in an interview this morning that it was an impossible situation for the government of Iceland, which is against joining the European Union, to at the same time be in talks to try to join the EU.


Complaints over Noise Caused by NATO Jets

A hearing-impaired resident of the Barmahlíð nursing home at Reykhólar, the West Fjords, was awoken by the sounds of jets taking part in the NATO training exercises over Iceland.

Whaling boats Reykjavík

Obama makes Iceland’s Whaling his Business

The U.S. Department of the Interior has certified to President Obama under the Pelly Amendment to the Fishermen’s Protective Act of 1967 that Iceland’s international trade in whale meat and products diminishes the effectiveness of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of...

Iceland Sends Money to Syrian Refugees

The Icelandic Church Aid (Hjálparstofnun Kirkjunnar) has sent ISK 16.6 million (USD 150,000, EUR 110,000) to Syria to help some of the 4.2 million Syrians who are displaced within the country.


NATO Training Commences in Iceland

Fighter jets from NATO and partner countries began to conduct air defense-related flying activities over Iceland today in the first event of its kind to be held on the island.