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Court Drops Restraining Orders

The Supreme Court of Iceland has dropped a restraining order against a man who has been suspected of having physically abused his former partner. The man has sent pornographic videos of the woman to her friends and colleagues.

Stolen Bengal Cats Arrive Home

The three missing Bengal cats, which were stolen from the farm Nátthagi in Ölfus, South Iceland, last week have returned home. The Reykjavík Metropolitan Police found the thief and collected the cats from a house in Reykjavík last night.

Police car

Increase in Reported Cases of Trafficking in Iceland

There has been an increase in the number of suspected cases of trafficking reported to the police in Iceland in recent years. Most cases are defined as labor trafficking relating to the construction industry, cleaning companies, the tourism industry and other areas of work. There are also cases...

People hiking

Iceland’s Population Approaches 330,000

Iceland’s population reached 329,040 at the end of last year, an increase of 870 on the year prior. Five hundred and sixty more children were born than the number of individuals who died last year. Three hundred and twenty more people moved to Iceland than moved away.

bengal cat

Kiss Me Got Away from Iceland Cat Thief

One of the four purebred Bengal cats that were stolen from the farm Nátthagi in Ölfus, South Iceland, the day before yesterday managed to escape the thief and was found by his owner, Ólafur Sturla Njálsson, yesterday evening. It was the male cat Kiss Me.

Bengal cat.

Four Bengal Cats Stolen in Iceland

Four purebred Bengal cats were stolen from a shed at the farm Nátthagi in Ölfus yesterday. The cats’ owner, Ólafur Sturla Njálsson, who has bred Bengals at the farm for years, said he had noticed at 2 am that the lock on door to the shed to had been broken up.

Reykjavík with Hallgrímskirkja in the background

City of Reykjavík to Provide Service to Refugees

Minister of Social Affairs Eygló Harðardóttir and Mayor of Reykjavík Dagur B. Eggertsson signed an agreement on Tuesday on city authorities being responsible for facilitating and assisting two groups of refugees who were offered asylum in the country by the Icelandic government.

Doctors

Doctors in Iceland Accept New Wage Contract

The vast majority of the members of the Icelandic Medical Association, 90 percent, voted in favor of the new wage contract with the state in an online vote which concluded at midnight on Friday. The contract has been published on the association’s website.

Reykjavík marina

Woman Saved from Ocean in Critical Condition

A woman was saved from the ocean yesterday morning after her car ran off the pier at Miðbakki harbor in Reykjavík. She was taken to the Landspítali National University Hospital emergency room and the doctor on duty described her condition as critical.

A cargo ship with containers.

Icelandic Freighter Crew Victims of Cold War?

Icelandic journalist Óttar Sveinsson is planning to apply for access to the Royal Navy’s documents on the sinking of an Icelandic freighter, causing the death of six men, in 1986 once the confidentiality will be lifted late next year, 30 years after the accident.

Toys in a playground.

Iceland Shaken Baby Syndrome Case Reopened?

Dr. Waney Squier, a professor in neuropathology at Oxford University, stated on RÚV’s news magazine Kastljós on Wednesday that the traditional diagnosis for shaken baby syndrome is obsolete and that the findings of the autopsy of a nine-month-old boy who died in...

Three Month Wait at Alcohol and Drug Clinic

As of January 10, there were 150 people on the waiting list for a place at National Center of Addiction Medicine’s (SÁA) treatment clinic, according to Þórarinn Tyrfingsson, chief physician at Vogur clinic.

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City and Police to Counteract Domestic Violence

Mayor of Reykjavík Dagur B. Eggertsson and Chief of the Reykjavík Metropolitan Police Sigríður Björk Guðjónsdóttir signed an agreement on joint measures to counteract domestic violence and improve services and work methods when dealing with such cases on Monday.

Horses on the way to Lake Mývatn

Death of Horses Not Caused by Negligence

The Icelandic Food and Veterinary Authority (MAST) has completed its investigation into the drowning of 12 horses in Bessastaðatjörn pond outside Reykjavík late last year. Their death is not believed to have been the cause of negligence.

Týr Icelandic Coast Guard ship

Machine Guns Still in Iceland

It is yet to be decided when and how the 250 MP5 submachine guns will be returned to the Norwegian Armed Forces, according to spokesperson for the Norwegian military Vegard Finberg’s a written response to Icelandic national broadcaster RÚV.

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Up to 30,000 Unregistered Guns in Iceland

It is estimated that there are up to 30,000 unregistered firearms in circulation in Iceland, compared to 73,000 registered firearms, as stated in a recent article in police journal Lögreglublaðið by police officer Runólfur Þórhallsson, visir.is reports today.

Doctors

Iceland’s Healthcare System to Be Restored

Prime Minister of Iceland Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, acting Minister of Finance Illugi Gunnarsson, Minister of Health Kristján Þór Júlíusson, chair of the Icelandic Medical Association Þorbjörn Jónsson and chair of the Association of Icelandic Surgeons Kristín Huld Haraldsdóttir signed a...

Charlie Hebdo vigil in Reykjavík, January 8, 2015

Hundreds Attend Charlie Hebdo Vigil in Reykjavík

Between 300 and 500 people attended a vigil outside the French Embassy in Reykjavík last night in memory of the victims of the attack on the offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris on Wednesday and to rally in support of free speech.

Icelandic broadcaster RÚV staff show support for victims of Charlie Hebdo

Rally to be Held outside French Embassy

A rally will be held outside the French Embassy in Reykjavík at Túngata 22 in downtown Reykjavík at 6 pm today to remember for the victims of the terrorist attack at the offices of magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris yesterday.

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