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Heckler & Koch MP5

Machine Guns Remain Sealed at Airport

A receipt for the 250 MP5 submachine guns delivered to the Icelandic Coast Guard is yet to be received and therefore the guns have not been cleared by customs and remain sealed in the storage of the Icelandic Coast Guard at Keflavík International Airport.

Landsbankinn

Former Landsbanki CEO Sentenced to 12 Months

Sigurjón Þ. Árnason, former CEO of Landsbanki, was sentenced to 12 months in prison by Reykjavík District Court earlier this morning for market manipulation between November 1, 2007 and October 3, 2008.

Police car

Police Investigate if Attack Was Paid For

The police are continuing to investigate the incident in Akureyri, North Iceland, last week where a Molotov cocktail was thrown at an empty vehicle outside the home of an employee of the District Commissioner’s Office early in the morning of November 12.

Women with their babies in Reykjavík

Unusually Many Twins Born in Iceland

So far this year 58 pairs of twins were born at Landspítali National University Hospital in Reykjavík. From January to November in 2013, 49 twins were born at the hospital, so the increase measures 18.4 percent between years.

EU referendum protest on Austurvöllur, Reykjavík

Third Protest in Series Targets Interior Minister

Approximately 800 people gathered on Austurvöllur square in front of the Icelandic parliament yesterday to protest against the government and specifically Minister of the Interior Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir. This is the third Monday in a row that a demonstration takes place on Austurvöllur.

Police bike

Doctors in Iceland on Strike Again

Doctors working at healthcare centers in Reykjavík and surrounding communities, at healthcare institutions outside the capital area and at Landspítali National University Hospital’s research, women’s and children’s wards started striking at midnight and will not resume work until midnight...

Supreme Court of Iceland

Supreme Court Confirms Six Years for Sex Offence

The Supreme Court of Iceland confirmed on Thursday a six-year prison sentence over a man found guilty of having committed sexual violations against his mother-in-law. He was found to have taken advantage of her mental disability and forced her into having intercourse with him.

TF-LIF Icelandic Coastguard Helicopter

Car Runs into River, Search Unsuccessful

Up to 100 people, search and rescue volunteers, police officers and firefighters, took part in a search for a vehicle a witness observed running into the Ölfusá river in Selfoss, South Iceland, between 10 and 11 last night. They searched through the night but with no luck.

Anti-government protest in Reykjavík

Protest outside Parliament Draws 1,500

Around 1,500 people gathered in Austurvöllur square in front of Alþingi, Iceland’s parliament, yesterday evening to protest the government’s actions. The state of the healthcare system was at the top of protesters’ agenda.

Reykjavík domestic airport

Ground Broken for Air Traffic Control Center Expansion

Minister of the Interior Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir and Mayor of Reykjavík Dagur B. Eggertsson broke ground in a ceremony to mark the commencement of expansions at Reykjavík Airport on Friday. The airport is being expanded to accommodate a larger air traffic control center, run by Isavia.

City Grants Kids without ID Number School Entry

The City of Reykjavík’s school and recreation committee approved on Wednesday a change in the rules which would allow children without Icelandic social security numbers or a legal registered address in the capital to go to kindergarten.

gavel as used in courts

Court Rules No Evidence of Sex Trafficking

Reykjavík District Court found no evidence that human trafficking was involved in the suspected cases of purchasing sex reported yesterday, which is currently being handled by the court.

Heckler & Koch MP5

Iceland to Return Guns if Not Gift from Norway

The heads of the Reykjavík police and the Icelandic Coast Guard met with the Judicial Affairs and Education Committee of the Icelandic Parliament yesterday to answer questions about the import of roughly 300 submachine guns from Norway.

Police car

Forty Accused of Purchasing Sex

Forty individuals have been accused of purchasing sex. According to the website of the Directorate of Public Prosecutions, if convicted, the accused face fines or imprisonment of up to one year.

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