US President Donald Trump.

Trump Cancels Denmark Visit since PM Won’t Discuss Sale of Greenland

yesterday, 09:46 GMT US President Donald Trump has announced on Twitter that he is postponing his state visit to Denmark.

Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir and German Chancellor Angela Merkel shake hands.

Merkel Meets with PM at Þingvellir

two days ago German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived in Iceland yesterday.

From Kulusuk, Greenland.

Greenland Won’t Be Sold to Trump

19 Aug In response to a report last week in the Wall Street Journal, stating that US President Donald Trump is interested in purchasing Greenland from Denmark, the government of Greenland and Danish politicians stressed Friday that Greenland is not for sale.

US President Donald Trump.

Is Trump Interested in Buying Greenland?

16 Aug The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday that US President Donald Trump has numerous times expressed interest in purchasing Greenland.

US Vice President Mike Pence.

Pence to Visit Iceland in September

15 Aug US Vice President Mike Pence will be visiting Iceland on September 3.

Chancellor Angela Merkel and Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir, in Germany last year.

Angela Merkel to Visit Iceland

14 Aug German Chancellor Angela Merkel will be the guest of honor on August 20, when the prime ministers of the Nordic countries convene at an annual summer meeting in Reykjavík.

MPs seated at the table, from left: Karl Gauti Hjaltason, Bergþór Ólason, Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson, Anna Kolbrún Árnadóttir and Ólafur Ísleifsson.

Two MPs Violated Code of Conduct at Klaustur Bar

1 Aug The Ethics Committee of Alþingi has concluded that two members of parliament violated the Code of Conduct for Members of the Alþingi in their remarks, made at Klaustur bar on November 20.

Katrín Jakobsdóttir, prime minister of Iceland.

Iceland’s Prime Minister Nominated for Chatham House Prize

22 Jul Katrín Jakobsdóttir, prime minister of Iceland, has been nominated for the Chatham House Prize 2019.

Minister of Transport and Local Government Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson.

Want to Restrict Foreign Ownership of Land

18 Jul Sigurður Ingi Jóhannson, minister of transport and local government hopes a draft bill regarding the purchase of land in Iceland by foreigners will be ready this fall.

Elísabet Kristín Jökulsdóttir and Hrafn Jökulsson.

New Environmental Party in the Making?

18 Jul A new environmental party appears to be in the making in Iceland.

Rodrigo Duterte, president of the Philippines.

Duterte Considering Cutting Diplomatic Ties with Iceland

16 Jul Rodrigo Duterte, president of the Philippines, is “seriously considering” cutting diplomatic ties with Iceland.

Foreign Minister Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson.

Iceland's Resolution Regarding Philippines Approved by UN

12 Jul The United Nations Human Rights Council has approved a resolution, sponsored by Iceland, to launch an independent investigation into alleged crimes committed during the Philippine government’s war on drugs.

MP Þórhildur Sunna Ævarsdóttir.

Committee Agrees MP Violated Code of Conduct

26 Jun The Speakers’ Committee of Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, has approved the conclusion of the Ethics Committee of Alþingi, which ruled that Pirate Party MP Þórhildur Sunna Ævarsdóttir had violated the Code of Conduct for Members of the Alþingi in her remarks about Ásmundur Friðriksson, MP for the Independence Party, Fréttablaðið reports.

An archive photo, showing a fighter plane taking off at Keflavík Airport.

US Military to Invest Billions of ISK in Keflavík

24 Jun The US Department of Defense plans to invest USD 57 million in military construction in Iceland in 2020.

Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir.

Gender Autonomy Act Applauded

21 Jun Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, approved a gender autonomy act this week.




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