A two year old girl cries  at the US border

Icelanders organise protest outside US embassy in Reykjavik tomorrow

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Over a thousand people are attending and thousands are interested in a protest organised on Facebook against the US policy of separating children from parents at the US border.

A new majority was announced this morning. Eggertsson is on the far left.

Municipal Elections: Dagur B.Eggertsson remains Mayor of Reykjavik

12 Jun Dagur B. Eggertsson, council chairman of the Alliance Party in Reykjavik will remain Mayor of Reykjavik.

Whale hunting boats at Reykjavik harbour.

Anti-whaling Icelanders protest on Sunday against recommencement of whaling

9 Jun A peaceful protest has been organised tomorrow at Reykjavik Harbour when whale hunting company Hvalur hf. begins hunting for fin whales.

Young women's frustration with the patriarchy broke out with the #freethenipple movement in 2015. Women flocked to the streets and even to work with bare chests or no bras.

Young Icelandic women "fed up with the patriarchy"

4 Jun Even though Iceland has been touted internationally as a sort of "paradise for equal rights" a new Ph.D. thesis by Ásta Jóhannsdóttir points to something different.

Dagur B. Eggertsson borgarstjóri.

New majority formed in Reykjavik City Council

31 May The Alliance Party, The Left Green Aliance, Pirates and the Reform Party have agreed to begin coalition talks for a new majority in the Reykjavik City Council.

Katrín Jakobsdóttir and  Jüri Ratas.

Iceland's PM meets with Estonia's PM

30 May Katrín Jakobsdóttir Prime Minister of Iceland and Jüri Ratas, Prime Minister of Estonia met yesterday in Reykjavik.

Sanna Magdalena Mörtudóttir, council chairwoman for the Socialist Party.

Socialist Party announce decision to not participate in coalition negotiations

30 May Sanna Magdalena Mörtudóttir, new city councillor for the Socialist Party and deputy city councillor Daníel Örn Arnarsson made a media announcement late last night saying that they would not participate in negotiations to form a majority in the Reykjavik city council.

The Ziggurat will be the name of the Zuist temple. This is what it will look like if built.

Iceland's Zuist religion apply for permit to build a temple in Reykjavik

30 May The Zuist society, founded in 2016 now wish to build a temple in Reykjavik. Leader Águst Arnar Ágústsson says it's been his dream to build a temple since the religion was founded.

Dagur B. Eggertsson

Municipal Elections: Coalition talks underway

28 May Mayor Dagur B.Eggertsson has ruled out any kind of coalition with Eyþór Arnalds of the Independence Party. He says that parties are talking already and that things will become clearer in the first half of this week.

Sanna Magdalena Mörtudóttir is 26 years old and the youngest person to be elected into city council.

"Women and people of mixed race need to have more visibility in Iceland"

27 May Sanna Magda­lena Mörtu­dótt­ir, leader of the Socialist Party in Reykjavik has secured a seat on the City Council in yesterday's election. The Socialist Party did very well in the elections and received 6.4 percent of votes. Mörtudóttir is the youngest person ever to to be elected into city council and also the first mixed race woman to be on city council.

Current Mayor Dagur B. Eggertsson of the Alliance Party and Independence Party Mayor candidate Eyþór Arnalds .

Independence Party gets largest number of votes in Reykjavik

27 May Votes in the municipal elections were counted last night and the Independence Party gained the largest number of votes and eight seats at the Reykjavik city council. The Alliance Party received seven seats. The Reform Party holds a key position in whether the Alliance Party or the Independence Party will lead the city council and hold the seat of Mayor.

Municipal elections: More voters than four years ago

26 May More voters have voted in Reykjavik than in the last election four year ago. At 5 pm 33.020 people had voted which is 1.547 more than four years ago.

Dagur B.Eggertsson, current Mayor and Eyþór Arnalds, mayor candidate for the Indpendence Party.

Reykjavik City Elections: Majority holds, Socialist and Progressive parties gain seats

23 May The municipal elections take place this Saturday in Reykjavik. A new poll shows that the majority will hold with a minimum number of votes. The new Socialist Party and the Progressive Party will each gain a seat.

Reject transfer of power over Iceland's energy sector to European institutions

15 May Most Icelanders oppose transfer of power over Iceland's energy sector to European institutions according to a fresh opinion poll produced for the organisation Heimssýn which opposes the idea that the country should seek membership of the European Union.

Midwives outside the meeting yesterday.

Midwife strike negotiations still in deadlock

8 May Yesterday's meeting between midwives and the state negotiator yielded no results. Midwives stand firmly by their demands.

Midwives and their supporters at a public demonstration meeting in Austurvöllur last month.

Midwives meet with state negotiator today

7 May Wage negotiations between Icelandic midwives and the state are still in deadlock and today the ninth meeting between the two takes place.

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Exchange rates

USD USD 109.00 EUR EUR 126.00
GBP GBP 143.43 DKK DKK 16.91
NOK NOK 13.31 SEK SEK 12.27
CHF CHF 109.22 JPY JPY 0.99
ISK price of selected currencies, according to the official exchange rate of the Central Bank of Iceland. Updated daily.