Michael R. Pompeo, US secretary of state at Harpa today.

"Iceland won't be neglected anymore" says Mike Pompeo

15 Feb Mike Pompeo held a press meeting at Harpa this afternoon and said that the aim of his visit was to strengthen the relationships with US allies who had been neglected by former US governments.

Michael R. Pom­peo, utanríkisráðherra Bandaríkjanna, mætti til Íslands nú á tólfta tímanum.

Pompeo arrives in Iceland

15 Feb US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo arrived in Iceland just before noon landing at Air Force Two in Keflavík.

Jón Baldvin Hannibalsson fyrrverandi ráðherra og Bryndís Schram.

Hannibalsson threatens to sue RÚV national television

13 Feb Former Foreign Minister and Ambassador Jón Baldvin Hannibalsson and his wife Bryndís Schram have written a letter in today's edition of Morgunblaðið demanding a letter of apology from RÚV national television giving them one week otherwise they will sue.

Mike Pompeo will be in Iceland next Friday.

Mike Pompeo on his way to Iceland

8 Feb US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo will be coming to Iceland next week to meet with Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir and Foreign Minister Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson. They will be discussing economic relations between Iceland and the US and matters regarding the Arctic.

Carlsberg and Danski are perhaps just too Danish as names?

Boy's name Carlsberg banned by Icelandic naming committee

7 Feb The famous Icelandic naming committee which decrees which new given names in Iceland are allowed or not have said no to names Carlsberg and Danski as well as Nasha , Javi and Nanyore.

"F**k violence" is what the letters on the beanies stand for.

Pirate party members protest Klausturgate MPs wearing anti-violence beanies

6 Feb Pirate party MPs Þórhildur Sunna Ævarsdóttir and Björn Leví Gunnarsson wore beanies with the letters "FO" at Parliement yesterday when MP Bergþór Ólason, involved in the scandalous Klaustur recording made a speech.

The MP's heard on the recording which made scandal.

Klausturgate MP's say whistle blower disguised herself as a tourist

5 Feb The MP's involved in the Klaustur bar recording scandal now claim that the woman who recorded them, Bára Halldórsdóttir planned the recording and disguised herself as a foreign tourist.

Jón Baldvin Hannibalsson being interviewed yesterday where he calls all reports of his sexual abuse fabrication and a plot against him by his daughter.

Sexual harassment stories concerning former Minister made public

4 Feb Jón Baldvin Hannibalsson, former Minister and Ambassador was interviewed by Rúv national television yesterday where he denied all claims of sexual abuse and misconduct and said that all stories regarding him were fabrication and a plot by his daughter Aldís. This morniing 23 women made a blog site public where they detail their experience of Hannibalsson. The youngest victims were ten years old at the time.

Passport controls at Keflavik International Airport.

New look for Icelandic passports

31 Jan The Icelandic passport has received a facelift and new passports will be issued in the next couple of days. People with an old look passport need not fear as they are just as valid as the new version (until the date of expiry).

Dr. Björn Zoëga.

Icelandic doctor becomes CMO of Sweden's Karolinska University Hospital

29 Jan The Stockholm health authorities have appointed Björn Zoëga as chief medical officer of the Karolinska University Hospital in Sweden.

Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson at Parliament yesterday.

MP and former Minister "lost his clothes in a blackout"

25 Jan Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson, MP for the Centre Party who was involved in the Klaustur bar recording scandal said in a television interview last night that he can't remember a thing from that fateful night at the bar, that he lost his clothes and was in a blackout for 36 hours.

Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Prime Minister of Iceland.

Icelandic PM and Minister of Environment head to Helsinki Climate Change summit

24 Jan Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Prime Minister of Iceland and Guðmundur Ingi Guðbrandsson Minister for the Environment and natural resources headed to Helsinki today to attend the climate change mini summit taking part there.

Lilja Alfreðsdóttir walks out today after a brief interchange with Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson.

Klaustur MPs get a cold reception at Parliament today

24 Jan Images of Minister of Culture Lilja Alfreðsdóttir standing up from her seat twice to say something inaudible to Centre Party MP Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson. Alfreðsdóttir came forward in a TV interview in December to say she found the MPs to be "perpetrators of violence."

Bergþór Ólason and former Foreign Minister Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson.

Two of the Klaustur scandal MP's back at Parliament

24 Jan Centre Party MP's Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson and Bergþór Ólason are taking their seats at Parliament again today after taking leave from duties after the Klaustur bar recording scandal.

Jón Baldvin Hannibalsson and his wife Bryndís Schram.

Former Minister refutes accusations of sexual offences

20 Jan Jón Baldvin Hannibalsson, former Foreign Minister and ambassador released a press statement yesterday denying all claims of sexual misconduct following claims by numerous women, including his daughter, his wife's sister, his wife's niece and his former students.


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