US Vice President Mike Pence.

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

Merkel Meets with PM at Þingvellir

20 Aug German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived in Iceland yesterday.

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.

Hvalá river.

‘This Will Be Stopped’

24 Jul “I won’t reveal much, but this must not happen, ever.”

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.

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.

The bill being debated in Alþingi.

Abortion Bill Passes in Alþingi

14 May A much-debated abortion bill was passed in Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, last night.

Minister for Foreign Affairs Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarsson, right, accepts chairmanship of the Arctic Council from Finish Foreign Minister Timo Soini.

Iceland Chairs Arctic Council

7 May Today, Iceland assumed leadership of the Arctic Council for a two-year period.

Sergei Kislyak attended the Arctic Circle summit in Harpa concert hall and conference centre last weekend.

Russia had nothing to do with the US presidential elections

24 Oct Sergei Kislyak, former ambassador to Russia in the USA says speaking to mbl.is that Russia had nothing to do with the US elections in 2016. Kislyak was in Iceland last weekend attending the Artic Circle summit in Reykjavik.

Grensásvegur 16a, where an 80-room hotel is under construction.

Reykjavík City shifts focus from hotels to apartments

31 Aug 2018 The City of Reykjavík has started rejecting applications for new hotels and hotel apartments downtown.

Finance Minister Bjarni Benediktsson.

Rising doubts over Iceland's EEA membership

13 Feb 2018 "The time has come in my opinion for us in Parliament to take into serious consideration what the position of the EFTA countries is based on the EEA Agreement when such demands are made by the European Union."

Emmanuel Macron, President of France, with Icelandic Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir in Paris yesterday.

Iceland presents decision to exceed goals of Paris Agreement at One Planet Summit

13 Dec 2017 Iceland's new governmental decision to take global warming issues further than the Paris Agreement entails met with a great reception at the One Planet summit yesterday. It was new PM Katrín Jakobsdóttir who spoke at the summit to present Iceland's environmental and global warming policies.

Katrín Jakobsdóttir ,Leader of the Left Green Movement and Prime Minister of Iceland walks into the House of Parliament yesterday.

Meet Iceland's new Prime Minister

30 Nov 2017 Iceland's new Prime Minister is Katrín Jakobsdóttir, leader of the Left Green Movement. Jakobsdóttir is 41 years old and a mother of three and becomes the second woman to head a government in Iceland.

Coalition talks between the Left-Green Movement, the Social Democratic Alliance, the Progressive Party, and the Pirate Party have been abandoned.

Government coalition talks abandoned

6 Nov 2017 The center-left government coalition talks that begun on Friday have been abandoned.

Katrín Jakobsdóttir, leader of the Left-Green Movement, received an official mandate to make an attempt to form a government from President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson yesterday.

Formal government coalition talks to commence today

3 Nov 2017 Left-Greens, Pirates, Social Dems and Progressives have initiated formal coalition talks.

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