The bill being debated in Alþingi.

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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 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.

Katrín Jakobsdóttir, leader of the Left Green Movement could become Iceland's next Prime Minister.

General Elections: Government coalition could become more clear today

2 Nov 2017 It will become clear later on today whether the Left Green Movement, the Progressive Party, the Alliance Party and the Pirate Party will join forces and start talks to form a new government coalition. This was confirmed by Katrín Jakobsdóttir, leader of the Left Green Alliance this morning to mbl.is.

Óttarr Proppé resigned as leader of Bright Future in light of the party's election outcome.

Health Minister resigns as party leader after election loss

31 Oct 2017 Iceland's Health Minister Óttarr Proppé, today resigned as the leader of the liberal Bright Future after Saturday's general elections. Bright Future received only 1.2% of the votes and lost all its MPs in Iceland's parliament.

Tómasdóttir speaks to a group of women at the meeting.

Discussion of a new women's party

31 Oct 2017 Icelandic women are not happy to see that the country's last elections led to fewer women being in parliament. More than one hundred and twenty women met up last night to discuss the situation. They are considering to found a new women's party.

Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson and President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson.

Iceland’s next government: Right, Left, or Right-to-Left?

30 Oct 2017 The President of Iceland sounded out party leaders today about potential options for a coalition government that would have a majority support in Iceland’s parliament.

Unnur Brá Konráðsdóttir, former speaker of parliament, did not get reelected.

Fewer women in Iceland's new parliament

30 Oct 2017 The Icelandic general elections took place last weekend. The results show that the number of women as members of parliament decreases. The last government had 47,6% women and they will now be 38,1%, of the 63 elected members. The rate has not been this low since 2007.

The leaders of the eight parties that won seats in Iceland's parliament in the 2017 general elections discuss the results on RÚV, Iceland's national broadcaster.

FINAL RESULTS: 2017 Elections

29 Oct 2017 Icelanders wake up to a different political landscape after Saturday’s general elections.

Former Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson has made a comeback with his new Center Party. Incumbent Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson, leader of the Independence Party in the background.

Iceland 2017 Elections: Government parties lose majority

28 Oct 2017 First vote count results are in: Iceland’s coalition government has lost its majority in parliament.

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