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Ninety-year-old Icelandic man has lost ring returned after 65 years

28.01.2015 - icenewsis: An Icelandic man who lost his wedding ring shortly after marrying got the shock of his life when it was returned just before his 65th wedding anniversary. Ninety-year-old Oskar Jonsson, from the northern Icelandic village of Dalvik, lost his wedding ring ...

Land Rover Discovery Sport premiered internationally in Iceland

27.01.2015 - icenewsis: The international launch of the Land Rover Discovery Sport has recently taken place in Iceland. The event marked the first time that international media had been given the opportunity to see the vehicle up close. As part of the launch, invited guests were...

Bayern Munich sign Icelander Dagny Brynjarsdottir

26.01.2015 - icenewsis: Bayern Munich have confirmed the signing of Icelandic women’s international Dagny Brynjarsdottir on a six-month deal. Coach Thomas Worle described Brynjarsdottir, 23, as a “talented and dangerous attacking player” who can play up front and in midfield. He...

Iceland: New fisheries project aims to improve ice slurry chilling

24.01.2015 - icenewsis: Icelandic research organisation Matis has started a project that aims to maximise returns from small fishing vessels by improving the quality of ice slurry chilling. In recent times, Iceland’s small inshore fishing boats have been bringing in bigger catch...

Iceland: Evangelical Church could receive hundreds of millions in refunds

23.01.2015 - icenewsis: The National Church of Iceland could be set to receive 660 million krona as compensation for recession-related cutbacks in the aftermath of the economic crash in 2008. Talk of the multimillion krona refund, which has been backed by Interior Minister Olof ...

Iceland grab draw in Canada friendly

22.01.2015 - icenewsis: A penalty kick by Holmbert Fridjonsson secured a 1-1 draw for Iceland against Canada in a friendly on Monday. Canada took the lead in the 30th minute through a Dwayne De Rosario spot kick, but saw his goal cancelled out by Fridjonsson in the 65th minute. ...

Icelandic lava field the largest in two centuries

21.01.2015 - icenewsis: Iceland’s expanding lava field is now the biggest the country has seen in more than two centuries, revealed NASA’s Earth Observatory. The lava flow from the Holuhraun lava field is now bigger than Manhattan island, with huge deposits of lava having flowed...

Iceland leaders offer condolences to France after Charlie Hebdo attack

21.01.2015 - icenewsis: Iceland’s leaders have sent their condolences to France after the deadly attack on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo’s office in Paris. Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson and Foreign Minister Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson offered their condolences on...

Icelandic brewery angers conservationists with by making beer with whale testicles

18.01.2015 - icenewsis: An Icelandic brewery has revealed that its Hvalur 2 beer, which has been produced for the country’s annual mid-winter festival, is made with smoked fin whale testicles. Stedji, which last year caused outrage by producing a beer containing whale meat for t...

Iceland names Sigrun Magnusdottir as minister of environment

16.01.2015 - icenewsis: Iceland has announced that Sigrun Magnusdottir has been chosen to replace the outgoing Sigurdur Ingi Johannsson as the country’s minister of environment and natural resources. Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson confirmed Magnusdottir as the new m...




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