Published February 12, 2013
While it is not known at this time what started the fire, it was of considerable size. Two people are being treated for smoke inhalation.
Published February 12, 2013
The Ogress Grýla, Mother of Yule Lads, Eater of Children, Wife of Leppalúði, Mistress of Christmas Cat, Head of House Yule and ruler of the Great Black Desert and Moon Mountain has stolen the contested shipment of Norwegian machine guns and built herself a throne of guns. Several security guards were maimed in the heist last night, victims of Grýla’s pet beast, the dreaded Christmas Cat. As reported, in October news broke of the arrival of 250 MP5 machine guns. While the Icelandic Coast Guard assumed these guns were a gift from the Norwegian government, the Norwegian government expected payment.
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Tonight the Salvation Army in Iceland will be making Christmas Eve dinner for asylum seekers and no one leaves empty-handed as gifts for all have been secured, reports RÚV. The meal is open to all, regardless of their religious beliefs, and Muslims, Christians and Jewish asylum seekers are expected at the meal, even if their mind’s weigh heavy with other concerns. Adam Ibrahim Pasha, an Iraqi Jew who has been fighting for asylum in Iceland after fleeing Iraq because of religious persecution says he misses his wife this time of year – after all, the final day of Hanukkah is
On Tuesday, the High Court ruled in favor of Ethiopian citizen Firaol Taresa against the Capital Area Police, releasing Taresa from custody until his imminent eviction to Italy. This was reported by RÚV. Taresa, reportedly a survivor of the 2013 Lampedusa shipwreck, applied for asylum in Iceland last January. His application was dismissed, as were his subsequent appeals, meaning that he awaits eviction back to Italy. As Taresa started a hunger strike in protest, he was placed in custody, to ensure his eviction. Since there was no indication of criminal intent or a prior criminal record, the High Court ruled
Reykjanes District Court has handed Sigurður Ingi Þórðarson, also known as “Siggi Hacker,” a two year prison sentence for fraud. In all Sigurður admitted guilt to embezzling, defrauding and stealing about 30 million ISK, reports MBL. As reported, Sigurður faced a total of 18 counts of charges, ranging from funnelling millions into a private bank account from Wikileaks to using the accounts of companies to which he did not belong to buy everything from laptops to fast food. Sigurður was volunteering for Wikileaks at the time and was funnelling money from Wikileaks donations into his private bank account. The embezzlement
On Sunday, twelve horses were found dead, beneath the ice in the pond Bessastaðatjörn, close to the President’s residence at Bessastaðir, Álftanes. At some point during the past week, the horses have walked onto the ice, possibly in look for shelter from a storm. The ice broke, not far from land. This was reported by Vísir and RÚV. Having heard of the lost horses, the Coast Guard decided to fly over the area, on helicopter. Since the news broke, the Coast Guard has emphasised that they did not participate in an organised search and that the area was merely added