The Supreme Court of Iceland has confirmed the acquittal of five young men, accused of gang-raping a 16-year-old girl in Reykjavik in May of 2014, Visir reports. The Supreme Court invalidated the acquittal of one of the men for showing a video recording of the act.
A party that hangs a skull-and-crossbones flag at its HQ, and promises to clean up corruption, grant asylum to Edward Snowden and accept the bitcoin virtual currency, could be on course to form the next Icelandic government. Leader of the Pirate Party of Iceland Birgitta Jonsdottir, poses for a picture at the party's office in the Icelandic Parliament in Reykjavik, Iceland, May 25, 2016.
I'm on a guided tour with 15 strangers and not once in eight days does anyone say, "that reminds me of," or "that's just like," because there's nothing that compares with Iceland . With its geysers and glaciers, volcanoes and waterfalls surrounded by beautifully barren icefields, Iceland is the closest you'll get to being on another planet without leaving this one.
Street lighting in Reykjavik was switched off for an hour on Wednesday evening to give residents of the Icelandic capital a better view of the Aurora Borealis. "Residents are invited to join in by turning out the lights at home so as to maximise the darkness and minimise light pollution," the local government said earlier in a statement.
Workers clearing a roadway in Iceland unleashed havoc after dumping dirt on a special rock with a backstory that involves an enchanted elf cloth. When Siglufjordur, a small mountain town in northern Iceland, was hit by a series of storms last summer, construction workers clearing a roadway soon found themselves dodging mudslides and contending with a flooded river.
Lukas Kalemba was walking home with some friends after a night of partying and drinking in Dortmund, Germany, in 2003. While crossing a bridge along the way, he stopped to rest but lost his balance and fell over.
The 'Pirates' look set to gain one of the largest shares of seats in Iceland's parliament. But why is a nation of conservative fishermen turning to a party of techno-utopian democrats? Birgitta Jonsdottir, leader of the Pirate Party of Iceland, poses for a picture at the party's office in the Icelandic Parliament in Reykjavik, Iceland, in May 2016.
Two Russian bombers flew perilously close to a passenger plane bound for Swedish capital Stockholm from Reykjavik last week, according to reports in the Icelandic media. The incident is said to have happened in Icelandic territory close to the border with Norwegian airspace, where the Russian bombers were flying with their transponders turned off and had not reported their intended route.