Kitchen-Fire Damages Reykjavik Landmark

A fire which started in the Kebabhusid in downtown Reykjavík did significant damage to the historic building at Laekjargata 2. The building is one of two major historic timber houses in the downtown area, the other being the famed Hressingarskálinn.

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Parliamentarians Claim Ásgrímsson Lied

Members of the opposition parties attacked Prime Minister Halldór Ásgrímsson for comments he made on a national talk show Monday night. On the talk show, Ásgrímsson claimed that Parliament had been consulted before Iceland endorsed US action in Iraq.

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Teachers Accept Contract

Yesterday, members of the teachers union accepted the contract proposed by the municipalities with a slim 51% majority. There are scattered reports of resignations by those teachers who feel the new contract is still far too low.

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