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January 28, 2005

Citzenship Not Certain for Bobby Fischer

Parliamentarian Bjarni Benediktsson told the NY Times that granting citizenship to chess legend Bobby Fischer is not a sure thing, and that Parliament would not want to provoke the Japanese government by stepping into the middle of a legal battle.

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Honouring a Dam-Maker

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) said Iceland would be praised if the government continued with plans to protect the Jökulsár á Fjöllum River, and create a national park surrounding the Vatnajökull glacier, located in East Iceland.

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Storm Warning

The Icelandic Meteorological Office has issued a storm warning for North Iceland. The forecast calls for winds of up to 40 m/s through out the north.

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Celebrating H.C: Andersen

At a formal ceremony attended by Princess Benedicta of Denmark, former Icelandic president Vigdís Finnbogadóttir and writer Einar Már Gudmundsson were named ambassadors for the 200-year anniversary celebrations of Hans Christian Andersen.

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