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February 21, 2005

Fire on Board

The fishing trawler Valur went up in flames last night, as it was moored in the harbour at Sandgerdi, southwest Iceland. The 169 tonne vessel reportedly caught on fire around 8 pm, and crews spent most of the night trying to put out the flames.

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Gas Up

Trying to capitalize on the recent transgressions of the nation’s major oil companies, Atlantsolía has entered into the market, opening a new location in Reykjavik.

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New York Times Publishes Sontag on Laxness

Susan Sontag’s introduction to the forthcoming Magnus Magnusson translation of “Under the Glacier” was published on the New York Times website this weekend. In a lengthy essay, Sontag praises this later work of Laxness as being a mix of the comic and philosophical style novels.

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