Opposition calls for investigation of phone taps

Historian Gudni Th. Jóhannesson revealed last month that from 1949-1968, the Icelandic government asked for and received authorization from the courts to tap the telephones of socialists, certain MPs, vocal people against the US military presence in the country, and others with left-leaning tendencies.

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American Forces Radio signs off

Icelandic National Broadcasting Service, RÚV, reports that the US Armed Forces Radio at the Keflavik military base signed off yesterday, June 1st. It started operations in 1951 and had broadcast continuously for 55 years.

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