New type of volcano discovered

Researchers at the <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags” />University of Iceland have discovered two rift zones on the Reykjanes ridge. Upon this discovery, they have uncovered a new type of volcano unlike any in the world. Interviewed by the national radio RÚV, geologist Ármann Höskuldsson claims that this is the most significant geological discovery in the last 40 years. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office” />

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Keflavik International Airport ranked 4th best in Europe

Airline passengers are evidently happy with the <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags” />Keflavik International Airport, after ranking it fourth best in Europe with regard to their overall satisfaction in the first quarter of 2007. Airports Council International conducted the survey. Satisfaction with 90 airports around the world was measured.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office” />

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Embassy of Iceland vandalized

Last night, paint was splashed on the Icelandic Embassy in <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags” />Copenhagen, Denmark, and a message was tagged, “aluminumindustri ud af Island,” on its walls which translates to “away with the aluminum industry in Iceland.”<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office” />

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Mosfellsbaer turns 20

The town of Mosfellsbaer (Mosfell Town) celebrates its twentieth birthday today, after receiving its city charter in 1987. Therefore, the town council invites everyone to come to the local library and art museum at 17:00 today where several artists and musicians will be featured.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office” />

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Iceland remembers the nuclear attacks of 1945

In memory of the atomic bomb victims of <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags” />Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Icelandic pacifists will float candles on Reykjavik’s city center pond and Akureyri’s Minjasafn pond this evening at 22:30. Today, it is exactly 62 years since the bombings on Nagasaki.

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