Iceland’s PM Has Faith in the ISK

Despite the plummeting currency rate of the ISK for the past few days, Iceland’s Prime Minister Geir H. Haarde is certain that the government’s actions to improve the economic situation last week will eventually strengthen the currency.

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Latest Polar Bear Most Likely a Sheep

Search has been called off for an alleged polar bear spotted by two women on Skagi peninsula on Monday. Despite extensive search, police only found sheep tracks in the spot where the alleged polar bear was standing, but no paw prints from a bear.

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“Green Map” for Iceland Underway

A so-called “green map” for Iceland is being worked on where eco-friendly services and natural resources are marked on a geographical map of Iceland. It is designed for consumers looking for environmentally-certified products and services.

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Abused Puppy Returned to Owner

A four-month-old Doberman bitch, which was found buried alive underneath a heavy load of stones in a lava field in southwest Iceland on Saturday, is recovering rapidly and was returned to the owner yesterday.

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Price of Aluminum Skyrocketing

The price of aluminum has increased considerably recently, which is one of the main products of heavy industry in Iceland. On Monday one ton of aluminum cost USD 3,200 (EUR 2,100) and has not been higher for three months.

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