New Hospital Underway in Iceland

The Icelandic government has decided that a new Landspítali national hospital building will be constructed in Reykjavík, as Prime Minister Jóhanna Sigurdardóttir announced at a Social Democrat party meeting on Saturday.

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Iceland’s PM: Icesave Will Decide the Coalition’s Fate

If the two coalition parties, the Social Democrats and the Left-Greens, are unable to reach a decision on how to progress in the Icesave matter by the end of this week their cooperation in government will automatically be terminated, Prime Minister Jóhanna Sigurdardóttir concluded after a cabinet meeting yesterday.

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Helguvík Environmental Impact Decision Annulled

Minister of the Environment Svandís Svavarsdóttir annulled the decision of the Icelandic National Planning Agency yesterday that all operations related to the Helguvík aluminum smelter, currently under construction in southwest Iceland, would not have to undergo a joint environmental impact assessment.

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Isländische Bücher als Neuausgaben

Unter dem Titel Kälteschlaf wurde der 2007 in Island erschienene Kriminalroman Hardskafi von Arnaldur Indridason vor kurzem in Deutschland veröffentlicht. Inzwischen ist Kältezone (2004) erstmals in den USA als Taschenbuch aufgelegt.

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