New Year’s Sales Well Attended

Sales began in stores in the capital region shopping malls Kringlan and Smáralind on Saturday. Shop attendants say people crowded the malls and that the turnout in the first days of the sale was higher than expected.

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Addicts Summon Drug Dealers to Hospital

The employees of Landspítali National Hospital in Reykjavík who treat drug addicts say addicts have grown more ruthless and less respectful for their own health and the health of others in recent years. Some of them summon drug dealers to the hospital for a fix despite being mortally ill.

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Enlargement of Actavis Planned in Iceland

Icelandic pharmaceutical company Actavis is planning to increase its factory in Iceland by half. Today the factory can produce nearly one billion pills per year but the production capacity will increase to 1.5 billion pills after the changes have been carried through.

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Was zwischen den Jahren geschah

In der Zeit zwischen Weihnachten und Neujahr machte die deutsche Redaktion der Icelandreview Pause, nicht aber die isländische Politik. Das Wetter verteilte seine erhoffte weisse Pracht ungleich über die Insel. Eine kleine Zusammenfassung der Jahresendnachrichten.

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Iceland Still Awaits President’s Icesave Decision

President of Iceland Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson is still contemplating whether to veto the Icesave legislation, which the Icelandic parliament passed on December 30. The number of signatures on the petition urging the president to veto the legislation so that it will be up for a national referendum is still growing. Last night it had reached 62,000 signatures, which represents a quarter of Icelandic voters.

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