President of Iceland Visits India

President of Iceland Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson and his wife, Dorrit Moussaieff, are currently on an official visit to India. The presidential couple arrived in Mumbai yesterday, where they visited a school on wheels in one of the city’s poorer districts.

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Landsbanki Major Shareholder’s Books a Mess

During the bankruptcy proceedings of Samson, a holding company that was owned by tycoon father and son Björgólfur Gudmundsson and Björgólfur Thor Björgólfsson, through which they held their majority share in Landsbanki, it has turned out that the company’s book-keeping was full of glitches.

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The Dutch Won’t Budge on Icesave

Dutch authorities won’t withdraw their claim in the Icesave case as they are concerned that it could reduce support for the government parties in the upcoming elections for parliament and local authorities, according to Sylvester Eijffinger, one of the Dutch prime minister’s closest advisors.

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Lipietz weist Kritik zu Icesave-Kommentar zurück

Der französische Politiker, Ökonom und Mitglied des Europäischen Parlaments, Alain Lipietz, weist sämtliche Kritik isländischer Parlamentsmitglieder zurück, die diese auf seine Kommentare zu Islands Icesave Verantwortung hin geäussert hatten. Die Kommentare waren am Sonntag im politischen chat-Kanal Silfur Egils des TV-Senders RÚV ausgestrahlt worden.

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Iceland Sends Search and Rescue Team to Haiti

Foreign Minister of Iceland Össur Skarphédinsson has deployed the Icelandic International Search and Rescue Team to Haiti to participate in rescue efforts after an earthquake hit south of Port-au-Prince yesterday. The team left Iceland at 10 am this morning and will arrive in Haiti around 4 pm local time.

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