Iceland Eruption Open for Tourists

Vídir Reynisson, divisional manager of the Civil Protection Department, said their goal is to allow tourists to travel to the area near the volcanic eruption zone on Fimmvörduháls in south Iceland so they can view the spectacle up close.

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Reykjavík Nightclub Catches Fire

An old building in central Reykjavík where the nightclub Batteríid is located caught fire early this morning. All firefighters on watch were called to the scene and smoke divers made sure that no one was inside the building.

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Iceland Crisis Report Published on April 12

The investigation committee of the Icelandic parliament, Althingi, responsible for investigating the causes of the banking collapse of 2008, announced yesterday that their long-awaited report will be published on April 12, the parliament’s first working day after the Easter break.

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Ban Placed on Air Mechanics’ Strike

The Icelandic parliament, Althingi, passed a legislation submitted by Minister of Transport Kristján L. Möller yesterday, which bans air mechanics from going on strike until November 30 this year. Thus yesterday’s strike was lifted and air commute could resume.

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Vulkanische Aktivität nimmt zu

Langsam aber sicher nimmt die vulkanische Aktivität der Eruption im Fimmvörduháls zu. Das ist die Einschätzung der Wissenschaftler, die gestern Messdaten auswerteten und die Eruptionszone am Eyjafjallajökull überflogen.

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Iceland Eruption Remains Stable

The volcanic eruption on Fimmvörduháls between the glaciers Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull in south Iceland remained even and stable last night, according to geophysicist Gunnar B. Gudmundsson at the Icelandic Meteorological Office.

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