Iceland Faces Population Decrease

The number of inhabitants in Iceland has dropped by 1,240 in one year, or by 0.4 percent, according to Statistics Iceland. On July 1, 2010, there were 318,006 people living in the country compared to 319,246 one year earlier.

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Hekla Area Was Once Forested

Previously unknown coal pits have been found in the area around the volcano Hekla in south Iceland which indicate that the area used to be forested. Forest reclamation is currently being prepared there through the initiative Hekluskógar.

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PM: No Reason to Suspend Economics Minister

Prime Minister of Iceland Jóhanna Sigurdardóttir said after a parliamentary group meeting with the Social Democrats yesterday that Minister of Economics Affairs Gylfi Magnússon, who has been subject to criticism lately due to his comments on loans indexed in foreign currency, will not be asked to step down.

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Reykjavík Concert Center Catches Fire

Harpa, the new concert and conference center which is under construction by Reykjavík harbor, caught fire yesterday—for the second time this summer. All available firefighters were called to the scene but the fire proved to be minimal.

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