Whalers Assist Troubled Sailboat off Iceland

The crew of the sailboat Santa Maria from Hamburg, Germany, called for assistance when they ran out of fuel 140 nautical miles west of Reykjavík last week. The guard post of the Icelandic Maritime Administration contacted ships that were nearby and as it turned out the whaling ship Hvalur 9 was located closest to Santa Maria.

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Theater Festival Kicks Off in Reykjavík

The theater festival Lókal begins in Reykjavík today and will run until September 5. The program includes the show “The Great Group of Eight” held by the Kviss búmm bang trio where spectators have the opportunity to be national leaders for three to four hours.

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Icelandic Footballer Signed by Stoke City

Icelandic professional football player Eidur Smári Gudjohnsen has been signed by English football club Stoke City until the end of this season, as announced yesterday. Stoke’s manager Tony Pulis intends for Gudjohnsen to play a big part on his team.

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Homicide Case: Supreme Court Confirms Custody

The Supreme Court of Iceland has confirmed Reykjanes District Court’s ruling that a suspect in the Hafnarfjördur murder case is to be held in custody for four weeks. Reykjanes District Court’s custody ruling from Friday last week was appealed to the Supreme Court.

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Iceland’s PM Shuffles Her Cabinet

Prime Minister of Iceland Jóhanna Sigurdardóttir called ministers of her cabinet in for meetings yesterday to prepare for major changes to the government. Independent ministers Gylfi Magnússon and Ragna Árnadóttir will leave the cabinet this week.

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