Iceland’s Former PM Taken to Court

geirhhaarde_ipa-sjoThe Icelandic parliament, Althingi, just passed a parliamentary resolution with 33 votes against 30 to take former Prime Minister Geir H. Haarde to High Court (Landsdómur) on alleged negligence in office in the events leading up to the banking collapse in 2008.

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Erdbeben am Vatnajökull gemessen

grimsvotn-small_psZwei Erdbeben wurden in der späten Samstag Abend am Hamarinn im nordwestlichen Teil des Vatnajökull gemessen. Das erste Beben um 21.11 Uhr mass 3.5 auf der Richter Skala. Das zweite Beben ereignete sich um 23.30 und zeigte die Stärke 3.7 auf der Skala.

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Iceland Airwaves Sold Out

robyn-airwavesTickets to the Iceland Airwaves music festival, which will be held in Reykjavík October 13-17, have sold out. More than 1,000 artists will perform during the festival, which will host nearly 300 concerts.

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New Poll: Changed Attitude towards EU in Iceland

joeborg-eu-iceland-250910_goAccording to a new survey conducted by Fréttabladid daily, two out of every three respondents want to carry through with the European Union membership negotiations while a Media and Market Research (MMR) survey concluded in June that the majority of respondents wanted to withdraw the application.

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Horse Flu Kills Foal in Iceland

horse-round-up_psA foal died from the horse flu on Saturday which has caused havoc in Iceland since early last spring. The foal was buried immediately in consultancy with a veterinarian, who didn’t believe it was safe to keep the carcass over the weekend to send it for an autopsy.

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Flut schliesst Reisende in Südisland ein

hikers-laugavegur_psNach heftigen Regenfällen und einem ernsthaften Anstieg der Flusspegel in Südisland sind 120-130 Wanderer über das Wochenende in der Hochlandoase Thórsmörk von Wassermassen eingeschlossen. Gestern Abend konnten sie endlich nach Hause zurückkehren.

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