Island ist Partnerland 2011 der Reisemesse CMT

tourists-myvatn_psNeben Kenia ist Island offizielles Partnerland 2011 der Reisemesse CMT, der bedeutendsten Tourismus-Messe Deutschlands. „Wir konnten 2010 einen Zuwachs der Einreisen deutscher Touristen um 4,8 Prozent verzeichnen“, erklärt David Johannsson, Leiter Kontinental-Europa von Visit Iceland.

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Avalanches Fall in North Iceland

snowdrift-northeast_psAn avalanche fell on the main road between Akureyri and Húsavík in north Iceland last night, in Ljósavatnsskard mountain pass between the farms Sigrídarstadir and Birkihlíd. Yesterday afternoon another avalanche fell in the region, hitting a dairy tanker.

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US Embassy: Iceland Wikileaks Probe Legal

birgittajonsdottir-althingi-280910_pkUS Ambassador to Iceland Luis E. Arreaga was informed about the parliamentary immunity of MP Birgitta Jónsdóttir at a meeting in the Icelandic Foreign Ministry with the ministry’s undersecretary Einar Gunnarsson and international law expert Tómas H. Heidar yesterday morning. The US Embassy to Iceland maintains that the US authorities’ inquiries into the MPs online communication via Twitter are legal.

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