Lawinenabgänge in Nord-Island

snowdrift-northeast_psAuf der Hauptstrasse zwischen Akureyri und Húsavík in Nord-Island ging in der Nacht auf Montag eine Lawine hinab, und zwar am Bergpass Ljósavatnsskard zwischen den Höfen Sigrídarstadir und Birkihlíd.

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NY Times: Iceland the Place to Go in 2011

rvkharbor-concertcenter_psIn its recommendation of 41 destinations around the globe people should visit in 2011, The New York Times places Iceland fourth after Santiago, Chile, San Juan Islands, Wash and Koh Samui, Thailand, with the motto of: “Where a country’s hardships are a visitor’s gain.”

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Fewer Smokers in Iceland

cigarettes01_esaIn 2010, 14.2 percent of the population were adults who smoked on a daily basis, down from 15.4 percent the year prior, according to the results of four surveys on the extent of smoking in Iceland conducted by Capacent Gallup on behalf of the Public Health Institute last year.

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Assault Victim Still Unconscious

landspitali-hallgrimskirkja_domÓlafur Thórdarson, a musician who was brutally attacked in his home in November, is still unconscious but has been moved from the Landspítali national hospital to its rehabilitation center at Grensás in Reykjavík.

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Left-Green MP: Iceland-EU Talks Might End Prematurely

arnithorsigurdsson_althingiÁrni Thór Sigurdsson, chairman of the parliamentary group of the Left-Green Movement, the Social Democrats’ coalition party in the government, said it isn’t certain that Iceland’s current membership talks with the European Union will end with an agreement on which the nation will vote in a referendum.

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