Icesave Passed in Iceland’s Parliament

althingi-voting-280910_pkThe new Icesave legislation was voted on in the Icelandic parliament, Althingi, today at 2 pm. The legislation was passed with 44 votes against 16. Three MPs abstained in the voting. Amendments proposing the matter should be voted on in a national referendum were rejected.

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Prinspóló Celebrates Release of New Album

prinspoloPrinspóló will celebrate the release of its new album Jukk at Kimi Records with a concert at Faktorý (previously Grand Rokk) in downtown Reykjavík tonight around 10 pm. The album will be performed in its entirety in addition to a few songs from the EP Einn heima.

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Icelandic MP’s Wikileaks Twitter Case in US Courts

birgittajonsdottir-althingi-280910_pkThe lawyers representing Icelandic MP Birgitta Jónsdóttir declared during court proceedings in the US on Tuesday that basic human rights were at stake if the ruling that the social network Twitter is to hand over information on the communication of Jónsdóttir and other individuals connected with Wikileaks to US authorities is carried through.

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Jazz Concert Series in Akureyri

akureyri-summer_psSinger Margot Kiis and pianist Risto Laur will be the first to perform in the Jazzta concert series which begins at the bar Götubarinn in downtown Akureyri, north Iceland, tonight at 9 pm. Students from the Akureyri Music School will also perform.

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Capelin Workers’ Strike Called Off at Last Minute

capelin_ipaThe strike which had been planned in nine fish meal factories across Iceland was called off at the eleventh hour last night. The joint negotiation committee of Afl, a federation of general and special workers, and the labor union Drífandi were the first to cancel the strike and then the Labor Union of Akranes followed.

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Blogger wegen Verleumdung verurteilt

icelandickrona_ipaEine junge Frau aus dem südwestisländischen Reykjanesbaer wurde für schuldig befunden, im Fall des Hundes Lúkas verleumderische Gerüchte in die Welt gesetzt zu haben. Der Hund soll brutal getötet worden sein, wurde jedoch in der Nähe seines Zuhauses in Akureyri lebend aufgefunden.

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Der Zoll konfisziert Pillen gegen Impotenz

eimskip-gamar_psZollbeamte in Reykjavík haben an Bord des Frachtschiffes Arnafell vergangenen Mittwoch 500 Tabletten des Impotenz-Medikaments Kamagra in einem Container gefunden. Einen Tag später fanden Beamte am Flughafen Keflavík 2000 Tabletten desselben Präparates.

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