Icelandic Blood Bank Sued for Discrimination

blodbankinn-logoÚlfar Logason, an 18-year-old student, has filed an administrative complaint to the Ministry of Welfare because of what he calls illegal regulations on blood donations. When he wanted to donate blood in February, he was sent away because of his sexual orientation.

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President of Iceland to Meet the Pope

gudridurthorbjarnardottir-statue-laugarbrekka_esaPresident of Iceland Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson will meet Pope Benedict XVI at a private meeting in Rome next week. He will present the pope with a gift, a statue of Gudrídur Thorbjarnardóttir. The original statue was made by sculptor Ásmundur Sveinsson.

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Icesave Changes Constitutional Assembly Decision

althingi-voting-280910_pkIt appears as if a committee which was appointed to decide the fate of the Constitutional Assembly after the Supreme Court invalidated its election will suggest that the 25 elects be appointed to a constitutional council. The president’s decision to refer the new Icesave legislation to a national referendum disrupted the committee’s original plans.

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Nackthund Lúkas ist tot

death-announcementsDer chinesische Schopfhund (Chinese Crested) Lúkas aus Akureyri, Nordisland, starb am Sonntag nach einer plötzlichen Erkrankung. Der kleine Nackthund war sicherlich in den letzten Jahren das bekannteste Haustier in Island.

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Niederlande: Zeit für Icesave-Gespräche ist vorbei

icesave-logo„Das Abkommen ist unterzeichnet und die Diskussionen darüber sind beendet. Die Angelegenheit liegt nun in den Händen von Isländern“, kommentierte Niels Redeker, Sprecher im niederländischen Finanzministerium, die Entscheidung des isländischen Präsidenten Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, sein Veto gegen das neue Icesave-Gesetz einzulegen.

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