Benzinpreise auf neuem Rekordniveau

gasstation-n1_pkDie isländischen Mineralölfirmen haben ihre Preise am Dienstag um 5 ISK pro Liter angehoben. Ein Liter Benzin kostet nun zwischen 227 und 232 ISK (1,40 bis 1,43 Euro) und ein Liter Diesel 237 ISK (1,46 Euro). Noch nie waren die Benzinpreise in Island so hoch.

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President’s Representatives Earn More than He Does

bessastadir_psThe salary decrease which President of Iceland Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson asked for at the end of 2008 did not apply to his representatives. The PM, Speaker of Parliament and the President of the Supreme Court all accepted ISK 1.6 million (USD 14,000, EUR 10,000) each last year for having worked as representatives for the Presidential Office while he was abroad.

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Iceland Beats Germany in Handball

handball-bronze-crowd_goThe Icelandic national team in men’s handball strengthened its position in the preliminary round for the European Championship in Handball considerably after beating Germany 36-31 in Laugardalshöll arena in Reykjavík yesterday.

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Tycoons and Bankers Released after Questioning

kaupthinghead_ipa-sjoAll nine individuals who were arrested in Iceland and London yesterday in a joint operation by the UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and Iceland’s Special Prosecutor in relation to their investigation of the affairs of the defunct Icelandic bank Kaupthing were released after questioning last night.

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