Amazon verlegt zehn isländische Bücher

books_psDer US-Internetriese Amazon hat den Verlag Amazon Crossing gegründet, der sich im nächsten Jahr auf Übersetzungen und die Herausgabe von zehn Büchern von isländischen Autoren in den USA konzentrieren wird. Geplant sind sowohl Druckausgaben wie elektronische Kindle Versionen.

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Summerhouse Shot at in South Iceland

policecar_psThe owner of a summerhouse in the rural district Fljótshlíd, south Iceland, notified the police in Hvolsvöllur that his summerhouse had been shot at last weekend. There was a hole in the wall made by a bullet from a 30 caliber rifle.

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Germany Crushes Iceland in Handball

handball-bronze-arnor01_goAfter Iceland beat Germany in Reykjavík last week, Germany struck back with a vengeance, wiping the floor with the Icelandic national team in Halle, Germany, yesterday in the preliminary round for the European Championship in men’s handball. The final score was 39-28 for Germany.

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Iceland Sends Condolences to Japan

johannasig-goIcelandic Prime Minister Jóhanna Sigurdardóttir sent her Japanese counterpart Naoto Kan her deepest condolences on behalf of the Icelandic government and nation on Friday because of the natural disaster currently devastating the country.

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Elf Regierungen appellieren an Island: Walfang stoppen

whaling_ipaWie die Artenschutzorganisation Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society (WDCS) mitteilte, haben elf Regierungen, Argentinien, Australien, Brasilien, Chile, Ecuador, Israel, Mexiko, Neuseeland, Peru und die USA, eine Erklärung gegen Islands kommerziellen Walfang und den steigenden Handel mit Walprodukten herausgegeben.

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Icelandic MP Appeals US Wikileaks Verdict

birgittajonsdottir-althingi-280910_pkThe lawyers representing Icelandic MP for The Movement, Birgitta Jónsdóttir, in a case against the US authorities who are trying to access her Twitter account as part of their probe into Wikileaks, appealed the verdict falling in the US authorities’ favor in a Virginia courthouse on Friday.

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