Seventeen Hardware Store Employees Arrested

byko_pkSeventeen executives and employees of the hardware stores Byko and Húsasmidjan were arrested yesterday as part of the investigation of the National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police’s Economic Crime Department into alleged price fixing. They were all released after questioning last night.

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Tchenguiz to Sue SFO in Kaupthing Case

kaupthinghead_ipa-sjoBritish businessman Robert Tchenguiz, who was arrested by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) in London last week along with his brother Vincent and assistants Aaron Brown and Tim Smalley as part of an investigation of the defunct Icelandic bank Kaupthing, is planning to sue the SFO.

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Crazy Weather Causes Blackouts, Grounds Travelers

snowdrift-northeast_psThe weather was stormy across Iceland yesterday, making roads impassible and causing blackouts in the Dalabyggd region in west Iceland and in the West Fjords. The weather forecast today is not much better; south and southwesterly winds of 15-23 meters per second. The stormiest weather is predicted for the far east and northwest.

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Schiesserei in isländischem Sommerhaus

policecar_psDer Besitzer eines Sommerhauses im südisländischen Fljótshlíd hat die Polizei in Hvolsvöllur benachrichtigt, dass in seinem Haus wohl geschossen werden sei. Er hatte in der Wand ein Loch vorgefunden, welches die Kugel einer 30-kalibrigen Rifle verursacht hatte.

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Island kondoliert Japan

johannasig-goAnlässlich der verheerenden Katastrophe in Japan sandte die isländische Premierministerin Jóhanna Sigurdardóttir ihrem japanischen Amtskollegen Naoto Kan stellvertretend für die isländische Regierung und das isländische Volk ihr tiefstes Mitgefühl. Die Gedanken der Isländer seien bei den japanischen Menschen.

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