Woman Given Eight Years for Drug Smuggling

supremecourt_pkThe Supreme Court of Iceland confirmed the verdict of Reykjavík District Court last week and sentenced a 41-year-old German citizen, Elena Neumann, to eight years in prison for the attempted import of 20 liters of amphetamine base to the country last year.

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Still Winter Temperatures in Icelandic Waters

herring_psWhile the overall ocean temperature around Iceland has increased in the past years, troubling some fish and bird species, fishermen looking for herring this week reported that the temperature of the fishing grounds to the northeast of the country is 3-3.5°C (37-38°F).

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Neuer Blick auf Siedlungsbeginn in Island

skali_i_hofnumEin arächeologischer Fund in Hafnir auf der Halbinsel Reykjanes (in der Nähe des Flughafens Keflavík) könnte darauf hinweisen, dass Island noch vor dem Jahr 874 besiedelt worden ist. Diese Jahreszahl wird traditionell als Besiedlungsjahr angenommen.

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ESA: Iceland Must Pay Icesave

icesave-logoIcelanders are obligated to pay the minimum deposit insurance of the savings accounts in Landsbanki’s Icesave branch in the UK and the Netherlands, according to the EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA), which presented its evaluation of the dispute today.

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