HIV Epidemic among Drug Users in Iceland

nationalhospital-hallgrimskirkja_ipaThere is currently an epidemic of HIV infections among intravenous drug users in Iceland; new infections are increasing rapidly in this group. The latest statistics show that 17 individuals were diagnosed with HIV infections this year, of whom 13 are addicts.

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Deutsches U-Boot versenkte Jarlinn

jarlinn1Heute vor 70 Jahre, am 5. September 1941, versenkte das deutsche U-Boot U-141 unter dem Kommando von Kapitänleutnant Philipp Schüler den isländischen Schleppnetzdampfer Jarlinn. Die Besatzung von elf Mann kam ums Leben.

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President of Iceland Maintains View on Icesave

icesave-olafurragnar-jan2010_psPresident of Iceland Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson said in an interview with Icelandic national broadcaster RÚV yesterday that he is still of the opinion that Icelanders were right in rejecting the demands the British and Dutch governments made in regards to Landsbanki’s Icesave accounts.

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