Abusive Bishop’s Daughter Compensated by Church?

gudrunebbaolafsdottir2011_jpvsvhMagnús E. Kristjánsson, who chairs the committee established by the council of the National Church of Iceland to work on improvements within the church, said it is possible that Gudrún Ebba Ólafsdóttir, daughter of late Bishop Ólafur Skúlason, by whom she was abused, will receive compensation.

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New Icelandic Tourism Initiative Kicks Off

tourism-all-year-launch01_goThe project “Ísland – allt árid” (“Iceland – all year”) was formally launched yesterday. It is an initiative to promote Iceland as a travel destination year-round in which 130 companies participate, along with two ministries, the City of Reykjavík and special interest associations.

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Isländische „Ironman“-Sportlerin gab auf

ironman-hawaii_wikiDie isländische Triathletin Karen Axelsdóttir musste ihre Teilnahme beim Ironman am vergangenen Wochenende in Hawaii beenden, nachdem sie erkrankt war. Sie erbrach während der Schwimm- und Radwettbewerbe und verlor sechs Kilo Körprgewicht durch Flüssigkeitsverlust.

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Dynamite Stolen from Contractor in Iceland

policecar_psApproximately 300 kilos of dynamite and a considerable amount of cores, detonators and mallets were stolen from the explosions container of the contractor company Háfell on the outskirts of Reykjavík last week. The explosives were recovered late on Sunday evening.

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Reykjavík Summit Commemorated with Symposium

hofdi-small_psToday 25 years have passed since US President Ronald Reagan and President of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev met in Höfdi in Reykjavík, which marked the beginning of the end of the Cold War. A symposium on disarmament will be held to commemorate the anniversary.

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Gut besuchter Rettungslehrgang in Ísafjördur

landsaefing_ice-sarEtwa 500 Teilnehmer kamen am Samstag zum jährlichen nationalen Rettungslehrgang der isländischen Bergwacht ICE-SAR in Ísafjördur in den Westfjorden. Die rund 300 aktiven Mitglieder der Bergwacht wurden in Gruppen zu 40 Mann unterteilt und mussten sich rund 60 verschiedenen Aufgaben stellen.

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