Sturmschäden am Heiligabend

ovedur_ruv1Zwar war das Wetter am Heiligabend in Südisland nicht so schlecht wie angekündigt, aber in Ostisland erlitten das Fischerstädtchen Neskaupstaður und andere Orte in der Nachbarschaft erhebliche Sturmschäden, berichtete RUV.

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Vorsicht Rentiere

reindeerherd_psDer Schneefall hat ganz Island ein weißes Weihnachten beschert. Das bedeutet aber auch, dass es schwierig ist, von einem Ort in den anderen zu gelangen. Die Straßenverwaltung war sehr bemüht, einige der Hauptstraßen zu räumen, empfiehlt aber, sich nicht auf die Straßen zu begeben, es sei denn, es ist dringend notwendig.

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200 Million USD Loan for Landsvirkjun Power Company

straumsvik-smelter_ipaLandsvirkjun, the power company, has taken a loan of USD 200 million (ISK 25 billion) on the international market. The company sells the majority of its electricity to industrial users such as aluminum smelters. This is the first such loan an Icelandic company has taken since October 2008. The loan is a revolving credit loan for three years with a possible two-year extension.

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Run, Run, Run

olafur_ragnar_and_bjorgolfurPresident Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson (b. 1943 ) is expected to announce, in his traditional New Year’s Eve speech, whether he is going to run for a record fifth term. He has served as President of the Republic of Iceland since 1996, elected from a field of four candidates with 42 percent of the total votes. In 2004 he received the vote of just 42.5% of the population when two minor candidates opposed him

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