“In the Shadow of War” and Other Film Festivals

shadow_war_filmfest_posterThe German film festival “Í skugga stríðs” (“In the Shadow of War”) opened in Reykjavík City Library in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut on Friday and will run through May 13. On Sunday at 8 pm the Reykjavík Shorts & Docs Festival will open in Bíó Paradís on Hverfisgata.

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Increased Demand for Icelandic Horse Meat

horse-round-up_psThere was considerable supply of horse meat at slaughterhouses in Iceland last winter but now more horse meat is needed to fill orders from abroad said Guðmundur Svavarsson, managing director of meat production company SS in Hvolsvöllur, south Iceland.

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EU Talks: Iceland Wants to Skip Summer Time

iceland-euflagAmong requests made by the Icelandic negotiation committee in the current EU talks is that the country does not adopt summer time. In related news, legal experts say that if Iceland adopts regulations on new European financial institutions it would be in violation of the constitution.

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Chinesischer Investor mietet Land in Nordisland?

jokulsargljufur_ps„Ich bin optimistisch, dass daraus etwas wird. Es geht um einen Hotelneubau auf dem Land,“ sagte der Bürgermeister von Norðurþing Bergur Elías Ágústsson über die Möglichkeit, dass der chinesische Investor Huang Nubo ein Stück Land in Grímsstaðir á Fjöllum in Nordostisland mietet.

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