Sigur Rós to Headline Iceland Airwaves

sigurros_iaInternationally renowned Icelandic post rock band Sigur Rós will perform at this year’s Iceland Airwaves music festival, which will be held between October 31 and November 4 in Reykjavík, for the first time in 11 years, as announced today.

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Industrieministerin prüft chinesische Investorenpläne

oddnyghardardottir_althingiDie amtierende Industrieministerin Oddný Harðardóttir hat von dem chinesischen Investor Huang Nubo weitere Auskünfte zu Umwelt- und Planungsfragen verlangt, bevor sie entscheidet, ob sein Unternehmen die Erlaubnis bekommt, in dem Landstrich Grímsstaðir á Fjöllum in Nordostisland ein Stück Land zu pachten.

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European MP Probes Haarde Trial in Iceland

geirhaardelandsdomur_goPieter Omtzigt, a parliamentarian for the Christian Democratic Appeal in the Netherlands and member of the European Council, is currently in Iceland to obtain information on the Icelandic parliament Alþingi’s High Court (Landsdómur) case against former Prime Minister Geir H. Haarde.

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No Commercial Fin Whaling in Iceland

whale-cutting_psKristján Loftsson, managing director of the only fin whaling company in Iceland, Hvalur hf., confirmed yesterday that as the situation is today his company will not hunt fin whales in Iceland this summer, despite having a quota of 150 fin whales.

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