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May 9, 2012

Vulkanmuseum auf den Westmännerinseln

eyjafj-eruption01_bbDie Neueröffnung eines Vulkanmuseums auf den Westmännerinseln südlich von Island stand am Montag bei einer Präsentation im Mittelpunkt. Es wird in den Überresten des Hauses in der Gerðisbraut 10 beheimatet sein.

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Europaabgeordneter untersucht Haarde-Fall in Island

geirhhaarde03_ipaPieter Omtzigt, Christdemokratischer Abgeordneter in den Niederlanden und Mitglied des Europaparlaments, hält sich derzeit in Island auf, um von Landsdómur, dem Obersten Gericht des Alþingi, Auskünfte über den Prozess gegen den früheren Premierminister Geir H. Haarde zu bekommen.

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Iceland Best for Children, Second-Best for Mothers

infant_psIceland is the best country in the world to live in if you’re a child and the second-best after Norway if you’re a mother, according to a recently-published report by Save the Children on the position of women and their children around the globe.

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Weather Traps Hikers on Iceland’s Highest Peak

hvannadalshnjukur-climbers_psA group of hikers ran into difficulties on Hvannadalshnjúkur, Iceland’s highest peak at 2,110 meters, due to poor visibility last weekend. While most people stop at the summit for only half an hour, they were stuck there for three hours without food.

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Brutal Murder and Murder Attempt in Iceland

supremecourt_pkThe Supreme Court of Iceland confirmed yesterday a custody sentence to May 30 over a man who is accused of having tried to murder his father’s wife on April 1. In a different case, the state prosecutor has filed a charge for homicide over a 23-year-old man who is accused of having killed his former partner.

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Night Frost and Snowfall Interrupt Icelandic Summer

thingvellir-fall2010-rocks_pkThe summer appears not to have arrived for good in Iceland just yet as the temperature dropped to -10°C (14°F) in Þingvellir National Park in southwest Iceland last night. Yesterday evening many inhabitants of the capital region were startled by light snowfall .

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Kein kommerzieller Walfang in diesem Jahr

whale-cutting_psKristján Loftsson, der Chef des einzigen isländischen Walfangunternehmens, das sich auf Finnwale spezialisiert hat, Hvalur hf., bestätigte vorgestern, dass sein Unternehmen, wie die Lage derzeit aussieht, in diesem Sommer keine Wale in Island fangen wird.

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Government Builds Bridge to East Iceland

reydarfjordur-winter_psA new institution, Austurbrú (“Eastern Bridge”), which will serve employment, development, educational, travel and cultural issues, was established by the government in east Iceland yesterday.

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Icelandair Flight Strengthens Iceland’s Ties with Colorado

hofdi-small_psMayor of Denver, Colorado Michael Hancock arrived in Reykjavík yesterday and visited Mayor Jón Gnarr at the Höfði reception house. Hancock and his 16-person entourage are visiting Iceland on the occasion of Icelandair’s first scheduled flight between Keflavík International Airport and Denver today.

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