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Day: May 16, 2012

Center on Allied Occupation to Open in West Iceland

hernamssetrid_hlodumOn Wednesday, 70 years had passed since the convoys of the allied forces in World War II sailed from Hvalfjörður in West Iceland to Russia. To commemorate the anniversary, an information center on the allied occupation of the region will open there on Saturday.

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Foreign Minister Slams EU in Iceland Mackerel Dispute

ossurskarphedinsson_psForeign Minister of Iceland Össur Skarphéðinsson harshly criticized ideas that are being debated within the European Union to impose sanctions against Iceland and the Faroe Islands because of their dispute with Norway and EU states on their share of the joint mackerel fishing quota at the meeting of the EEA Council on Monday.

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Ex-Kaupþing Chair to Repay Massive Loan to Estate

sigurdureinarsson_ipaSigurður Einarsson, former chairman of the board of Kaupþing, must pay the bank’s estate almost ISK 500 million (USD 3.9 million, EUR 3.1 million) because of a loan he took to buy stock in Kaupþing, according to a verdict announced at Reykjavík District Court yesterday.

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Norway Supports Iceland in Icesave Court Case

icesave-logoThe Norwegian government supports many of Iceland’s arguments in the case of the EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA) against Iceland in the Icesave dispute, which is currently before the EFTA Court, in their written remarks to the court.

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Parlamentarier holt sich Elfenfelsen nach Hause

arnijohnsen-althingiDer Abgeordnete der Unabhängigkeitspartei Árni Johnsen hat gestern für den Umzug eines 30 Tonnen schweren Felsens, von dem er annimmt, dass darin drei Elfengenerationen leben, von Sandskeið auf der Hellisheiði in Südwest-Island zu sich nach Hause.

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Reykjavík Live Music Festival Kicks Off

rvklive2012_logoThe first music festival this summer, Reykjavík Live, kicks off with concerts in the center of Iceland’s capital tonight and will carry on through May 20. The venues are Gamli Gaukurinn, Glaumbar, Prikið and Frú Berlaug.

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Top Presidential Candidates Neck-on-Neck in Polls

thoraarnorsdottir_prescand_fbPresident of Iceland Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson and his main rival for the presidential election on June 30, Þóra Arnórsdóttir, are supported by an almost equal number of voters, 41.3 and 43.4 percent, respectively, as indicated in a new survey.

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