Jón Ásgeir Buys Share in UK Meat Company

jonasgeir_ipa-sjoJón Ásgeir Jóhannesson purchased a 25 percent share in the British meat processing company Muddy Boots, his first investment in the British retail market since Icelandic investment company Baugur, of which he was CEO and later chair, was declared bankrupt in 2009.

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Avalanche Survivor East Icelander of the Year

neskaupstadur_psÁrni Þorsteinsson from Neskaupstaður, East Iceland, was awarded as the region’s Person of the Year on Saturday, after being named by the readers of news site Austurfrétt. Árni survived the avalanche that hit the town in 1974 after being buried in snow for 20 hours.

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BREAKING NEWS: Iceland to Slow Down EU Talks

euro-centralbank_ipaThe Icelandic government decided this morning to slow down the European Union accession negotiations. No new chapters will be opened and work on Iceland’s position in chapters that have yet to be opened, including agriculture and fisheries, will not continue before the general election in April.

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