No Meat in Icelandic Beef Pies

farming_ipaThe tests carried out by the Icelandic Food and Veterinary Authority (MAST) had a surprising result: there was no beef in the Icelandic beef pies tested, despite being labeled as containing 30 percent beef.

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President of Iceland Meets President of France

olafurragnar_hollande_260213_rax_forsetiPresident of Iceland Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson met President of France François Hollande at the Elyseé Palace in Paris yesterday. The presidents discussed increased collaboration in Arctic regions, harnessing green energy, the economic crisis in Europe and Iceland’s experience in dealing with the financial crisis.

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Swelling of South and West Iceland Rivers Subsides

flood_feb_2013_rescue_landmannalaugar_ruvThe flow of water in most rivers in South and West Iceland is now subsiding. The Icelandic Meteorological Office had issued a warning as warm temperatures and excessive rain caused flooding. Travelers and a guide were rescued after getting stuck in a highland river while trying to cross in a modified truck on Monday afternoon.

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Emergency Landing of Icelandair Plane

keflavikairport_ipaAll search and rescue teams in Southwest Iceland, all available ambulances in the capital region, the Coast Guard helicopters and a Coast Guard cruiser were called out or kept on standby due to the emergency landing of an Icelandair plane at Keflavík International Airport late last night.

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Hitzerekord und Flut in Island

hvita-arnessyslu_psMontagnacht wurde in Reykjavík ein neuer Wärmerekord für Februar erreicht, die Temperaturen stiegen auf 10,2°C. Die letzte wärmste Nacht war am 8. Februar mit 10,1°C gewesen. Wärme und Regen bringen jedoch nicht nur Segen. Die Wasserpegel der Flüsse Hvítá und Ölfus steigen stetig und überschwemmen Uferregionen.

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