Helicopter Company in Hot Water over Eruption Landing

Goga Ashkenazi, a tycoon from Kazakhstan, and her entourage put themselves in grave danger when they landed via helicopter near the Holuhraun eruption site without permission, according to Víðir Reynisson, divisional manager at the National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police’s Department of Civil Protection.

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Child Protection Agency Critical of Minister’s Move

Employees of the Government Agency for Child Protection accuse Minister of Social Affairs Eygló Harðardóttir for systematically excluding them from the development of child protection policies in Iceland and criticize her for going against their wishes by renewing an ISK 500 million contract with Háholt, a treatment home for troubled teenagers in Skagafjörður, North Iceland.

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Endlich erforscht Helgi die Welt auch auf Deutsch

38 Jahre ist es her, dass einer der größten Kinderbuchklassiker Islands auf den Markt kam. Schriftsteller Njörður P. Njarðvík und Illustrator Halldór Pétursson hatten gemeinsam „Helgi skoðar heiminn“ geschaffen, das 1976 erschien. Nun endlich gibt das Buch auch auf Deutsch.

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Message in a Bottle Returns to Owner

Fisherman Kristján Lár Gunnarsson, who lives in Stykkishólmur, West Iceland, sent message in a bottle from the islands Bjarneyjar in Breiðafjörður bay in 1995, when he was there collecting eggs with his family. This summer, Kristján happened upon the same bottle.

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