Iceland Sends Condolences to Paris

Iceland’s president, prime minister, foreign minister and Reykjavík’s mayor have joined leaders around the world in sending condolences to France after the terrorist attack at the offices of magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris yesterday.

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Hitzerekord im Dezember

Einen neuen Temperaturrekord in Island gab es am 29. Dezember, als in Skjaldþingsstaðir im ostisländischen Vopnafjörður das Thermometer auf 16 Grad Celsius stieg. Das ist die wärmste Jahreswechseltemperatur seit Beginn der Aufzeichnungen, ist beim isländischen Wetterdienst zu lesen.

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Lebensmittelpreise steigen

Die veränderte Mehrwertsteuer ist seit vergangener Woche in Kraft getreten und wirkt sich auf den Warenkorb aus. Während die Preise für Kleidung, Kosmetik, Medikamente, Alkohol, Tabak, Möbel, Telefone, Computer, Autos und Schmuck sinken, werden die Lebensmittelpreise ansteigen.

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Surgeons in Iceland Sign New Wage Contract

Representatives of the Association of Surgeons in Iceland and the Icelandic state signed a wage agreement at around 00:30 am last night after 14 hours of consecutive talks. Further strikes planned by surgeons, who have been striking on and off since November 4, have been called off.

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Hundreds of New Student Apartments in Reykjavík

The City of Reykjavík, the Icelandic Student Agency (FS) and University of Iceland signed a declaration of intent on Monday on the construction of 650 new apartments for students on the University of Iceland’s main campus and in the university’s vicinity in the next five years.

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Search and Rescue Called Out 12,194 Times

A total of 92 member associations of ICE-SAR (the Icelandic Association for Search and Rescue) with 2,468 volunteers participated in 1,500 operations in 2014, including the highland watch, responding to 12,194 callouts, as stated in a press release from ICE-SAR.

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