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Iceland’s Healthcare System to Be Restored

Prime Minister of Iceland Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, acting Minister of Finance Illugi Gunnarsson, Minister of Health Kristján Þór Júlíusson, chair of the Icelandic Medical Association Þorbjörn Jónsson and chair of the Association of Icelandic Surgeons Kristín Huld Haraldsdóttir signed a joint declaration of intent on restoring the Icelandic healthcare systemon Thursday, following up on the new wage contracts.

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Friedenszentrum in Reykjavík

Der Reykjavíker Bürgermeister Dagur B. Eggertsson und die Rektorin der Universität Islands, Kristín Ingólfsdóttir, haben vorgestern ein Papier unterzeichnet, welches die Gründung eines Friedenszentrums in Reykjavík auf den Weg bringen soll.

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Vonarstræti beliebtester Film

Der Kinofilm Vonarstræti des isländischen Regisseurs Baldvin Z ist im Jahr 2014 der erfolgreichste Film in den isländischen Kinos gewesen. Er hat 70 Mio ISK (455.000 EUR) eingespielt. Etwa 48.000 Zuschauer hatten den Film im Kino gesehen.

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Island kondoliert Frankreich

Der isländische Präsident, der Premierminister, Außenminister und der Reykjavíker Bürgermeister haben es ihren internationalen Amtskollegen gleichgetan und Frankreich nach dem Terrorangriff auf das Büro des Magazins Charlie Hebdo in Paris vorgestern kondoliert.

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Hundreds Attend Charlie Hebdo Vigil in Reykjavík

Between 300 and 500 people attended a vigil outside the French Embassy in Reykjavík last night in memory of the victims of the attack on the offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris on Wednesday and to rally in support of free speech.

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Icelanders Said to Suffer from Skewed Clock

Extensive research of the effect of the clock being set too early in Iceland will begin this month, the darkest period of the year. Earlier studies have indicated that the discrepancy in time measurement and the biological clock may lead to increased health problems.

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National Church in Iceland Compensated for Cutbacks?

Minister of the Interior Ólöf Nordal supports a suggestion that the National Church of Iceland be repaid ISK 660 million (USD 5.1 million, EUR 4.3 million) from the state treasury because of cutbacks it was subject to after the economic collapse in 2008 in addition to those other state institutions were subject to.

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