Four Bengal Cats Stolen in Iceland

Four purebred Bengal cats were stolen from a shed at the farm Nátthagi in Ölfus yesterday. The cats’ owner, Ólafur Sturla Njálsson, who has bred Bengals at the farm for years, said he had noticed at 2 am that the lock on door to the shed to had been broken up.

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Anfrage über Präsidentenreisen

Das Parlamentsmitglied der Linksgrünen, Svandís Svavarsdóttir, hat Premierminister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson im Parlament Alþingi eine schriftliche Anfrage über die Auslandsreisen des isländischen Präsidenten Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson vorgelegt.

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City of Reykjavík to Provide Service to Refugees

Minister of Social Affairs Eygló Harðardóttir and Mayor of Reykjavík Dagur B. Eggertsson signed an agreement on Tuesday on city authorities being responsible for facilitating and assisting two groups of refugees who were offered asylum in the country by the Icelandic government.

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100 Events zum 100. Geburtstag

Die Stadt Reykjavík will in diesem Jahr 100 kleine und große Veranstaltungen auf die Bühne bringen, um den 100. Jahrestag des Wahlrechts der Frauen in Island zu feiern. Die Veranstaltungen sollen einen Blick auf die Erfolge der Frauenbewegung werfen und für mehr Gleichheit bei den Geschlechtern werben.

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‘Racism’ but not ‘Homophobia’ OK on Human Rights Council

Sveinbjörg Birna Sveinbjörnsdóttir explained in interviews yesterday that she had been impressed by Gústaf Níelsson’s writing but hadn’t been aware of his attitude towards LGBT people and therefore revoked his appointment to the Reykjavík’s Human Rights Council. Sóley Tómasdóttir of the Left-Green Movement commented: “They just wanted racism—not homophobia.”

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Icelandic Blasphemy Law up for Review

Prime Minister of Iceland Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson stated on the first day of the spring session at the Alþingi parliament on Tuesday that the law on punishment for blasphemy can be reviewed, in response to a request from Pirate Party MP Helgi Hrafn Gunnarsson.

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