Icelandic Banks Profit ISK 370 Billion since Collapse

The combined profits of the three large commercial banks in Iceland, Landsbanki, Arion Banki (earlier Kaupþing) and Íslandsbanki (earlier Glitnir), was ISK 80 billion (USD 600 million, EUR 530 million) last year. Since the banking collapse in 2008, they’ve earned ISK 370 billion (USD 2.8 billion, EUR 2.5 billion).

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Another Storm Brewing in Iceland

The Icelandic Met Office has issued a strong gale warning of more than 20 m/s in Iceland for tomorrow. A northwesterly wind of 10 to 18 m/s is forecast for Northeast and East Iceland, accompanied by snowshowers, elsewhere lighter westerly wind and occasional snowshowers. The temperature will range between 0 and -8°C (32°F and 18°F).

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Special Forces Arrest Armed Woman in South Iceland

The special forces of the National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police were called out shortly before noon today to assist the police in Selfoss, South Iceland, because of a woman who was armed with a shotgun, standing on the balcony of an apartment complex and aiming at pedestrians. Earlier, the woman had threatened a young man with a handgun.

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Holuhraun in blanken Zahlen

Der Vulkanausbruch in der Holuhraun hat sechs Monate gedauert, vom 31. August 2014 (obwohl am 29. August schon ein kleiner, einige Stunden andauernder Ausbruch stattfand) bis zum 27. Februar 2015, insgesamt 181 Tage.

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Sieben neue Songs von den Monsters and Men

Die isländische alternative Rockband Of Monsters and Men (OMAM) hat in einem kleinen Privatkonzert vor ausgewählten Journalisten und Vertretern der Musikindustrie am Donnerstagabend im Henson Studio in Los Angeles sieben neue Songs vorgestellt. Jedes einzelne Stück „errang Beifall“.

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Leak Affair: No Consequences for Police Chief

Minister of the Interior Ólöf Nordal stated yesterday that there will be no consequences for Chief of Reykjavík Metropolitan Police Sigríður Björk Guðjónsdóttir for sending sensitive and personal information about asylum seeker Tony Omos and others to Gísli Freyr Valdórsson, assistant to former Minister of the Interior Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir.

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