Banker’s Wife Accuses Supreme Court of Mix-up

Ingibjörg Kristjánsdóttir, the wife of former majority owner of Kaupþing Bank Ólafur Ólafsson, who in February was handed a four-and-a-half year sentence for being party to the Al-Thani scam, maintains in an article she wrote in Fréttablaðið today that the Supreme Court of Iceland had confused her husband with a different Ólafur and that the verdict is based on a misunderstanding.

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Roads Closed, Iceland Struck by Blizzards

After mild weather and spring-like thaw during Easter, most regions were subject to snowfall last night and this morning a blizzard raged on the mountain pass Öxnadalsheiði in North Iceland, which is part of the Ring Road, causing it to be closed.

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PM’s Ideas for New Buildings Disputed

Prime Minister of Iceland and chair of the Progressive Party Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson recently presented a controversial parliamentary resolution on ambitious constructions to be completed in time for the 100th anniversary of Iceland’s sovereignty in 2018.

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Hundreds Strike in Iceland, Surgeries Postponed

More than 500 members of the Association of Academics in Iceland (BHM), many of whom work in hospitals, went on strike today. Most surgeries which had been scheduled at Landspítali National University Hospital in Reykjavík have been postponed as a consequence and surgeries at Akureyri Hospital in North Iceland will also be affected.

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„Iceland“: Sehenswerte Foto-Ausstellung in Recklinghausen

„Wenn ich an Island denke, gehen mir viele Gedanken durch den Kopf: Erinnerungen an Momente in der Natur, die man nicht beschreiben kann, die sich aber fest in meine Erinnerungen eingebrannt haben“, beschreibt Fotograf Dietmar Klingenburg die Faszination, die Island auf ihn ausübt. Derzeit ist eine Auswahl von Klingenburgs atemberaubenden Island-Fotografien in Recklinghausen zu sehen.

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