Erstes Seminar im berittenen Bogenschiessen ein Erfolg

Das erste Seminar im berittenen Bogenschiessen am vergangenen Wochenende im Stall des Reittourenanbieters Eldhestar in Hveragerði in Südisland kann getrost als Erfolg bezeichnet werden. 12 Teilnehmer hatten ihre Pferde mitgebracht, um an einer Veranstaltung teilzunehmen, wie sie bislang in Island noch nicht dagewesen war.

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First horseback archery clinic a success

Last weekend’s horseback archery seminar in Iceland had been kind of a success. 12 participants had brought their horses to Eldhestar riding stable in Hveragerði, South Iceland, in order to be part of an event, that never had happened before on the island.

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Iceland’s Eurovision Participation in Jeopardy?

Iceland’s participation in the Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna in May could be in jeopardy as a result of the ongoing strike in Iceland. District Commissioner lawyers, whose job it is to certify that popular voting for the winner of the national competition, who gets sent to Vienna, has been conducted correctly, are currently on strike.

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Luftabwehrübungen bis Mitte Mai

Gestern sind US-amerikanische Soldaten des atlantischen Bündnisses in Island gelandet, um eine Luftabwehrübung durchzuführen. Auch deutsche Soldaten aus dem Luftstützpunkt Uedem (Combined Air Operations Center) nehmen an der Übung teil.

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MPs Criticize Prime Minister’s Absence

Opposition MPs criticized the absence of the chairpersons of the two ruling coalition parties at the commencement of parliamentary sessions after the Easter break yesterday. Both Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson of the Progressive Party and Bjarni Benediktsson of the Independence Party were not present during question time.

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PM’s Plan to Remove Capital Controls Causes Debate

Prime Minister of Iceland Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson announced in his opening speech at the Progressive Party’s bi-annual congress on Friday that he expected the government to launch its plan to remove capital controls before the parliament’s summer recess. He said a proposed stability tax would generate hundreds of billions of krónur and would help make it possible to remove the controls.

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Asylum Seeker Paid Damages in Leak Affair

Gísli Freyr Valdórsson, former assistant to now former Minister of the Interior, Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir, has paid damages to asylum seeker Tony Omos for leaking confidential information about him, including damaging and unsubstantiated allegations, to the media in 2013.

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