Luxury Hotel to Open Next to Harpa in Reykjavík

U.S. real estate company Carpenter & Company have purchased the construction rights for a hotel next to concert and conference center Harpa at the Reykjavík wharf. The company is planning to build a five-star, 250-room hotel, including a number of restaurants, a spa and rooms for meetings and banquets, as announced at a press conference yesterday.

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Islands Eurovisionsteilnahme in Gefahr?

Islands Teilnahme am europäischen Eurovisionswettbewerb in Wien im Mai könnte wegen der andauernden Streiks im Land in Gefahr sein. Die Notare, die die Ted-Abstimmung am Finalabend auf ihre Rechtmässigkeit überprüfen und absegnen, befinden sich ebenfalls im Streik.

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Shots Fired Near Icelandic Coast Guard Vessel

People smugglers in the Mediterranean, some 60 nautical miles from Libya, fired shots to recover a wooden boat on Monday from which migrants had been rescued shortly before. Icelandic Coast Guard vessel Týr, which had participated in the rescue operation, was in the area when the shots were fired.

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Boys Get Stuck in Stream, One in Serious Condition

Two boys, who are in elementary school, got stuck in a small manmade waterfall by the dam Reykdalsstífla in Lækurinn, a stream in the town of Hafnarfjörður outside Reykjavík, yesterday. CPR proved successful on one of the boys at the scene but the other is being kept unconscious on a ventilator. His condition was unchanged this morning.

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