Increased Funding for Asylum Affairs in Iceland

The Icelandic government has decided to distribute ISK 50 million (USD 392,000, EUR 346,000) in additional funding to the Directorate of Immigration for processing applications for asylum in Iceland, which are constantly increasing. No decision has been made as to how many quota refugees will be resettled in Iceland.

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Rekord-Drogenschmuggel aufgedeckt

Ein niederländisches Ehepaar um die Vierzig hat versucht, auf dem Seeweg etwa 80 Kilogramm Drogen nach Island zu schnuggeln. Sie kamen am Dienstag mit der Fähre Norröna in Seyðisfjörður an und gingen mit einem gemieteten Wohnmobil an Land.

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U.S. Military to Reopen Base in Iceland?

The U.S. government has expressed its opinion to Icelandic authorities that considering increased Russian aggression there may be reason to reopen the U.S. Navy base in Iceland; the U.S. Armed Forces operated the Naval Air Station in Keflavík as a NATO base from 1951 to 2006.

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