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Puffin rescue Westman Islands
Nature

Puffin Patrol Rescues Birds in Westman Islands

Puffling season is in full swing on the Westman Islands, where young and old alike are hard at work returning disoriented Puffin chicks to the sea, RÚV reports. As summer draws to a close, the chicks head out to sea, but some are disoriented by the lights of the town, which they mistakenly see as […]

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asylum seeker hunger strike
Politics

Asylum Seeker on 12th Day of Hunger Strike

An asylum seeker on his 12th day of a hunger strike says he is exhausted, but he would rather die in Iceland than be sent back to Greece. Vísir reports that the man, named Amin Ghayszadeh, has been denied asylum in Iceland and is set to be deported. Amin is 26 years old and born […]

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Economy

More than 80 Medications Unavailable in Iceland

Drug manufacturers’ preference for larger markets means that dozens of medications are currently unavailable in Iceland, RÚV reports. Pharmacist Aðalsteinn Jens Loftsson says the situation can make it difficult for locals to obtain the right medications and can be outright dangerous. Even Brexit is affecting the availability of a certain drug on the Icelandic market. […]

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Politics

Road Closures Due to Pence Visit

There will be several road closures in Reykjavík and on the Suðurnes peninsula due to the visit of US Vice President Mike Pence today. Reykjavík Capital Area Police underline that the closures apply to vehicular traffic only: pedestrians and cyclists will be able to travel on the roads outside fenced-off areas. Reykjavík Closures in Reykjavík […]

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