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Not Breaking News – Part 3

“This is not the kind of situation I want to be in,” says the 60-year-old former prime minister, dressed in a tidy gray suit and blue tie. “I am getting famous for all the wrong reasons, this is a political trial,” Geir H. Haarde told the Washington Post.


Former Prime Minister of Iceland Geir H. Haarde. Photo by Geir Ólafsson.

Last year, the catch of lobster in Icelandic waters was 2,226 tons. Two boats from Hornafjörður, southeast Iceland, topped the list of boats with the most catch, Þórir SF with 320 tons and Skinney SF with 318 tons.

Farming is now allowed in Skutulsfjörður, the West Fjords, again after local farmers were forced to slaughter their entire livestock last year due to dioxin pollution from a waste burning station in Ísafjörður.

Currently, a warm lunch for senior citizens costs ISK 940 (USD 7.5, EUR 5.8) in Akureyri and ISK 550 (USD 4.4, EUR 3.4) in Reykjavík.

The government is calling for offers for new ministerial cars. Tesla, Model S, an electronic car, is among the vehicles being considered. Will Iceland’s ministers drive on domestic power later this year?

The first child of Progressive Party leader Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, a daughter, was born earlier today.


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