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Liquor Bill Debated

The first debate about the so-called ‘Liquor Bill’ began in Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, this afternoon at 2 pm.
Hellisheiði geothermal power plant

Picking up Steam for ISK 13 Billion

An investment of ISK 13 billion (USD 119 million, EUR 112 million) will be needed to ensure adequate steam for Hellisheiði Geothermal Plant.

Supreme Court of Iceland

Police Custody of Rape Suspect Confirmed

Yesterday, the Supreme Court of Iceland confirmed four-week police custody of a man, suspected of having raped two women and groped the third, following an annual celebration at a hotel in South Iceland.

February 24, 2017.

Violent Gale Warning

The Icelandic Met Office has issued a strong gale warning (wind speeds in excess of 20 m/sec) for the northeastern part of the central highlands today, and a violent gale warning (20-28 m/sec) for all parts of the country tomorrow and heavy rain in the southeast.

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Þvottárskriður mountain.

Environmental Volunteer Work

Q: I’m trying to find volunteer opportunities for a group of high school students that will be working on a community service project in Iceland in April 2017.

Street Art in Reykjavík

Q: Whilst in Reykjavik I was amazed by the street art and took quite a few photographs. Is the law on street art/graffiti in public places as liberal as it seems?

Seed of the Enada gigas.

Stone Carried by Midwives

Q: When we visited Hveragerði, a local rock collector told us about a stone found in Iceland that was traditionally carried by midwives and given to pregnant women in the olden day

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Strike Ends; Fishing Fleet Sails Again

The Icelandic fishermen’s strike, which began full force in mid-December, finally ended last night after fishermen narrowly voted to approve a wage contract signed by their representatives on Saturday morning

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Police Custody of Rape Suspect Confirmed

Yesterday, the Supreme Court of Iceland confirmed four-week police custody of a man, suspected of having raped two women and groped the third, following an annual celebration at a hotel in South Iceland.

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February 24, 2017.

Violent Gale Warning

The Icelandic Met Office has issued a strong gale warning (wind speeds in excess of 20 m/sec) for the northeastern part of the central highlands today, and a violent gale warning (20-28 m/sec) for all parts of the country tomorrow and heavy rain in the southeast.

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