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Obama makes Iceland’s Whaling his Business

The U.S. Department of the Interior has certified to President Obama under the Pelly Amendment to the Fishermen’s Protective Act of 1967 that Iceland’s international trade in whale meat and products diminishes the effectiveness of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of...

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Registration of Century-Old Buildings yet to Begin

The documentation of every 100-year-old building in Iceland is going very slowly. According to a new legislation that came into effect just over a year ago, all such buildings have preservation status but the records of the Land Registry of Iceland are not always a reliable source.

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Alfreð Finnbogason

Soccer Star Alfreð Finnbogason to Remain at Heerenveen

Soccer player Alfreð Finnbogason does not expect to leave his team, Heerenveen in the Netherlands now that the window on player trading is about to close. Speculations have circulated about him joining various European soccer teams.

With 19 goals and five assists in 17 games, Alfreð is by...

Reykjavík

Smell of Rotten Grass Covers Capital

Citizens of Reykjavík have been complaining about a repugnant smell, found in many places in the capital, including Austurvöllur Square, Miklatún and other grassy outdoor areas. The smell is caused by calcium damage in grass that has been covered by a thick layer of ice for a long time.

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