Close to Iceland's Keflavík International Airport lies a special bridge. It connects two continents, America to the west and Europe to the east, as it lies across the point where two tectonic plates are diverging. A few minutes southwards from the bridge is Gunnuhver, a hot spring area named after a ghost.
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Minister of justice refuses to investigate alleged CIA prison transfers through Keflavik
According to Morgunbladid, the minister of justice, Björn Bjarnason, has refused to investigate alleged transfer of CIA prisoners through Keflavík Airport. Following reports of CIA transfers of prisoners to non-US detention facilities for torture, a member of parliament, Helgi Hjörvar, had suggested that he should open an official inquiry into whether or not CIA prisoners were moved between countries via Keflavik Airport. Björn refused saying that the reports were based on rumors and an official inquiry would not be initiated unless there was "evidence or suspicion" of the alleged transfer of prisoners.
Iceland’s non-seasonally adjusted GDP in the first three quarters of 2013 increased by 3.1 percent compared to the first three quarters of 2012, according to the latest data from Statistics Iceland.
The October-December issue of the print edition of Iceland Review is packed with interesting material, such as a travel feature on Flatey Island, interview with chair of Samtökin 78 – The National Queer Association Anna Pála Sverrisdóttir and a guide to spotting the northern lights accompanied by Páll Stefánsson’s photos. Click here to view a selection of pages from the current issue and here to subscribe.
It would be easy to get washed away in all the hype but Ásgeir’s In the Silence, the English language version of his breakthrough debut album Dýrð í dauðaþögn, truly deserves all the praise it’s been getting.