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Interstellar Trailer with Iceland Shots Released

A new trailer from the movie Interstellar by director Christopher Nolan, starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway and Matt Damon, among others, which was to a large extent filmed in Iceland, was published on variety.com yesterday.
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Business

Tchenguiz Brothers’ SFO Kaupþing Case Closed

The case of U.K. property tycoon brothers Vincent and Robert Tchenguiz against the Serious Fraud Office for wrongful arrest because of its investigation into the brothers’ part in the collapse of Icelandic bank Kaupþing in 2008 ended yesterday when the SFO settled with Robert Tchenguiz.

Politics

Geir Haarde

Haarde Named Iceland’s New Ambassador to the U.S.

Former Prime Minister of Iceland Geir H. Haarde (2006-2009) was appointed as a new ambassador for Iceland as of January 1, 2015, by Foreign Minister Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson yesterday, most likely as Iceland’s new Ambassador to the United States.

Business

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Tchenguiz Brothers’ SFO Kaupþing Case Closed

The case of U.K. property tycoon brothers Vincent and Robert Tchenguiz against the Serious Fraud Office for wrongful arrest because of its investigation into the brothers’ part in the collapse of Icelandic bank Kaupþing in 2008 ended yesterday when...

Culture

Eldhraun lava field

Interstellar Trailer with Iceland Shots Released

A new trailer from the movie Interstellar by director Christopher Nolan, starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway and Matt Damon, among others, which was to a large extent filmed in Iceland, was published on variety.com yesterday.

Nature and Travel

Hiking Laugavegur

More Landowners Concerned about Tourism Numbers

Landowners at the natural pool Hrunalaug in South Iceland are overwhelmed by the large number of tourists that flock to the pool every day. The visitors’ conduct is often poor and the land has started to show signs of irreparable damage.

Society

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Huge Increase in Sexual Offenses against Children

The number of sexual offenses, against children in particular, increased in 2013. Never before have so many children sought the assistance of Barnahús, the Center for Child Sexual Abuse, as in 2013.

Sport

Annie Mist

Annie Mist Wins Silver at CrossFit Games

Icelandic CrossFit champion Annie Mist Þórisdóttir won second place in the individual women’s category at the International CrossFit Games held last week in Los Angeles. Canadian Camille Leblanc-Bazinet was the victor of the category, winning her...

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