A cocktail called ‘Apartheid’ has been removed from the menu of Icelandair Hotel Marina and the hotel’s owner has apologized for it having been on offer in the first place, after facing criticism in the foreign media yesterday, including in stories on CNBC and Time.
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All the snow which has fallen in Iceland in the past weeks have resulted in ski resorts being able to open across the country. The slopes are being prepared in Hlíðarfjall above Akureyri, North Iceland, and Bláfjöll near Reykjavík and it is hoped that they can open today.
Scientists at the University of Iceland’s Earth Sciences Institute were feeling merry this week and in anticipation for the upcoming holidays posted the above image with a Christmas greeting on their Facebook page.
The approximately 50 Cubans living in Iceland celebrated yesterday when U.S. and Cuban leaders announced that formal diplomatic relations between the two countries would be resumed after 50 years of hostility.