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News 2017 - May

Icelandic money

Is Icelandic Króna Too Strong?

The strong value of the Icelandic króna has begun to threaten Icelandic companies, and as a result, jobs, Iceland’s Minister of Finance Benedikt Jóhannesson told RÚV earlier this week.

Gylfi Sigurðsson

Gylfi Sigurðsson Not for Sale

Following rumors of a transfer from Premier League football club Swansea City to Everton, Swansea City majority shareholder Steve Kaplan told Wales Online the team plans to keep Icelandic midfielder Gylfi Sigurðsson.

Icelandic and British flags.

‘Our Thoughts Are with the Victims’

“Our thoughts are with the victims, and with our friends the British,” stated Iceland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson, in reaction to an explosion in Manchester, England, last night.

United Silicon, Helguvík.

Reopening of Silicon Plant Opposed

The residents’ association Opponents Against Heavy Industry in Helguvík is opposing the Environment Agency of Iceland’s decision to permit the reopening of United Silicon’s plant.

Vilborg Arna Gissurardóttir with Mt. Lhotse in the background.

First Icelandic Woman to Conquer Everest

Icelandic mountaineer Vil­borg Arna Giss­ur­ar­dótt­ir reached the summit of Mount Everest last night, becoming the seventh Icelander to conquer the mountain and the first Icelandic woman to do so.

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