Iceland detains illegal bees

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40,000 honey bees on their way from Norway to an Icelandic bee farm have been delayed at the Icelandic port of Seydisfjordur.
The bees had already come ashore from the Norraena ferry when it was discovered they did not have the correct documentation to prove they are free from disease.
If the documentation cannot be provided, the […]

Alzheimer’s dentist to stop work

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A dentist in the Skane region of southern Sweden has been carrying out her delicate job despite being an Alzheimer’s disease sufferer for many years.
Authorities had previously thought that the dentist had given up her practice, which she runs from home, but it has come to light that she has not.
The Local reports that the […]

Iceland can avoid recession says PM

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The Prime Minister of Iceland, Geir Haarde, said the economy could evade a recession forecast by the Ministry of Finance and the Icelandic Central Bank, reports Bloomberg.
“I am not so sure we will actually have negative growth rates,” said Haarde in Latvia last week. It is “one of the objectives of the government to ensure […]

“Cave Man” forced to wash

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A man living in a publicly funded nursing home in Oslo is reserving his right to be dirty, a right he is willing to take all the way to the Supreme Court of Norway. The man, known to many as the “cave man” went from living in a rubbish heap near the university, to a […]

Norway wedged between China and Tibet

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It has come to light that Norway has been playing a pivotal role in attempts to bridge the gap between China and Tibet.
Several top level officials from Norway have been conducting secret talks with the Chinese and the Tibetan government in exile, led by the Dalai Lama.
The talks have reportedly been kept secret at the […]

Denmark still fighting over the euro

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Denmark’s finance minister, Lars Lokke Rasmussen, has lashed out at senior bankers in his country for their negative attitude towards Denmark joining the euro single European currency.
Rasmussen’s comments come on the same day that Slovakia was confirmed as the 16th country to enter the currency in 1st January 2009.
Danish citizens have twice voted […]

Hotel Highland is situated next to one of Europe’s last untouched wildernesses and is the only quality hotel anywhere in the Icelandic Highlands. In conjunction with Hrauneyjar Highland Centre, it offers a complete base of operations for exploration of the interior.
Hrauneyjar is often described as the last outpost of civilisation – the place where the […]

Iceland earthquake gladdens tourists

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Geysir, the long-dormant geyser from which all others get there name, has come back to life following last week’s major earthquake in southern Iceland.
The regular eruptions of the nearby Strokkur geyser are also reported to be much more powerful than usual.
It is not known how long the effect will last, but the changes are […]

Illegal lady Viagra

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Danish customs official have intercepted thousands of illegal ‘Womenra’ pills in the post over the last several months.
Reports in the Copenhagen Post indicate that the pills are ordered online by Danish women and sent from India. The drug is intended to increase blood flow to the genitals and increase a woman’s sex drive.
The Danish Medicines […]

Free Bjork and Sigur Ros Concert in Iceland

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Iceland’s two most popular musical exports are teaming up for a free outdoor concert in Iceland on Saturday 28th June.
The concert will feature Bjork, Sigur Ros, Olof Arnalds as well as a number of undisclosed foreign guests and will take place in Laugadalur in the capital, Reykjavik. The aim of the concert is to raise […]

Bathing in the midnight sun?

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As June truly gets underway and the sun is increasingly unwilling to dip behind the horizon, Scandinavians are rejoicing at the good weather they are predicted to keep at least for the next week.
Temperatures in southern Norway are due to hover around 30 degrees centigrade next week, and there is no rain in sight, says […]

Iceland handballers to Beijing

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Iceland’s handball team have secured their place in the Beijing Olympics this summer after their shock victory over Sweden on Sunday.
Iceland played Sweden, Poland and Argentina at the weekend in a mini tournament to see which two of the four teams would qualify.
The team beat Argentina as widely expected, but lost to Poland. Hopes were […]

Danish embassy bombing because of cartoons?

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Monday’s bombing of the Danish embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan may have been a reaction to the Mohammed cartoons published in Danish newspapers.
Last year’s cartoons depicted the Prophet Mohammed with a bomb for a turban. It is expressly forbidden in Islam to draw pictures of the Prophet at all. The cartoons were reprinted in February this […]

Iceland Express tilbyder sundere mad ombord

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Det islandske lavpris flyselskab, Iceland Express, har afsløret sin nye sundere menu, som er klar til at nå læberne på det flyvende folk 1. juni.
I samarbejde med islandske Avaxtabillinn, specialist i færdiglavet helsekost, siger Iceland Express at det er en reaktion på et stigende antal forespørgsler fra sundhedsbevidste passagerer.
Den nye menu lægger vægt på at […]

Woman sentenced for violent rape

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A 32-year-old woman has been sentenced to six years in prison for raping a woman in her 60s in the northern Swedish town of Haparanda.
According to reports in The Local, the woman committed the crime with her 38-year-old brother. The pair entered the victim’s home and punched and kicked her. They were reportedly armed with […]

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