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Written by Iceland Review   
Friday, 20 January 2012 23:30

Several cars were blown off the Ring Road, Iceland’s highway number one, at Kjalarnes peninsula, just north of the capital, earlier today. The weather conditions were bad, with strong winds and ice on the roads.

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A Coast Guard helicopter. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

According to population trend predictions, the number of residents in the capital will increase by 25,000 in the next 20 years.

Andríki, an organization fighting Iceland’s membership to the European Union, had MMR (Media and Market Research) conduct a poll to find out how many Icelanders want to adopt the euro. The results: 52 percent of respondents were against it, 28 percent for and 20 percent neutral.

The Icelandic Cost Guard signed a deal on the lease of a Super Puma helicopter, increasing the number of helicopters in its fleet to three, all of which are Super Puma. The helicopters are vital for search and rescue missions in Iceland.

The Winter Youth Olympics are currently taking place in Innsbruck, Austria, and today, Helga María Vilhjálmsdóttir of Iceland placed eighth in slalom out of 57 participants—Iceland’s best achievement in the Winter Youth Olympics to date.

Icelandic rock icon Bubbi Mortheins said in an interview with daily newspaper Fréttablaðið that he has deleted his Facebook page. "I don’t have time to write news for the media. They copy-paste everything I say and do.”

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Last Updated on Saturday, 21 January 2012 18:43
 

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