This week in photos: Trump with Pope, St Nicholas relics in Moscow and Zuckerberg's degreeSociety & Culture May 26, 17:45
Bolshoi Theater vows to put on at least 10 new shows next seasonSociety & Culture May 26, 17:34
First out of four IS members detained in Moscow arrested for 2 monthsSociety & Culture May 26, 17:17
Putin says attackers, masterminds of terror attack in Egypt must not go unpunishedRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 26, 17:13
Russian oil and gas companies may use Ka-62 helicopter for Arctic projectsBusiness & Economy May 26, 17:05
Russia may increase spending on military bases abroadMilitary & Defense May 26, 16:45
Lavrov praises Eurasian integration projectsBusiness & Economy May 26, 16:40
Estonian Foreign Ministry confirms plans to expel two Russian diplomatsWorld May 26, 16:30
Russia stands for diplomatic settlement of North Korean issue — presidential aideRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 26, 16:25
LONDON, November 26 (Itar-Tass) —— The Icelandic government has denied a former Chinese civil servant and businessman, Huang Nubo, permission to acquire a large plot of land in the country, the Interior Ministry said in a statement.
In the entire history of the country there has been no precedent of a foreigner buying such a large plot of land, said the communique. The businessman’s representative in Iceland, Halldor Johansson, was surprised by this decision. The Icelandic law does not say anything about a particular amount of land that may be bought by a foreigner, he said.
Huang Nubo offered to pay 8.8 million dollars for an area of ··306 square kilometers (0.3 percent of the area of ··the country). In this area, stretching along the north-east coast of the insular state, there are no buildings or forests. One of the richest tycoons of China wanted to build here an "ecological park" 100 million dollars worth.
A project of this scale has generated rumors China is buying up land around the world, and particularly in Iceland, which takes a strategically important geographical position between Europe and North America and is a member of NATO. Huang Nubo dismissed this as "speculation."