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Teachers Approve Contract

Grade school teachers have voted to approve a salary contract signed at the end of November by their representatives and the Icelandic Association of Local Authorities.

Þórshöfn Grill, N1 gas station.

Two Fires Overnight

Fire erupted at Grillskálinn restaurant at the N1 gas station in the village of Þórshöfn, Northeast Iceland, just before 4 o’clock this morning.

Postcard Delivered after 30 Years

Hálfdán Einarsson, the mailman in Bolungarvík, the West Fjords, was surprised to receive a postcard on Friday, which was addressed to a man who had moved from the village many years ago and had since passed away. It turned out that the postcard had been sent on October 1, 1986.

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Asylum Seeker Sets Himself on Fire

An asylum seeker from Macedonia, staying in housing provided by the Icelandic Directorate of Immigration, poured gasoline over himself yesterday, outside the building, and set himself on fire.

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Three Men Suspected of Rape

Three men in their thirties were arrested Monday, suspected of having held a woman against her will and sexually abused her in a home in the east part of Reykjavík last weekend.

Landspítali National University Hospital

Hospital Facing ‘Disaster’

Landspítali Hospital Director Páll Matthíasson is convinced it would be disastrous for the hospital if the Icelandic government budget bill is passed.

Glitnir

Information Leaked to Influence Courts?

The head of the Association of Icelandic Judges believes information regarding the stock ownership of Supreme Court judges must have been leaked to the media in order to influence the operation of the courts.

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Judge States He Followed Rules

Last night, the TV news analysis program Kastljós suggested that an Icelandic supreme court lawyer might have failed to report his purchase and sale of shares in Glitnir Bank prior to the 2008 banking collapse.

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