Polish Murder Suspect Arrested in Iceland

The international division of the National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police received an arrest warrant from Interpol in Warsaw yesterday in regards to an Icelandic resident of Polish origin who is wanted for murder. The suspect later turned himself in.

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Icelander in Faroe Islands Found Guilty

A Faroese court found Birgir Páll Marteinsson (25) guilty for storing drugs in the “Polar Star” drug case on Friday and sentenced him to seven years in prison. Marteinsson, who has been in solitary confinement for nearly six months, may appeal the verdict.

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Icelandic Child-Benefit System Criticized

The Ombudsman for Children in Iceland Margrét María Sigurdardóttir has criticized the Icelandic child-benefit system for being unfair. If a child is born on January 1 the parents have to wait 13 months for benefits, but only 30 days if the child is born on December 31.

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Expiry Date of Fish Changed with Sticker

Consumer Sesselja Steingrímsdóttir was in for a surprise when she planned to heat a ready-made fish dish from her freezer recently. She noticed that the date of expiry, January 2009, was typed on a sticker covering the actual expiry date, January 2007.

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