Oily Hawk Rescued in North Iceland

A hawk that was covered in oil and therefore incapable of flying was rescued by the staff of the Akureyri division of the Icelandic Institute of Natural History (NÍ) at Sléttuhlíd in Skagafjördur, north Iceland, on Monday.

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Icesave Debt Clock Ticks on New Website

The website, iceslave.is, opened this week, which features a so-called Icesave debt clock, estimating the status of Iceland’s Icesave obligations. The clock bases its amount on the exchange rate of the Icelandic króna and the interest on the loans granted to Iceland to honor these obligations.

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Uncertainty Surrounds Iceland’s Stability Pact

The stability pact between Iceland’s government and representatives of the employment market is still being discussed, although it was hoped that it could be signed yesterday. Eiríkur Jónsson, chairman of the Icelandic Teachers’ Union, said there is still a long way to go.

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