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Public-employee strike in Iceland in settled

A month-long strike by 17,000 public employees in Iceland was settled Wednesday night, with the workers winning a 20-percent raise over the next 16 months. The strikers had demanded increases of 30 percent to compensate for falling living standards, for which they blamed the government's stern economic policies.

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The strike had blacked out radio and television and disrupted customs, telephone, and postal services.

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