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Iceland ex-PM cleared by court

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Iceland ex-PM cleared by court


A court has found former Icelandic prime minister Geir Haarde innocent of three major charges of negligence for his role in the financial collapse in 2008.
While many feel Haarde was being made a scapegoat and others were moe guilty, there is disgust that no-one is being held responsible for the bust that led to Iceland’s banks being nationalised.

Pirates who took an Italian chemical tanker, the Enrico Ievoli off the coast of Oman late last year have released the vessel.
All its crew has been freed, although no information was given about the payment of a ransom.
The Italian foreign ministry said the release was due to “Tenacity, determination and top-level professionalism”.

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