US output fell 3.8 percent at the end of 2008, but exports slid at a 20 percent rate.
The government collapsed this week and banks are on life support. Icelanders are now giving the European Union another look.
The UN evacuated about 300 people Thursday but human rights groups say a humanitarian crisis is looming.
Last week's deployment of Rwandan troops to fight rebels in Congo caught the 17,000-strong UN mission by surprise.
The Nabucco pipeline, scheduled to start construction in 2010, would ship gas from the Caspian region and the Middle East.
Israeli and Palestinian officials met in Cairo Sunday in a bid to bolster the current cease-fire.
Europeans, who have long pushed to close the controversial facility, are hesitant to take some of its inmates.
Israel and the US don't want rebuilding homes to become rebuilding Hamas.