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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.

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

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