The former prime minister of Iceland, Geir Haarde, has gone on trial for his part in the banking crisis that devastated Iceland’s economy two years ago. Other politicians and financial officials were originally implicated, but Mr. Haarde is the only one who has been brought to trial.
In other news, the police assigned to patrol the culturally enriched enclave of Rosengård in the southern Swedish city of Malmö are taking courses in “polite Arabic”, so that they may communicate with the citizens of the area more effectively, and thus reduce cultural friction.
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