Independence Day Galas, protests & war memories
This Saturday Finland celebrates 97 years of independence. The glittering Presidential Reception may steal the limelight each year on December 6, but memories of Finland's hard-earned struggle to retain its independence linger just under the surface.
Finland eyes education, tourism cooperation with
... signing between the Indonesian government and representatives of the Free Aceh Movement (GAM) in 2005, which effectively ended a 30-year conflict between the two sides. Former Finnish president Martti Ahtisaari was the mediator for the peace talks.
Erdogan turns back on EU membership bid
Influential voices in Europe such as Carl Bildt, the former prime minister of Sweden, Emma Bonino, a former foreign minister of Italy and former Finnish President and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Martti Ahtisaari underline Turkey's vital importance for ...
Stuttering start to electronic voting
In Cimbebasia a scanner was broken, at Martti Ahtisaari school in Katutura and at Delta High School in Olympia the EVMs were not functioning. At Eros Post Office there was no electricity. Voting at Arandis' three polling stations were described as ...