Friday, 10 October 2008

Newspapers : 10th October

Finland’s Ahtisaari wins Nobel Peace Prize. The FT (en)
" ... Finland’s former president Martti Ahtisaari won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for a long career of peace mediation work including a 2005 accord between Indonesia and rebels in its Aceh province ..."

EU to debate ties with Russia. Tony Barber, The FT (en)
" ... European Union leaders will debate next week whether to reward Russia for withdrawing its forces from security zones in Georgia by resuming talks with the Kremlin on a long-term partnership agreement ...
... Some EU governments, such as Germany and Italy, are unhappy with the idea of “punishing” Russia because they blame Mikheil Saakashvili, Georgia’s president, for ordering an attack on South Ossetia before the Russian invasion ..."

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