Martti Ahtisaari

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Jimmy Carter Heads to North Korea

With other ex-leaders, former president aims to restart official talks

(Newser) - Jimmy Carter and three European ex-leaders are bound for North Korea and will arrive tomorrow in an attempt to resume an official dialogue, which "appears to be at a standstill," the former president said. Carter and the former heads of Finland, Norway, and Ireland—all members of a... More »

Kosovo Mediator Wins Nobel

Former Finnish president has supervised peace talks for decades

(Newser) - This year's Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Martti Ahtisaari, the former president of Finland who mediated peace talks in Indonesia and Kosovo. Ahtisaari has also mediated conflicts in Namibia, Northern Ireland, and Iraq, often working on behalf of the United Nations. In its citation the Norwegian committee praised his... More »

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