January 2, 1985 |
A Soviet cruise missile flew over Norway and then turned back toward the Soviet Union, crossing Finnish airspace, the Norwegian Defense Ministry said today. A ministry spokesman said the missile was spotted last Friday in northern Norway close to the Soviet border before it crossed over Finland. Government sources said Norway, a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, will likely protest the violation of its airspace in the strongest terms.
February 23, 2005 |
Separatists in Aceh province are ready to drop their 30-year struggle for independence from Indonesia in return for some degree of self-rule, a spokesman said. The Free Aceh Movement and the government are holding peace talks in Helsinki, Finland. Self-government "is the main thing on the table," rebel spokesman Bakhtiar Abdullah said.
April 19, 1998 |
With snow-cloaked cities in winter and birch forests glowing in the summer midnight sun, Finland is a vision of beauty and calm. The picture-book gloss hides a grim fact--the country's 5 million people have the highest rate of deaths from violent crimes in Western Europe. Late-night strollers and moviegoers have little to fear on quiet city streets. The violence mostly happens indoors, within families or among friends.
November 29, 2007 |
Best known for deciding whether medications are safe and effective, the Food and Drug Administration is weighing whether to crack down on plain old salt, which doctors say is harmful in the quantities most Americans consume. At a hearing today, the agency will begin collecting expert testimony on the role excess salt in the diet plays in causing high blood pressure, heart disease and strokes.
May 12, 2002 |
It's a scene easy to visualize. Two boys are trying to take piano lessons while their younger brother makes a pest of himself. The irony is that the kid brother will grow up to be the professional pianist. The others will become a chemist and a software programmer. But another irony is at work here.