"The stakes are too high to allow this standoff to continue."
- MARTTI AHTISAARI,former President of Finland, on the tensions between North and South Korea; he and three other ex-leaders, including Jimmy Carter, are traveling to the Korean peninsula this week with the hope of speaking with North Korean leader Kim Jong Il
"It's time for a new plan."
- TIMO SOINI,the leader of Finland's anti-euro True Finns party, on demanding
new negotiations for the Portugal bailout package after capturing 19% of the vote in Finland's general election on Sunday
"We have experienced a tragic day."
- MATTI VANHANEN,Finnish Prime Minister, after a gunman opened fire at a school in western
Finland, killing 10 people before shooting himself
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