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Warsaw - Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves was to hold talks with his counterpart Bronislaw Komorowski at the start of a two-day visit to Poland on Wednesday.
Beirut - Syrian border guards arrested Wednesday Wael Abbas, a man believed to be behind the kidnapping of seven Estonian nationals last March in eastern Lebanon, a Lebanese security source told dpa.
Beirut - Seven Estonian nationals who were released Thursday, after being kidnapped in eastern Lebanon in March, will return home later in the day after appearing before a judge, a security source said.
Beirut - Seven Estonian nationals who were kidnapped in eastern Lebanon in March have been released and handed over to a French delegation, the Lebanese Foreign Ministry said Thursday.
Beirut - Seven Estonian nationals who were kidnapped in eastern Lebanon in March were released Thursday and handed over to a French delegation, a Lebanese security source said.
Beirut - Estonia's Foreign Minister Urmas Paet arrived in Beirut Tuesday for talks with government officials in a new bid to secure information on seven Estonian cyclists kidnapped in March.
Modena, Italy - Goals from Giuseppe Rossi, Antonio Cassano and Giampaolo Pazzini sank Estonia Friday as Italy beat the Baltic guests 3-0 to retain a firm lead in their qualification group to Euro 2012.
Modena, Italy - A five-point lead in their Euro 2012 qualification group is not enough for Gianluigi Buffon, who warns the Azzurri not to lower the guard when they welcome Estonia Friday in Modena.
Beirut - The representatives of the United Nations and the European Union in Lebanon appealed Monday for the immediate release of seven Estonian cyclists who were kidnapped in eastern Lebanon in last March.
Beirut - Seven Estonian nationals held by kidnappers in Lebanon since March pleaded Friday for their release and accused their government of abandoning them.
Beirut - A Lebanese website on Wednesday obtained video footage showing the seven Estonian tourists who were kidnapped in Lebanon on March 23 appealing for help.
Beirut - Lebanon's military prosecutor on Friday charged 11 individuals 'for conspiring and participating' in the kidnapping of the seven Estonian cyclists in eastern Lebanon two weeks ago.
Tallinn/Beirut - A ransom demand has been made for the return of seven Estonians held hostage in Lebanon for two weeks, the Estonian Foreign Ministry said Wednesday.
Tallinn - A ransom demand has been made for the return of seven Estonians held hostage in Lebanon for two weeks, the Estonian Foreign Ministry said Wednesday.
Tallinn - Security forces searching for seven Estonians kidnapped in Lebanon have made three more arrests, the Estonian foreign ministry said in a statement Tuesday.
Beirut - A previously unknown group has claimed responsibility for the kidnapping of seven Estonian tourists in Lebanon on March 23, a local website said Thursday.
Tallinn - Lebanese security forces made three arrests Wednesday as part of their investigation into the kidnapping of seven Estonians, the Estonian foreign ministry confirmed.
Beirut - Two people were arrested Tuesday in Lebanon over the kidnapping last week of a group of seven Estonian cyclists in the Bekaa valley, a Lebanese security source told the German press agency dpa.
Beirut - A clash broke out in eastern Lebanon Tuesday between security forces and suspects believed to be behind the kidnapping of seven Estonian tourists, a security source said.
Beirut - Visiting Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said Monday there was still little information about the whereabouts of seven Estonian tourists kidnapped in eastern Lebanon last week.
Beirut- The army arrested a Lebanese citizen Friday on suspicion of being involved in the kidnapping of seven Estonian cyclists two days ago, the Lebanese National News Agency reported.
Beirut- Seven Estonian cyclists who were kidnapped in eastern Lebanon two days ago were seen being taken to a Palestinian military camp, a local radio station reported Friday.
Beirut- The Lebanese army and police forces continued their search Thursday for seven Estonian citizens who went missing the previous day in eastern Lebanon.
Brussels - The European Union's executive on Monday thanked Estonia for managing a smooth switch to the euro, two days after the Baltic state bade farewell to its post-Soviet currency, the kroon.
Brussels - The European Union is to split an agency designed to run its main security computer systems between Estonia and France, EU interior ministers agreed in Brussels on Thursday.
Brussels - Resistance is growing in Estonia to the looming introduction of the euro, a European Commission report on the country's state of preparation showed Friday.
Stuttgart - German police said Friday they have uncovered an internet scam that relied on a trojan virus to spy on banking transactions conducted by 2.5 million private computers worldwide and divert at least 1.65 million euros (2.3 million dollars).
Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday lauded Estonia for meeting all membership criteria for joining the eurozone.