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Celebrating Ramadan In The Land Of The Midnight Sun

After hours of preparation in the kitchen, Umm Ali is ready to break her day of fasting, and share the traditional iftar meal with...

Finland’s Flag Turns 100

The flags are quite literally flying today, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Finnish flag. The familiar blue and white cross design was first...

Historic Government Session Starts With Tallinn Ferry Trip

The Finnish government is holding its first ever session outside the country today, in a joint meeting convened with the Estonian government to mark...

Editorial: Finland Could Do More For European Press Freedom

There's hardly any daylight between the countries at the top of the recently-published World Press Freedom Index. Norway ranks in first place with Sweden, Netherlands,...

Russia Expels Finnish Diplomat From Moscow

The Russian government has decided to expel one diplomat from the Finnish embassy in Moscow. In a day of retaliation, foreign ambassadors were summoned to...

Finland Watching Allies For More Russia Sanctions Over Chemical Attack

Finland's political leaders will be watching carefully today, to see if other EU countries announce sanctions against Russia, over a chemical weapons attack in...

President Niinistö Calls Vladimir Putin Over UK Nerve Agent Attack

Finnish President Sauli Niinistö has called his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to talk about the recent nerve agent attack in England. According to a statement...

Dear Leaders: Helsinki’s North Korea Talks Could Smooth The Way For...

A senior North Korean diplomat is in Finland this week for closed-door talks that could help smooth the way for a summit meeting between...

Merkel’s Finland Prize: Is German Chancellor The Right Person For €150,000...

Angela Merkel is set to be awarded the Finnish Government's first ever gender equality prize today, although she won't actually be attending the Tampere...