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Lappeenranta’s Bid For World Cup Business Stalls

The 2018 World Cup kicks off in Russia today, and with two million tickets sold, hundreds of thousands of fans from all round the...

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 Expels One Russian Diplomat Over UK Poisoning

Finland has announced it will expel one person with diplomatic status from the Russian Embassy in Helsinki over the chemical attack on a former...

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...

Spies Like Us: SUPO Highlights Russian Espionage, Terror Threats & Cyber...

Finland's Security Intelligence Service SUPO says the country faces ongoing threats from cyber attacks as well as more traditional espionage activities and terrorism related...

Finland Reacts To Escalating UK – Russia Tensions

Finnish President Sauli Niinistö says Finland "is ready to give all its support and assistance to Great Britain" over a chemical attack that left a...

Ukraine Defence Minister In Helsinki For Talks

The Ukrainian Defence Minister Stepan Poltorak is in Helsinki today, for talks with his Finnish counterpart Jussi Niinistö (Blue). The pair are discussing the current...

Russian Family Jailed For People Smuggling Operation

A court in eastern Finland has jailed a Russian family for up to five years for trafficking people through the Saimaa Canal to Finland. At...

Twitter Bot Army Swarms Finnish Presidential Contenders

A researcher in Helsinki says he's identified hundreds of fake Twitter accounts which now follow at least two leading Finnish presidential candidates. The new research...