Arts & Culture

Sunday Cartoons: Dying For New Business?

This week the government is looking at plans to cut tax breaks from funeral homes, while Posti is hoping to expand its services. Could there be some cross-over business opportunities here?  'Cabbie Cartoonist' Torsti Luotonen is a Helsinki taxi driver and...

Sunday Cartoon: Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?

Finland's Susijengi or Wolfpack men's national basketball team played with heart at the Eurobasket tournament group stage in Helsinki, winning 3 out of 4 games and going to the quarter finals in Istanbul. They lost to Italy on Saturday...

Sweden’s Crown Princess to Visit Finland Next Week

Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria will visit Finland next week, to watch a performance at the National Opera House in Helsinki on Saturday 16th September. She's been invited to see Autumn Sonata, a new work which pairs a story by Swedish...

Tom of Finland Gets Oscar Nod

The Tom of Finland film has been selected as Finland's official Oscar entry for the 2018 Academy Awards, according to the Finnish Chamber of Films. The biographical retelling of artist Touko Laaksonen's life was written by Aleksi Bary and drected by...

New Museum Plans for Turku’s Great Fire Anniversary

Today marks the 190th anniversary of the Great Fire of Turku, one of Finland's most defining historical moments. The fire started on the evening of September 4th 1827, and by the next day had destroyed 75% of the city. The...

Russian DJ ‘beaten by security’, arrested at Flow Festival

A Flow Festival performer claims a Russian DJ was beaten, and left bloodied and shocked by security guards at the weekend event. Meanwhile Flow organizers say they have mobile phone video evidence, and plan to take legal advice to...

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Coronavirus risk warning for Sweden border crossings

The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare has issued another warning about the risks of spreading coronavirus through border crossings between Finland and Sweden. THL...

Finland boosting coronavirus healthcare aid for Iraq, Somalia

Finland is strengthening its support for two countries hit hard by the coronavirus crisis, with extra funding for healthcare initiatives in Iraq and Somalia. In...

Poll: Race tightening in potential presidential match-up

A new poll in Rural Future newspaper looks ahead to the 2024 presidential election to get a snapshot of how potential candidates are faring...

Thousands still affected by summer storm Päivö

The effects of summer storm Päivö, which brought heavy rain, high winds and thunderstorms to many parts of the country on Tuesday, are still...

Morning headlines: Wednesday 1st July 2020

Thousands still affected by summer storm Päivö The effects of summer storm Päivö, which brought heavy rain, high winds and thunderstorms to many parts of...

Finnish Air Force quietly replaces swastika insignia

The Finnish Air Force has quietly retired the swastika on one of its official insignia, in an apparent effort to bring an end to...

Hospital trials fast and cheap coronavirus AI breath test

Laakso Health Centre in Helsinki is trialing a new brethalyser test to see if it gives a reliable coronavirus diagnosis. The results are available in...

Seal pup warnings as Saimaa fishing net ban comes to an end

A seasonal ban on fishing nets in parts of Lake Saimaa, put in place to protect rare Saimaa Ringed Seal pups, comes to an...