Arts & Culture

Puppy parade goes virtual after dog disease fears

Organisers of the annual Puppy Parade in Helsinki say they're canceling this year's events over fears of a mysterious dog illness that's killed a number of pets in neighbouring Norway. The event was due to take place on Sunday afternoon...

Fifty drug busts during Seinäjoki hip hop festival

Police in Seinäjoki say they've made almost fifty drug busts during a two-day music festival in the northern city. The Seinäjoki Hip Hop Festival ran for two nights on Friday and Saturday, and featured international artists like supergroup La Coka...

Finnish war hero’s story gets homoerotic re-telling by American writer

Respected American magazine The Atlantic has raised some eyebrows with a short story in its latest issue. Written by award-winning author Arna Bontemps Hemenway the story, called 'Wolves of Karelia', is a dramatic re-imagining of the life of Finnish war...

Helsinki’s Oodi wins world’s best new library award

Helsinki's Oodi Central Library has won the title of world's best new public library. It was chosen at the World Library and Information Congress which is taking place in Athens this week. The annual Public Library of the Year award is...

Small town hits the jackpot with huge lottery win

The small Finnish town of Siilijärvi - or Hedgehog Lake in English - has dozens of new millionaires after striking gold with a big lottery win. A syndicate of 50 players each put €10 regularly into the pot to buy...

Convicted American rapper A$AP Rocky set to play in Tampere

Controversial American rapper A$AP Rocky, convicted this week in Sweden of assault, is set to play Tampere's Blockfest hip hop music festival on Friday night. The rapper, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, and two members of his entourage, were...

Flow Festival feasts to the rhythm of sustainable food

While festival attract the crowds with headline music acts, they also have some other tricks up their sleeve to pull in the punters. Flow Festival, taking place this weekend in Helsinki's Suvilahti neighbourhood, organises a walk from the city centre;...

Flow Festival flexes its muscles with drag, opera and art

If you haven't been to Flow Festival recently, things have changed. The event, at a disused power station in Helsinki's Suvilahti neighbourhood, used to be known primarily for its music and food - a rollicking good time for tens of...

WATCH: Prepare for travel delays at Ed Sheeran’s record-breaking second concert

Global superstar Ed Sheeran is preparing for his second concert on Wednesday night at Malmi Airport. Over the course of two days more than 100,000 fans will see the musician rock the stage in what is being billed as Finland's biggest-ever...

Metallica amp up their visit with children’s charity donation

Rock group Metallica played in Hämeenlinna on Tuesday night as part of their Worldwired tour, and took the time to make a generous donation to a local charity. The group gave a cheque for €55,000 to Hope Ry, a Helsinki-based charity...

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Finns’ confidence in life and the economy after coronavirus improves

A new survey highlights how Finns are relaxing their own personal coronavirus restrictions as the epidemic subsides, and how they have more confidence in...

Morning headlines: Friday 3rd July 2020

Finns relaxing their own coronavirus restrictions Two surveys have highlighted how Finns are relaxing their own personal coronavirus restrictions as the epidemic fades in Finland....

Appeals Court upholds verdict against Finns Party MP for incitement crimes

The Court of Appeal in Rovaniemi has ruled to uphold a verdict against Finns Party Member of Parliament Sebastian Tynkkynen. The Oulu MP was convicted...

Mosquito capable of spreading malaria discovered in Finland

Researchers from the University of Helsinki say they’ve identified for the first time a species of mosquito in Finland which is likely to be...

Hot sunny weather sweetens Finland’s strawberry crop

The recent spell of warm weather means that Finland’s strawberry season is off to a good start in southern and central areas this year. The...

Poll: Slight majority of Finns consider racism a significant problem

Slightly more than half of Finns consider racism to be a significant problem, according to a new poll released to by Uutissuomalainen newspaper group. The...

Morning headlines: Thursday 2nd July 2020

Maria Ohisalo interview: Borders, feminism and Finland's green recovery Finland's Interior Minister Maria Ohisalo (Green) has three big issues on her desk at the moment: the...

Maria Ohisalo interview: Borders, feminism and Finland’s green recovery plan

It's been a memorably hectic first year in office for Maria Ohisalo. The Helsinki MP became leader of the Greens just weeks after her party...