Crime

New rules on booze, as Air Force leaders convicted in training scandal

The Finnish Air Force has issued new rules banning alcohol from training exercises, as two senior Finnish officers are convicted for their roles in a training scandal that became a major embarrassment for the country's defence forces. On Tuesday morning...

Midsummer drownings, car deaths and driving bans

While many people in Finland enjoyed a long Midsummer holiday, the police and other 112 emergency services were kept on their toes. At least five people drowned over the weekend, and three more people were killed in fatal traffic accidents...

Hunter sentenced over bear cub deaths

A hunter has received a suspended sentence and a ban at Kainuu District Court for killing two bear cubs. The incident happened in Suomussalmi last October and the hunter says he didn't notice there were two cubs, because together they...

Senior police officers cleared in misconduct court case

A group of senior policemen have been cleared of misconduct charges at Helsinki District Court, in a case that put some of Finland's most high profile officers in the dock. The head of the National Bureau of Investigation Robin Lardot; Helsinki Police...

“Potentially dangerous” cyber attack still impacting Lahti residents

A cyber attack that hit IT infrastructure in Lahti on Monday is still having an impact on local residents. City officials say one computer was initially infected with malware, and it then spread to a thousand other machines belonging to...

Police investigate Lahti city cyber attack

The National Bureau of Investigations NBI has launched an investigation into a cyber attack which hit the City of Lahti's computer systems. The City itself made a request for a formal investigation after the computer breach was detected. The attack began...

Police drink drive crackdown already catches offenders

A nation wide police effort to crack down on drink drivers is already paying off. The campaign started on Thursday and continues through until Sunday. According to Inspector Heikki Ihalainen tens of thousands of vehicles will be stopped and their drivers asked...

Police investigate €14 million fraud case

The National Bureau of Investigation NBI is looking into a large-scale fraud case at a Finnish company. Officers believe employees ripped off the company for €14 million in a scam that involved payments to foreign bank accounts. Police were first tipped...

Customs reveals details of snus smuggling operation

Finnish Customs Tulli says they’ve busted a snus smuggling ring that brought more than 2,200kg of tobacco to the capital city region, and avoided almost €850,000 in excise duties. It's described as being one of the biggest snus smuggling cases...

Police investigate WhatsApp group over violent and sexual images

Police in Eastern Finland have been investigating a WhatsApp group where they say children were spreading images of sexual offences, violence and other pornography. In a statement, police say the content can be found elsewhere on the internet, but was...

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Football stars score at annual Sports Gala

Finnish footballers have enjoyed a night of awards glory at the annual Sports Gala Urheilugaala in Helsinki on Thursday night. Norwich City striker Teemu Pukki...

Morning headlines: Friday 17th January 2020

Government to update on employment measures Minister of Labour Tuula Haatainen (SDP) is set to announce the government's latest initiatives to boost employment. The aim is to...

SK: Finns Party MPs concealed China-linked tech company cash

Two Finns Party MPs, including the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, concealed their links to a tech company that received funding from China. The...

Latvian man on trial for bomb plot to target “foreigners and Muslims”

A man has appeared at Helsinki District Court, facing charges of plotting to set off home made bombs during 2018 New Year's Eve celebrations...

Saving Amanda: Helsinki considers how to protect the famous fountain

Helsinki City Council is looking into measures to protect one of the country's most recognisable landmarks. The Havis Amanda fountain and statue, built in the...

Defence Ministers use Nordic hotline for the first time

Nordic Defence Ministers have used a special crisis hotline for the first time, to discuss the situation in the Middle East. According Defence Minister Antti...

World Jewish Congress calls Left Alliance MP “antisemitic”

The World Jewish Congress has criticized Finnish Member of Parliament Anna Kontula (Left) for her protest against Israel's blockade of Gaza. The powerful US-based lobby...

Morning headlines: Thursday 16th January 2020

World Jewish Congress criticizes Left Alliance MP The World Jewish Congress has criticized Anna Kontula (Left) for her protest against Israel's blockade of Gaza - calling...