Crime

HS: Fresh allegations of sexual harassment at Police College

The Police University College in Tampere is investigating fresh allegations of sexual harassment, according to Helsingin Sanomat newspaper. The paper says female students have made official complaints about the behaviour of some male students. The allegations include verbal and physical harassment...

Border Guard suspects two Iranians of people smuggling in Finland

The Border Guard Rajavartiolaitos suspects two Iranian men, living in Finland, of being behind a people-smuggling operation. Authorities think the Iranians obtained a fake French passport for another Iranian, via a Malaysian national, according to a statement. The fraud was detected...

Oulu Police in 200km per hour car chase

Officers on Oulu chased suspects traveling at speeds up to 200km per hour overnight. The incident started as police were escorting a special transport convoy on Pohjantie in the northern city. The driver of one car attempted to drive around the...

Cannabis decriminalisation efforts can now move to parliament

A grassroots effort to decriminalise cannabis in Finland has taken a step forward this week, with a citizen's initiative exceeding the required 50,000 signatures to submit it to parliament. Rather than legalise cannabis, the initiative proposes decriminalisation which would discharge...

Taser used on protester, as police say Kurdish march organisers refused to obey safety instructions

Helsinki Police say they had to resort to using force during a demonstration in the capital, with officers smashing a car window to stop the vehicle joining a parade of marchers. The incident took place during a pro-Kurdish, anti-Turkey march...

US politicians want Nordic Resistance Movement put on list of banned terror groups

Democratic lawmakers in America have urged the Trump administration to add Finland's Nordic Resistance Movement to a list of white supremacist groups that are classified as foreign terrorist organisations. Nearly 40 Democrats signed a letter to the House Homeland Security...

Bird box drugs bust leads to huge crime haul

Criminals in Helsinki were using bird boxes to stash drugs, and only got caught after a member of the public found the haul by accident. It lead officers to making one of the biggest crime busts in recent memory, with...

Kuopio sword attack: police looking at new charges for suspect

The National Bureau of Investigations NBI says it is considering more charges for the suspect in a sword attack in Kuopio in early October which left one woman dead and nine other people injured. Police say that 24-year old Joel...

Court of Appeal hears right wing intimidation case today 

The Helsinki Court of Appeal will begin to hear the case of two right-wing agitators convicted by the District Court last October on charges of waging a sustained campaign of intimidation against a Finnish journalist. The founder of far right...

Finns Party leaders questions rule of law, after Oulu MP convicted for anti-Muslim posts

Senior figures in the nationalist Finns Party have questioned rule of law in Finland, and suggested the judiciary is biased, after another one of their Members of Parliament was convicted of anti-Islam posts on Facebook. Oulu MP Sebastian Tynkkynen (Finns)...

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Investigators scour social media video for Hanko powerboat crash clues

Accident investigators are scouring social media video to find different views of a boat crash that left a child of primary school age dead,...

Food camps teaching lessons about nutrition and sustainability

Children at food food camps around the country have been learning lessons about nutrition and sustainability that organisers hope will help them develop healthy...

Finland urges Lebanon reform after €250 million aid conference

Finland's Minister of Foreign Affairs Pekka Haavisto (Green) is urging political reform in Lebanon, as international donors pledged more than €250 million aid after last...

Morning headlines: Monday 10th August 2020

Campaigners push for VAT reduction in menstrual products A campaign spearheaded by the Finnish Feminist Association Naisunioni is working with political parties to raise awareness of...

Podium finish for Valtteri Bottas at 70th anniversary British Grand Prix

Finnish racer Valtteri Bottas has climbed back onto the podium after finishing third in Sunday's British Grand Prix. Bottas started the race in pole position but...

LISTEN: Summer Podkäst episode 5 is out now

The new episode of our summer Podkäst is available now wherever you listen to your podcast content. On this week’s show Education Minister Li Andersson (Left) talks about the new...

Flags are flying – with one small mishap – for Moomin creator Tove Jansson

Flags are flying in Finland today to celebrate a beloved figure of the Finnish literary world, a writer and artist who created the enchanted...

Let’s speak about our periods: Campaign pressures politicians to cut tax on sanitary products

A campaign spearheaded by the Finnish Feminist Association Naisunioni is working with political parties to raise awareness of the issues of period poverty, and...