Crime

Cheers of support as Finns Party MP goes on trial over “racist and disparaging hate speech”

Finns Party Member of Parliament Sebastian Tynkkynen is on trial today in Oulu, facing charges over alleged anti-Islam posts he wrote on social media. Tynkkynen, a former contestant on the Big Brother reality TV show, entered the District Court building to...

Kuopio latest: flags flying at half staff, and shopping centre re-opens

Finnish flags are flying at half staff around the country today, as a mark of respect for the victims of Tuesday's sword attack in Kuopio. The move comes after a request from the Ministry of Interior. One woman was killed at...

Police: motive for Kuopio sword attack is still not clear

The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) says there's no clear motive yet for a sword attack in Kuopio on Tuesday afternoon that left one woman dead and ten other people wounded. NBI took over the investigation from the local East...

Police find incendiary devices at home of Kuopio sword attack suspect

Police say they've found incendiary devices at the home of the only suspect in a Tuesday afternoon sword attack which killed one woman and left ten other people injured. At a press conference in the eastern city of Kuopio on...

DEVELOPING: 1 dead, 10 injured in Kuopio college sword attack

One person is dead and at least ten injured after a sword attack at a college in Kuopio. One of those wounded in the attack is a police officer whose injuries are said to be minor; while two other...

Police use pedal power to keep up with scooter surveillance

Police in the capital city are getting on their bikes to monitor so-called 'light traffic' such as electric scooters and bike, and mopeds. Police officers will be using their own bike squad to increase their surveillance and interaction with light...

Report: United Brotherhood targets prison officials 

The United Brotherhood criminal organisation has promised rewards for members who attack prison guards. Lännen Media published an investigation on Friday which say that six prison guards at Riihimäki Prison were subject to violence either at work or when they...

Police warn about ‘fake cop’ financial scammers

Police in Eastern Uusimaa say they’ve found 25 cases of 'fake cop' scams in the last few months, mostly targeting older people. The victims have lost an estimated tens of thousands of euros to the fraudsters. Police say that in most...

Police suspect arson in Lapland fire

Police in Lapland are investigating a possible arson in the north west village of Kilpisjärvi. It happened overnight between Thursday and Friday at a property on the shores of Lake Tshahkajärvi, just off the main Highway 8 road. Police say several...

Finns Party MP ‘Brother Christmas’ guilty of fundraising offenses

A Finns Party MP has been found guilty of fundraising offenses at East Uusimaa District Court. Ari Koponen who does charity work using the pseudonym 'Brother Christmas' was charged with fundraising €24,000 in 2016, and another €180,000 in 2017 without the...

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Coronavirus epidemic means fewer summer jobs available

The number of summer jobs available this year in Finland has dropped compared to the year before. According to the Central Organisation of Finnish Trade...

Finns wary about long-term damage to the economy from coronavirus

The majority of Finns say that although they accept there's gloomy economic times ahead, they're in agreement that there needs to be some exceptional...

Police investigate booby-trapped apartment bomb, a death inside and two injured officers

Two police officers were injured in an explosion on Monday night after trying to open the door of a booby-trapped apartment in Espoo. One body...

Morning headlines: Tuesday 26th May 2020

Confusion and delays leave restaurants uncertain ahead of planned opening date Finland’s restaurants, cafes and bars are supposed to open again for business from next...

Confusion and delays leave restaurants uncertain ahead of planned opening date

Finland's restaurants, cafes and bars are supposed to open again for business from next Monday 1st June, but there's so much confusion and delay...

Coronavirus round-up: Monday 25th May 2020

Here’s our evening round-up of the latest coronavirus news from Finland: Latest virus numbers from THL Ministry wants to buy €100 million worth of...

Island life: Finnish chef wins Swedish reality TV show

A chef from Åland has been crowned winner of the latest season of the Swedish reality TV show Expedition Robinson - known in other...

Ministry wants to order €100 million worth of protective equipment

The Ministry of Health has submitted a procurement proposal to buy €100 million worth of protective equipment for the National Emergency Supply Agency NESA,...