Crime

Kuopio sword attack suspect transferred to Hämeenlinna Prison hospital

The only suspect in October's deadly sword attack at a Kuopio school has been transferred to Hämeenlinna Prison hospital for further treatment. Twenty-four-year old Joel Marin was shot by police and injured during the attack at Savo Vocational College in Kuopio. One...

Missing conscript: police officially investigating the case as murder

The National Bureau of Investigation NBI says it’s now investigating the case of a missing Somero conscript as a murder, and pushed back the deadline to bring charges in the case to January 2020. Milla Aronen, 21, from Somero was...

Interior Minister voices her support for cannabis law changes

Minister of Interior Maria Ohisalo (Green) has voiced her qualified support for changes in the laws on cannabis growth, possession and use. Writing on Facebook, Green party leader Ohisalo notes that a citizen's initiative earlier in October collected the required 50,000...

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...

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Finland, Estonia, Sweden to assess any “significant” new ferry disaster information

The foreign ministers of Finland, Estonia and Sweden have released a joint statement saying they'll assess any "new significant information" about the sinking of...

Air Force’s Ruska 20 exercise takes off

The Finnish Air Force's main military exercises take off today, with Ruska 20 lasting through until 6th October. It's the largest war games of the...

Government considers new bar and restaurant restrictions

The Finnish government is considering bringing in new restrictions on bars and restaurants because of the continued spread of coronavirus. Speaking to MTV News on...

Valtteri Bottas races to victory at Russia Grand Prix

Finnish F1 driver Valterri Bottas has raced to victory at the Russian Grand Prix, at the expense of his Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton. Bottas lead for...

Morning headlines: Monday 28th September 2020

Government considers new bar and restaurant restrictions The Finnish government is considering bringing in new restrictions on bars and restaurants because of the continued spread...

Foreign Minister “seriously concerned” about escalating Caucasus conflict

Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto (Green) says he's "seriously concerned" about the situation in the Caucasus region of Central Asia. His comments come as Armenia and...

Tiny dining: Finland’s ‘smallest restaurant’ is up for sale, and looking for just the right buyer

A tiny restaurant in Töölö, part of the Helsinki neighbourhood's fabric for more than half a century,  is up for sale - but the...

Finland’s rugby champions crowned, despite disrupted Covid-19 season

Finland's domestic rugby season came to a climax this weekend after a summer season curtailed by coronavirus restrictions. Although other sports have started their competitions...