Crime

Trial begins for suspect in child’s Christmas Eve killing

The trial begins at Helsinki District Court today of a man accused of stabbing a child to death on Christmas Eve last year. It happened in the city's Arabianranta district, and the seven-year old was found dead at his family...

Next generation speed cameras spring into action

A new type of speed camera is being introduced this week, bringing the next generation of traffic technology to Finnish roads. The cameras, developed in Sweden, use radar technology to take more accurate pictures of vehicles - and while it...

Customs seize thousands of smuggled tablets

Customs agents have seized more than 4000 Subutex tablets that were smuggled from France and Hungary via Estonia into Finland. Details of the May drug bust are only now being revealed, and Customs says they were hidden in packets of...

Police in Vaasa shoot a man armed with scissors

Police in Vaasa have shot a man they say was acting in a threatening way with a pair of scissors. Officers were called to the city's Suvilahti neighbourhood late on Sunday night to answer reports of an individual acting aggressively. As...

Back behind bars: 13 years for corrupt ex-police chief Jari Aarnio

The former head of Helsinki Police drugs squad is back in jail today, as the Court of Appeal upheld a ten year sentence for drugs trafficking and official misconduct. Jari Aarnio is also serving a further three years for a...

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...

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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,...

Finnair begins new round of layoff talks today

Finnair is starting additional layoff talks today involving more than 6,000 staff. Although the national carrier has announced a return to around 30% of its...

Children in low-income families hit hardest by coronavirus stresses

Children in low-income Finnish families have been impacted by the stresses of the coronavirus crisis more than children from wealthier households. A new survey from...

Morning headlines: Monday 25th May 2020

Children from low-income families impacted most by coronavirus crisis Many children from low-income families are facing fears about the coronavirus crisis, and are concerned about...

PM forced to release coronavirus papers after accusations of secrecy

Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) has been forced to order the release of papers that show how an expert committee handled coronavirus deliberations, after being...

Karita Mattila: Opera diva, interrupted

Overture. Opera singer Karita Mattila is as energetic on the telephone as you would imagine from scrolling through her up-beat Twitter feed. "Oh no! I've called...

Coronavirus round-up: Friday 22nd May 2020

Here’s our evening round-up of the latest coronavirus news from Finland: No new coronavirus deaths reported on Friday President criticises eurozone Covid-19 bailouts Crisis...