Crime

Nordic Resistance Movement granted leave to appeal ban

The Finnish Supreme Court has granted the right-wing Nordic Resistance Movement the right to appeal a lower court decision about whether to outlaw the organisation. In the meantime however, while the appeals process is pending, the NRM will have to...

Police suspect five Finnish men in violent child sex abuse case

The National Bureau of Investigation NBI says five Finnish men are involved in an international pedophile ring which produced and took part in violent child pornography and streamed it to viewers overseas. The case involves six boys aged six to...

Half of new Police University students are female

One of Finland's most male-dominated professions is in the process of changing. Half of the new students who started classes this week at the Police University College are women. According to the police's own statistics in 2018 out of 400 new...

Left Alliance parliament candidate suspends campaign after alleged attack

A parliamentary candidate for the Left Alliance says he was attacked and verbally abused in east Helsinki on Monday. Suldaan Said Ahmed wrote on social media that the incident happened in the metro station at Itäkeskus, as he was leaving a...

Police: Finns lost €5 million to foreign phone fraudsters

The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) says that in the past year Finns have been swindled out of at least €5 million in phone fraud scams. And that's just the amount they're aware of. In many cases the callers have...

Attempted attack on Timo Soini at election campaign event

UPDATE: Timo Soini has written about the attack on his blog. "Today, there was a terrible incident that nobody wanted or hoped for. The threatening situation quickly settled down" "I have been to the Korso market many many times. There are...

Air rage passenger forces Finnair flight u-turn

A Finnair flight heading to Shanghai didn't even get off the ground thanks to the antics of a drunken passenger. Police say a drunk, middle-aged Norwegian man was behaving aggressively towards the crew on the Thursday flight, and didn't obey...

Appeals Court increases fine for Finns Party assault MP

A Finns Party MP who assaulted and sexually harassed a female MP in parliament has had his punishment increased by the Helsinki Appeals Court. Teuvo Hakkarainen, who hit the headlines again this week with anti-immigrant slogans on the side of...

Police suspect environmental crime after brook contamination

Police say they're investigating a possible environmental crime, after an oil leak at a prize-winning brook in Helsinki. Since Sunday, Helsinki City Rescue Department have been undertaking operations at the Longinoja brook in Malmi, to clean up to 30 liters...

Oulu child sex abuser sentenced to three years, eight months in prison

A court in Oulu has handed down the first verdict after a string of child sex abuse allegations came to light in the northern city at the end of last year.  Today, 44-year old Aseov Muso who is originally from Tajikistan,...

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Report: American officials lied to Congress over Finnish journalist’s award

A new report by the US State Department's Office of Inspector General found that American officials lied to Congress about the reasons for revoking...

Experts: Finland’s United Nations bid comes with diplomatic challenges

Finland's bid to become a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council faces diplomatic challenges that mean the Nordic nation may have to...

HUS: Start wearing face masks in shops, banks, libraries, church and more

The Helsinki and Uusimaa Hospital District, Finland's biggest public healthcare provider, says they now recommend that face masks, covering nose and mouth, should be...

Morning headlines: Friday 25th September 2020

Mask recommendations extend to almost all public spaces Public health authorities have issued new recommendations that means wearing a mask which covers the nose and...

Finland tightens borders, again, amid rising Covid-19 numbers in Europe

The Government has announced new restrictions on foreigners who want to come to Finland, which come into effect from Monday 28th September. The new rules...

Viking Line picks up the bill after ferry rescue company demands cargo collaterol

Viking Line will pick up the bill for maritime salvage being levied at truck owners by the company that towed the M/S Amorella into...

MPs call for littering fines to be doubled

Four Members of Parliament have drawn up a bill proposing that fines for littering be doubled, as a deterrent measure. National Coalition Party MPs Saara-Sofia Sirén,...

THL issues new face mask recommendations, as virus situation worsens

The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare THL has issued new recommendations on wearing face masks, as the coronavirus situation continues to deteriorate. Overnight there...