Crime

Porvoo Stabbing Leaves 3-year-old Dead: French Father in Custody

Police in East Uusimaa say they're holding a 40-year-old French citizen in custody, suspected of stabbing his 3-year-old child to death in a Porvoo playground this morning. According to the police, the child was airlifted from the playground by helicopter...

Terror Charges for Three Finnish Citizens

Finnish authorities have charged three citizens with the preparing a terror crime; training to commit terror offenses; and one for terrorism recruiting. Prosecutor General Raija Toiviainen brought the charges in connection with the ongoing Syria conflict. The alleged offenses happened...

Former Attorney General Admits Wrongdoing

Finland's former Attorney General Matti Nissinen has admitted a breach of responsibilities when he played a part in handing a lucrative contract from his department, to a company run by his brother. Nissinen made the admission in a written statement...

Organised Crime’s Changing Tactics

Finland's organised crime gangs are increasingly focusing their efforts on economic crimes, according to the National Bureau of Investigation NBI. Traditionally, gang-related criminal activity has been linked with drugs and loansharking. But now that picture is changing. "Today, crime is increasingly linked...

Åland Hit By September Cyber Attacks

Åland was hit by a 'denial of service' attack last month that crashed websites, and was likely linked to a Russian military exercise. The attack on the Åland network was considered unusually extensive, says telecoms company Ålcom. It crashed Åland websites...

Turku to Stockholm Ferry Rape Suspect Held

A Finnish man is in custody in Sweden today, suspected of raping a Finnish woman on the overnight ferry from Turku to Stockholm. "I can confirm that it was on Baltic Princess from Turku to Stockholm and the suspect was...

BREAKING: Two People Stabbed Outside Parliament

The two foreign men apparently stabbed themselves in a suicide attempt on the steps of parliament. STT Finnish News Agency reports that two people with foreign backgrounds have been stabbed outside parliament. They have already been taken to an ambulance...

MTV: Rovaniemi Political Conference Was Terror Target

The 2012 conference of the National Coalition party was the target of a planned terror attack which police managed to stop, according to a story first reported by commercial broadcaster MTV's Rikospaikka - Crime Scene - show on Wednesday...

Candles & Flowers Commemorate Anniversaries

In Helsinki and Turku today, people left flowers and candles to remember two anniversaries. Helsinki Assault At Helsinki's Central Railway Station, well-wishers placed candles on the ground in memory of 28-year-old Jimi Joonas Karttunen. Kartunen died on 16th September 2016, a week...

Possible Military Target for Turku Terror Suspect

The only suspect in custody in connection with last month's Turku knife attack might have been planning to strike a military facility first. That's according to regional newspaper group Lännen Media, who say Abderrahman Bouanane stepped back from his original...

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Tromsø conference raises questions over Finland’s Arctic priorities

An Arctic conference in northern Norway, attended by Minister of Trade Ville Skinnari (SDP) raises questions about whether Finland sees the region as a commodity,...

WATCH: Lions, dragons and fireworks in Helsinki signal Chinese New Year

Thousands of people came out to downtown Helsinki to celebrate Chinese New Year on Friday. The Year of the Rat launched with a firework display...

THL: False alarm over suspected Wuhan coronavirus cases in Lapland

The National Institute for Health and Welfare THL says that two suspected cases of Wuhan coronavirus turned out to be false alarms. Two members of...

Police investigating spate of Lapland online romance scams

Police in Lapland are investigating a spate of romance scams after several incidents were reporting during a short period of time. In the latest incident,...

Big rise in the number of unemployed people

The number of unemployed people in Finland has risen month-on-month after a long period of declines. According to new figures released on Friday there were...

Two suspected cases of Wuhan coronavirus in Lapland

Two Chinese tourists visiting Finland from Wuhan in China are being tested to see if they have the coronavirus. The sick tourists are understood to...

Morning headlines: Friday 24th January 2020

Two suspected cases of coronavirus in Lapland Two Chinese tourists from Wuhan are in hospital in Lapland suspected of having coronavirus. A new strain of...

Rescue School makes another push to recruit more female firefighters

Helsinki Rescue School is making another push to attract more women to become firefighters, with the application period open until the end of January. Traditionally...