Crime

Police Detain Man After School Threat Lockdown

Police in southwest Finland have taken a man into custody, after a threat was telephoned to a local school. Officers were called to Loukinaisten school in Lieto, near Turku, after the school received a telephone call from a man who...

Prosecutor General Charged In Corruption Investigation

Finland's Prosecutor General has been charge with misconduct, after a corruption investigation by the National Bureau of Investigation NBI. Matti Nissinen is accused of awarding lucrative staff training contracts to a company owned by his brother. The company, Deep Lead Oy,...

Turku Attack Update: Arrests, Attacker’s Identity and Memorial Planned

Police in Turku will have to decide tomorrow whether to continue holding four suspects in the August 18th knife rampage attack; or whether to let them go. The men were arrested in the wake of the attack, which left two...

Psychiatric Tests for Lapland Tour Guide’s Killer

A judge in Rovaniemi has sent a Czech man for psychiatric evaluations, after he confessed in court to killing Scottish tour guide Rebecca Johnson in Enontekio last December. But although he admits to killing her in a frenzied knife attack,...

Police Investigate Two Vuosaari Deaths

Police in Helsinki are investigating two deaths in the eastern neighbourhood of Vuosaari, to see whether they might be linked. The investigation was first reported in Iltalehti newspapers. Last week, a young man was found dead in Vuosaar's Mustankivi Park. The...

Criminal Investigation into ‘Smuggled’ Presidential Cars

Finnish customs authorities have launched a criminal investigation into vintage cars that belonged to former presidents, that may have been smuggled out of the country illegally. The investigation centres around President Kyösti Kallio's 1938 Buick Special Eight, and President JK...

Russian DJ ‘beaten by security’, arrested at Flow Festival

A Flow Festival performer claims a Russian DJ was beaten, and left bloodied and shocked by security guards at the weekend event. Meanwhile Flow organizers say they have mobile phone video evidence, and plan to take legal advice to...

Strawberry Robber Strikes Porvoo Farm

A Finnish farmer is scratching his head over a night time theft which netted the robber five kilos strawberries. Peter Boije af Gennäs, who runs Illby Gård farm near Porvoo, says it's the first time someone has stolen so many...

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Coronavirus advice letters begin to arrive in homes

An information pack from the government and health authorities about coronavirus has begun to arrive in homes. It's part of the government's wider outreach to...

Google data reveals how Finns are avoiding shared spaces, and flocking to parks

New data released by tech giant Google shows how peoples' movement has been affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The COVID-19 Communities Mobility Report for Finland...

VR waives railway restaurant rents for two months

State railways operator VR Group says it is waiving the rents of cafes and restaurants on its station properties across the country for two...

Mika Lintilä: “This is the worst moment of Finland’s economic history”

Minister of Economic Affairs Mika Lintilä (Centre) says the coronavirus crisis "is the worst moment of Finland's economic history" as he set out new...

Morning headlines: Friday 3rd April 2020

Rescued: The story of 100 stranded Finns, flown home from India Hundreds of stranded Nordic and Baltic travelers have been flown home from India in...

Rescued: The story of 100 stranded Finns, flown home from India

Hundreds of stranded Nordic and Baltic travelers have been flown home from India in an operation lead by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in...

City of Savonlinna starts mass lay-off talks 

The city of Savonlinna in Finland's eastern lakeland region has started talks on lay-offs for municipal workers due to the impact of the coronavirus...

SUPO: Finland’s main terror threat still comes from lone wolf attacks

The Finnish Security and Intelligence Service Supo  published its new year book on Thursday, painting a picture of the threats facing Finland from domestic...