Crime

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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A new political party? Timo Soini says maybe.

Veteran politician Timo Soini, who lead the Finns Party to become a major force in Finnish politics, who was a founding member of Blue Reform...

Finns’ confidence in life and the economy after coronavirus improves

A new survey highlights how Finns are relaxing their own personal coronavirus restrictions as the epidemic subsides, and how they have more confidence in...

Morning headlines: Friday 3rd July 2020

Finns relaxing their own coronavirus restrictions Two surveys have highlighted how Finns are relaxing their own personal coronavirus restrictions as the epidemic fades in Finland....

Appeals Court upholds verdict against Finns Party MP for incitement crimes

The Court of Appeal in Rovaniemi has ruled to uphold a verdict against Finns Party Member of Parliament Sebastian Tynkkynen. The Oulu MP was convicted...

Mosquito capable of spreading malaria discovered in Finland

Researchers from the University of Helsinki say they’ve identified for the first time a species of mosquito in Finland which is likely to be...

Hot sunny weather sweetens Finland’s strawberry crop

The recent spell of warm weather means that Finland’s strawberry season is off to a good start in southern and central areas this year. The...

Poll: Slight majority of Finns consider racism a significant problem

Slightly more than half of Finns consider racism to be a significant problem, according to a new poll released to by Uutissuomalainen newspaper group. The...

Morning headlines: Thursday 2nd July 2020

Maria Ohisalo interview: Borders, feminism and Finland's green recovery Finland's Interior Minister Maria Ohisalo (Green) has three big issues on her desk at the moment: the...