Crime

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...

Axl Smith Sex Tape Appeal Heard Behind Closed Doors

The Helsinki Appeals Court sat in closed session today, for the appeals process for Finnish TV celebrity Axl Smith. Smith was convicted in February this year for taking videos of multiple sex partners without their knowledge or consent, and then...

Finn Charged With UK Neo-Nazi Terror Offences

A Finnish man has been charged with terror offences in the UK, according to West Midlands Police. Mikko Vehvilainen, 32, is a serving soldier in the British army, currently stationed at a military training base in Wales. He is also...

NBI: Turku Suspect Planned Alternate Attacks

Police say the sole suspect in custody for the knife rampage last month in Turku had planned two alternate attacks. Speaking on Thursday night, the head of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Robin Lardot also said that Abderrahman Bouanane did...

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,...

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New Finnish robot drives to clean up the dirty business of street sweeping

A company from Kuopio has invented a new type of autonomous street sweeper that's as powerful as a traditional truck, but has zero carbon...

“Unreasonable” – Reaction as journalist loses appeal in case with right-wing politician

The Court of Appeal in Rovaniemi today upheld the decision of a lower court to convict and fine journalist Johanna Vehkoo for insulting a...

Parliament committee approves citizen’s initiative on FGM

The cross-party Parliamentary Legal Committee has voted unanimously to approve a citizen's initiative to ban female genital mutilation. Although FGM is already considered a crime...

Brexit Brits: Finnish permanent residence applications will cost €48

British nationals living in Finland who want to apply for permanent residence will be charged €48, according to the Immigration Service Migri. Anyone who has...

Double duty: PM to represent Finland and Sweden at EU meeting

Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) is attending a special European Council meeting in Brussels on 1st and 2nd October - and rather unusually she'll be...

WATCH: How coronavirus changed Finland’s population

Did you know that the coronavirus pandemic is already having an impact on Finland's population? According to Statistics Finland the number of people in Finland...

Morning headlines: Wednesday 30th September 2020

Bar and restaurant restrictions "disproportionately severe" and unconstitutional.  The Finnish Hospitality Industry MaRa says new rules to slow the spread of coronavirus by limiting the...

New restrictions on bars and restaurants as some cities enter ‘accelerated phase’

The government has decided to impose temporary new measures to slow the spread of coronavirus, after many new cases were linked to bars and...