Crime

Game meat pulled from shelves over possible criminal labeling issues

Authorities are urging anyone who bought game meat recently packaged by a company in South Ostrobothnia, to be aware of potentially criminal production information included on the labels.  Police suspect that two people at local meat supplier Joupin Meklari Oy...

Fox News says Tampere is Europe’s 8th deadliest city

American media outlet Fox News Channel says that Tampere is Europe's eighth deadliest city. In a story on its website, the conservative network notes that European cities are much safer than US cities when it comes to murders - and...

Appeal Court hearing for the judge in Axl Smith case

The Appeal Court in Helsinki is hearing the case of a judge who was convicted and fined for failing to fully protect the names of some sex abuse victims, which were sent to the media. Disgraced Finnish entertainer and television...

Halla-aho tells police officer to drop complaint into Finns Party MP

The leader of the Finns Party Jussi Halla-aho has urged a senior Helsinki police officer to withdraw an official complaint he made about one of the Finns Party MPs. Superintendent Jari Taponen from Helsinki Police filed a criminal complaint earlier this week...

Extra security for huge drugs-related trial at Helsinki District Court

A drugs trial got underway at Helsinki District Court on Thursday, and is expected to put up to 50 defendants in the dock over the course of the next four months. There was extra security in place for the start...

Kuopio man convicted of racist abuse and threatening language online

The North Savo District Court in Kuopio has found a local man guilty of posting racially-charged and threatening messages against minority groups on social media. The 42-year old wrote the posts last autumn on the Russian VKontakte social media site....

Anti-Semitic acts in Tampere and Turku, as Finland’s leaders mark Holocaust

Police in Tampere are investigating an incident in the city involving a small group of neo-Nazis who burned an Israeli flag and denounced the Holocaust as a myth. The Sunday protest took place outside Tampere railway station when several activists...

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, someone claiming to be an American soldier serving in the Middle East had tricked money...

Prosecutor General wants to charge Finns Party MP with ethnic incitement

Prosecutor General Raija Toiviainen wants to charge a Finns Party MP with inciting hatred towards an ethnic group. During a June 2019 debate in Parliament, Juha Mäenpää said that asylum seekers were like an 'invasive species'. Mäenpää has claimed this was a...

Caught on camera: Police release pictures of crime boss’s guns, drugs and homes

The National Bureau of Investigations says it's wrapping up an investigation into the man who headed the United Brotherhood crime gang. During the course of the investigation officers from a number of different forces seized dozens of weapons in Helsinki...

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First coronavirus cases detected in Finnish nursing homes

The first confirmed cases of coronavirus have been detected in Finnish nursing homes. Three elderly residents have died at a care home in the Ylä-Savon...

Coronavirus round-up: Friday 3rd April 2020

Here's our evening round-up of the latest coronavirus news from Finland: Latest: 1,615 coronavirus cases, 20 deaths - information letters sent out. Rescued: Behind...

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...