Crime

Latvian man cleared in Helsinki bomb plot trial

A Latvian man accused of plotting a bomb attack against Muslims and foreigners at Helsinki New Year's Eve celebrations in 2018 has had the charges against him dismissed. Helsinki District Court had previously heard allegations that the 22-year old researched...

Finns Party politician and newspaper editors face trial in ‘fake rape case’

Finns Party Member of Parliament Juha Mäenpää, and the former editors of two regional newspapers, are facing a court case later in March. The trial concerns an article which Mäenpää wrote criticizing the principal of South Ostrobothnia College for failing to...

Appeals Court drops all charges against Iraqi twins accused of terror massacre

Judges at the Court of Appeal in Turku have unanimously dropped all charges against twin brothers from Iraq who were accused of being involved in a terror massacre. Isis propaganda video from Tirkit in 2014 showed a red haired man...

Police survey paints a grim picture of life on the beat

The results of a new survey paint a grim picture of the state of policing in Finland. The Finnish Police Federation SPJL canvased 10,000 members and received more than 3,400 responses recording their thoughts on life as a police officer. Seven out...

Jari Sillänpää child sex abuse trial begins at Helsinki court

Singer Jari Sillänpää, one of Finland's most popular and well-known entertainers, goes on trial Wednesday at Helsinki District Court. He's accused of sexually abusing a child, and distributing offensive images. The singer could be facing up to four years in prison,...

‘Woodsman’ in court appealing his fourth murder conviction

A convicted killer known as the 'Woodsman' is back in court this week, appealing his latest conviction for murdering a career criminal he first met in Sörnäinen jail. The District Court already sentenced Veli Matti Huohvanainen to life in prison...

Embattled Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto facing Parliament, criminal investigations

Finland's embattled Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto (Greens) whose leadership at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been beset with allegations of bullying and poor staff management, is now facing Parliamentary and criminal investigations. Parliament's Constitutional Affairs Committee decided on Wednesday to...

Police detain two people in Oodi stabbing case

Helsinki Police say they've detained two people after a violent attempted robbery at Oodi Central Library on Sunday. The pair, a man and a woman, turned themselves in to police on Tuesday after learning  they were wanted in connection with...

German terror suspects ‘had links with Soldiers of Odin’

An alleged terror cell in Germany has forged links with the Finnish-founded far-right vigilante group Soldiers of Odin, according to reports in a German newspaper and the BBC. Police in Germany arrested 12 men suspected of being members of a...

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...

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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...