Crime

Latvian man on trial for bomb plot to target “foreigners and Muslims”

A man has appeared at Helsinki District Court, facing charges of plotting to set off home made bombs during 2018 New Year's Eve celebrations in the capital. The suspect, reportedly from Latvia and with no permanent address in Finland, is...

Migri reports record high numbers of trafficked people seeking help

The Finnish Immigration Service Migri says there was a big rise in the number of victims of human trafficking that they helped during 2019. Migri's Victim Support System assisted 70 trafficking victims last year - that's up from 52 in...

Police College senior sergeant charged with sex abuse crimes

An instructor at the Police University College Polamk in Tampere has been charged with sexual abuse and sexual harassment in court on Tuesday. Prosecutors say the senior sergeant groped a colleague and several trainees and was in breach of good...

Billionaire Boris Rotenberg loses court case against banks

Finnish-Russian billionaire Boris Rotenberg, a close associate of Russian President Vladimir Putin, has lost a court case he brought against four Finnish banks. Helsinki District Court dismissed the case against the banks, which hinged on whether they were legally obliged to extend...

Helsinki Police track motivations for violent crimes

Helsinki Police have been analysing the statistics from a year of violent crime incidents in the capital to figure out what motivates extremist attacks. During 2019 police say there were 42 crimes committed in total, where violence or incitement to...

Court case begins for SUPO officer accused of stealing secrets

Helsinki District Court is hearing the preliminary case of a former employee at Finland's security police SUPO, who is suspected of stealing secret documents. According to the National Bureau of Investigation, who carried out the initial investigation, the employee allegedly...

United Brotherhood announces an end to its operations

The United Brotherhood crime gang says it will cease its operations, and those of an affiliated gang called Bad Union. The organisation made the announcement in a press release to MTV Uutiset and Helsingin Sanomat, and the decision comes ahead of...

Journalist wins Supreme Court press freedom victory over police

Finland's Supreme Court has ruled that police can't use electronic equipment seized from a journalist's home as part of their preliminary investigation into how she got classified material about the country's intelligence capabilities. In its ruling the court said the...

Police make huge drugs smuggling bust in Spanish-Finnish operation

Police forces in Finland and Spain have cooperated on an operation to smash a large drugs smuggling and drugs sales operation. Officers in Helsinki, Tampere and Häme joined forces with their Spanish counterparts to arrest two Finnish nationals they say...

Foreign suspects arrested after Espoo raid, and Helsinki ferry search

Police have arrested a number of foreign nationals as they tried to flee the country by ferry, after a masked gang raided a chemical storage facility in Espoo. Now the National Bureau of Investigation says they're investigating a serious drug...

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End of kaamos: Utsjoki wakes up from winter

Finland's most northerly municipality is waking up from darkness on Friday and briefly experiencing its first sunrise. The sun last set in Utsjoki on 25th...

Football stars score at annual Sports Gala

Finnish footballers have enjoyed a night of awards glory at the annual Sports Gala Urheilugaala in Helsinki on Thursday night. Norwich City striker Teemu Pukki...

Morning headlines: Friday 17th January 2020

Government to update on employment measures Minister of Labour Tuula Haatainen (SDP) is set to announce the government's latest initiatives to boost employment. The aim is to...

SK: Finns Party MPs concealed China-linked tech company cash

Two Finns Party MPs, including the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, concealed their links to a tech company that received funding from China. The...

Latvian man on trial for bomb plot to target “foreigners and Muslims”

A man has appeared at Helsinki District Court, facing charges of plotting to set off home made bombs during 2018 New Year's Eve celebrations...

Saving Amanda: Helsinki considers how to protect the famous fountain

Helsinki City Council is looking into measures to protect one of the country's most recognisable landmarks. The Havis Amanda fountain and statue, built in the...

Defence Ministers use Nordic hotline for the first time

Nordic Defence Ministers have used a special crisis hotline for the first time, to discuss the situation in the Middle East. According Defence Minister Antti...

World Jewish Congress calls Left Alliance MP “antisemitic”

The World Jewish Congress has criticized Finnish Member of Parliament Anna Kontula (Left) for her protest against Israel's blockade of Gaza. The powerful US-based lobby...