Crime

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 in District Court in October 2019 for a Facebook post where he wrote about Islam...

Police attacked with bottles and stones in Midsummer Eve brawl

Police officers have been pelted with bottles and stones, after intervening in a Midsummer Eve brawl in Helsinki. It happened at Hietaniemi beach around 02:00 in the early hours of Saturday morning, when police say there were several hundred mostly...

New law makes it a crime to threaten people because of their job

A new proposal from the Ministry of Justice would make it a crime in Finland for someone to threaten another person because of their job. The draft bill means a prosecutor could bring charges for unlawful threats if they've been...

Police search for scammer targeting foreigners with Helsinki apartments

Helsinki Police are investigating a scammer targeting foreigners and offering them bogus apartment rentals in the capital city. Authorities have taken the unusual step of publishing pictures of the suspect because so far they haven't been able to positively identify...

Police investigate booby-trapped apartment bomb, a death inside and two injured officers

Two police officers were injured in an explosion on Monday night after trying to open the door of a booby-trapped apartment in Espoo. One body was found inside the Mäkkylä home, and although the officers have now been released from...

Police launch investigation into North Savo nursing home deaths

Police in Eastern Finland have launched a formal preliminary investigation into the Kallionsydän nursing home in Kiuruvesi where at least 11 elderly people have died from coronavirus. The criminal charges being considered include occupational safety offenses, breach of duty of...

Trial begins in Somero conscript homicide case

The trial gets underway at Turku District Court today in the case of a man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend. Military conscript Milla Aronen, 21, was last seen in June 2019 in Somero, southwest Finland, and was reported missing when she...

Trial begins in Oodi Library stabbing case

The trial begins today at Helsinki District Court of a man and woman accused of stabbing and robbing a man in the toilets at Oodi Central Library. The incident took place in February and the victim, a lawyer, was taken...

Police report “exceptionally peaceful” Vappu Eve

The National Police Board says that Vappu Eve was "exceptionally peaceful" throughout the country with few people gathering in public places, and members of the public following instructions to celebrate at home. That's in stark contrast to traditional Vappu Eve...

Lapland Police investigated over sneaky Sweden snus run

The Lapland Police Department has turned itself in to the Prosecutor General's office for investigation, after a widely-circulated photograph on social media appeared to show one of their police patrol cars parked outside a snus shop in Haparanda, Sweden. The...

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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...