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More improvements needed in Finland’s recycling efforts

The Finnish Environment Institute SYKE says improvements and more efforts are needed to improve the country's track record when it comes to recycling. In a new report, SYKE identifies key areas where the whole country could be doing better. Some of...

Morning headlines: Monday 18th February 2019

Next generation demands more govt action on climate change Finnish parents, concerned about climate change, are joining with their children to highlight environmental issues. It’s part of a movement growing across Europe that sees young people demanding action in a...

Morning headlines: Friday 15th February 2019

Hottest overnight temperatures in 60 years!  There's a mini-heatwave happening across the country today, with +8.4°C measured in Rauma early this morning. That's the hottest recorded temperature on this date in 60 years, with meteorologists saying the temperature could rise...

Safety hazards prompt authorities to close ‘escape room’ games

Authorities in Helsinki have ordered nine 'escape room' businesses to fix safety hazards in their operations. According to Fire Chief Anja Aatsinki of Helsinki Rescue Department, problems in seven of the escape rooms were serious, but easily fixed and they're allowed...

Morning headlines: Thursday 14th February 2019

Former pro-hockey player bids to be Finland's first NHL member of parliament Former pro-hockey player Sean Bergenheim is planning to swap pucks for politics at the upcoming general election, as he makes a bid to become a member of parliament. Bergenheim...

All flights from Finland to Belgium canceled today

Hundreds of passengers have to wait or find alternative transport arrangements from Finland to Brussels today, after Belgium closed its airspace to flights. There's no flights at all going to or from Brussels between 23:00 last night and 23:00 tonight...

Morning headlines: Wednesday 13th February 2019

Global architects get on board Tallinn tunnel project Internationally renowned firm Zaha Hadid Architects is positioning itself to be a leading partner in the tunnel linking Helsinki and Tallinn which is being spearheaded by serial entrepreneur Peter Vesterbacka. Added to strong interest from local...

Arctic trek as policeman raises thousands for cancer charity

A policeman from Scotland has completed a three day, 70km trek in Lapland to raise money for a cancer charity. The journey was tougher than expected, as slightly warmer temperatures over the last few days made conditions heavy-going. "The trail was...

Finland cools on Arctic Railway project

A new report from the Ministry of Transport and Communications concludes that plans for a railway linking the Arctic Sea to the south of Finland should be put on ice for the time being, due primarily to funding concerns. The...

Korkeasaari bears wake early from hibernation

It's a common notion in Finland that when bears crawl out of their cave after hibernation, that it signals the end of spring. The two resident brown bears at Helsinki's Korkeasaari Zoo have decided spring is on the way, and...

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Morning headlines: Wednesday 12th August 2020

Li Andersson: 'Coronavirus back-to-school discussion has moved on since spring' Finnish students are heading back to school on Wednesday, after an unprecedented year that saw...

Li Andersson interview: ‘Coronavirus back-to-school discussion has moved on since spring’

Finnish students are heading back to school on Wednesday, after an unprecedented year that saw classes suspended during the worst of the coronavirus epidemic...

Turku knife attack hero in court over compensation fraud 

A British man hailed as a hero during the Turku terror attack was in court Tuesday facing charges of fraud. Hassan Zubier, who lives in...

Finland’s top diplomat in Beirut: ‘Lebanese people seem to be tired of rising from the ashes’

The Muslim call to prayer echoed from mosques across Lebanon on Tuesday evening, as church bells tolled at exactly 18:09, a week after a...

Minister of Justice caught out by announcement of strict quarantine rules

Minister of Justice Anna-Maja Henriksson (RKP) was apparently caught out by a Monday night announcement from Minister of Family and Basic Services Krista Kiuru (SDP) that...

Morning headlines: Tuesday 11th August 2020

New testing regime, and fines or prison time for travelers who don't self-isolate Finland will introduce fines or even a possible three month prison sentence...

Minister: Fines or prison time for travelers who don’t self-isolate

Finland will introduce fines or even a possible three month prison sentence for people who refuse to go into self-isolation when they arrive from...

Investigators scour social media video for Hanko powerboat crash clues

Accident investigators are scouring social media video to find different views of a boat crash that left a child of primary school age dead,...