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Morning Headlines: Wednesday 18th October 2017

Overnight Fire  A late night fire in Lohja has left a man and his dog dead. Rescue services were alerted just before midnight to the 1950s home, which was totally destroyed in the blaze. This morning, a fire investigation is...

Morning Headlines: Tuesday 17th October 2017

Dangerous Driving Conditions Driving conditions are especially hazardous in Lapland this morning. Overnight low temperatures have resulted in icy road surfaces especially around Sodankylä, Pelkosenniemi, Savukoski, Enontekiö, Inari and Utsjoki. According to meteorologists, the bad conditions will likely continue well...

Morning Headlines: Monday 16th October 2017

Åland Autonomy Independence activists in Åland have been watching events unfold in Catalonia, and say it doesn't put them off wanting full independence some day for the island region. While only a minority of Ålanders vote for independence party Ålands...

Morning Headlines: Friday 13th October 2017

Soini Summons Turkish Ambassador Finland's Foreign Minister Timo Soini (Blues) has summoned the Turkish Ambassador today, to raise concerns over a prison sentence for Finnish-Turkish journalist Ayla Albayrak. She was sentenced to two years and one month in prison for...

Finland Burqa Ban Debate

Most Finnish political parties do not support a full ban on face coverings, which would de facto target some Muslim women, except the populist right wing Finns Party. A better alternative, according to MPs, is a partial ban similar to...

Morning Headlines: Thursday 12th October 2017

Author Pentti Holappa, Dies at 90 Finlandia Prize-winning author Pentti Holappa has died, his longtime friend Samuli Vierikko confirms. Holappa was born in 1927, and died at his home in Helsinki on Tuesday. He was 90-years-old. Holappa was awarded...

Niklas Herlin, One of Finland’s Richest People, Dies

One of Finland's richest men, Niklas Herlin - journalist, and business owner - has died in the south of France age 53. Niklas Herlin was one of the main owners of cargo company Cargotec, publishing company Teos, and media company...

Morning Headlines: Wednesday 11th October 2017

Morning Commuter Flood Warnings The Finnish Transport Agency is warning of flooded roads and delays on the western approach to Helsinki this morning. Commuters should expect delays with only one lane open in each direction on the Turku motorway, before...

Morning Headlines: Tuesday 10th October 2017

Weather Warnings There's a weather warning of 'potentially dangerous' strong winds across much of the country and sea areas today, issued by the Finnish Meteorological Institute FMI. Northeast winds gusting up to 15 metres per second will hit most of...

Baby Announcement for President and First Lady

Finland's 'First Couple', President Sauli Niinistö and his wife Jenni Haukio have announced they are expecting a baby. The new arrival is due in February 2018. "We are happy to announce, if everything goes as expected our family will grow in...

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Man’s best friend: Finland’s most popular dog breed revealed

Finland's most popular dog breed are Labradors, which have been 'top dog' since reaching first place in the Finnish Kennel Club's list back in...

Finland ranks 3rd in international corruption and transparency index

Finland has ranked third in the annual Corruption Perceptions Index compiled by Transparency International. The index offers a snapshot of the relative degree of corruption...

Ministers press for more haste on Nordic electronic ID card

Two Finnish ministers have called for the government to move faster with plans to introduce a new identification card that would work across all...

The number of children born in Finland drops to famine-era low

Finland’s declining birth rate has reached a level where the number of children being born is as low now, as it was during the...

Morning headlines: Thursday 23rd January 2020

Finland's birth rate reaches 'famine level low' Finland's declining birth rate has reached a level where it's as low as during the famine years of...

Which MPs attend committee meetings, and who’s missing out?

Members of Parliament have hectic schedules: dividing their time between home constituencies, plenary sessions in Parliament, committee time and office work as well as...

Chelsea Flower Show garden celebrates Finland’s Baltic coast

A Finnish garden at this year's Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show in London will celebrate the country's Baltic coast and sauna culture. 'The Finnish...

Increased numbers being treated for kidney disease

The number of people receiving treatment for kidney disease in Finland has increased, while advances in medicine mean the risk of death from kidney...