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Criminal Investigation into ‘Smuggled’ Presidential Cars

Finnish customs authorities have launched a criminal investigation into vintage cars that belonged to former presidents, that may have been smuggled out of the country illegally. The investigation centres around President Kyösti Kallio's 1938 Buick Special Eight, and President JK...

Uber Ends POP Service for Helsinki

Uber is calling a halt to most of its operations in Helsinki from today. The company says that after two and a half years, its UberPOP service will take a break until 2018. In a series of blog posts, the company...

Russian DJ ‘beaten by security’, arrested at Flow Festival

A Flow Festival performer claims a Russian DJ was beaten, and left bloodied and shocked by security guards at the weekend event. Meanwhile Flow organizers say they have mobile phone video evidence, and plan to take legal advice to...

Morning Headlines: Tuesday 15th August 2017

Rail Strike continues: The national strike by VR train drivers continues today. If you don't plan to work from home or cycle to the office then expect traffic congestion and taxi shortages - especially in the capital city region where...

National Train Strike Looms

Passengers in Finland are bracing for a strike by train drivers, that will disrupt VR services for up to 48 hours from Monday at 18:00. The strike is in protest at government plans to reform and privatize Finland's rail network. All...

July Economy Round-Up

New figures released by Statistics Finland and one of the country's most prominent brands, give insights to how Finland's economy is changing. The consumer price index - which is based on 50,000 prices of nearly 470 commodities from approximately 2700...

The Finns Party’s New Alternative

Finland's newest parliamentary group, the New Alternative, hopes to use its position in government to push for tax reductions for low and middle income earners, according to chairman Simon Elo. New Alternative broke away from Finns Party earlier this year,...

Finnish Cup: Women’s Quarter Final Results

Six women's teams were in action today in the Finnish Cup quarter finals. Here are the final results: PK-35 Vantaa 2 - JyPK 1 Åland United 0 - Honka 2 Todays results mean that Kokkola's GBK faces PK-35 Vantaa; while Helsinki's HKJ...

Saturday Evening Storm Rips Through South, East

An intense storm front ripped through southern and eastern Finland on Saturday evening, causing travel disruptions, power outages, and delays to performances at Helsinki's Flow Festival. Strong winds gusting up to 30 metres per second, dozens of lightning strikes,...

UPDATE: Helsinki Bus Crash: 16 Injured, Driver in Serious Condition

Police now say 16 passengers on board a tourist bus were slightly injured when the drive became ill, and crashed into a tree on Helsinki's Mannerheimintie on Wednesday morning. All the passengers on the bus were from Finland. Officials say the...

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WATCH: Last of the ‘Top Gun’ test jets arrive in Finland

The last of the international contenders to replace Finland’s ageing fleet of Hornet jets arrived at Pirkkala Air Base on Tuesday afternoon. Boeing sent an...

Korkeasaari bears wake early from winter hibernation

The two resident brown bears at Helsinki's Korkeasaari Zoo have woken early from their winter hibernation due to warmer weather, after a two month...

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,...

Morning headlines: Tuesday 18th February 2020

Finland charts the middle ground in crucial EU budget talks Months of EU budget negotiations come to a climax in Brussels this week as leaders...

Finland charts the middle ground between EU budget givers and takers

Senior members of the Finnish Government have got Brussels - and Berlin - on the brain this week, as months of planning and negotiating...

Michelin stars shine for Finnish restaurants as latest awards are announced

The annual Michelin Awards for the Nordic region were revealed in Trondheim, Norway, on Monday evening. They're perhaps the most coveted awards in the culinary...

Helsinki records first year with zero bike or pedestrian traffic deaths since 1960

The Finnish capital is reporting on a milestone - 2019 was the first time since records began that the city recorded no bike or...

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...