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Morning headlines: Monday 21st January 2019

No love for female conscripts from armed forces chief  The Commander of the Defence Forces Jarmo Lindberg says he doesn't see a need for female conscripts to the military, on equality grounds, when the current system of male conscripts plus some...

Helsinki’s new pedestrian plans ‘will bring more cars’ to the capital

Many cities around the world are reducing the number of cars on the roads as a way to improve walkability. Helsinki is also planning to make some parts of the city less congested, but with unconventional plans that don't...

Police give advice on wolf encounters during winter

Police in Finland have issued advice for anyone who encounters a wolf in the wild during winter. There's only an estimated 190 individuals in the country, and although they are classified as an endangered species, there is still a change...

Morning headlines: Friday 18th January 2019

Government meets for sex abuse allegation updates  The government is meeting today to discuss how to move forward with new plans to prevent sexual offenses against children. They're considering a list of ten recommendations prepared by the Ministry of the...

Morning headlines: Thursday 17th January 2019

Overnight snow blizzard An overnight snow blizzard didn't hit the capital city area with as much for as anticipated, and instead impacted slightly further east. But still it caused a lot of problems this morning. Finnair has preemptively canceled more...

Finnish government makes first hesitant Brexit promises to Brits

The Finnish government has finally revealed - partially - what will happen to some 5000 British nationals living here, in the event of a no-deal Brexit. This morning, the Interior Ministry announced that "Finland's goal is to have a fast and...

Morning headlines: Tuesday 15th January 2019

Covering Britain's Brexit chaos: three Finnish correspondents have their say Britain’s parliament is facing one of its biggest votes in recent memory today. Later this evening politicians will vote on whether to accept the deal Prime Minister Theresa May has...

Morning headlines: Monday 14th January 2019

New Metropolia campus opens for students today Thousands of students are starting a new term at Metropolia University of Applied Sciences today in Helsinki, and settling in to a brand new campus. It’s part of a multi-million euro investment at the...

Emergency government talks as new Helsinki sex abuse allegations revealed

The three parties which make up the Finnish government coalition are set to hold a series of emergency talks this week, in the wake of sex abuse allegations in Oulu and Helsinki. Today, police said they detained three suspects in...

“No means no” – new police instructional videos for asylum seekers

A recently published video warns newly arrived immigrants that all forms of harassment and sexual coercion in Finland are criminal offenses. The message, delivered in Finnish but dubbed into several different languages including English, Arabic, French, Dari, Spanish, Turkish and...

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Government considers new bar and restaurant restrictions

The Finnish government is considering bringing in new restrictions on bars and restaurants because of the continued spread of coronavirus. Speaking to MTV News on...

Valtteri Bottas races to victory at Russia Grand Prix

Finnish F1 driver Valterri Bottas has raced to victory at the Russian Grand Prix, at the expense of his Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton. Bottas lead for...

Morning headlines: Monday 28th September 2020

Government considers new bar and restaurant restrictions The Finnish government is considering bringing in new restrictions on bars and restaurants because of the continued spread...

Foreign Minister “seriously concerned” about escalating Caucasus conflict

Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto (Green) says he's "seriously concerned" about the situation in the Caucasus region of Central Asia. His comments come as Armenia and...

Tiny dining: Finland’s ‘smallest restaurant’ is up for sale, and looking for just the right buyer

A tiny restaurant in Töölö, part of the Helsinki neighbourhood's fabric for more than half a century,  is up for sale - but the...

Finland’s rugby champions crowned, despite disrupted Covid-19 season

Finland's domestic rugby season came to a climax this weekend after a summer season curtailed by coronavirus restrictions. Although other sports have started their competitions...

GALLERY: Autumn brings mushroom explosion to Finland’s forests

Late summer and early autumn is the time when the hidden mycorrhizae of the forest produce their fruiting bodies that are better known as mushrooms...

Report: American officials lied to Congress over Finnish journalist’s award

A new report by the US State Department's Office of Inspector General found that American officials lied to Congress about the reasons for revoking...