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Police Investigate Two Vuosaari Deaths

Police in Helsinki are investigating two deaths in the eastern neighbourhood of Vuosaari, to see whether they might be linked. The investigation was first reported in Iltalehti newspapers. Last week, a young man was found dead in Vuosaar's Mustankivi Park. The...

Football Fans’ Improved Behaviour

If you got the impression that football fans were becoming better behaved, then you'd be right. Co-operation between clubs, authorities, sports groups and the local community plays a key role in reducing problem scenarios at Finnish sports events, according to Jouko...

Warm Weather Ahead

Summertime will continue at least for the next few days, the Finnish Meteorological Institute confidently predicts. On Thursday and Friday, overnight temperatures will be between +12°C and +16°C, while daytime temperatures in the south and in Lapland will be around...

Morning Headlines: Wednesday 16th August 2017

Train Strike Wraps Up The strike by VR drivers might be over, but that doesn't mean that everything is back to normal on Finland's railways. Some trains that were out of position when the strike started might not be in...

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...

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Coronavirus advice letters begin to arrive in homes

An information pack from the government and health authorities about coronavirus has begun to arrive in homes. It's part of the government's wider outreach to...

Google data reveals how Finns are avoiding shared spaces, and flocking to parks

New data released by tech giant Google shows how peoples' movement has been affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The COVID-19 Communities Mobility Report for Finland...

VR waives railway restaurant rents for two months

State railways operator VR Group says it is waiving the rents of cafes and restaurants on its station properties across the country for two...

Mika Lintilä: “This is the worst moment of Finland’s economic history”

Minister of Economic Affairs Mika Lintilä (Centre) says the coronavirus crisis "is the worst moment of Finland's economic history" as he set out new...

Morning headlines: Friday 3rd April 2020

Rescued: The story of 100 stranded Finns, flown home from India Hundreds of stranded Nordic and Baltic travelers have been flown home from India in...

Rescued: The story of 100 stranded Finns, flown home from India

Hundreds of stranded Nordic and Baltic travelers have been flown home from India in an operation lead by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in...

City of Savonlinna starts mass lay-off talks 

The city of Savonlinna in Finland's eastern lakeland region has started talks on lay-offs for municipal workers due to the impact of the coronavirus...

SUPO: Finland’s main terror threat still comes from lone wolf attacks

The Finnish Security and Intelligence Service Supo  published its new year book on Thursday, painting a picture of the threats facing Finland from domestic...