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Morning Headlines: Wednesday 29th November 2017

Royal Visit Begins Britain's Prince William starts his first official visit to Finland today, hosted by President Sauli Niinistö. He's spending two days in the Finnish capital. During the visit the prince will hold talks and have a dinner with...

Morning Headlines: Friday 24th November 2017

Government No Confidence Vote Today Opposition parties will hold a debate, and introduce a motion censuring the Finnish government over inequality in society today. The Social Democrats, Greens and Left Alliance blame government policies for growing inequality in Finnish society....

Morning Headlines: Thursday 23rd November 2017

Finland's First 'Panda Whisperer' Appointed Zoo keeper Anna Palmroth has been appointed as Finland's first 'Panda Whisperer' to manage two giant pandas which will arrive from China to Aähtäri Wildlife Park next year. The 30-year-old previously worked at the controversial...

Morning Headlines: Wednesday 22nd November 2017

Serious Injury after Early Morning Crash One man is seriously injured after an early morning crash on route 4 north of Jyväskylä. The accident happened around 06:30 this morning on icy roads at Viitasaari, about 10km from Äänekoski. Police say...

Morning Headlines Tuesday 21st November 2017

Pori River Search Rescue crews in Pori are searching for someone believed to have fallen into the Harjunpääjoki river. The alarm was raised around 05:00 this morning, when a person believed to be an older woman, was reported to have...

Morning Headlines: Monday 20th November 2017

Decision Day For EU Institutions A secret vote in Brussels today will decide which European city will become the new home of the prestigious European Medicines Agency. Helsinki has bid for it, but is considered an unlikely option. Nineteen cities...

ICYMI: Our Original Journalism, Columns and News Stories, Week 46

Catch up with the original journalism, columnists, and stories you might have missed on News Now Finland during the last 7 days: Monday: Pirita Näkkäläjärvi Column: Sámi Of The Year Matti Vanhanen Hospitalised, Presidential Campaigning Paused Porvoo Stabbing Leave 3-year-old Dead: French Father in Custody Tuesday: Climate...

Morning Headlines: Friday 17th November 2017

Exam Results Day More than 37,000 students across Finland will find out how they did in autumn matriculation exams today. Results were published at midnight and students can get the results from their own high school. This round of exams...

Morning Headlines: Wednesday 15th November 2017

Parliament's Budget Debate Opposition politicians will debate next year's budget proposals in parliament this afternoon, presenting their alternative budget ideas - which several parties unveiled yesterday. For example, the Left Alliance accuses the government of complicating the lives of low-income...

Morning Headlines: Tuesday 14th November 2017

Porvoo Police Question Murder Suspect Police in Porvoo will today begin questioning a 40-year-old man being held for the stabbing death of his 3-year-old child. The French national was apprehended in a school play park on Monday morning, after the...

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Finland relaxes restrictions on borders, restaurants, bars and cafes

A range of coronavirus-related restrictions are easing in Finland today, as the country moves to a phase of 'new normal' in the pandemic. Restrictions on...

Morning headlines: Monday 13th July 2020

EU Minister: Finland wants to know clearly all EU coronavirus funding liabilities Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) will join other EU leaders in Brussels this week...

Europe Minister: Finland wants to know all EU coronavirus recovery package liabilities are clear

Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) will join other EU leaders in Brussels this week for a summit, the first time they've met in person...

LISTEN: Summer Podkäst episode 2 out now

Just in time for the weekend, the second episode of our summer Podkäst is available now. On this week's show Europe Minister Tytti Tuppurainen (SDP) talks...

Morning headlines: Friday 10th July 2020

Another prediction for Finland's shrinking economy   Mortgage credit specialists Hypo predicts that the Finnish economy will shrink by 7% this year, the latest organistion...

Museums hope for post-lockdown July visitor boom

After months of lockdown and coronavirus restrictions, Finland's museums are hoping for for a visitor boom in July. There's already been a rise in the...

New proposals for maximum police response times in cities, countryside

The National Police Board is proposing new maximum response times for officers on call-outs, depending on which part of the country the 112 emergency...

Finnish diver dies in Lofoten Islands accident

A Finnish man has died in a diving accident in northern Norway. The University of Northern Norway says on Twitter that the incident took place in Fiskebøl in...