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Northern Train Journeys Disrupted

If you're traveling by train in northern Finland today, prepare for some travel disruption. Services between Oulu and Kemi are replaced by a bus, after a train derailment. It happened just north of Oulu station after 05:00 this morning. The Finnish...

Morning Headlines: Friday 8th September 2017

Too Many Cooks? Hundreds of new eateries, over-inflated rental prices, and Finland's burdensome bureaucracy are hallmarks of Helsinki's restaurant industry. In a News Now Original story we hear from chefs and restaurateurs, and examine if the capital city restaurant scene...

Morning Headlines: Thursday 7th September 2017

Russia's Military Buildup - Zapad Explained Russia's military is preparing for its biggest ever post-Cold War exercise, and it's happening in Finland's back yard next week. Thousands of troops, aircraft, ships and weapons being deployed across the Baltic and High...

BREAKING: Railway Station Evacuated After Fire Alarm

The ticket hall at Helsinki Central Station will not open until Thursday morning after a fire and smoke damage. Workers will continue to ventilate the premises. There were no injuries in the fire. Passengers can still access trains directly...

Morning Headlines: Wednesday 6th September 2017

Finland's Trans Troops US President Donald Trump has made a unilateral declaration that transgender troops will not be allowed to serve in America's military. But what's the situation like in Finland? With thousands of men and women reporting for national...

Morning Headlines: Tuesday 5th September 2017

Parliament Resumes Finland's autumn parliament session gets underway today, in the freshly renovated parliament building. Politicians had been in temporary debating venues during the remodeling work. Security will be on the agenda for autumn, as MPs decide if more powers...

Prosecutor General Charged In Corruption Investigation

Finland's Prosecutor General has been charge with misconduct, after a corruption investigation by the National Bureau of Investigation NBI. Matti Nissinen is accused of awarding lucrative staff training contracts to a company owned by his brother. The company, Deep Lead Oy,...

Morning Headlines: Monday 4th September 2017

Politician Abuse Finnish politicians return to parliament this week for the new autumn session, but they'll face a growing number of online threats, fueled by social media. MPs tell News Now Finland that they've received death threats to themselves and their...

Morning Headlines: Sunday 3rd September 2017

East Finland Police Car Crash Police say a man intentionally smashed into a police vehicle with his car. It happened in the early hours of Sunday morning on Highway 6 near Kitee in eastern Finland. The police officers were on...

Morning Headlines: Friday 1st September 2017

More Guns for Finnish Police Finnish police are set to be armed with MP5 submachine guns. They would still have traditional pistols as well. According to police inspector Ari Alanen, the terrorist threat in Finland increases the pressure on police...

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Morning headlines: Wednesday 12th August 2020

Li Andersson: 'Coronavirus back-to-school discussion has moved on since spring' Finnish students are heading back to school on Wednesday, after an unprecedented year that saw...

Li Andersson interview: ‘Coronavirus back-to-school discussion has moved on since spring’

Finnish students are heading back to school on Wednesday, after an unprecedented year that saw classes suspended during the worst of the coronavirus epidemic...

Turku knife attack hero in court over compensation fraud 

A British man hailed as a hero during the Turku terror attack was in court Tuesday facing charges of fraud. Hassan Zubier, who lives in...

Finland’s top diplomat in Beirut: ‘Lebanese people seem to be tired of rising from the ashes’

The Muslim call to prayer echoed from mosques across Lebanon on Tuesday evening, as church bells tolled at exactly 18:09, a week after a...

Minister of Justice caught out by announcement of strict quarantine rules

Minister of Justice Anna-Maja Henriksson (RKP) was apparently caught out by a Monday night announcement from Minister of Family and Basic Services Krista Kiuru (SDP) that...

Morning headlines: Tuesday 11th August 2020

New testing regime, and fines or prison time for travelers who don't self-isolate Finland will introduce fines or even a possible three month prison sentence...

Minister: Fines or prison time for travelers who don’t self-isolate

Finland will introduce fines or even a possible three month prison sentence for people who refuse to go into self-isolation when they arrive from...

Investigators scour social media video for Hanko powerboat crash clues

Accident investigators are scouring social media video to find different views of a boat crash that left a child of primary school age dead,...