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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...

Political Party Leaders’ Pay Boost Revealed

Have you ever wondered how much money political party leaders in Finland make? On top of their salaries for being members of parliament or government ministers, some parties also give bonuses to their chairpersons, according to a story in Uutisuomalainen...

More Disruptions for Viking’s Tallinn Trips

Viking Line is enduring a second day of disruptions on the Helsinki to Tallinn ferry route. Today, several of the company's scheduled FSTR catamaran services have been canceled: Helsinki - Tallinn: 08:00 and 13:00 departures; Tallinn - Helsinki: 10:30 and 15:30 departures. Viking...

Marathon Change for City Runners

Starting in 2018, Helsinki's blue ribbon running events will be combined into one day. Races will include a marathon, half marathon, marathon relay, 5km street race, and a mini-marathon event for children, and take place on 19th May under a...

Päivi Räsänen Considering Presidential Run

Former Chair of the Christian Democrat Party Päivi Räsänen says she is prepared to seriously consider a run to be President of Finland - if her party leadership requests it. The Christian Democrats currently have five MPs in parliament, including...

Government Didn’t Oppose Sky-High Pension for Finnair CEO

Finland's national airline says it didn't get any response from the goverment after it told them CEO Pekka Vauramo would be getting a sky-high extra pension worth €130,000. It's the latest twist an an ongoing story that started when Finnair...

New Smoke Warnings for Turku Residents

The fire department in Turku has issued a warning to residents up to five kilometres from a landfill fire, to stay inside due to the potential effects of harmful smoke from the blaze. The fire started on Wednesday afternoon in...

Turku Blaze Threatens Biogas Plant

A large fire near Turku briefly threatened a biogas plant Wednesday afternoon, until dozens of fire fighters brought the blaze under control. Officials say the fire started in a 50-tonne pile of waste wood, which also contained other combustible materials,...

Three Finns Injured in Russia Canal Crash

Three Finnish men have been injured and taken to hospital after a waterway crash on the Russian side of the border. The accident happened around 9:30am on Wednesday morning near the Pälli lock system on Lake Nuijamaa. Officials say an...

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Report: Finnish Embassy in Beirut ‘destroyed’ by blast

The Finnish embassy in Beirut has reportedly been 'destroyed' by the blast from a powerful explosion which rocked the Lebanese capital on Tuesday evening. Deputy...

Katri Kulmuni interview: Centre Party leader is down, but not yet out

Time might be running out for Katri Kulmuni's short reign as leader of the Centre Party. Either that or she's gearing up for a triumphant...

Contact tracing app launches in limited test phase

A new mobile phone application which helps public health officials track and trace cases of coronavirus is being launched on Tuesday for a month...

Morning headlines: Tuesday 4th August 2020

Contact tracing app launches in test phase today A new mobile phone application which helps public health officials track and trace cases of coronavirus is...

New airport coronavirus testing option: “All the processes were very smooth”

Officials at Helsinki Airport say that "all the processes were very smooth" on the first day of offering coronavirus tests for arriving passengers. Public health...

Linnanmäki coronavirus ‘mass exposure’ confirmed by city

The City of Helsinki is confirming a coronavirus 'mass exposure' event took place at Linnanmäki amusement park in the capital at the end of...

MP Petri Honkonen joins Centre Party leadership race

The Vice Chairman of the Centre Party Petri Honkanen has joined the race to be the next party leader, challenging incumbent Katri Kulmuni. He's the second serious...

Young entrepreneurs: Twin brothers launching new Helsinki-Turku bus service

Two young entrepreneurs are set to launch a brand new bus service linking Helsinki and Turku with low-cost fares. Twins Henri and Eero Autio are just 21-years...