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Morning Headlines: Friday 15th September, 2017

Warning for Finnish Military Personnel Finnish soldiers have been warned not to be alone after dark, and only take scheduled public transport - not rides from strangers - when on leave from military service. A local newspaper reports that Lt...

Länsimetro Starts Today! (Sort Of…)

If you've been waiting for Helsinki's Länsimetro western extension to start services, then you are almost - almost - in luck. The first scheduled timetable tests will run on the entire Helsinki metro network from today - including the much-delayed...

Morning Headlines: Thursday 14th September 2017

Niinistö, Soini to USA President Niinistö will go to the USA today. The first stop is Washington DC, and then to the United Nations in New York where he will give Finland's speech to the General Assembly next Wednesday. Finally,...

Morning Headlines: Wednesday 13th September 2017

Turku Attacker's Military Target? New reporting from regional newspaper group Lännen Media suggests that Turku knife attacker Abderrahman Bouanane might have been planning to attack a naval base, near to the reception centre where he was staying. Police had previously said...

Morning Headlines: Tuesday 12th September 2017

English Gets Official Language Status Espoo City Council voted late on Monday night to make English one of its official languages. With almost 270,000 residents, Espoo is Finland's second largest city, and the first in Finland to give English official...

Morning Headlines: Monday 11th September, 2017

Russian & US Deputy Foreign Ministers to Meet Talks will get underway in Helsinki today between Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Rjabkov and the US Deputy Secretary of State Thomas Shannon. On the agenda is the tricky business of repairing...

ICYMI: Our Original Journalism, Week 36

Catch up with the original journalism you might have missed on News Now Finland during the last 7 days: Monday: Death Threats, Racial Abuse and Taunts of Sexual Violence: How Much Online Hate Should Politicians Expect? Asylum: Mohammed's Story Janne Strang Editorial: Helsinki...

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...

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Open for business – but immigrant entrepreneurs struggle during coronavirus pandemic

Business is brisk on a Saturday afternoon in Adil Al-Massi's Tapiola barber shop. Its prime location between Ainoa shopping centre and Sokos Hotel means there's a...

One giant leap for Nokia, as telecoms company lands lunar contract

The US space agency NASA has announced $14.1 million funding (€12 million) for Nokia to build a 4G communication network on the moon. It was...

Morning headlines: Monday 19th October 2020

Appeals Court hears Raseborg conscript deaths case The Helsinki Appeals Court begins hearing the case of three conscripts killed in a level crossing accident. The...

Hundreds of ‘Brexit Brits’ lodge Migri applications – but questions remain about the process

Hundreds of British nationals have lodged applications to change their immigration status in Finland since the Immigration Service Migri opened the process at the...

Ready for winter driving? Police offer seasonal advice for motorists

With frosty mornings back on the calendar, police are offering some seasonal safety tips for motorists as road conditions turn more wintry. Vehicle windshields need...

Finns Party politician becomes the first MP to test positive for Covid-19

Finns Party MP Tom Packalén says he's tested positive for Covid-19 - becoming the first Member of Parliament to infected with coronavirus. Writing on his Facebook...

Justice at last for Namibian students as Joensuu racist attackers are convicted

Two foreign students from Namibia, who were the victims of a racist assault in September 2018, have finally seen their attackers convicted. A 35-year old...

Morning headlines: Friday 16th October 2020

VTT study: disposable masks can be washed and re-used A new study by scientists at the VTT Technical Research Centre found that in some circumstances...