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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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Supo: Growing threat from right-wing terrorism in Finland

The security and intelligence service Supo says there's a growing threat of terrorism from extreme right-wing groups in Finland. In a new report published Thursday,...

PM: ID number changes for Vastaamo hacking victims is possible

Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) says it's already possible under Finnish law for someone to change their official identification number. She was speaking before the start...

Finnish artists scoop three Nordic Council prizes

The Nordic Council has given out its 2020 awards at a virtual ceremony on Tuesday evening with Finnish artists scooping three out of five...

Morning headlines: Wednesday 28th October 2020

Finland's Somali community uses soap opera to communicate Covid-19 messages Members of Finland’s Somali community are using a home-made soap opera, and a fact-driven TV...

Finland beat Scotland 1-0 in Helsinki Euro 2022 clash

The Finnish women's national football team won their Euro 2022 qualifier match in Helsinki on Tuesday night, beating pre-match favourites Scotland 1-0. The only goal...

MTV News: Court orders assets freeze for Vastaamo’s ex-CEO

MTV News reports that Helsinki District Court has ordered the temporary seizure of assets belonging to Ville Tapio, the former CEO of Vastaamo therapy...

Economic outlooks paint a mostly gloomy picture of Finland’s financial wellbeing

A trio of economic outlooks published Tuesday paint a mostly gloomy picture of Finland's financial wellbeing. The latest consumer confidence numbers from Statistics Finland show...

Top flight hockey club SaiPa starts talks about temporary job cuts

Lappeenranta's professional ice hockey team SaiPa is starting co-operation negotiations on temporary job cuts at the club. The talks apply to all personnel at Liiga-SaiPa...