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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...

Morning Headlines: Monday 13th November 2017

Overnight Search for Silja Serenade Passenger Search and rescue efforts were launched overnight to find a passenger who fell overboard from a passenger ferry in the Baltic Sea. The Silja Serenade raised the alarm around 02:00, when they informed Turku...

Helsinki Metro Finally Gets Launch Date

Helsinki's western metro extension into Espoo, Länsimetro, has finally got a start date after years of delays and millions of euros in cost overruns. This morning, officials announced Saturday 18th November as the first day that the line will be...

Morning Headlines: Thursday 9th November 2017

MV-Lehti Court Decision A court in Andorra will decide today whether to extradite MV-Lehti publisher Ilja Janitskin to Finland. He is currently under house arrest awaiting the decision. Janitskin has been sentenced in absentia in Finland for evading custody, after...

Morning Headlines: Wednesday 8th November 2017

Independence Day Invitations Did you check the post this morning? The first batch of invitations for the annual independence day celebration at the Presidential Palace have been sent out. This year marks Finland's 100th anniversary of independence, so the reception...

Morning Headlines: Tuesday 7th November 2017

Jokela Shooting Anniversary Today marks the 10th anniversary of a shooting at Jokela high school. Eighteen year old student gunman Eric-Pekka Auvinen killed eight people before turning the gun on himself, after a 30 minute rampage where he fired dozens...

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Morning headlines: Monday 18th January 2021

PM calls for release of Russian opposition politician Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) has joined other EU leaders in calling for the release of Russian...

GALLERY: Discovering Finland’s urban wildlife residents

How well do you know your neighbours? No, not your human neighbours, but the other animals that share our cities, towns and villages with...

Morning headlines: Friday 15th January 2020

Cold snap continues across the country  A cold front with some extremely chilly temperatures continues across most of central, southern and eastern Finland on Friday...

Morning headlines: Thursday 14th January 2021

Coronavirus update: No new restrictions expected today Public health officials, and Minister Krista Kiuru (SDP) will give a coronavirus update on Thursday morning but are not...

Morning headlines: Wednesday 13th January 2021

Southern snow storm continues, as temperatures drop A snowstorm that swept through southern Finland in the last 36 hours continues on Wednesday, although snow will...

Morning headlines: Tuesday 12th January 2021

Snow storm brings dangerous driving conditions, power outages A snowstorm sweeping across western and southern Finland on Tuesday brings dangerous driving conditions to roads and...

Morning headlines: Monday 11th January 2021

Exceptionally heavy snowfall on the way from Monday night Meteorologists are warning of "exceptional" levels of snowfall with up to 30-40cm of accumulated snow forecast...

Morning headlines: Friday 8th January 2021

Minister calls for faster vaccine delivery from EU Minister of Family and Basic Services Krista Kiuru (SDP) has written to the EU's Health Commissioner calling for...