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Morning Headlines: Wednesday 25th October 2017

Truck Crashes to Bridge - Morning Traffic Delays There are likely to be lingering delays to traffic going to central Helsinki from Itäkeskus this morning, after a road accident. A cargo truck crashed on Itäväylä around 06:30. According to preliminary...

Morning Headlines: Tuesday 24th October 2017

Car Death Case Begins The case begins today in Helsinki District Court for a man who crashed his car into six people in Helsinki's Lönnrotinkatu in July. One woman was killed when the 50-year-old man hit the pedestrians. Prosecutors say...

Morning Headlines: Monday 23rd October 2017

Sámi Reconciliation The Finnish government has announced €200,000 to start a reconciliation process between the Sámi people and the Finnish state. The move has been cautiously welcomed by some Sámi politicians but others in the community are more skeptical of...

Morning Headlines: Friday 20th October 2017

Ambulance Crash An ambulance with a patient on board has crashed with a taxi in Helsinki. It happened just after 05:00 this morning at the crossroads of Mäkelänkatu and Koskelantie. Three people were injured in the accident and taken to...

Morning Headlines: Thursday 19th October 2017

Paavo Väyrynen Returns Veteran politician Paavo Väyrynen says this morning he wants to return to parliament, if he doesn't win the presidential election in January 2018. Väyrynen has been in politics since the early 1970s and served as an ordinary...

Morning Headlines: Wednesday 18th October 2017

Overnight Fire  A late night fire in Lohja has left a man and his dog dead. Rescue services were alerted just before midnight to the 1950s home, which was totally destroyed in the blaze. This morning, a fire investigation is...

Morning Headlines: Tuesday 17th October 2017

Dangerous Driving Conditions Driving conditions are especially hazardous in Lapland this morning. Overnight low temperatures have resulted in icy road surfaces especially around Sodankylä, Pelkosenniemi, Savukoski, Enontekiö, Inari and Utsjoki. According to meteorologists, the bad conditions will likely continue well...

Morning Headlines: Monday 16th October 2017

Åland Autonomy Independence activists in Åland have been watching events unfold in Catalonia, and say it doesn't put them off wanting full independence some day for the island region. While only a minority of Ålanders vote for independence party Ålands...

Morning Headlines: Friday 13th October 2017

Soini Summons Turkish Ambassador Finland's Foreign Minister Timo Soini (Blues) has summoned the Turkish Ambassador today, to raise concerns over a prison sentence for Finnish-Turkish journalist Ayla Albayrak. She was sentenced to two years and one month in prison for...

Finland Burqa Ban Debate

Most Finnish political parties do not support a full ban on face coverings, which would de facto target some Muslim women, except the populist right wing Finns Party. A better alternative, according to MPs, is a partial ban similar to...

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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...

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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...