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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...

Huge Drugs Bust Details Revealed

Helsinki Police have released new information on a major drugs bust, calling it the biggest ever haul of its kind in Europe. Officials today revealed they seized more than 400,000 2mg Rivotril tablets and released pictures of the drugs hidden...

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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...

Morning headlines: Thursday 7th January 2021

Finnish leaders react to American political violence  Finnish leaders have reacted to a night of political violence in America, when armed supporters of US President...