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WATCH: Last of the ‘Top Gun’ test jets arrive in Finland

The last of the international contenders to replace Finland’s ageing fleet of Hornet jets arrived at Pirkkala Air Base on Tuesday afternoon. Boeing sent an F/A-18E and F/A-18F Super Hornet, and one Growler variant of the aircraft to take part...

Korkeasaari bears wake early from winter hibernation

The two resident brown bears at Helsinki's Korkeasaari Zoo have woken early from their winter hibernation due to warmer weather, after a two month slumber. The females, age 19 and 14, went to their winter nests just before Christmas which...

Morning headlines: Tuesday 18th February 2020

Finland charts the middle ground in crucial EU budget talks Months of EU budget negotiations come to a climax in Brussels this week as leaders from the 27-nation block try to find agreement on the region's financial framework for the...

Michelin stars shine for Finnish restaurants as latest awards are announced

The annual Michelin Awards for the Nordic region were revealed in Trondheim, Norway, on Monday evening. They're perhaps the most coveted awards in the culinary world, rewarding kitchen creativity, flavours and sustainability. This year a new Michelin Star was given to...

Helsinki records first year with zero bike or pedestrian traffic deaths since 1960

The Finnish capital is reporting on a milestone - 2019 was the first time since records began that the city recorded no bike or pedestrian traffic deaths. The number of traffic fatalities has been decreasing steadily in recent years from...

Almost 20% of Finns plan to reduce foreign travel over coronavirus fears

As many as 20% of Finns say they plan to reduce their overseas travel due to coronavirus fears. A survey carried out by Rural Future magazine asked people their thoughts about the epidemic, which started in Central China but which...

Ski week school holiday season gets underway

The annual 'ski week' holidays begin today for many pupils, with schools in the capital city region, Pori and Turku beginning their vacations. Next week it's the turn of students in Hämeenlinna, Jyväskylä, Kotka and Seinäjoki to get time off;...

Morning headlines: Monday 17th February 2020

German terror suspects 'had links with Soldiers of Odin' An alleged terror cell in Germany called 'Der harte kern' ('The Hard Core') had links with the Finnish-founded far-right vigilante group Soldiers of Odin, according to reports in German newspapers and...

Game meat pulled from shelves over possible criminal labeling issues

Authorities are urging anyone who bought game meat recently packaged by a company in South Ostrobothnia, to be aware of potentially criminal production information included on the labels.  Police suspect that two people at local meat supplier Joupin Meklari Oy...

Estonia visits down, but alcohol imports increase

The number of trips made by Finns to Estonia decline last year by 3%, but the amount of alcohol imported to Finland by travelers is increasing. That's according to the latest figures released by The Travel Research Company TAK which...

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Jari Sillänpää child sex abuse trial begins at Helsinki court

Singer Jari Sillänpää, one of Finland's most popular and well-known entertainers, goes on trial Wednesday at Helsinki District Court. He's accused of sexually abusing a...

Haavisto heads to Washington; and still leads presidential poll

Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto (Green) is heading to Washington DC today for talks with his US counterpart Mike Pompeo. On the agenda for the two-day trip is...

Morning headlines: Wednesday 26th February 2020

Survey: Police don't have time to do their jobs properly The results of a new survey, released on Wednesday, paints a grim picture of the...

Coronavirus quarantine keeps Finns in Tenerife hotel lockdown

Almost two dozen Finns are among a thousand people quarantined at a hotel in the Canary Islands, after three guests were diagnosed with Coronavirus. The...

‘Woodsman’ in court appealing his fourth murder conviction

A convicted killer known as the 'Woodsman' is back in court this week, appealing his latest conviction for murdering a career criminal he first...

Political groups suspend contacts with Finns Party Youth over fascism concerns

The youth organisations of seven Finnish political parties say they're suspending cooperation with the Finns Party Youth Group over concerns about how predominant fascism...

Employment rate – and unemployment rate – up in January

Finland's employment rate and unemployment rates both rose in January, compared with a year before. The government's target of 75% employment looks a step closer...

Morning headlines: Tuesday 25th February 2020

Ministry to consider funding implications for Finns Party Youth 'fascist' video The Ministry of Education and Culture tells News Now Finland a video by a senior Finns...