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Morning headlines: Wednesday 1st July 2020

Thousands still affected by summer storm Päivö The effects of summer storm Päivö, which brought heavy rain, high winds and thunderstorms to many parts of the country on Tuesday, are still being felt this morning. Overnight the worst of the...

Finnish Air Force quietly replaces swastika insignia

The Finnish Air Force has quietly retired the swastika on one of its official insignia, in an apparent effort to bring an end to criticism over the use of the symbol. Helsingin Sanomat reports that the Air Force's Headquarters badge,...

Seal pup warnings as Saimaa fishing net ban comes to an end

A seasonal ban on fishing nets in parts of Lake Saimaa, put in place to protect rare Saimaa Ringed Seal pups, comes to an end today. It means that from Wednesday 1st July, fishermen on the Saimaa lake system will...

Morning headlines: Tuesday 30th June 2020

Seal warnings as Saimaa fishing net ban comes to an end A seasonal ban on fishing nets in parts of Lake Saimaa, put in place to protect rare Saimaa Ringed Seal pups, comes to an end today. But conservationists are...

One person injured in Helsinki theatre explosion

Police and rescue crews have been responding to an explosion in Helsinki early Monday afternoon. The official Helsinki Police Twitter account said that several police, rescue services and first aid units had been deployed to the Helsinki City Theatre, in...

Russia denies its reactors are responsible for any nuclear leak

Russia says none of its nuclear facilities are responsible for a rise in radioactive isotopes detected recently in the atmosphere over the Nordic and Baltic region. Last week the Finnish Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority STUK said they had detected...

Morning headlines: Monday 29th June 2020

Russia denies its reactors are responsible for any nuclear leak Russia says none of its nuclear facilities are responsible for a rise in radioactive isotopes detected in the atmosphere over the Nordic and Baltic region. Last week the Finnish Radiation...

Thousands share Sanna Marin’s fake Donald Trump quote

Tens of thousands of people on Twitter have shared a quote purportedly from Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) about US President Donald Trump. But the quote was entirely fabricated. "John Bolton's new book reveals that Trump thought Finland was under Russian control....

Swedish-speaking Finns isolated, but financially stable during coronavirus crisis

Finland's Swedish-speaking population found themselves isolated, working from home, financially stable but concerned over the economy during the coronavirus crisis. A new survey of a thousand people, carried out by the liberal think tank Agenda, finds that 90% of respondents...

Morning headlines: Friday 26th June 2020

Ministers, Border Guard unsighted on UK 'travel corridor' plan The BBC reports that Boris Johnson’s government is set to announce a list of countries, including Finland, to be part of a scheme for travel in both directions with no quarantine restrictions. These...

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Morning headlines: Friday 10th July 2020

Another prediction for Finland's shrinking economy   Mortgage credit specialists Hypo predicts that the Finnish economy will shrink by 7% this year, the latest organistion...

Museums hope for post-lockdown July visitor boom

After months of lockdown and coronavirus restrictions, Finland's museums are hoping for for a visitor boom in July. There's already been a rise in the...

New proposals for maximum police response times in cities, countryside

The National Police Board is proposing new maximum response times for officers on call-outs, depending on which part of the country the 112 emergency...

Finnish diver dies in Lofoten Islands accident

A Finnish man has died in a diving accident in northern Norway. The University of Northern Norway says on Twitter that the incident took place in Fiskebøl in...

Morning headlines: Thursday 9th July 2020

Justice Minister: Special preparations in place for 2021 elections Minister of Justice Anna-Maja Henrkisson (SFP) tells Uutissuomalainen newspaper group that there could be special preparations put...

Police make arrests after shot fired at Helsinki bar

Police in Helsinki say they've made several arrests after a shooting at a Helsinki karaoke bar which left one person injured. It happened on Snellmaninkatu...

First group of child migrants arrives in Mediterranean deal

The first group of children and young people from refugee camps in the Mediterranean region arrived in Finland on Wednesday. The 24 minors, aged 10...

Finland opening borders to more foreign travelers

The government says it's easing border restrictions with more than 20 countries, so that visitors will be able to come to Finland for any...