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Morning headlines: Thursday 17th October 2019

PM heads to Brussels for crucial European Council meeting Prime Minister Antti Rinne is in Brussels today attending a European Council meeting with Britain's departure from the European Union dominating talks. Negotiators didn't manage to agree a deal late Wednesday night and...

Two teenage girls killed in South Ostrobothnia car crash

Two teenage girls have been killed in a car crash near Kurikka, in South Ostrobothnia. A third girl in the car was seriously injured. Police say the accident happened around 23:00 on Tuesday night in slippery road conditions on Highway...

Morning headlines: Wednesday 16th October 2019

More than a quarter of Finnish companies say Brexit will impact their business A new study by the Central Chamber of Commerce finds that 26.5% of Finnish companies say that Brexit will impact their business. The UK is set to...

Turku adopts new way of appointing the mayor 

The city of Turku has decided to change the way it chooses the mayor, moving it in line with other cities like Tampere and Helsinki. "Now we have a mayor, but the mayor is a civil servant and after we...

Author Sofi Oksanen makes press freedom donation

Author Sofi Oksanen has donated €15,000 to the Finnish branch of Reporters Without Borders to support the organisation's work to promote freedom of expression. Oksanan says that democracy is under threat even in Finland because public debate can easily be silenced. "Some...

Morning headlines: Tuesday 14th October 2019

President Niinistö on Ethiopia visit  President Sauli Niinistö starts his first visit to Africa today, which also marks the first visit of any Finnish president to Ethiopia. He will meet President Sahle-Work Zewden in Addis Ababa where the pair will discuss bilateral relations...

Morning headlines: Monday 14th October 2019

Continued Brexit uncertainty for Finns in Britain It’s another important week in Britain’s departure from the European Union, with time running out for Prime Minister Boris Johnson to agree on a withdrawal agreement and get it approved by parliament in...

One man dead after tractor drink-drive accident

Police say two men, suspected of being under the influence of alcohol, were involved in a single-vehicle accident in Somero in south west Finland late Sunday night. One of the men died when the tractor they were driving back from...

Lucky lottery ticket scoops €10 million at K-Market store

One lucky lottery ticket has scooped a €10 million prize after Saturday night's draw. The winning ticket was bought at a K-Market in east Helsinki's Roihuvuori neighbourhood, and the lucky number  combination was 8, 10, 19, 28, 34, 36 and...

From beer to cannabis: former Yle English news anchor in new drugs video

A former Yle News English-language journalist who was fired for drinking a beer on camera, has found his way back behind the anchor desk. Kimmo Wilska gained worldwide notoriety back in 2010 when he lost his job for swigging from...

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Report: American officials lied to Congress over Finnish journalist’s award

A new report by the US State Department's Office of Inspector General found that American officials lied to Congress about the reasons for revoking...

Experts: Finland’s United Nations bid comes with diplomatic challenges

Finland's bid to become a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council faces diplomatic challenges that mean the Nordic nation may have to...

HUS: Start wearing face masks in shops, banks, libraries, church and more

The Helsinki and Uusimaa Hospital District, Finland's biggest public healthcare provider, says they now recommend that face masks, covering nose and mouth, should be...

Morning headlines: Friday 25th September 2020

Mask recommendations extend to almost all public spaces Public health authorities have issued new recommendations that means wearing a mask which covers the nose and...

Finland tightens borders, again, amid rising Covid-19 numbers in Europe

The Government has announced new restrictions on foreigners who want to come to Finland, which come into effect from Monday 28th September. The new rules...

Viking Line picks up the bill after ferry rescue company demands cargo collaterol

Viking Line will pick up the bill for maritime salvage being levied at truck owners by the company that towed the M/S Amorella into...

MPs call for littering fines to be doubled

Four Members of Parliament have drawn up a bill proposing that fines for littering be doubled, as a deterrent measure. National Coalition Party MPs Saara-Sofia Sirén,...

THL issues new face mask recommendations, as virus situation worsens

The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare THL has issued new recommendations on wearing face masks, as the coronavirus situation continues to deteriorate. Overnight there...