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Thousands attend Helsinki climate change rally as Timo Soini lands in hot water. Again.

Thousands of people took to the streets of Helsinki this weekend, marching to raise awareness of the dangers that climate change poses to the planet. The march began at Senate Square and continued up Aleksanterinkatu to Parliament, and was attended...

Court rules raid on Helsingin Sanomat journalist’s home was legal

The Court of Appeal in Helsinki says that police acted lawfully when they raided the home of a journalist last December. Helsingin Sanomat reporter Laura Halminen's home searched by officers in connection with a story she had published, which contained...

Morning headlines: Friday 19th October 2018

Court: search of journalist's home was legal The Helsinki Court of Appeal says police acted lawfully when they went into the home of a journalist last December and seized 19 different items including computers, notebooks, memory sticks and phones. The...

‘Near miss’ investigations find weather, technology was a factor at Helsinki Airport incidents

Accident investigators say that two near misses at Helsinki Airport on consecutive days earlier this year were the result of bad weather, lack of compliance with rules and a misunderstanding of air traffic control guideline. According to the Safety Investigation...

Morning headlines: Thursday 18th October 2018

Right wing court verdict due today The verdict is due today for two right wing provocateurs accused of a campaign of harassment against a journalist. Johan Bäckman is a pro-Kremlin mouthpiece, while Ilja Janitskin founded the far right MV-Lehti online newspaper....

Morning headlines: Wednesday 17th October 2018

No guarantees for Brits in Finland if Brexit deal fails The Finnish government can’t guarantee that British nationals will have an automatic right to stay in the country if Britain exits the EU without a deal. Interior Minister Kai Mykkänen (NCP) says...

Radioactive material ‘mishaps’ in Tornio factory

Finland's Radiation and Nuclear Authority STUK is investigating four recent incidents at a factory in Tornio that involved a radioactive material called americium. It happened at the Outokumpu steel factory, and STUK says that in three cases, americium was detected...

Morning headlines: Tuesday 16th October 2018

Finland criticised over minority language efforts The Council of Europe has criticised Finland over a general lack of promotion and protection for minority languages. A recent report from the Council looked at languages such as Swedish, Karelian, Romani, Yiddish, Russian...

Morning headlines: Monday 15th October 2018

Police start country-wide patrol crackdown Police forces all across Finland are starting a country-wide crackdown today, to stop and check trucks on the roads. The extra surveillance efforts continue until Sunday, trying to improve road safety, combat the grey economy...

Morning headlines: Friday 12th October 2018

Finnair in Market Court over compensation payments Finland's national airline is being hauled before the Market Court in Helsinki today over the way it handles passenger compensation claims. The Consumer Ombudsman says Finnair should pay the proper EU-regulated compensation for any...

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Accident investigation: Not enough regulations for drones

The Accident Investigation Board Otkes has issued its findings on a near miss incident between an Air Force Learjet and a drone, in the...

Espoo company sending 200 decontamination units to Wuhan coronavirus hospital

A Finnish clear air technology company is supplying essential decontamination units for the Chinese city worst hit by the new coronavirus outbreak. Espoo-based Genano will...

Forty degree+ temperature spread, as winter’s coldest low is recorded in Lapland

The weather in Finland is a tale of two temperatures at the moment - with a forty degree difference between the warmest and coldest...

Morning headlines: Tuesday 28th January 2020

Government hasn't yet focused on the fate of British nationals after Brexit Britain leaves the European Union at 01:00 Saturday morning, Helsinki time. While the...

Government ministers haven’t yet focused on the fate of Brexit Brits in Finland

News Now Finland understands that government ministers have yet to focus on what happens to some British nationals who would not normally qualify for...

Foreign Ministry issues new China travel warning

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has issued a new advisory for Finnish citizens traveling in China. The new strain of Wuhan coronavirus, which started in...

Education Minister warns of school consequences of population decline

Minister of Education Li Andersson (Left) is warning that declining population in some parts of the country might mean there's not enough children for each...

Anti-Semitic acts in Tampere and Turku, as Finland’s leaders mark Holocaust

Police in Tampere are investigating an incident in the city involving a small group of neo-Nazis who burned an Israeli flag and denounced the...