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Morning headlines: Thursday 27th September 2018

Barack Obama visits Helsinki Former US President Barack Obama is paying a brief visit to Helsinki today, where he'll speak at the Nordic Business Forum. Obama already gave a speech at a business event in Oslo on Wednesday where he...

Tampere’s new tram colour choices unveiled

Tampere has narrowed down the search for the city's new tram colour, and is asking members of the public to help them decide which to choose. Today, officials published the first images of the new tram mocked up in two...

Tick tock: time change website opens for consultation today

A new online survey about whether Finland should call time on seasonal clock changes is open from today. It lets people in Finland express their views on what the country's standard time should be in future: keeping clocks at summer time,...

‘Men only’ club votes on whether to let women join

The Stock Exchange Club Pörssi in Helsinki is voting today on whether to let women become members. Women are currently banned from the men only club, and any change to the rules requires at least two-thirds of the votes to...

Morning headlines: Wednesday 26th September 2018

Russian Prime Minister visits Helsinki Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev is visiting Helsinki today, at the invitation of Prime Minister Juha Sipilä (Centre). On the agenda today for talks are relations between the two countries. Those relations took an interesting, speculative, twist...

Morning headlines: Tuesday 25th September 2018

Archipelago raid latest Finnish media is reporting at length on the latest developments after a weekend raid on Archipelago locations connected with the Airiston Helmi Oy company. Speaking in New York, President Sauli Niinistö said he knew that authorities had...

Morning headlines: Monday 24th September 2018

Finland on show at the United Nations The United Nations General Assembly gets underway in New York this week, and Finland is represented by President Sauli Niinistö, Foreign Minister Timo Soini (Blue) and Minister for Development Anne-Mari Virolainen (NCP). The annual meeting is...

ICYMI: Week 38

It’s been a busy week for news in Finland, so in case you missed anything, here’s some of the highlights to get you all caught up: Politics Finland's Minister of Defence Jussi Niinistö (Blue) says he'll have to "think very carefully" before exporting...

Huge weekend raid nets three suspects in crime probe with possible Russian links

Finland's National Bureau of Investigation says it's detained three people during a weekend raid in south west Finland and the Turku archipelago. Authorities imposed a 24 hour no-fly zone over the region while the raid and investigation were taking place....

Morning headlines: Friday 21st September 2018

New supermarket fights food poverty & food waste More than 400 million kilos of edible food is thrown away every year in Finland, even as campaigners say there’s still too much food poverty among low income Finns. Now a new supermarket...

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End of kaamos: Utsjoki wakes up from winter

Finland's most northerly municipality is waking up from darkness on Friday and briefly experiencing its first sunrise. The sun last set in Utsjoki on 25th...

Football stars score at annual Sports Gala

Finnish footballers have enjoyed a night of awards glory at the annual Sports Gala Urheilugaala in Helsinki on Thursday night. Norwich City striker Teemu Pukki...

Morning headlines: Friday 17th January 2020

Government to update on employment measures Minister of Labour Tuula Haatainen (SDP) is set to announce the government's latest initiatives to boost employment. The aim is to...

SK: Finns Party MPs concealed China-linked tech company cash

Two Finns Party MPs, including the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, concealed their links to a tech company that received funding from China. The...

Latvian man on trial for bomb plot to target “foreigners and Muslims”

A man has appeared at Helsinki District Court, facing charges of plotting to set off home made bombs during 2018 New Year's Eve celebrations...

Saving Amanda: Helsinki considers how to protect the famous fountain

Helsinki City Council is looking into measures to protect one of the country's most recognisable landmarks. The Havis Amanda fountain and statue, built in the...

Defence Ministers use Nordic hotline for the first time

Nordic Defence Ministers have used a special crisis hotline for the first time, to discuss the situation in the Middle East. According Defence Minister Antti...

World Jewish Congress calls Left Alliance MP “antisemitic”

The World Jewish Congress has criticized Finnish Member of Parliament Anna Kontula (Left) for her protest against Israel's blockade of Gaza. The powerful US-based lobby...