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Wounded bear attacks and seriously injures hunter

A man who was hunting a bear in Central Ostrobothia has been mauled by the animal, and left in a serious condition in hospital. According to local police the man was with a hunting party on Thursday morning, on the...

Survey: More than a quarter of Finns suffer from ‘climate stress’

Finns are stressed about climate change - they're also interested, hopeful, frustrated, interested and feeling inadequate. A new survey carried out for Sitra, the Finnish Fund for Innovation, asked more than 2000 people for a word to describe their feeling...

Morning headlines: Thursday 22nd August 2019

Analysis: Niinistö, Putin and the low energy visit  Dull, boring, scripted and uninspiring - are all words that could reasonably be used to describe the set-piece visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to Finland on Wednesday, hosted by Finnish President Sauli Niinistö....

Ministry of Education to support more anti-grooming efforts

The Ministry of Education has revealed its latest move in the fight against internet grooming. A special fund of up to €1 million is being established to raise awareness of internet grooming, particularly among pre-and-primary pupils. The money will be allocated...

Almost half of Finns oppose taking in rescued Mediterranean migrants

Almost half of people in Finland – 47% – oppose taking in migrants who are rescued in the Mediterranean, according to a new poll in Rural Future newspaper. The survey asked more than a thousand people what their views were...

Human rights protest greets Putin’s arrival

Human rights protesters are highlighting the bleak situation in Russia, and staging a protest to coincide with the arrival of Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Finnish capital. Dozens of protesters gathered next to the Havis Amanda statue in Helsinki, the...

Morning headlines: Wednesday 21st August 2019

President Putin visits Finland for talks  Russian President Vladimir Putin is in Helsinki today for a visit hosted by Finnish President Sauli Niinistö. Not too much has been revealed about the agenda beyond the diplomatic niceties of "bilateral relations". After the talks there...

Hundreds of bears in the crosshairs as hunting season begins

Hunting season for bears, beavers and certain wildfowl begins officially on Tuesday, and it puts hundreds of Finnish brown bears in the sights of hunters. Licenses have been issued to shoot 313 bears, and the Finnish Hunters' Union says the...

Putin’s visit brings travel restrictions to the capital

Anyone trying to move around the Finnish capital on Wednesday should be braced for road restrictions and security cordons all day - and into the early hours of Thursday morning - as Vladimir Putin pays a visit. The Russian President...

Morning headlines: Tuesday 20th August 2019

Antti Rinne plans Boris Johnson Brexit meeting Finland's Prime Minister Antti Rinne (SDP) says he plans to meet with his UK counterpart Boris Johnson as soon as possible to discuss Brexit. The two leaders spoke on the phone on Monday night, after Rinne...

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Morning headlines: Wednesday 12th August 2020

Li Andersson: 'Coronavirus back-to-school discussion has moved on since spring' Finnish students are heading back to school on Wednesday, after an unprecedented year that saw...

Li Andersson interview: ‘Coronavirus back-to-school discussion has moved on since spring’

Finnish students are heading back to school on Wednesday, after an unprecedented year that saw classes suspended during the worst of the coronavirus epidemic...

Turku knife attack hero in court over compensation fraud 

A British man hailed as a hero during the Turku terror attack was in court Tuesday facing charges of fraud. Hassan Zubier, who lives in...

Finland’s top diplomat in Beirut: ‘Lebanese people seem to be tired of rising from the ashes’

The Muslim call to prayer echoed from mosques across Lebanon on Tuesday evening, as church bells tolled at exactly 18:09, a week after a...

Minister of Justice caught out by announcement of strict quarantine rules

Minister of Justice Anna-Maja Henriksson (RKP) was apparently caught out by a Monday night announcement from Minister of Family and Basic Services Krista Kiuru (SDP) that...

Morning headlines: Tuesday 11th August 2020

New testing regime, and fines or prison time for travelers who don't self-isolate Finland will introduce fines or even a possible three month prison sentence...

Minister: Fines or prison time for travelers who don’t self-isolate

Finland will introduce fines or even a possible three month prison sentence for people who refuse to go into self-isolation when they arrive from...

Investigators scour social media video for Hanko powerboat crash clues

Accident investigators are scouring social media video to find different views of a boat crash that left a child of primary school age dead,...