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Waves, wind and warm weather help break up Baltic Sea fuel spill

A fuel spill off the coast of Helsinki is breaking up, as favourable weather conditions help rescue crews with their work. The spill was discovered on Sunday evening and covered the sea around Ullanlinna and Kaivopuisto, off the southern coast...

Morning headlines: Monday 19th August 2019

Oil spill off the Helsinki coast  The fire department is investigating the cause of an apparent oil spill off the coast of Helsinki. The spill was discovered on Sunday evening and has covered the sea around Ullanlinna and Kaivopuisto areas....

Morning headlines: Friday 16th August 2019

Susijengi bare their teeth in weekend games  The Finnish men's national basketball team is in action on the court this weekend, taking on top sides Lithuania and Russia in two friendlies. It's a warmup for the basketball World Cup which...

Dozens of cows killed in North Savo barn fire

An overnight fire at a farm in Iisalmi has completely destroyed a large barn, and killed up to 80 cows inside. Rescue crews got a call around 05:00 this morning and when they arrived on the scene the barn was...

Morning headlines: Thursday 15th August 2019

Putin's Finland visit distracts from problems at home  Russian President Vladimir Putin will pay a one-day working visit to Finland next week, at the invitation of President Sauli Niinistö. It’s the latest in a pattern of bilateral visits the pair have taken to...

Morning headlines: Wednesday 14th August 2019

Espoo man suspected in sex abuse cases Police say a 30-year old man from Espoo is suspected of sexually abusing 52 different children. Investigators say the man approached his victims on social media, and started conversations with them on Instagram...

Golden eagle population soars to new heights

The number of golden eagles in Finland has risen dramatically in just one year, according to the results of an annual survey carried out by forest management agency Metsähallitus. Eight new eagle territories have been discovered, after the organisation said...

Helsingin Sanomat journalist loses Supreme Court ‘search and seize’ appeal

The Supreme Court has ruled that a police raid on the home of a Helsingin Sanomat journalist was carried out lawfully. The case goes back to a story that Hesari published in December 2017 about Finland's intelligence-gathering capabilities, based on...

Morning headlines: Tuesday 13th August 2019

Supreme Court upholds journalist search and seize case The Supreme Court has upheld the decision of Helsinki Court of Appeal about how police searched the home of a Helsingin Sanomat journalist, and seized computers and other electronic equipment from her....

Morning headlines: Monday 12th August 2019

Anti-Semitic vandalism prompts diplomatic protest & Jewish community concern A spate of vandalism attacks targeting the Israeli embassy in Helsinki has prompted an official protest from the Israeli government, and caused a diplomatic rift that 15 incidents of vandalism from...

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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,...