Finland International

Global architects get on board Tallinn tunnel project

Internationally renowned firm Zaha Hadid Architects is positioning itself to be a leading partner in the tunnel linking Helsinki and Tallinn which is being spearheaded by serial entrepreneur Peter Vesterbacka. Added to strong interest from local real estate developers, the Estonian government,...

Report: Finnish soldiers with Nazi units likely killed Jews and other civilians

A new investigation into the involvement of Finnish soldiers in an SS unit during the Second World War has concluded that Finns took part in some atrocities, but that the perpetrators are now dead. Some 1408 Finnish volunteers served in...

Carved in snow and ice: a Finnish landmark rises in Japan

One of the most recognisable buildings in Finland has been recreated in Japan. The gleaming white Helsinki Cathedral Tuomiokirkko in Senate Square has been painstakingly carved out in snow and ice at the world famous Sapporo Snow Festival. This year marks...

Big increase in foreign students applying to Aalto University

The number of students applying to study in English at Aalto University has skyrocketed 26% in the past year according to the latest figures. With the application period just ended, the university received more than 6600 applications: 3779 for master's...

Meet the Finn who’s baking for Britain

There's a production line in progress at Janita Maaranen's home in South Yorkshire. When the amateur baker needs to produce a hundred Karelian pies, she can do it in just a few hours if she ropes her daughter in to help. The...

Government looks to UK for ideas on employment and integration

Employment minister Jari Lindström (Blue) is visiting the UK this week, looking for fresh ideas on how to get more people back to work, and how to better integrate migrants to Finnish society. One programme the minister will be learning more...

Air force scrambles to intercept Russian fighters over Baltic Sea

If you looked to the skies this week you might have caught a glimpse of Finnish jets scrambling to intercept Russian Air Force fighters over the Baltic Sea. The alarm came on Thursday morning, when two Suhoi SU-27P aircraft were...

New Finnish law to guarantee Brexit status of Brits

The Finnish government has put in motion special new legislation that would guarantee the full rights of British nationals in Finland, in the event of a deal or no-deal Brexit. Speaking to News Now Finland on Friday morning about the latest...

Nordic PMs set for Helsinki climate change mini-summit

Prime Ministers from the five Nordic countries will meet in Helsinki on Friday to discuss ways to strengthen joint action on climate change. The mini-summit is being hosted by Finland's Prime Minister Juha Sipilä (Centre) and Environment Minister Kimmo Tiilikainen (Centre), and among...

“Enormous” visa scam being investigated at Finnish Embassy in Turkey

The National Bureau of Investigation NBI and the Finnish Border Guard Rajavartiolaitos have launched a criminal investigation into allegations that officials at the Finnish Embassy in Ankara were involved in a large scale visa scam. The three suspects, from Finland and...

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Finland’s 2020 Eurovision hopefuls revealed

The six acts hoping to represent Finland at the Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam have been unveiled by public broadcaster Yle. Among them are an...

Snow sculptors in Vaasa forced to use sand due to warm winter

An annual snow sculpting competition in Vaasa Market Square has had to swap snow for sand. The competition is set to begin on Tuesday afternoon,...

UpCloud gets €18 million funding for international expansion

Finnish cloud infrastructure company UpCloud has announced an €18 million funding boost that will help its international growth. The Helsinki-based company, founded in 2011, plans...

Morning headlines: Tuesday 21st January 2020

Deadly China virus spreads, Finnish officials prepared for local action  A fourth person has died and hundreds more are infected with a deadly new coronavirus...

China virus: No screening yet at Helsinki Airport as authorities monitor deadly coronavirus

The number of people infected by a deadly new strain of coronavirus in China tripled over the weekend and spread from Wuhan to cities...

Caught on camera: Police release pictures of crime boss’s guns, drugs and homes

The National Bureau of Investigations says it's wrapping up an investigation into the man who headed the United Brotherhood crime gang. During the course of...

Flow announces more international acts for summer festival

Summer might seem like a long time away, but Finland's festival season is just around the corner and one of the biggest arts events...

WATCH: French jets arrive in Finland for a week of combat tests

Two Rafale fighter jets built by French manufacturer Dassault have landed at Pirkkala Air Force Base to start two weeks of intensive testing and...