Finland International

New Russian Ambassador Heading to Helsinki

Russia has appointed a new ambassador to Finland, according to official Russian state publications, and reported by STT News Agency. Veteran diplomat Pavel Kuznetsov has been named to the Helsinki post, and replaces Aleksander Rumyantsev who served as ambassador since...

Tarja Halonen: Estonia Should Not Fear Russia

Finland's former President Tarja Halonen says Estonia has no reason to fear Russia. The two-term Social Democrat president made the comments in an interview with Eesti Päevaleht newspaper. Halonen points out that Estonia is in the EU and NATO, and uses...

Finnair, SAS, Norwegian Flying High With Passenger Records

Three of the main Nordic region airlines have enjoyed  a positive start to 2017, but there can still be turbulent skies ahead. SAS enjoyed a share jump of more than 40% on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. Finnair welcomed 1.1 million passengers...

President’s Steamboat and Opera Diplomacy for Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin is set to pay a one day visit to Finland today, as part of the country's 100th independence anniversary celebrations, hosted by Finnish President Sauli Niinistö. The visit begins with bilateral talks at Hotel Punkuharju in...

Three Finns Injured in Russia Canal Crash

Three Finnish men have been injured and taken to hospital after a waterway crash on the Russian side of the border. The accident happened around 9:30am on Wednesday morning near the Pälli lock system on Lake Nuijamaa. Officials say an...

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Coronavirus risk warning for Sweden border crossings

The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare has issued another warning about the risks of spreading coronavirus through border crossings between Finland and Sweden. THL...

Finland boosting coronavirus healthcare aid for Iraq, Somalia

Finland is strengthening its support for two countries hit hard by the coronavirus crisis, with extra funding for healthcare initiatives in Iraq and Somalia. In...

Poll: Race tightening in potential presidential match-up

A new poll in Rural Future newspaper looks ahead to the 2024 presidential election to get a snapshot of how potential candidates are faring...

Thousands still affected by summer storm Päivö

The effects of summer storm Päivö, which brought heavy rain, high winds and thunderstorms to many parts of the country on Tuesday, are still...

Morning headlines: Wednesday 1st July 2020

Thousands still affected by summer storm Päivö The effects of summer storm Päivö, which brought heavy rain, high winds and thunderstorms to many parts of...

Finnish Air Force quietly replaces swastika insignia

The Finnish Air Force has quietly retired the swastika on one of its official insignia, in an apparent effort to bring an end to...

Hospital trials fast and cheap coronavirus AI breath test

Laakso Health Centre in Helsinki is trialing a new brethalyser test to see if it gives a reliable coronavirus diagnosis. The results are available in...

Seal pup warnings as Saimaa fishing net ban comes to an end

A seasonal ban on fishing nets in parts of Lake Saimaa, put in place to protect rare Saimaa Ringed Seal pups, comes to an...