Finland International

Russian Cadet Ship Banned from Åland Port

The Finnish military has banned a Russian cadet training ship from putting into port in the demilitarized Åland Islands in September. The story was first reported in the Swedish-language daily newspaper Hufvudstadsbladet HBL. The Kruzenstern was due to arrive in Mariehamn...

Editorial: Mystery Presidential Meeting in the Centre of Storms

Editorial by Janne Strang for News Now Finland President Sauli Niinistö’s eagerly awaited meeting with US President Donald Trump was moved forward from Tuesday to Monday, due to Hurricane Harvey. But it is still unclear what the substance of the...

Trump & Niinistö’s Last Minute Meeting Change

A meeting in Washington DC between US President Donald Trump and Finnish President Sauli Niinistö has been moved forward by a day. The pair had been scheduled to meet at the White House on Tuesday, but Trump has now said...

Criminal Investigation into ‘Smuggled’ Presidential Cars

Finnish customs authorities have launched a criminal investigation into vintage cars that belonged to former presidents, that may have been smuggled out of the country illegally. The investigation centres around President Kyösti Kallio's 1938 Buick Special Eight, and President JK...

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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Supo: Growing threat from right-wing terrorism in Finland

The security and intelligence service Supo says there's a growing threat of terrorism from extreme right-wing groups in Finland. In a new report published Thursday,...

PM: ID number changes for Vastaamo hacking victims is possible

Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) says it's already possible under Finnish law for someone to change their official identification number. She was speaking before the start...

Finnish artists scoop three Nordic Council prizes

The Nordic Council has given out its 2020 awards at a virtual ceremony on Tuesday evening with Finnish artists scooping three out of five...

Morning headlines: Wednesday 28th October 2020

Finland's Somali community uses soap opera to communicate Covid-19 messages Members of Finland’s Somali community are using a home-made soap opera, and a fact-driven TV...

Finland beat Scotland 1-0 in Helsinki Euro 2022 clash

The Finnish women's national football team won their Euro 2022 qualifier match in Helsinki on Tuesday night, beating pre-match favourites Scotland 1-0. The only goal...

MTV News: Court orders assets freeze for Vastaamo’s ex-CEO

MTV News reports that Helsinki District Court has ordered the temporary seizure of assets belonging to Ville Tapio, the former CEO of Vastaamo therapy...

Economic outlooks paint a mostly gloomy picture of Finland’s financial wellbeing

A trio of economic outlooks published Tuesday paint a mostly gloomy picture of Finland's financial wellbeing. The latest consumer confidence numbers from Statistics Finland show...

Top flight hockey club SaiPa starts talks about temporary job cuts

Lappeenranta's professional ice hockey team SaiPa is starting co-operation negotiations on temporary job cuts at the club. The talks apply to all personnel at Liiga-SaiPa...