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Handling Beijing: Nordic and EU lessons to be learned as Finland stands up to China

Finland and China are marking 70 years of diplomatic relations this month, but the anniversary comes with a diplomatic bump in the road, as Europe considers the balance of its relationship with the Asian economic powerhouse around issues like...

Open for business – but immigrant entrepreneurs struggle during coronavirus pandemic

Business is brisk on a Saturday afternoon in Adil Al-Massi's Tapiola barber shop. Its prime location between Ainoa shopping centre and Sokos Hotel means there's a good flow of customers dropping in for a haircut or beard trim. Since Friends Barbershop -...

Hundreds of ‘Brexit Brits’ lodge Migri applications – but questions remain about the process

Hundreds of British nationals have lodged applications to change their immigration status in Finland since the Immigration Service Migri opened the process at the beginning of October - but the process itself still raises a lot of questions among...

WATCH: Helsinki Herring Market brings coastal food traditions to the capital

The Baltic Herring Market has been a Helsinki tradition since 1743. Every autumn fishing boats from along the southern coast and Archipelago - from Kotka to Åland - make their way to the capital city's Market Square to sell their...

Restaurant and bar workers bring ‘Ladle Revolution’ protest to the streets of Helsinki

Hundreds of restaurant and bar workers, many carrying ladles from their kitchens, gathered in Helsinki on Thursday to protest increased coronavirus restrictions which they say will impact thousands of jobs in the industry. The demonstrators banged the utensils together within...

Police ‘denied first aid and water’ to pepper spray protesters

A climate change activist says he was denied water, then refused first aid treatment after being blasted in the face at close range with pepper spray by officers, and taken to Pasila police station. His experience on Saturday left Till...

Meet the berry picker turning a hobby into a cottage industry

In the forests near Tammisaari one enterprising retiree has turned his hobby into a cottage industry by picking, packing and selling hundreds of liters of berries every year. Across the country you can find more than 50 types of berries:...

Strict safety measures aim to keep Liiga hockey Covid-19 free this season

Finland's elite hockey players are lacing up their skates for the start of Liiga competition with more than a dozen games taking place over the weekend. The season got underway on Thursday with a curtain raiser in Hämeenlinna where the...

New Finnish robot drives to clean up the dirty business of street sweeping

A company from Kuopio has invented a new type of autonomous street sweeper that's as powerful as a traditional truck, but has zero carbon emissions and very little noise pollution. It runs on electric batteries and tackles Finland's seasonal...

Finnish students caught up in Scotland coronavirus lockdown

Finnish students in Scotland have been caught up in a coronavirus lockdown, and threatened with expulsion from university if they're caught breaking the rules. The warnings - and on-the-spot police fines - come as 60% of all new coronavirus cases...

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Ministry: Regional measures have slowed the spread of coronavirus

Experts from the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs say the growth in the number of new Covid-19 cases in Finland has slowed down...

Morning headlines: Thursday 22nd October 2020

Handling China: Lessons to learn as Finland stands up to China  Finland and China are marking 70 years of diplomatic relations this month, but the...

Handling Beijing: Nordic and EU lessons to be learned as Finland stands up to China

Finland and China are marking 70 years of diplomatic relations this month, but the anniversary comes with a diplomatic bump in the road, as...

Toxic smoke alert as huge fire burns Turku industrial property

Residents living in the area near a large fire in Turku have been warned about toxic smoke billowing from the scene of the blaze. An...

Hackers hold patient information for ransom in psychotherapy data breach

A company that offers psychotherapy to thousands of patients across Finland says it's been the victim of a data breach, with the personal information...

HS poll: Sanna Marin’s Social Democrats remain on top

A new poll published by Helsingin Sanomat takes a look at the popularity of Finland's political parties and asks potential voters who they would...

New rules for restaurants, nightclubs and bars “a step in the right direction”

New powers that make it easier to differentiate between restaurants, bars and nightclubs has been cautiously welcomed as "a step in the right direction"...

Morning headlines: Wednesday 21st October 2020

Police investigate elderly care home deaths Police in Eastern Finland are investigating coronavirus-related deaths at a nursing home run by Attendo in Kiuruvesi as possible...