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Cannibalism, tiny cages, squalid conditions: international investigation reveals Finland’s fur farm cruelty

An undercover investigation by an international animal welfare organisation has again revealed the shocking conditions in some of Finland's fur farms, where an estimated four million animals are bred to be slaughtered for their pelts. The Humane Society UK teamed...

Nordic region’s biggest shopping mall sets an urban trend

The biggest shopping mall in the Nordic region opens this week in Helsinki, when Mall of Tripla welcomes shoppers on Thursday. It's part of a new breed of shopping centres expanding rapidly into urban areas, consigning the uninspiring asphalt parking...

“It is a very vulnerable position here” – continued Brexit uncertainty for Finns in UK

It's another important week in Britain's departure from the European Union, with time running out for Prime Minister Boris Johnson to agree on a withdrawal agreement and get it approved by parliament in London, or ask for an extension on...

“The Kurds suffer most” – Finland’s Kurdish community voices their fears over conflict

Hundreds of Finnish Kurds and their supporters took to the streets of Helsinki and Tampere this weekend to protest against Turkish military action in northern Syria, which the international community says will further destabilize the region and trigger another...

Who runs the world? Girls with a plan take over Finnish boardrooms

A group of teenage girls from Finland are joining hundreds of others on Friday for International Day of the Girl, and becoming corporate leaders. It's part of Plan International's 'Girls Takeover' project that sees participants step into top roles in...

Vantaa schools and police work together on student threat problems

Schools and authorities in Vantaa are facing a worrying number of bogus threats in schools made by students, which take time and a commitment of resources to respond to. It wasn't yet 08:00 on Monday morning when Eastern Uusimaa Police...

Finnish retailers are ready for Brexit with planning and stockpiling food

Some of Finland's biggest retailers are bracing themselves for Britain's exit from the European Union at the end of the month, bringing in extra food items in case of supply chain problems caused by a no-deal Brexit. Brexit is supposed...

Report: Finland’s push to use biofuel could cause ‘massive deforestation’

A new report by a Norwegian non-governmental organisation warns that Finland's biofuel policies, if left unchanged, will likely contribute to massive deforestation. The report by the Rainforest Foundation Norway RFN is called 'Destination Deforestation' and reviewed the role of the...

News Now Finland journalism nominated for European award

Dutch media NGO Free Press Unlimited has nominated News Now Finland journalist Elias Huuhtanen for the 2019 Newcomer of the Year - Hans Verlploeg Award. Huuhtanen, 24, is nominated for his work on three investigations into Finnish state-owned companies Patria and...

Analysis: Thoughts and prayers for President Niinistö as he survives a Donald Trump meltdown

President Sauli Niinistö had a ringside seat to a Donald Trump meltdown that played out on live television during a press conference between the two leaders. For several hours on Wednesday evening the hashtag #TrumpMeltdown was trending on social media. The day...

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Coronavirus epidemic means fewer summer jobs available

The number of summer jobs available this year in Finland has dropped compared to the year before. According to the Central Organisation of Finnish Trade...

Finns wary about long-term damage to the economy from coronavirus

The majority of Finns say that although they accept there's gloomy economic times ahead, they're in agreement that there needs to be some exceptional...

Police investigate booby-trapped apartment bomb, a death inside and two injured officers

Two police officers were injured in an explosion on Monday night after trying to open the door of a booby-trapped apartment in Espoo. One body...

Morning headlines: Tuesday 26th May 2020

Confusion and delays leave restaurants uncertain ahead of planned opening date Finland’s restaurants, cafes and bars are supposed to open again for business from next...

Confusion and delays leave restaurants uncertain ahead of planned opening date

Finland's restaurants, cafes and bars are supposed to open again for business from next Monday 1st June, but there's so much confusion and delay...

Coronavirus round-up: Monday 25th May 2020

Here’s our evening round-up of the latest coronavirus news from Finland: Latest virus numbers from THL Ministry wants to buy €100 million worth of...

Island life: Finnish chef wins Swedish reality TV show

A chef from Åland has been crowned winner of the latest season of the Swedish reality TV show Expedition Robinson - known in other...

Ministry wants to order €100 million worth of protective equipment

The Ministry of Health has submitted a procurement proposal to buy €100 million worth of protective equipment for the National Emergency Supply Agency NESA,...