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Protesters continue their fight, as Malmi Airport gets closer to closing

Planes have been taking off and landing at Malmi Airport since 1936, making it one of the oldest international airports in Europe in continuous use. But the City of Helsinki is insistent that flight operations will stop at the end...

Ancient kingdom’s rise and fall on the fate of National Museum artifact

A piece of stone imbued with mystical powers is to be returned from the National Museum of Finland in Helsinki to Namibia, where it was appropriated by Finnish missionaries more than a hundred years ago. This week, the small stone...

Vantaa player chases World Cup dream with Africa debut

A footballer from Vantaa has been playing in the international spotlight this week as his team chased a seemingly impossible dream to qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Ahmed Said Ahmed plays for Vantaa side VJS, currently languishing...

Finland sharply criticised over racism, trans rights and immigrant issues

A new Council of Europe report on the state of human rights in Finland concludes the Nordic nation falls short on a range of issues - and they're giving the government a two year deadline to fix the worst...

Katri Kulmuni interview: “I’m just an ordinary girl from Lapland”

In the excitable hours after being voted the new Centre Party Chair, Katri Kulmuni is still swept up in the day's events. "It was a mixture of relief, excitement and shock. And I had to think is it really happening?...

Finland’s drone industry buzzes to new heights

Drone have become a common sight in the skies above us. And in Finland they're seeing a wider range of applications from industry to emergency services, with demand for drones to fill specific niche roles greater than ever. The country's first...

Investigation: Neste biofuel link to orangutan habitat destruction

A damning new report has found widespread destruction of orangutan habitats around palm mills in Indonesia - and four of the worst sites are part of Neste's biofuel supply chain. MapHubs, an open-source tech company monitoring natural resources, identified orangutan...

Pekka Haavisto interview: ‘The world is a more unstable place’

Every night before bed, Pekka Haavisto diligently opens up his phone and checks the location of the Stena Impero tanker. And in the weeks since he started doing it, the ship hasn't moved from the same anchorage in a port...

Finnish Foreign Minister warns of “nightmare the day after Brexit”

Finland's Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto (Green) has warned of the "nightmare the day after Brexit" as the clock counts down to Britain's departure from the European Union on 31st October. "We don't know if the trucks can move and we don't know...

Jan Vapaavuori interview: the rebel Mayor and the rise of the cities

With its oversized potted plants and stylish furniture, the Helsinki Mayor's office doesn't look much like the headquarters of an insurgent movement. And the urbane mayor himself Jan Vapaavuori doesn't look much like the leader of a rebel alliance. But in 2018...

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Morning headlines: Monday 18th January 2021

PM calls for release of Russian opposition politician Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) has joined other EU leaders in calling for the release of Russian...

GALLERY: Discovering Finland’s urban wildlife residents

How well do you know your neighbours? No, not your human neighbours, but the other animals that share our cities, towns and villages with...

Morning headlines: Friday 15th January 2020

Cold snap continues across the country  A cold front with some extremely chilly temperatures continues across most of central, southern and eastern Finland on Friday...

Morning headlines: Thursday 14th January 2021

Coronavirus update: No new restrictions expected today Public health officials, and Minister Krista Kiuru (SDP) will give a coronavirus update on Thursday morning but are not...

Morning headlines: Wednesday 13th January 2021

Southern snow storm continues, as temperatures drop A snowstorm that swept through southern Finland in the last 36 hours continues on Wednesday, although snow will...

Morning headlines: Tuesday 12th January 2021

Snow storm brings dangerous driving conditions, power outages A snowstorm sweeping across western and southern Finland on Tuesday brings dangerous driving conditions to roads and...

Morning headlines: Monday 11th January 2021

Exceptionally heavy snowfall on the way from Monday night Meteorologists are warning of "exceptional" levels of snowfall with up to 30-40cm of accumulated snow forecast...

Morning headlines: Friday 8th January 2021

Minister calls for faster vaccine delivery from EU Minister of Family and Basic Services Krista Kiuru (SDP) has written to the EU's Health Commissioner calling for...