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US elections: the Finn teaching Americans how to vote

America goes to the polls this week, in midterm elections that have traditionally been seen as an opportunity for voters to pass judgement on the president, and let him know if they think he's doing a good or bad...

VIDEO: Finland’s bears prepare for long winter hibernation

It's that time of year when Finland's native brown bears are getting ready for winter. With months of hibernation ahead in their dens during the coldest and darkest part of the year, they need to fatten up before their metabolism...

VIDEO: The man who replaced his finger with a USB memory stick

Ten years ago Jerry Jalava became 'internet famous' after a blog post he wrote went viral, and lead to international media fame. The computer engineer had lost part of a finger on his left hand in a motorbike accident, and decided to...

Turn the page: political parties hope November brings a new chapter

For a number of Finnish politicians and political parties, it's been a bruising autumn so far, and they'll be hoping November allows them to the page on past problems. The Greens saw sliding poll numbers, bad press, and the resignation...

VIDEO: Drag me to HEL

Drag performers have never been more visible. From sold-out review shows at Finlandia Hall, to the hit musical Kinky Boots on stage in Helsinki; to reality television shows, a new Netflix cartoon and your local bar or club, drag acts...

Finland’s ‘Greatest Showman’ sells the magic of a tunnel to Tallinn

In December you'll be able to buy train tickets to Tallinn. Costing €100, the journey will whisk passengers from Helsinki Airport to Tallinn Airport at speeds of 300km in just 20 minutes - less time than it takes to change...

Security strike: “many companies would pay their receptionists better, but not the security guards who do the job”

Finland is facing yet another day of strikes, as thousands of security guards take part in industrial action over three days from Wednesday to Friday. Some 8,500 workers belonging to the United Service Union PAM are on strike, affecting security...

Charities help feed low income kids as strike hits school kitchens for a second day

Charities and good Samaritans have been stepping in to help low-income families provide lunches for children this week, as industrial action hits school kitchens for a second day. The Industrial Union Teollisuusliitto and the Welfare Sector Union JHL are taking part in  strikes this...

Thousands on strike as government and unions face off in battle of wills

Thousands of workers are going on strike on Monday and Tuesday, as the government and unions continue their battle of wills over proposed changes to working conditions. The Industrial Union Teollisuusliitto will strike later in the week, while the Welfare Sector...

Interior Minister: No guarantees for Brits in Finland if Brexit deal fails

The Finnish government can't guarantee that British nationals will have an automatic right to stay in the country if Britain exits the EU without a deal. In a statement to News Now Finland, Interior Minister Kai Mykkänen (NCP) says that Finland "wants to...

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LISTEN: Summer Podkäst episode 2 out now

Just in time for the weekend, the second episode of our summer Podkäst is available now. On this week's show Europe Minister Tytti Tuppurainen (SDP) talks...

Morning headlines: Friday 10th July 2020

Another prediction for Finland's shrinking economy   Mortgage credit specialists Hypo predicts that the Finnish economy will shrink by 7% this year, the latest organistion...

Museums hope for post-lockdown July visitor boom

After months of lockdown and coronavirus restrictions, Finland's museums are hoping for for a visitor boom in July. There's already been a rise in the...

New proposals for maximum police response times in cities, countryside

The National Police Board is proposing new maximum response times for officers on call-outs, depending on which part of the country the 112 emergency...

Finnish diver dies in Lofoten Islands accident

A Finnish man has died in a diving accident in northern Norway. The University of Northern Norway says on Twitter that the incident took place in Fiskebøl in...

Morning headlines: Thursday 9th July 2020

Justice Minister: Special preparations in place for 2021 elections Minister of Justice Anna-Maja Henrkisson (SFP) tells Uutissuomalainen newspaper group that there could be special preparations put...

Police make arrests after shot fired at Helsinki bar

Police in Helsinki say they've made several arrests after a shooting at a Helsinki karaoke bar which left one person injured. It happened on Snellmaninkatu...

First group of child migrants arrives in Mediterranean deal

The first group of children and young people from refugee camps in the Mediterranean region arrived in Finland on Wednesday. The 24 minors, aged 10...