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Investigation: Finnish-made Patrias, some with Russian heavy weapons, deployed in Yemen battle zone

Finnish-made Patria vehicles fitted with Russian weapons have been deployed to parts of Yemen where the United Nations says scores of civilians have been killed in the ongoing war. Despite warnings from aid agencies and the UN for more...

Hockey season returns: meet Finland’s newest NHL star

Hockey season returns to Finland this weekend, and the professionals of Liiga take to the ice. This year 15 teams are vying for hockey supremacy and Helsinki club HIFK have a new weapon in their arsenal, in the form of...

The cost of delivery: Foodora workers strike back against ‘raw deal’

Workers at Foodora Finland say the company has eroded their terms and conditions of service, slashed pay, and even closed down a space where bike couriers could warm up in the middle of winter. Now, a pressure group of current...

New football format could be Finland’s path to Euro glory

As far as international football tournaments go, Finland can't complain about their opening match of the new UEFA Nations League format, which got off to a dream start in Tampere this weekend with a 1-0 victory over Hungary. Ten thousand...

Swedes In Finland Flock To Vote Ahead Of Sunday Election

Sweden goes to the polls on Sunday to vote in local, regional and national elections. If polling is accurate, the results could signal an historic shift in the political landscape of our neighbours to the west: the ruling centre-left Social...

Parliament Returns As 2019 Election Battle Lines Are Already Being Drawn

Finland’s two hundred members of parliament get back to work this week after their summer break. With just eight months still to go until the next planned general election, none of the parties in parliament are making any attempts to...

Hoop Dreams: Finland and Latvia Battle Without Their Brightest Stars

Finland’s men’s basketball team takes on Latvia tonight, in the build-up to qualifying for the World Championships – and both teams are doing it without their star players. Latvia has won all four of their last meetings, so Finland has...

Bonjour: Emmanuel Macron Arrives In Finland Looking For New Friends In The North

The President of France, Emmanuel Macron is arriving in Helsinki today, for a two day visit aimed at cementing new security relationships, and reaffirming a Franco-German lead Europe ahead of Britain's EU departure. Macron's arrival in the Finnish capital is the second...

‘Climate Change Tourism’ Takes More Seasonal Workers From Finland To Greenland

Two hundred kilometres inland from the North Atlantic coast of Greenland - on the opposite side of the Davis Strait to Canada's northernmost territory Nunavut - lies the remote town of Kangerslussuaq. With a permanent population of only 550 people,...

Gallery: Night Of The Arts 30th Anniversary

Helsinki's streets came alive on Thursday as thousands of spectators and performers celebrated the 30th annual Night of the Arts. "Helsinki has changed a lot of the past decades, but we believe people still want to get together and see...

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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...

One giant leap for Nokia, as telecoms company lands lunar contract

The US space agency NASA has announced $14.1 million funding (€12 million) for Nokia to build a 4G communication network on the moon. It was...

Morning headlines: Monday 19th October 2020

Appeals Court hears Raseborg conscript deaths case The Helsinki Appeals Court begins hearing the case of three conscripts killed in a level crossing accident. The...

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...

Ready for winter driving? Police offer seasonal advice for motorists

With frosty mornings back on the calendar, police are offering some seasonal safety tips for motorists as road conditions turn more wintry. Vehicle windshields need...

Finns Party politician becomes the first MP to test positive for Covid-19

Finns Party MP Tom Packalén says he's tested positive for Covid-19 - becoming the first Member of Parliament to infected with coronavirus. Writing on his Facebook...

Justice at last for Namibian students as Joensuu racist attackers are convicted

Two foreign students from Namibia, who were the victims of a racist assault in September 2018, have finally seen their attackers convicted. A 35-year old...

Morning headlines: Friday 16th October 2020

VTT study: disposable masks can be washed and re-used A new study by scientists at the VTT Technical Research Centre found that in some circumstances...