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Government Didn’t Oppose Sky-High Pension for Finnair CEO

Finland's national airline says it didn't get any response from the goverment after it told them CEO Pekka Vauramo would be getting a sky-high extra pension worth €130,000. It's the latest twist an an ongoing story that started when Finnair...

President’s Steamboat and Opera Diplomacy for Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin is set to pay a one day visit to Finland today, as part of the country's 100th independence anniversary celebrations, hosted by Finnish President Sauli Niinistö. The visit begins with bilateral talks at Hotel Punkuharju in...

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WATCH: Last of the ‘Top Gun’ test jets arrive in Finland

The last of the international contenders to replace Finland’s ageing fleet of Hornet jets arrived at Pirkkala Air Base on Tuesday afternoon. Boeing sent an...

Korkeasaari bears wake early from winter hibernation

The two resident brown bears at Helsinki's Korkeasaari Zoo have woken early from their winter hibernation due to warmer weather, after a two month...

Police detain two people in Oodi stabbing case

Helsinki Police say they've detained two people after a violent attempted robbery at Oodi Central Library on Sunday. The pair, a man and a woman,...

Morning headlines: Tuesday 18th February 2020

Finland charts the middle ground in crucial EU budget talks Months of EU budget negotiations come to a climax in Brussels this week as leaders...

Finland charts the middle ground between EU budget givers and takers

Senior members of the Finnish Government have got Brussels - and Berlin - on the brain this week, as months of planning and negotiating...

Michelin stars shine for Finnish restaurants as latest awards are announced

The annual Michelin Awards for the Nordic region were revealed in Trondheim, Norway, on Monday evening. They're perhaps the most coveted awards in the culinary...

Helsinki records first year with zero bike or pedestrian traffic deaths since 1960

The Finnish capital is reporting on a milestone - 2019 was the first time since records began that the city recorded no bike or...

German terror suspects ‘had links with Soldiers of Odin’

An alleged terror cell in Germany has forged links with the Finnish-founded far-right vigilante group Soldiers of Odin, according to reports in a German...