Special Report

Asylum: Politician Wants Baltic Island Detention Centres

Finns Party leader, and Member of the European Parliament Jussi Halla-aho says it would be "ideal" for people waiting to learn their asylum decision to be held in custody. But he concedes that maybe a more workable option could be...

Asylum: Political Parties Preach Peaceful Protests

Finnish political parties agree that violence is not the right way to protest, as a way to help undocumented migrants. But according to the Greens Alliance and Left Alliance, civil disobedience can be an acceptable way to help people who...

Asylum: Jyväskylä Human Chain Delays Family’s Deportation

Police in Jyväskylä say they had to use gas grenades to disperse protesters at the scene. Two people were arrested - one for violence, and the other for disorderly behaviour. Protesters in Jyväskylä managed to delay police from carrying...

Asylum: Mohammed’s Story

The temperature this week will hit +45°C in Iraq's Diyala Province. It's hot and dusty and economically depressed after a decade of near-constant conflict, and decades before that of ruinous sanctions imposed by the international community against Saddam Hussein's...

Asylum: Mushtaq’s Story

In the courtyard of a nondescript office building in Helsinki's Uudenmaankatu, a group of refugee women and children play badminton in the late evening sun. This is the soundtrack to their life in Finland: the gentle thwack of a...

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WATCH: Do Finns prefer strawberry jam or almond paste?

Finns celebrate Shrove Tuesday this week – known as Laskiainen in Finnish. It’s the culmination of late winter, and the start of the Easter period,...

Viking Line introduces digital keys for passenger cabins

Passengers on Viking Line ships will be able to use a new digital key system to get into their cabins from later this week. The...

The Finnish trick for getting children to eat enough vegetables and fruit

As any parent knows, it can be an uphill battle to get children to eat enough fruit and vegetables. But researchers at the University of...

Canary Islands flights getting back to normal after Sahara sandstorm delays

Flights to and from the Canary Islands are getting back to normal on Monday, after hundreds of Finns were among the passengers delayed by...

Poll: More than a quarter of Finns would support president’s third term

President Sauli Niinistö's popularity is so high that 26% of Finns say they would support an exemption to let him stay in office for...

Morning headlines: Monday 24th February 2020

Racist death threat forces Kokoomus Youth Group resignation & apology A member of the Kokoomusnuoret Youth Group of the National Coalition Party has resigned after a...

Racist death threat forces Kokoomus Youth Group resignation and apology

A member of the Kokoomusnuoret Youth Group of the National Coalition Party has resigned after a racist death threat he sent to a local...

Finland to take in 175 child refugees and single-parent families

The Finnish government says it's agreed to take in up to 175 primary school-aged children and single parent families from overcrowded refugee camps in...