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Finland beats Armenia with impressive Euro 2020 win

The Finnish men's national football team scored an impressive win in the Euro 2020 qualifiers on Tuesday night. Huuhkajat - Eagle Owls - defeated Armenia 3-0 in Turku. Goals came off the boot of Fredrik Jensen in the first half; and...

Valtteri Bottas wins big in Japan Grand Prix

Finnish Formula 1 driver Valtteri Bottas has clinched another Grand Prix victory, winning in Japan on Sunday ahead of rival Sebastian Vettel and team mate Lewis Hamilton. It sets the scene for the Mercedes pair to battle it out for the...

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 fall to Italy despite Pukki penalty

The Finnish men’s national football team are still on track to qualify for their first ever major international tournament, despite losing 2-1 to Italy on Sunday night. The Eagle Owls Huuhkajat took on powerhouse Italy in Tampere in the latest...

Finland beats Greece in Euro qualifier

The Finnish men's national football team have notched up another impressive home victory. They beat Greece 1-0 at home on Thursday night in the 2020 UEFA Euro qualifiers. The only goal of the match came from the boot of Teemu Pukki...

Women’s national team players getting equal pay in new football deal

Members of the Finnish women's national football team have signed a new four year deal which guarantees them equal pay with the men's national team. "We want to be involved in the development of a more responsible and equal society"...

Kimi turns the Belgian airwaves blue with F1 crash swearing!

Finnish Formula 1 race ace Kimi Räikkönen didn't have a great time at the Belgium Grand Prix this weekend - and he made sure to let his support team know it! On the first turn of the first lap Red...

Lessons to be learned from weekend basketball losses

It's a tough weekend when you face two of the best basketball teams in the world on home territory, and come up short. The Finnish men's national basketball team Susijengi fell to Lithuania at Espoo's Metro Arena on Friday night 72-88....

Weekend friendlies give renewed Susijengi the chance to snarl

The posters say 'Welcome to Wolf Country', and this weekend two top basketball teams are heading to Finland to take on a Wolfpack - Susijengi - that's ready to bare its teeth. With the World Cup getting underway in just...

Meet the teenager from Lahti who’s revving up the rally world

If hurtling around a forest road at 180km per hour doesn't seem like a typical teenage hobby, then that's because Sami Pajari is not a typical teenager. The 17-year old from Lahti was recently named 'Flying Finn Future Star' for...

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Coronavirus advice letters begin to arrive in homes

An information pack from the government and health authorities about coronavirus has begun to arrive in homes. It's part of the government's wider outreach to...

Google data reveals how Finns are avoiding shared spaces, and flocking to parks

New data released by tech giant Google shows how peoples' movement has been affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The COVID-19 Communities Mobility Report for Finland...

VR waives railway restaurant rents for two months

State railways operator VR Group says it is waiving the rents of cafes and restaurants on its station properties across the country for two...

Mika Lintilä: “This is the worst moment of Finland’s economic history”

Minister of Economic Affairs Mika Lintilä (Centre) says the coronavirus crisis "is the worst moment of Finland's economic history" as he set out new...

Morning headlines: Friday 3rd April 2020

Rescued: The story of 100 stranded Finns, flown home from India Hundreds of stranded Nordic and Baltic travelers have been flown home from India in...

Rescued: The story of 100 stranded Finns, flown home from India

Hundreds of stranded Nordic and Baltic travelers have been flown home from India in an operation lead by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in...

City of Savonlinna starts mass lay-off talks 

The city of Savonlinna in Finland's eastern lakeland region has started talks on lay-offs for municipal workers due to the impact of the coronavirus...

SUPO: Finland’s main terror threat still comes from lone wolf attacks

The Finnish Security and Intelligence Service Supo  published its new year book on Thursday, painting a picture of the threats facing Finland from domestic...