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Norwich City is throwing a ‘Pukki Party’ in Helsinki, and we’re all invited

Torilla tavataan? The Finnish men's national football team Huuhkajat are facing the biggest game of their career later in November. They'll take on Lichtenstein on 15th November at Helsinki's Telia 5G arena, and a win will secure their place in the...

Out in sport: ‘Locker room gay trash talk is so normalised, but it’s not cool’

When former pro-hockey player Janne Puhakka announced he was gay in a weekend newspaper interview, it prompted a wave of support and encouragement for the ex-Espoo Blues star. On Puhakka's instagram page over the summer he wrote about how he had "always...

Valtteri Bottas still on track after Mexico podium finish

Finnish race driver Valtteri Bottas is still - technically - on track to win the F1 World Championship next weekend after a podium finish in Mexico. The Finn came third in Sunday evening's Mexico Grand Prix, behind Mercedes team mate Lewis...

Lauri Markkanen scores some big numbers – on the court, and at the bank

Finnish NBA star Lauri Markkanen is off to a flying start in the first game of the new basketball season in North America - even if his team lost their opening game. The Finn scored 35 points as his Chicago...

Mister Muscles: Finland’s strongest man goes for global gold

He's been Finnish Champion and European Champion, now Espoo strongman Paavo Paaso is going for gold at World Championship events on two different continents in the coming weeks. Strongman competitions were wildly popular throughout the 1980s and 90s in Europe, with...

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...

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Turku hospital starts coronavirus drug treatment tests

Turku University Hospital Tyks has launched a trial of a drug called tocilizumab to see if it can help stop coronavirus patients from becoming...

HS investigation reveals widespread mistreatment of cleaning staff

A lengthy investigation by Helsingin Sanomat has uncovered widespread mistreatment of cleaning staff who are low paid, and often asylum seekers or new immigrants hoping...

Finnair raises €501 million, as passengers get ‘clean kits’ on expanded flight services

Finland's national airline Finnair has raised €501 million in a share offering that was so popular, it was oversubscribed by 11%. The fundraising effort was...

GALLERY: Finland’s baby birds are kind of adorable!

May and June are the busiest months in Finland for spotting baby birds. There are still some around in July but by now most...

England opens quarantine-free travel to passengers from Finland

Anyone in Finland who wants to travel to England this summer will be able to do so without having to quarantine, from 10th July. On...

A new political party? Timo Soini says maybe.

Veteran politician Timo Soini, who lead the Finns Party to become a major force in Finnish politics, who was a founding member of Blue Reform...

Finns’ confidence in life and the economy after coronavirus improves

A new survey highlights how Finns are relaxing their own personal coronavirus restrictions as the epidemic subsides, and how they have more confidence in...

Morning headlines: Friday 3rd July 2020

Finns relaxing their own coronavirus restrictions Two surveys have highlighted how Finns are relaxing their own personal coronavirus restrictions as the epidemic fades in Finland....