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Hat-trick for Kakko as Finland continues World Championship winning streak

Finland's teenage sensation Kaapo Kakko scored a hat-trick as the Lions fought for a 4-2 victory over Slovakia at the ice hockey World Championships. The stakes in Kosice on Saturday night were high, with both teams coming off big opening wins:...

Lions look to build on winning start at World Championships

Finland's Lions are looking to build on their opening game win over Canada, as they face hosts Slovakia at the ice hockey World Championships this evening. Two goals from ice sensation Kaapo Kakko and another from Arttu Ilomaki helped the Finns secure...

Valtteri Bottas triumphs in Azerbaijan Grand Prix

Finnish Formula 1 driver Valtteri Bottas has taken the chequered flag at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix in Baku, the fifth win of his career. Bottas took control of the race from the start, and managed to hold off Mercedes team mate Lewis...

Referee halts division 1 football game over racist taunts

A Finnish referee halted a division 1 football game this weekend, after hearing racist taunts from away supporters. Mohammad Al-Emara was officiating the opening game of the season between Pietarsaari's FF Jaro and Tammisaari's EIF on Saturday when he heard racist...

Finland routed by Canada at ice hockey World Championships

The Finnish women's ice hockey team was routed 6-1 by an impressive Canadian side in their last group stage game of the World Championships taking place in Espoo. In the last 24 times these two teams have met in World...

Another win for Finland at ice hockey World Championships

The Finnish women's ice hockey team have notched up a second consecutive win at the ice hockey World Championships currently taking place in Espoo. In a dominant game, the Lionesses handed Switzerland a 6-2 defeat, leaving the Swiss at the...

Finland’s Teemu Pukki scores top English football award

Finland international Teemu Pukki has been awarded a top honour by the English Football League, and named Championship Player of the Season. Pukki only moved to his current club Norwich City FC from a Danish side at the end of last...

Finland balances the books with a Russia win at World Championships

Finland's women's national ice hockey team inflicted a heavy 4-0 loss on Russia this weekend, as they continued their campaign at the World Championships taking place in Espoo. "I think we played well. We had the puck more and we...

NBA star Lauri Markkanen out for the rest of the season

Finnish NBA star Lauri Markkanen is out sick for the rest of the season, after suffering from rapid heart rate and fatigue at a recent game in Toronto. The Chicago Bulls number 24 will miss the last six games of the...

Ready Player Yksi: Finland’s esports athletes get brand new training centre

A new training centre for some of Finland's most successful athletes has opened in downtown Helsinki. It's where the country's elite players will hone their skills: but you won't see a running track, astroturf or weights. Instead, the training centre is...

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Minister: Policy u-turn on electronic ankle tags for failed asylum seekers

The government has indicated a change in policy, and now says asylum seekers who had their applications rejected won't have to wear electronic ankle...

Morning headlines: Tuesday 7th July 2020

New coronavirus tracing app aims to balance privacy concerns A contact tracing app which is being rolled out in Finland at the beginning of September ...

Finland’s new coronavirus tracing app aims to balance privacy concerns

A contact tracing app which is being rolled out in Finland at the beginning of September  aims to balance privacy concerns with usefulness, after...

Warning as Tallinn cruise passengers exposed to coronavirus

Authorities are urging anyone who took a Silja Europa cruise to Tallinn from 30th June to 1st July to get a Covid-19 test even...

Kela backlog for callers to foreign language helplines

Finland's social security agency Kela says its foreign language helplines are getting so many calls that there's a long backlog for help, with many...

New recruits enlist with coronavirus restrictions in place

Some 12,000 new recruits are starting their military conscription today, and this year the coronavirus crisis brings some changes to their training. Most of the...

Tampere police investigate weekend homicide

Police in Tampere say they're investigating a homicide, attempted homicide and aggravated assault following an incident in the city's Haapalinna neighbourhood. It happened on Saturday...

Flags are flying for poet Eino Leino

Flags are flying in Finland today to celebrate summer, and for revered Finnish poet Eino Leino. The young poet, born towards the end of the 19th...