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Bronze for u18 women at ice hockey World Championships

Finland's under-18 women's hockey team have scooped their first World Championship medal since 2011, with a bronze in Japan. They comfortably beat Russia 3-0 to claim the third place spot. Goaltender Erica Jaskari was one of the stars of the match, stopping...

China state visit boosts winter sports ties

President Sauli Niinistö will lead a delegation of ministers, mayors and business leaders on a state visit to China tomorrow. It's a return invitation following the visit to Finland by Chinese premier Xi Jinping in spring 2017, and although there's some official...

Finnish women out of gold medal match at under-18 World Championships

Finland's under-18 women have had their fairytale run towards the finals of the ice hockey World Championships halted by a dominant USA team. In the semi final match, the Finns were outgunned 7-1 by the Americans. It was the first defeat...

Footballer refuses Qatar trip over human rights concerns

A Finnish footballer has refused an invitation to join the national team on a winter trip to Qatar, citing ethical reasons for his decision. Riku Riski, who plays for Helsinki's HJK club, was invited to take part in the training camp,...

Young Lions crush Switzerland on the way to ice hockey world finals

Finland's under-20 ice hockey team crushed Switzerland in the semi finals of the World Junior Championships in Canada. In the early hours of Saturday morning the Young Lions put the puck in the back of the net as regularly as...

Disappointing start for Finland at ice hockey World Junior Championship

The Finnish ice hockey team got off to a disappointing start at the World Junior Championship in Canada, losing 1-2 against rivals Sweden on Wednesday. The tournament is for players under 20-years old, and is being hosted in Vancouver and...

Finland wins floorball World Championships. Again.

The Finnish men's floorball team has won the World Championship for the second time in a row. In a high-scoring Sunday night final in Prague, the Finns beat arch rivals Sweden 6-3 to claim the title. Floorball, known as salibandy in...

NBA star Lauri Markkanen stops eating red meat to slow climate change

Finnish NBA star Lauri Markkanen says he'll stop eating red meat. It's part of a campaign called #DontChoke where the Chicago Bulls player has teamed up with Finnish oil company Neste to warn of the dangers of climate change. "As my first...

Finns finish third, fifth at Brazil Grand Prix

Finnish drivers finished a credible third and fifth at Sunday's Brazil Grand Prix. Kimi Räikkönen took the chequered flag in third place in his Ferrari - a car he won't be driving for much longer. For the 2019 season the...

Finnish e-athlete cleans up at World Championships

Finnish gamer Joona Sotala has been crowned StarCraft II World Champion at a tournament in California, and netted a prize pot of $280,000. The e-athlete wrote that he was "speechless and extremely happy" in a Twitter post. Sotala plays for the Finnish ENCE e-sports...

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Coronavirus round-up: Thursday 28th May 2020

Here’s our evening round-up of the latest coronavirus news from Finland: Latest virus figures from THL Conflicting messages on domestic summer travel Mixed reaction...

Municipal workers reach new pay and conditions deal

Thousands of workers in the municipal sector, including some teachers, nurses and other  healthcare workers, will be covered by a new collective bargaining contract...

Stay or go? Conflicting signals on domestic summer travel

Should you go to summer cottage this weekend, or stay at home? Are you allowed to plan a domestic travel 'staycation' this summer or...

Prime Minister’s sick leave continues until the end of the week

Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) is on sick leave until the end of the week. In a statement, the PM's office says she is suffering from...

Lapland communities brace for 50-year high spring floods

Communities across Lapland are bracing for spring floods which could reach their highest peak for 50 years, with up to 5-meter surges that threaten...

Cautious government response, critical opposition response to EU recovery plan

The Government has given a guarded response to the new EU coronavirus economic recovery plan, while Finland's main opposition parties have been more critical. On...

Morning headlines: Thursday 28th May 2020

Lapland communities brace for 50-year high spring floods Communities across Lapland are bracing for spring floods which could reach their highest peak for 50 years,...

Coronavirus round-up: Wednesday 27th May 2020

Here’s our evening round-up of the latest coronavirus news from Finland: Latest virus figures from THL Finland begins first domestic face mask production Unemployment...