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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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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....

Appeals Court upholds verdict against Finns Party MP for incitement crimes

The Court of Appeal in Rovaniemi has ruled to uphold a verdict against Finns Party Member of Parliament Sebastian Tynkkynen. The Oulu MP was convicted...

Mosquito capable of spreading malaria discovered in Finland

Researchers from the University of Helsinki say they’ve identified for the first time a species of mosquito in Finland which is likely to be...

Hot sunny weather sweetens Finland’s strawberry crop

The recent spell of warm weather means that Finland’s strawberry season is off to a good start in southern and central areas this year. The...

Poll: Slight majority of Finns consider racism a significant problem

Slightly more than half of Finns consider racism to be a significant problem, according to a new poll released to by Uutissuomalainen newspaper group. The...

Morning headlines: Thursday 2nd July 2020

Maria Ohisalo interview: Borders, feminism and Finland's green recovery Finland's Interior Minister Maria Ohisalo (Green) has three big issues on her desk at the moment: the...

Maria Ohisalo interview: Borders, feminism and Finland’s green recovery plan

It's been a memorably hectic first year in office for Maria Ohisalo. The Helsinki MP became leader of the Greens just weeks after her party...