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GALLERY: Finland’s colourful winter birds

It might be the warmest winter for a decade in Finland, but there's still been some record snowfalls in Lapland, and plenty of winter wildlife to spot. Kuusamo in north-east Finland has some of the best examples of old growth...

WATCH: Eurofighter jets arrive at Pirkkala for Top Gun tests

Two Eurofighter Typhoon jets have touched down at Pirkkala Air Force Base to start two weeks of intensive testing and evaluation. They're the first of five aircraft types which will arrive in Finland in the coming weeks, as the Air...

GALLERY: Explore Lux Festival in spectacular detail

Tens of thousands of people have walked on the Lux Festival route through the streets of Helsinki already this year. The annual arts festival runs through Wednesday 8th January and lights up the nights during the darkest time of...

WATCH: Lux Festival brings fire and light to the darkest days of winter

Helsinki's annual arts festival Lux is back again for 2020, lighting up the capital city during the darkest days of winter. This year sees Lux visitors taking a new route around the city, starting at Senate Square and going through...

WATCH: Three words Santa wants you to use this Christmas

With festivities in full swing all around the world, Santa Claus has three words he would like everyone to use more this Christmas. Speaking from his home in Finnish Lapland, Santa says he hopes that people have had a very...

WATCH: Charity volunteers serve Christmas lunches

A small army of volunteers gave up part of their Christmas Eve on Tuesday to serve thousands of meals at Helsinki's Mesukeskus. The lunches were provided to guests of the Hursti Foundation, which welcomes homeless people, those on low incomes,...

GALLERY: Discovering Lapland’s snow monsters

Riisitunturi National Park in Posi, eastern Lapland, is famous for its snow-burdened trees during the winter months. Crown snow, or tykky in Finnish, forms in lawyers from cooled water droplets in fog that freeze on contact with the trees, and...

WATCH: Santa Lucia annual parade in Helsinki

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GALLERY: Winter War 80th anniversary commemorations

President Sauli Niinistö lead the nation at Saturday's official commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the start of the Winter War in 1939, when the Soviet Union attacked Finland without a declaration of war. The president laid a wreath at the...

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Jari Sillänpää child sex abuse trial begins at Helsinki court

Singer Jari Sillänpää, one of Finland's most popular and well-known entertainers, goes on trial Wednesday at Helsinki District Court. He's accused of sexually abusing a...

Haavisto heads to Washington; and still leads presidential poll

Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto (Green) is heading to Washington DC today for talks with his US counterpart Mike Pompeo. On the agenda for the two-day trip is...

Morning headlines: Wednesday 26th February 2020

Survey: Police don't have time to do their jobs properly The results of a new survey, released on Wednesday, paints a grim picture of the...

Coronavirus quarantine keeps Finns in Tenerife hotel lockdown

Almost two dozen Finns are among a thousand people quarantined at a hotel in the Canary Islands, after three guests were diagnosed with Coronavirus. The...

‘Woodsman’ in court appealing his fourth murder conviction

A convicted killer known as the 'Woodsman' is back in court this week, appealing his latest conviction for murdering a career criminal he first...

Political groups suspend contacts with Finns Party Youth over fascism concerns

The youth organisations of seven Finnish political parties say they're suspending cooperation with the Finns Party Youth Group over concerns about how predominant fascism...

Employment rate – and unemployment rate – up in January

Finland's employment rate and unemployment rates both rose in January, compared with a year before. The government's target of 75% employment looks a step closer...

Morning headlines: Tuesday 25th February 2020

Ministry to consider funding implications for Finns Party Youth 'fascist' video The Ministry of Education and Culture tells News Now Finland a video by a senior Finns...