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GALLERY: Spring awakening for Finland’s hibernating wild bears

Despite the current coronavirus restrictions - and after the dark snowless winter months - spring has reached at least the southern half of Finland. In the east of the country however, brown bears are waking up from their hibernation in...

GALLERY: Adorable forest rodents foraging in the snow

The bank vole is Finland’s most abundant mammal with a population estimated at about 300 million during peak years. Bank voles live in forest and wetland edges and clear-cut forest. You can also find bank voles in gardens. What makes the...

WATCH: Espoo brewery sends ‘thirst aid’ to Australia

An Espoo brewery is sending some 'thirst aid' to Australia, by donating proceeds from a special beer to bushfire relief efforts. Fat Lizard Brewing in Otaniemi came up with the idea after seeing videos from the recent devastating fires across...

GALLERY: Look out for spring flowers arriving early

Spring is just around the corner, in fact nature seems to think it has already started, with hazel trees flowering, blackbirds mating and birds already arriving from their wintering grounds. This is very unusual for February, which is normally the...

WATCH: Do Finns prefer strawberry jam or almond paste?

Finns celebrate Shrove Tuesday this week – known as Laskiainen in Finnish. It’s the culmination of late winter, and the start of the Easter period, and blends official church religious doctrines and pagan traditions as well. In Finland some of those...

WATCH: Last of the ‘Top Gun’ test jets arrive in Finland

The last of the international contenders to replace Finland’s ageing fleet of Hornet jets arrived at Pirkkala Air Base on Tuesday afternoon. Boeing sent an F/A-18E and F/A-18F Super Hornet, and one Growler variant of the aircraft to take part...

WATCH: Penkkarit celebrations culminate in candy and colour

Students in many parts of the country are celebrating today with noisy and colourful penkkarit parades. Although some events already took place last week, the tradition culminates today in a cultural rite of passage that dates back generations as high...

WATCH: Two American F-35 jets arrive at Pirkkala after delayed Atlantic crossing

Two F-35A Lightning fighter jets built by American manufacturer Lockheed Martin have arrived at Pirkkala Air Base, to being a week of intensive testing and evaluation. The jets landed on Sunday evening, their arrival delayed by bad weather on the...

WATCH: Former Miss Finland rescued from Himalayan mountain

A former Miss Finland is waiting in the Pakistani town of Skardu today for permission to travel home, after being rescued by the Pakistani military attempting to climb a Himalayan mountain. Lotta Hintsa - crowned Miss Finland in 2013 -...

WATCH: Swedish Gripens arrive for winter weather combat tests

Two Gripen-E fighter jets built by Swedish manufacturer Saab have arrived at Pirkkala Air Force Base to start two weeks of intensive testing and evaluation. They’re the third of five aircraft types coming to Finland through the end of February, as...

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Morning headlines: Wednesday 12th August 2020

Li Andersson: 'Coronavirus back-to-school discussion has moved on since spring' Finnish students are heading back to school on Wednesday, after an unprecedented year that saw...

Li Andersson interview: ‘Coronavirus back-to-school discussion has moved on since spring’

Finnish students are heading back to school on Wednesday, after an unprecedented year that saw classes suspended during the worst of the coronavirus epidemic...

Turku knife attack hero in court over compensation fraud 

A British man hailed as a hero during the Turku terror attack was in court Tuesday facing charges of fraud. Hassan Zubier, who lives in...

Finland’s top diplomat in Beirut: ‘Lebanese people seem to be tired of rising from the ashes’

The Muslim call to prayer echoed from mosques across Lebanon on Tuesday evening, as church bells tolled at exactly 18:09, a week after a...

Minister of Justice caught out by announcement of strict quarantine rules

Minister of Justice Anna-Maja Henriksson (RKP) was apparently caught out by a Monday night announcement from Minister of Family and Basic Services Krista Kiuru (SDP) that...

Morning headlines: Tuesday 11th August 2020

New testing regime, and fines or prison time for travelers who don't self-isolate Finland will introduce fines or even a possible three month prison sentence...

Minister: Fines or prison time for travelers who don’t self-isolate

Finland will introduce fines or even a possible three month prison sentence for people who refuse to go into self-isolation when they arrive from...

Investigators scour social media video for Hanko powerboat crash clues

Accident investigators are scouring social media video to find different views of a boat crash that left a child of primary school age dead,...