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GALLERY: Close-ups with Finland’s insects of autumn

After a few last days of sunshine and warm weather that made it feel like summer again, autumn seems to have arrived across the whole country. As the seasons change, so do the plants, birds, animals and insects. But if you...

WATCH: Drone Olympics puts flying machines to the test

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LISTEN: Podkäst Episode 5

Did you catch our new episode of Podkäst? This week Helsingin Sanomat journalist Fanny Fröman who heads up their news for children project Lasten Uutiset, talks about what kind of news young people are interested in, how to discuss difficult and...

LISTEN: Podkäst Episode #4

Did you catch the latest episode of Podkäst? This week journalist Marianne Sundholm from Svenska Yle joins the discussion on workplace discrimination, after a ministry study highlighted again how difficult it is for people with foreign-sounding names to even get a...

LISTEN: Podkäst Episode #3

This summer we launched our weekly podcast called Podkäst to coincide with the start of Finland’s EU Presidency. But don’t worry, we’re not only talking about EU issues because let’s face it that would be boring! The new episode is out now,...

Summer viewing: 6 video stories you might have missed

We're all flooded with information every day online - whether it's social media posts, answering work emails or messaging back and forth with friends, family and colleagues. Sometimes, that means you miss some of the good stuff that's out there,...

LISTEN: Podkäst Episode #2

This summer we launched our weekly podcast called Podkäst to coincide with the start of Finland's EU Presidency. But don't worry, we're not only talking about EU issues because let's face it that would be boring! The new episode is...

WATCH: 10-metre tall plastic pile signals environment concerns

A 10-metre tall pile of plastic waste has grown overnight in Helsinki. Situated between Parliament and Oodi Central Library in Kansalaistori, 'Plastic Mama' is an installation by Finnish artist Kaisa Salmi. The sheer scale of the piece, which is shaped like a...

LISTEN: Podkäst – Episode #1

We launched a new weekly podcast at the beginning of July, called Podkäst. It's timed to coincide with the start of Finland's EU Presidency although that's not all we'll be talking about. Each week we'll bring you conversations with interesting...

WATCH: Traditional Scottish sports take the high road to Loviisa

The skirl of the bagpipes livened up Midsummer holiday weekend in Loviisa, as enthusiasts of Scottish culture and sports gathered to celebrate a traditional Highland Games. The annual event was a showcase for some of Finland's strongest athletes who chucked,...

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Tromsø conference raises questions over Finland’s Arctic priorities

An Arctic conference in northern Norway, attended by Minister of Trade Ville Skinnari (SDP) raises questions about whether Finland sees the region as a commodity,...

WATCH: Lions, dragons and fireworks in Helsinki signal Chinese New Year

Thousands of people came out to downtown Helsinki to celebrate Chinese New Year on Friday. The Year of the Rat launched with a firework display...

THL: False alarm over suspected Wuhan coronavirus cases in Lapland

The National Institute for Health and Welfare THL says that two suspected cases of Wuhan coronavirus turned out to be false alarms. Two members of...

Police investigating spate of Lapland online romance scams

Police in Lapland are investigating a spate of romance scams after several incidents were reporting during a short period of time. In the latest incident,...

Big rise in the number of unemployed people

The number of unemployed people in Finland has risen month-on-month after a long period of declines. According to new figures released on Friday there were...

Two suspected cases of Wuhan coronavirus in Lapland

Two Chinese tourists visiting Finland from Wuhan in China are being tested to see if they have the coronavirus. The sick tourists are understood to...

Morning headlines: Friday 24th January 2020

Two suspected cases of coronavirus in Lapland Two Chinese tourists from Wuhan are in hospital in Lapland suspected of having coronavirus. A new strain of...

Rescue School makes another push to recruit more female firefighters

Helsinki Rescue School is making another push to attract more women to become firefighters, with the application period open until the end of January. Traditionally...