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GALLERY: First Finnish presidential visit to Ethiopia

President Sauli Niinistö made a little history this week, becoming the first Finnish president to visit Ethiopia. The two-day trip also marked Niinistö's first official to Africa. During his stay in Addis Ababa, Niinistö met Ethiopia's President Sahle-Work Zewde, and also...

WATCH: Surf’s up at Finland’s newest, biggest mall

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GALLERY: Red, green and gold – Lapland’s ‘ruska’ colours

At this time of year Finland's forests and fells are rapidly changing through the short autumn season when the leaves turn many different shades. This is known as 'ruska' in Finnish, where the vivid reds from bilberry and lingonberry bushes...

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,...

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GALLERY: Autumn brings mushroom explosion to Finland’s forests

Late summer and early autumn is the time when the hidden mycorrhizae of the forest produce their fruiting bodies that are better known as mushrooms...

Report: American officials lied to Congress over Finnish journalist’s award

A new report by the US State Department's Office of Inspector General found that American officials lied to Congress about the reasons for revoking...

Experts: Finland’s United Nations bid comes with diplomatic challenges

Finland's bid to become a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council faces diplomatic challenges that mean the Nordic nation may have to...

HUS: Start wearing face masks in shops, banks, libraries, church and more

The Helsinki and Uusimaa Hospital District, Finland's biggest public healthcare provider, says they now recommend that face masks, covering nose and mouth, should be...

Morning headlines: Friday 25th September 2020

Mask recommendations extend to almost all public spaces Public health authorities have issued new recommendations that means wearing a mask which covers the nose and...

Finland tightens borders, again, amid rising Covid-19 numbers in Europe

The Government has announced new restrictions on foreigners who want to come to Finland, which come into effect from Monday 28th September. The new rules...

Viking Line picks up the bill after ferry rescue company demands cargo collaterol

Viking Line will pick up the bill for maritime salvage being levied at truck owners by the company that towed the M/S Amorella into...

MPs call for littering fines to be doubled

Four Members of Parliament have drawn up a bill proposing that fines for littering be doubled, as a deterrent measure. National Coalition Party MPs Saara-Sofia Sirén,...