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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,...

WATCH: Prime Minister Antti Rinne attends his first EU summit

Finnish Prime Minister Antti Rinne (SDP) is in Brussels attending the European Council meeting of EU heads of government. It's Rinne's first time representing Finland at one of these meetings since he became PM earlier this month. On the agenda for the...

GALLERY: 50,000 fans cheer for the Lions

An estimated 50,000 people showed up at Helsinki's Kaisaniemi Park on Monday evening to welcome home the victorious men's national ice hockey team, fresh off the plane from winning the World Championships. In case you couldn't make it, here's a...

WATCH: Hockey fans party in their pants after gold medal game

Thousands of ice hockey fans descended to the Market Square in Helsinki on Sunday night to celebrate their teams' 3-1 win over Canada to claim a third World Championship title. Surrounding streets were blocked with cars honking their horns as...

WATCH: Rare Saimaa seal puts on a rock show

A rare Saimaa Ringed Seal called Moona has been thrilling viewers of a live webcam, as she basks on a rock in eastern Finland on Thursday afternoon. The Norppa Live camera was set up again this year for the fourth...

GALLERY: Darude & Sebastian at Eurovision in Tel Aviv

Finnish duo Darude and Sebastian Rejman are on stage on Tuesday night in Tel Aviv representing the country at the annual Eurovision Song Contest. The pair perform their climate change anthem Look Away in the first semi final, where the top 10 acts go...

Norppa live: Finland’s hit wildlife reality broadcast is back for another season

One of Finland's most elusive and endangered animals is the unassuming star of a video broadcast that is back for a fourth season. Norppa live is run by the Finnish WWF, and places a camera on a rock in Lake...

WATCH: Border Guard rescues Akita puppy from unsafe ice

A helicopter rescue crew from the Border Guard has received thanks from a woman, after they saved her 10-month old Akita puppy from unsafe ice. The incident happened last week near Kirkkonummi when the dog went onto the ice, which...

WATCH: Activists stage Helsinki ‘die-in’ to highlight climate change threat

A group of activists has staged a Helsinki protest that was part performance art, and part shocking commentary on climate change. The Extinction Rebellion Finland Suomi group gathered more than two dozen people in Helsinki's Kamppi shopping centre on Thursday evening,...

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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,...