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VIDEO: The man who replaced his finger with a USB memory stick

Ten years ago Jerry Jalava became 'internet famous' after a blog post he wrote went viral, and lead to international media fame. The computer engineer had lost part of a finger on his left hand in a motorbike accident, and decided to...

VIDEO: Drag me to HEL

Drag performers have never been more visible. From sold-out review shows at Finlandia Hall, to the hit musical Kinky Boots on stage in Helsinki; to reality television shows, a new Netflix cartoon and your local bar or club, drag acts...

GALLERY: Finland’s next gen athletes at Buenos Aires Youth Olympics

Finland's next generation of elite athletes returned this week from competing in the 2018 Youth Olympic Games which were held in the capital of Argentina, Buenos Aires. Young athletes from 206 countries took part in the 12 day event, across...

VIDEO: Urban art splashes Helsinki’s concrete walls with colour

A project to brighten up some of Helsinki's most boring concrete neighbourhoods is splashing colourful murals onto some pretty big canvases. Inspired by street art movements in other parts of the world, Helsinki Urban Art was founded with the idea...

VIDEO: Finland’s first sleep class

If it's tough to go back to work on Mondays, especially with winter fast approaching, then a brand new class might be just what you're looking for in the middle of the day. Finland's first ever sleep class has opened...

VIDEO: Go inside Finland’s first ever surplus supermarket

Finland's first ever 'surplus supermarket' opened recently in Helsinki's Kalasatama district. The WeFood store takes donated items from manufacturers and partner supermarkets and sells them at discounted prices. All the groceries are perfectly fine to eat, but maybe they're nearing their...

WEEKEND: Vibrant new exhibit ties EMMA in knots

If you're thinking about how to brighten up the increasingly gloomy days when the rain comes (and the rain will definitely come!) then a new exhibit at the Espoo Museum of Modern Art EMMA could be the perfect autumn...

Hockey season returns: meet Finland’s newest NHL star

Hockey season returns to Finland this weekend, and the professionals of Liiga take to the ice. This year 15 teams are vying for hockey supremacy and Helsinki club HIFK have a new weapon in their arsenal, in the form of...

VIDEO: Autumn Is Coming

This summer Finland has basked in some of the hottest temperatures ever recorded. From Lapland to Åland, the weather hasn't been so consistently warm since the early 1960s with temperatures topping +30°C on a regular basis. But how long can it...

VIDEO: Last Day To Vote In Finland For Swedish Elections

If you're a Swede living in Finland today is the last day to vote in the upcoming elections. On Sunday, voters in Sweden will cast their ballots in local, regional and general elections. Here in Finland, there are an estimated 8,500...

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Morning headlines: Friday 17th January 2020

Government to update on employment measures Minister of Labour Tuula Haatainen (SDP) is set to announce the government's latest initiatives to boost employment. The aim is to...

SK: Finns Party MPs concealed China-linked tech company cash

Two Finns Party MPs, including the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, concealed their links to a tech company that received funding from China. The...

Latvian man on trial for bomb plot to target “foreigners and Muslims”

A man has appeared at Helsinki District Court, facing charges of plotting to set off home made bombs during 2018 New Year's Eve celebrations...

Saving Amanda: Helsinki considers how to protect the famous fountain

Helsinki City Council is looking into measures to protect one of the country's most recognisable landmarks. The Havis Amanda fountain and statue, built in the...

Defence Ministers use Nordic hotline for the first time

Nordic Defence Ministers have used a special crisis hotline for the first time, to discuss the situation in the Middle East. According Defence Minister Antti...

World Jewish Congress calls Left Alliance MP “antisemitic”

The World Jewish Congress has criticized Finnish Member of Parliament Anna Kontula (Left) for her protest against Israel's blockade of Gaza. The powerful US-based lobby...

Morning headlines: Thursday 16th January 2020

World Jewish Congress criticizes Left Alliance MP The World Jewish Congress has criticized Anna Kontula (Left) for her protest against Israel's blockade of Gaza - calling...

Navy takes charge of renovated Hamina-class patrol boats

The Finnish Navy took possession of the first patrol boat to go through a refit today, extending its life cycle for more than a...