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Political hate speech targets immigrant candidates

Politicians in Finland are all too frequent targets of abusive emails and social media messages. But election candidates with immigrant backgrounds are often the particular targets of race hate abuse. We talked with five candidates from three parties, and asked...

WATCH: ‘Plant dating’ brings green-fingered people together

A new social interaction experiment brings together people with green thumbs for 'plant dating'. At the most recent event in Helsinki, up to 700 people took part in buying or swapping plants, meeting and chatting with like minded amateur horticulturalists. Organiser Kitta...

WATCH: “I’m afraid for the future” – thousands of students demand more climate change action

An estimated three thousand people marched through the streets of Helsinki today, most of them school students who took the day off classes to demand more action against climate change. Students also marched in other Finnish cities, part of a...

Eight arrests as protesters climb Parliament columns

Police have arrested eight people after protesters climbed the columns in front of Parliament in Helsinki. An estimated 250 people marched from the Central Railway Station to Parliament this morning, to demand more urgent action to combat the effects of...

Finland decides: strawberry jam, or almond paste?

Finns celebrate Shrove Tuesday today - known as Laskiainen in Finnish. It's a celebration 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 traditions...

WATCH: Polar bear play time at Ranua Wildlife Park

The rest of the country might be enjoying the first signs of spring, but at Ranua Wildlife Park in Lapland there's still plenty of winter snow on the ground. Which makes it the perfect conditions for playful polar bears to...

Pick 6: Helsinki’s most Instagrammable late winter locations

With some warmer temperatures in the air, bright blue skies and the promise of spring ahead, it's the perfect weather to get out in the capital city and snap some stunning pictures. So we decided to #Pick6 of the most...

WATCH: The tropical oasis in the middle of Helsinki

It's been a long winter with some bitterly cold temperatures over the last several months. Even now with spring (possibly!) coming soon, the weather has been variable from sub-zero temperatures to sudden thaws and melting ice, then back to freezing...

GALLERY: Finnish chefs awarded Michelin stars

Five Finnish restaurants, all in the capital city, have retained their prestigious Michelin stars, while a new restaurant has been awarded its first star. Restaurants Ask, Demo, Grön, Ola and Ora all kept their current Michelin star rankings when the...

WATCH: Penkkarit parade – costumes and candy for the last day of school

High school seniors across the country celebrated today with noisy and colourful penkkarit parades. It's a tradition that dates back generations, when seniors marked the last day of school before study leave and spring exams. The students dress up in costume,...

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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,...

Food camps teaching lessons about nutrition and sustainability

Children at food food camps around the country have been learning lessons about nutrition and sustainability that organisers hope will help them develop healthy...

Finland urges Lebanon reform after €250 million aid conference

Finland's Minister of Foreign Affairs Pekka Haavisto (Green) is urging political reform in Lebanon, as international donors pledged more than €250 million aid after last...

Morning headlines: Monday 10th August 2020

Campaigners push for VAT reduction in menstrual products A campaign spearheaded by the Finnish Feminist Association Naisunioni is working with political parties to raise awareness of...

Podium finish for Valtteri Bottas at 70th anniversary British Grand Prix

Finnish racer Valtteri Bottas has climbed back onto the podium after finishing third in Sunday's British Grand Prix. Bottas started the race in pole position but...

LISTEN: Summer Podkäst episode 5 is out now

The new episode of our summer Podkäst is available now wherever you listen to your podcast content. On this week’s show Education Minister Li Andersson (Left) talks about the new...

Flags are flying – with one small mishap – for Moomin creator Tove Jansson

Flags are flying in Finland today to celebrate a beloved figure of the Finnish literary world, a writer and artist who created the enchanted...

Let’s speak about our periods: Campaign pressures politicians to cut tax on sanitary products

A campaign spearheaded by the Finnish Feminist Association Naisunioni is working with political parties to raise awareness of the issues of period poverty, and...