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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,...

WATCH: Flowers and friendship – how Finns celebrate Valentine’s Day

Romantics from Rovaniemi to Riihimäki (and all points in between!) are saying it with flowers, and celebrating St. Valentine's Day today. In Finland however, it's not just a day for loved-up couples. It's also known as 'Ystävänpäivä' or Friends Day...

Ready for departure: new airport terminal is cleared for take-off

Helsinki Airport will debut a brand new terminal space for long haul passengers this month. 'Aukio' is designed to be a first impression of Finland showcasing design, natural wood and high tech innovations to add more facilities, more shops and...

WATCH: Chinese New Year celebrations in Helsinki

Thousands of people came to celebrate Chinese New Year in Helsinki on Monday night. The Year of the Pig was ushered in with traditional music, displays of martial arts, and lion and dragon dancing. Red lanterns lit up Kansalaistori in the...

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Open for business – but immigrant entrepreneurs struggle during coronavirus pandemic

Business is brisk on a Saturday afternoon in Adil Al-Massi's Tapiola barber shop. Its prime location between Ainoa shopping centre and Sokos Hotel means there's a...

One giant leap for Nokia, as telecoms company lands lunar contract

The US space agency NASA has announced $14.1 million funding (€12 million) for Nokia to build a 4G communication network on the moon. It was...

Morning headlines: Monday 19th October 2020

Appeals Court hears Raseborg conscript deaths case The Helsinki Appeals Court begins hearing the case of three conscripts killed in a level crossing accident. The...

Hundreds of ‘Brexit Brits’ lodge Migri applications – but questions remain about the process

Hundreds of British nationals have lodged applications to change their immigration status in Finland since the Immigration Service Migri opened the process at the...

Ready for winter driving? Police offer seasonal advice for motorists

With frosty mornings back on the calendar, police are offering some seasonal safety tips for motorists as road conditions turn more wintry. Vehicle windshields need...

Finns Party politician becomes the first MP to test positive for Covid-19

Finns Party MP Tom Packalén says he's tested positive for Covid-19 - becoming the first Member of Parliament to infected with coronavirus. Writing on his Facebook...

Justice at last for Namibian students as Joensuu racist attackers are convicted

Two foreign students from Namibia, who were the victims of a racist assault in September 2018, have finally seen their attackers convicted. A 35-year old...

Morning headlines: Friday 16th October 2020

VTT study: disposable masks can be washed and re-used A new study by scientists at the VTT Technical Research Centre found that in some circumstances...