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WATCH: French jets arrive in Finland for a week of combat tests

Two Rafale fighter jets built by French manufacturer Dassault have landed at Pirkkala Air Force Base to start two weeks of intensive testing and evaluation. They’re the second of five aircraft types which will be coming to Finland through the...

GALLERY: Finland’s colourful winter birds

It might be the warmest winter for a decade in Finland, but there's still been some record snowfalls in Lapland, and plenty of winter wildlife to spot. Kuusamo in north-east Finland has some of the best examples of old growth...

WATCH: Eurofighter jets arrive at Pirkkala for Top Gun tests

Two Eurofighter Typhoon jets have touched down at Pirkkala Air Force Base to start two weeks of intensive testing and evaluation. They're the first of five aircraft types which will arrive in Finland in the coming weeks, as the Air...

GALLERY: Explore Lux Festival in spectacular detail

Tens of thousands of people have walked on the Lux Festival route through the streets of Helsinki already this year. The annual arts festival runs through Wednesday 8th January and lights up the nights during the darkest time of...

WATCH: Lux Festival brings fire and light to the darkest days of winter

Helsinki's annual arts festival Lux is back again for 2020, lighting up the capital city during the darkest days of winter. This year sees Lux visitors taking a new route around the city, starting at Senate Square and going through...

WATCH: Three words Santa wants you to use this Christmas

With festivities in full swing all around the world, Santa Claus has three words he would like everyone to use more this Christmas. Speaking from his home in Finnish Lapland, Santa says he hopes that people have had a very...

WATCH: Charity volunteers serve Christmas lunches

A small army of volunteers gave up part of their Christmas Eve on Tuesday to serve thousands of meals at Helsinki's Mesukeskus. The lunches were provided to guests of the Hursti Foundation, which welcomes homeless people, those on low incomes,...

GALLERY: Discovering Lapland’s snow monsters

Riisitunturi National Park in Posi, eastern Lapland, is famous for its snow-burdened trees during the winter months. Crown snow, or tykky in Finnish, forms in lawyers from cooled water droplets in fog that freeze on contact with the trees, and...

WATCH: Santa Lucia annual parade in Helsinki

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Morning headlines: Tuesday 21st January 2020

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China virus: No screening yet at Helsinki Airport as authorities monitor deadly coronavirus

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Caught on camera: Police release pictures of crime boss’s guns, drugs and homes

The National Bureau of Investigations says it's wrapping up an investigation into the man who headed the United Brotherhood crime gang. During the course of...

Flow announces more international acts for summer festival

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WATCH: French jets arrive in Finland for a week of combat tests

Two Rafale fighter jets built by French manufacturer Dassault have landed at Pirkkala Air Force Base to start two weeks of intensive testing and...