Morning Headlines: Monday 11th June 2018

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Nuclear Terror Meeting In Helsinki

Finland is hosting a meeting of the Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism (GICNT) network today. The network brings together states and international organisations to cooperate against nuclear threats. Foreign Minister Timo Soini (Blue) says in a press release that “international cooperation is necessary to combat nuclear threats and it is very positive that Russia and the United States will open the meeting on Monday 11 June”. There are 88 countries involved in the network, including all of the EU nations, which is jointly lead by the US and Russia. Finland is responsible for coordinating the group’s activities from 2017 to 2019.

Decisions On Green Transport

Ecology is not an important factor for Finns deciding what means of transport they will take, according to the Transport Research Centre Vere. The most important factors are price and how long each mode of transport takes. If someone doesn’t have a car, their choice is usually to take a train or bus. But rail operator VR says that in their studies, customers identify the train as an environmentally-friendly mode of transport, but they don’t want to pay extra just for going green: the most important factor for train passengers in Finland is the duration of the trip and the ticket price.

Valtteri Bottas Second In Montreal

Finnish Formula 1 driver Valtteri Bottas has finished second in the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal. The race ended late Sunday night Finnish time. It’s the Mercedes driver’s fourth time in second place this season. The race was won by Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen in third. Kimi Räikkänen came in sixth place. The Montreal race puts Bottas in third place overall in the driver’s championship heading to the French Grand Prix in two weeks time.

Monday Morning Weather

It’s a warm start to the week, according to the Finnish Meteorological Institute. Temperatures in south and west Finland could rise up to +27C during the course of the day. In Central Finland the highs will be up to +24C. In Lapland it is cooler at around +10C with rain showers in the far north this morning. Expect some thunder storms to roll in during the course of the afternoon in central and southern parts of the country. And from Tuesday, cooler temperatures arrive.

Finnish Meteorological Institute forecast for Monday morning 11th June 2016 / Credit: FMI