Morning Headlines: Monday 18th September 2019

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Niinistö In New York

Finnish President Sauli Niinistö will meet with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres in New York later today, and attend a conference hosted by US President Donald Trump. Niinistö is in the Big Apple for the annual United Nations General Assembly meeting. Today’s conference is about reforming the way the UN operates, spearheaded by Trump, who has been a frequent critic of the organisation, and he hopes to get other world leaders to back his calls for widespread reform.

Train Security

After Friday’s attack on London’s subway, could Finland’s train network be at risk from terror attack – especially routes to Russia, where there have been all-too-frequent terrorist bombings targeting trains and stations. Now, Al-Qaeda is instructing its followers on how to derail trains, or carry out ‘lone wolf’ attacks. Our original story this morning looks at the risks and talks to SUPO, VR and security experts to get their assessment.

Overnight Crash

A motorcycle rider was injured late Sunday night in a crash with a car in Ostrobothnia. According to the local rescue department, the passenger car was travelling on highway 8, when it collided with the motorbike. Emergency responders received an alarm call just before midnight, and police say they are now investigating exactly what happened.


Monday morning starts off cloudy and raining across the whole of Finland – except in the capital city region where there will be a bright start to the day with sunshine, according to the Finnish Meteorological Institute FMI. And temperatures are a few degrees cooler all over than they have been in recent days, from +9°C in the south to +5C in the north of Lapland.