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Police make arrests after shot fired at Helsinki restaurant

Police in Helsinki say they've made several arrests after a shooting at a Helsinki restaurant which left one person injured. It happened on Snellmaninkatu which...

One person injured in Helsinki theatre explosion

Police and rescue crews have been responding to an explosion in Helsinki early Monday afternoon. The official Helsinki Police Twitter account said that several police,...

Senate Square gears up for socially-distant summer reinvention

Helsinki's Senate Square, usually the focal point of tourist activity in the capital during summer, is getting a socially-distant reinvention. On 1st July the square...

New book: Niinistö ‘coached’ Trump over breakfast on how to handle...

A leaked copy of a book about US President Donald Trump, written by one of his former closest advisors ex-National Security Advisor John Bolton, is...

Police attacked with bottles and stones in Midsummer Eve brawl

Police officers have been pelted with bottles and stones, after intervening in a Midsummer Eve brawl in Helsinki. It happened at Hietaniemi beach around 02:00...

Helsinki Day festivities serve virtual events and rhubarb pie

The Finnish capital city is celebrating its 470th anniversary, but this year's Helsinki Day festivities are going online due to social distancing concerns during...

Helsinki’s mayoral office criticised for “concentration of power”

The management of the City of Helsinki, with a directly elected mayor, has been criticised for a "concentration of power" in the hands of...

Competing Tallinn tunnel visions head for regional council vote

Two competing visions of a train tunnel linking Finland and Estonia branch off in different directions this week, as the Uusimaa Regional Council is...

Police search for scammer targeting foreigners with Helsinki apartments

Helsinki Police are investigating a scammer targeting foreigners and offering them bogus apartment rentals in the capital city. Authorities have taken the unusual step of...

67 staff and patients infected, 12 coronavirus deaths at Helsinki hospital

A coronavirus cluster at Helsinki's Suursuo Hospital infected 67 patients and staff in four wards, and left 12 patients dead since the end of...