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Defence Forces ‘bishop’ apologises for online lifestyles rant

The most senior chaplain in the Finnish army has had to apologise after publishing an online rant that took aim at sex outside marriage,...

Yemen U-turn: Finland reverses human rights policy on military exports

Finland has issued new licenses for military exports to the United Arab Emirates, reversing a 2018 policy promise to stop sales to any country...

Finland and Sweden swap ships for navy exercises

The Finnish and Swedish navies are taking good neighbourly relations to a new level by swapping command of their ships during a recent naval...

WATCH: Last of the ‘Top Gun’ test jets arrive in Finland

The last of the international contenders to replace Finland’s ageing fleet of Hornet jets arrived at Pirkkala Air Base on Tuesday afternoon. Boeing sent an...

Navy takes charge of renovated Hamina-class patrol boats

The Finnish Navy took possession of the first patrol boat to go through a refit today, extending its life cycle for more than a...

Phone scam targets Defence Forces over Middle East tensions

A text message urging Finnish Defence Force personnel to return to duty due to heightened tensions in the Middle East is a scam. The Defence...

Defence Minister: No plans for Finnish troops to leave Iraq

Finland's Defence Minister Antti Kaikkonen (Centre) says there are no plans to withdraw Finnish forces from northern Iraq, amid heightened tensions in the region. Kaikkonen...

Thousands of new conscripts report for training today

It's that time of year, when thousands of young Finnish men report for the start of their compulsory national service. Around 12,000 new conscripts begin...

Growing concern for safety of Finnish troops and diplomats in Iraq

President Sauli Niinistö and Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) have expressed their concerns for the safety of Finnish troops and diplomats in Iraq, after US President Donald Trump...

Danish minister: ‘we’d send military help if Russia attacked Finland’

Denmark's Minister of Defence Trine Bramsen says her country would provide military help to Finland and Sweden if either country was attacked by Russia -...