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Foreigners in Finland trust people, police and the president

Foreigners in Finland are more likely to trust native Finnish people than compatriots from their homeland; have a strong confidence in the police and...

“Winter War miracle” – Finland marks 80th anniversary of brutal conflict...

Finland is marking the 80th anniversary of the start of the Winter War on 30th November 1939. The conflict began when the Soviet Union attacked...

Rinne in Russia: “We do not accept the occupation of Crimea”

Finland's Prime Minister has issued a blunt message to his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev, on his first visit to Moscow. Speaking after his meeting, Antti...

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 -...

Border Guard suspects two Iranians of people smuggling in Finland

The Border Guard Rajavartiolaitos suspects two Iranian men, living in Finland, of being behind a people-smuggling operation. Authorities think the Iranians obtained a fake French...

Really? Russian tourists think Helsinki is Europe’s most boring city

There's a constant stream of Russian tourists visiting the capital of Finland, but what do our eastern neighbours really think of Helsinki? A new social...

President preaches peace – and happiness – on Ukraine mission

President Sauli Niistö has said that "nothing is more valuable than peace" and that Finland supports Ukraine in "solidarity", even as it's locked in a slow-burning...

Survey: Russians have a positive attitude towards Finland

A new survey carried out for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs finds the majority of Russians have a favourable attitude towards Finland and Finns...

President Niinistö starts Ukraine visit with Russia on the agenda

Finnish President Sauli Niinistö starts a two-day official visit to Ukraine today. The main set-piece event will be a meeting on Thursday afternoon with his opposite...

Russian military announces Finland surveillance flight mission

The Russian military is set to send a 16-strong team on a surveillance flight over Finland, taking high-resolution images. Under the terms of the 2003...