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President Niinistö, foreign minister, speak out on chemical weapon poisoning

Finnish President Sauli Niinistö has become one of the first EU leaders to make a public statement about the poisoning of Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny. German...

President Niinistö presses Putin on ‘poisoned’ opposition activist Navalny, Belarus

Finnish President Sauli Niinistö had what his office describes as "a long phone call" with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday. "The Presidents discussed opportunities to settle...

Border Guard investigates Russian jets incursion

The Air Force is investigating an apparent incursion into Finnish air space by Russian fighter jets. The incident happened on Tuesday afternoon off the coast...

Russia denies its reactors are responsible for any nuclear leak

Russia says none of its nuclear facilities are responsible for a rise in radioactive isotopes detected recently in the atmosphere over the Nordic and...

Report: Russia doesn’t consider Finland an influential EU country

A new report, commissioned by the Office of the Prime Minister, concludes that Russia doesn't consider Finland to be an influential EU country. The report,...

Russia’s Sergei Lavrov meets Niinistö, Haavisto for talks in Helsinki

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was in Helsinki on Tuesday for his first visit in three years. In the morning he met with President Sauli Niinistö at his...

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 -...