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Donald Trump ‘thought Finland was part of Russia’

A new book from one of Donald Trump's former top advisors claims the US president once asked him if Finland was part of Russia. It...

Flags and flyovers commemorate Defence Forces Day

Flags have been run up flag poles around the country on Thursday morning to mark Defence Forces Day. The date commemorates the birthday of Carl...

President criticises eurozone coronavirus recovery bailouts

Finnish President Sauli Niinistö has used the launch of his Kultaranta summer discussion event to criticise the idea of bailing out eurozone countries during the...

President’s Kultaranta talks get coronavirus agenda

President Sauli Niinistö's annual Kultaranta policy forum is moving online this year due to the pandemic, and participants will be discussing Finland - and...

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...

Poll: More than a quarter of Finns would support president’s third...

President Sauli Niinistö's popularity is so high that 26% of Finns say they would support an exemption to let him stay in office for...

Holocaust research riles Finns Party MPs; as president announces Israel visit

President Sauli Niinistö has announced an upcoming visit to Israel, where he'll attend the World Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem. The president will travel to the Middle...

Poll: President Niinistö more popular than ever

A new poll from Helsingin Sanomat newspaper on Christmas day finds that only a tiny number of Finns are dissatisfied with the president. As many as...

Analysis: Thoughts and prayers for President Niinistö as he survives a...

President Sauli Niinistö had a ringside seat to a Donald Trump meltdown that played out on live television during a press conference between the two...

Climate change the central theme as Prime Minister Rinne sworn in

Finland's incoming Prime Minister Antti Rinne (SDP) has used his first speech as PM to highlight the importance of tackling the climate change crisis for his...