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Finnair begins re-routing flights to avoid Iran airspace

Finnair is re-routing flights to Dubai, in order to avoid Iranian airspace amid escalating tensions in the region. Wednesday morning's flight to AY1916 from Helsinki...

Niinistö demands “full account” from Iran after attack on base where...

Finnish President Sauli Niinistö says the "international community must make every effort to break the cycle of violence" as Iranian missiles targeted a base in...

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...

President has to clarify al-Hol refugee position

President Sauli Niinistö has issued a statement clarifying his position on Isis-linked Finnish women and their children at al-Hol refugee camp in Syria. In recent days...

Taser used on protester, as police say Kurdish march organisers refused...

Helsinki Police say they had to resort to using force during a demonstration in the capital, with officers smashing a car window to stop...

Putin’s visit brings travel restrictions to the capital

Anyone trying to move around the Finnish capital on Wednesday should be braced for road restrictions and security cordons all day - and into...

Anti-Semitic vandalism prompts diplomatic protests and Jewish community concern

The graffiti appeared recently in Helsinki. Swastikas and the Nazi SS symbol spray-painted on the side of a utility box alongside the letters LVP. It might...

Russia military expansion close to Finnish coast

The Russian military says it's building a helicopter base just 35km off the Finnish coast. The new facility is close to Kotka, on an island...

Supo: Finland faces more aggressive cyber threats from Russia and China

Finland is facing an increasingly robust cyber security threat; tracking returning IS militants; and dealing with a high number of foreign spies operating on...

Parliament approves new Intelligence Act

The Finnish parliament approved a new Intelligence Act this week, which the government says will better equip law enforcement agencies to face potential security threats. Previously,...