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Kovalainen not predicting issues with Hamilton-Bottas pairing

2017-01-19 08:56

Former F1 driver Heikki Kovalainen thinks Valtteri Bottas will have no problem getting along with new team mate Lewis Hamilton.

Smartphone-obsessed Finns top in screen time

2016-12-27 14:31

Finland is in a class of its own when it comes to internet usage on smartphones and tablets, thanks to cheap subscription plans.

Bottas could lose Mercedes opportunity - Salo

2016-12-14 09:41

Mika Salo says it is very possible a golden opportunity for Valtteri Bottas to step up to Mercedes might fall through.

Finland to continue wolf culls despite NGO uproar

2016-11-02 17:05

Finnish authorities they plan to maintain culling of the protected wolf population to prevent illegal poaching, despite opposition from environmentalists.

Syrian 'Toy Smuggler' faces fraud accusations

2016-10-22 08:18

Finnish police say they will probe fraud accusations against Rami Adham, a Finnish-Syrian dubbed the "Toy Smuggler" for his campaign to collect funds for orphans in Aleppo.

Five Cuban volleyball players jailed for rape in Finland

2016-09-20 14:35

Five members of Cuba's national volleyball team have been jailed in Finland for a rape that took place during a Volleyball World League event in July.

WRC: Citroen's Meeke in control in Finland

2016-07-30 23:39

Kris Meeke strengthened his lead on the penultimate day of the Rally of Finland on Saturday, winning four of the eight super-fast forest speed tests to outshine the home hero.

Finnish post office turns to mowing lawns

2016-04-21 20:57

With traditional mail volumes falling, Finland's postal service Posti says it has come up with a completely new service to create more revenues - mowing lawns.

Oil spill tests on ice prove Arctic quests risky

2016-04-04 20:22

The skimmer is lowered from the rear of the icebreaker, its weight pushing massive pieces of ice under the water and forcing the spilt oil up to the surface, where the sticky black goo can be sucked up. Luckily this is just a test...

Nearly 20% of Finland's wolves killed in cull

2016-02-22 22:23

Nearly one fifth of Finland's endangered wolf population was killed in a controversial month-long cull.

 

One year deal for Bottas 'strange' - Salo

2017-01-17 15:11

Valtteri Bottas' one-year contract to drive for Mercedes in 2017 is 'really strange' says Mika Salo, a fellow Finn and former F1 driver.

WATCH: Episode 6 of the Grand Tour looks cool as ice!

2016-12-22 08:14

The Grand Tour sets up tent in Finland. Talk about a beautiful white Christmas...

3 women dead in Finland shooting in southeastern town

2016-12-04 22:12

Police in Finland say a gunman has killed three women in an apparent random shooting in a nightlife district in a small town in southeastern Finland

Finland to operate world's 1st LNG-powered icebreaker

2016-11-01 15:36

Finland says it will start to operate the world's first icebreaker powered by liquefied natural gas on Tuesday as the number of LNG-powered vessels is steadily increasing in the Nordic country that is heavily reliant on maritime transport

15 000 march in Finland anti-racism protest

2016-09-24 18:12

Around 15 000 people have marched in central Finland to protest against rising racism and violent right-wing extremism, police said, following the recent death of a man allegedly attacked by a neo-Nazi leader.

WRC: Citroen's Kris Meeke dominates Rally of Finland

2016-08-01 10:57

Driving in his Citroen DS 3, Northern Ireland's Kris Meeke won the Rally of Finland, shattering the hopes of home favourite Jari-Matti Latvala.

Glowing antlers fail, so Finns try app to save reindeer

2016-06-08 17:47

Finnish reindeer herders in the Arctic have painted Rudolph's antlers in fluorescent colours, hung reflectors around their necks and even used movable traffic signs, but none of the efforts have helped reduce the annual 4 000 reindeer road deaths.

Brexit would be a 'catastrophe' says Finn

2016-04-14 22:34

Finland's eurosceptic foreign minister says he hoped Britain will remain in the European Union and that a British decision to leave would be a 'catastrophe for Europe.'

Little witches in Finland cast good spells

2016-03-20 18:00

Every year before Easter, small colourful witches appear on Finnish doorsteps in a blend of eastern and western religious traditions and customs related to spring.

Gene mutation behind Finns' reckless drunkenness

2015-11-19 18:44

Finns may have a reputation for sometimes drunken and violent behaviour but a new scientific study suggests their impulsive and reckless actions may be caused by a genetic mutation.

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