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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.

Finland to build world's first permanent nuke waste facility

2015-11-12 21:07

Finland's government has given the green light for the construction of the world's first permanent repository designed to store nuclear waste for 100 000 years.

Finnish shipyard banking on Arctic activity

2015-09-15 16:17

While standard shipbuilding has largely moved to Asia, Arctech's is one of a few niche shipyards left in Europe.

 

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.

Nuke waste to be stored for 100 000 years in Finland

2015-11-13 16:46

Finland's government has given the green light for the construction of the world's first permanent repository designed to store nuclear waste for 100 000 years.

Finnish male nurse jailed for raping 27 elderly patients

2015-10-01 05:26

A 24-year-old Finnish male nurse has been sentenced to nine years in prison for raping 27 elderly patients aged between 74 and 100.

Santa files for bankruptcy

2015-08-20 18:39

Santa Claus is broke and has filed for bankruptcy in Finland, or at least a popular tourist attraction on the Arctic Circle has done so.

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