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.

Ogier leads after 2015 Finland opener

2015-07-31 08:20

Finland in summer and World Rally champion Sebastien Ogier had a fine day on the first stage of than nation's leg of the championship.

Finnish military fires on suspected submarine in Baltic

2015-04-28 21:59

Finland said its navy had fired warning shots at a possible submarine off the coast of Helsinki.

Missing SA man's body found in Finland

2015-03-12 12:05

The body of a man found on a beach in Finland is believed to be that of a South African man who went missing last week.

Angry Birds maker Rovio to cut jobs

2014-10-02 14:30

Finnish mobile games maker Rovio, owner of the Angry Birds brand, plans to cut up to 130 jobs in Finland.


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.

Finnish Rally: Latvala dominates home WRC

2015-08-03 12:52

Finnish rally driver Jari-Matti Latvala won his home event for the second year in a row as Volkswagen completed a one-two finish in the rally-mad country.

Finnish mom gets life for killing five newborns

2015-06-15 22:05

A Finnish court has sentenced a 36-year-old woman to life in prison for killing her five newborns between 2005 and 2013 and hiding them in a freezer.

Mondi to close paper mill in Finland

2015-04-10 14:36

Mondi says it is planning to close its loss-making mill in Lohja, Finland, which employs 150 people.

SA father disappears in Finland

2015-03-09 11:30

The family of a 60-year-old Boksburg man is worried after he disappeared while in Finland for a conference, Beeld reports.

Finland charges four with funding al-Shebaab

2014-09-17 21:09

Finland has accused four people of financing Somalia's al-Qaeda-linked al-Shebaab rebels, the authorities say.

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