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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.

Homoerotic Tom gets global approval

2014-09-08 21:24

A set of homoerotic Finnish stamps featuring images by gay icon and artist Tom of Finland are a worldwide success.

Finland cashes in on cold

2014-07-20 16:30

With freezing winters where the mercury can sink well below zero and cool summers, Finland has attracted technology giants such as Google and Microsoft.

Green tech Finland looks to Israel

2014-02-18 11:45

Finnish Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen is determined to overhaul his economy, and cites Israel's high-tech innovation as his model.

Air force pilot killed in jet collision

2013-11-13 22:16

A Finnish air force pilot has been killed after his trainer jet collided with another Hawk during a training flight, the defence forces said.

Swedish, Finnish consulates in Libya bombed

2013-10-11 18:08

A car bomb has hit the Swedish and Finnish consulates in Libya's 2nd largest city, there were no casualties.

Nokia finalises Nokia Siemens buy

2013-08-07 19:17

Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia has finalised the purchase of German engineering giant Siemens' 50% stake in Nokia Siemens Networks, and changed the company's name.

Finland: 2 000 evacuated over blast threat

2013-07-10 14:00

Evacuation orders have been issued for about 2 200 residents in central Finland because of the risk of an explosion at a gunpowder factory, say reports.

SA adoptions growing in Finland

2013-06-14 13:27

The adoption of South African children by Finnish couples is steadily growing, South Africa's ambassador to Finland Sello Moloto says.

Church snubs 'holy' toilet paper

2013-03-04 18:54

A Finnish toilet paper maker has removed quotes from the Bible, including the words of Jesus, that it inadvertently placed on its rolls after protests from some Norwegian church leaders.

 

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.

E. coli bacteria used to create fossil fuel

2014-09-02 21:41

British and Finnish scientists have found a way of generating renewable propane using a bacterium widely found in the human intestine.

Finnish gibberish talker finds fame

2014-03-19 21:09

A Finnish gibberish talker has been propelled to fame heading to the US after 9 million YouTube hits.

Clash of Clans creator to launch 3rd game

2014-02-12 20:32

The Clash of Clans creator is to launch a new game as sales have surged eightfold.

Life after Nokia

2013-11-03 13:16

The decline of Finnish mobile phone manufacturer Nokia has encouraged a whole generation of local engineers to venture on a new and riskier path: that of entrepreneurship.

Finland teen wounds four in school stabbing

2013-10-10 20:22

A 16-year-old boy has stabbed and seriously injured four people at a vocational training college in western Finland, police say.

Finns contain gunpowder explosion threat

2013-07-11 12:02

Hundreds of people in central Finland have returned home after emergency services averted the threat of an explosion at a gunpowder factory, local media reports.

Finland may invest in maritime sector

2013-06-15 20:01

Finland could possibly invest in South Africa's maritime sector, says International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane.

Paper cuts hurt Finns

2013-05-12 19:55

In the wake of mobile giant Nokia's spectacular fall, another pillar of the Finnish economy is struggling to adapt to the digital age: the paper industry.

Firm asks to donate mislabelled products

2013-02-22 22:26

A Finnish food company says it had asked authorities to green-light a plan to donate its products found to contain horsemeat to charities for the poor.

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