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Finland testing universal basic income for select unemployed

Helsinki - Finland has become the first nation to pay some of its unemployed citizens an unconditional monthly universal basic income (UBI), a benefit that continues even after they find work.

Frequent use of saunas prevent dementia in men

A new research, from Finland, suggests that regular sauna bathing by men can lower the risk of developing dementia. This is the outcome of a twenty-year study.

Finland jails drugs squad chief for smuggling hash

Helsinki - A Finnish court sentenced Thursday the former chief detective of the Helsinki police drug squad to ten years in prison for taking part in a drug smuggling ring.

Finland tries twins over IS massacre in Iraq

Helsinki - Iraqi twin brothers went on trial Tuesday in Finland over their alleged role in a 2014 massacre of up to 1,700 unarmed recruits by the Islamic State group in Iraq.

Dogs to be fitted with wolf protection vests in Finnish town

Nurmes - A small town in the east of Finland, Nurmes, is to have its dogs equipped with special vests that residents hope will protect them from wolf attacks.

British 'Santa safari' worker stabbed to death in Lapland

Helsinki - A 26-year-old British woman has been stabbed to death in Lapland where she was employed by a "Santa safari" tour firm in the run-up to Christmas, Finnish police said on Monday.

Finland gunman likely had 'mental disorder'

Helsinki - Finnish police said Monday that the man arrested for the murder of a local politician and two journalists at the weekend was suffering from a mental disorder.

Lone gunman kills three women in Finnish town

Helsinki - A lone gunman shot dead three women, a local official and two journalists, in an attack in a small town in Finland, a country with one of the highest rates of gun ownership in the world.

Nokia brand ready for smartphone comeback in 2017

Helsinki - Nokia, once the world's top mobile phone maker, will make a comeback on the smartphone market in the first half of 2017, the company and its licensee said Thursday.

Accused of gagging media, Finnish PM admits to angry emails

Helsinki - Finland's prime minister admitted Wednesday sending angry emails to a reporter as media claimed he tried to block coverage of an alleged conflict of interest.

Finland cancels plan to close troubled nickel mine

Helsinki - Finland's government decided Friday to grant new public funding for its troubled Talvivaara mine, cancelling a previous plan to permanently close what was once the European Union's biggest nickel mine.

Flying squirrel numbers rise in Helsinki

A new study reports that Helsinki has witnessed a boom in the population of Siberian flying squirrels, with numbers expanding greatly over the past two years.

Syrian 'Toy Smuggler' faces fraud accusations in Finland

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

15,000 march in Helsinki anti-racism protest

Helsinki - Around 15,000 people marched in central Helsinki Saturday 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.

Five Cuban volleyball players jailed for gang rape in Finland

Helsinki - Five members of Cuba's national volleyball team were jailed on Tuesday in Finland for a gang rape that took place during a Volleyball World League championship in July, a district court said.

Mobile 4G speed record has been broken

A new record has been established for a mobile device operating on the 4G mobile phone technology Internet. This is based on a claim from the mobile operator.

Finland to test out basic income scheme

Helsinki - Switzerland may have voted against the controversial idea of paying all its citizens a guaranteed income, but Finland indicated Thursday it plans to try out a monthly basic payment of 560 euros ($600).

This wasp has an unusual way of feeding her young

It is always fun to learn something new and unusual about the world we live in. Would you believe a species of wasp has been found that knows how to sew?

Finland auctions Soviet cars abandoned by migrants

Helsinki - Collectors with a penchant for old Soviet cars will head to the Arctic this weekend where the Finnish customs will auction dozens of cars abandoned by migrants crossing over from Russia.

Six Cuban volley players suspected of rape in Finnish custody

Helsinki - Six members of Cuba's national volleyball team remained in custody over a suspected rape case in Finland, while two others have been released, local police said on Monday."The police have six players under arrest at the moment. Two players...
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