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Suspect admits killings in Finnish stabbing spree

Helsinki - The main suspect in last week's stabbing attack in Finland admitted Tuesday to killing two people and injuring eight others but denied any intent to murder, his lawyer said.

Finland stabbing suspect may have been radicalised

Helsinki - Court documents on Monday identified the suspect in a stabbing spree in a Finnish city last week as 18-year-old Abderrahman Mechkah, with the country's intelligence agency saying he may have been radicalised.

Finland stabbing suspect may have been radicalised: intelligence agency

Helsinki - Court documents on Monday identified the suspect in last week's stabbing spree in a Finnish city as 18-year-old Abderrahman Mechkah, with the country's intelligence agency saying he may have been radicalised.

Finland marks minute of silence for stabbing victims

Helsinki - Finland observed a minute of silence on Sunday for the victims of a stabbing attack that left two people dead in what is being investigated as the country's first-ever terror attack.

Finland marks minute of silence for stabbing victims

Helsinki - Finland observed a minute of silence on Sunday for the victims of a stabbing attack that left two people dead in what is being investigated as the country's first-ever terror attack.

Moroccan asylum seeker 'targeted women' in Finland terror stabbing

Turku - Finnish police said Saturday that a Moroccan asylum seeker deliberately targeted women in a stabbing spree that left two dead and is being investigated as the country's first terror attack.

Police arrest five in raid after Finland stabbing spree

Turku - Finnish police arrested five people in a Turku apartment overnight in their investigation into a stabbing rampage that left two people dead, they said Saturday.

Two dead, six injured in Finland stabbing spree

Turku - Police shot and wounded a suspect after a stabbing spree in which a man killed two people and wounded six others in the Finnish city of Turku.Within hours of the attack on Friday the force had announced increased police patrols across the country.

Two dead, six injured in Finland stabbing spree

Turku - Police shot and wounded a suspect after a stabbing spree in which a man killed two people and wounded six others in the Finnish city of Turku on Friday.Within hours the force had announced increased police patrols across the country.

Putin says Russia will respond to 'insolence' of US sanctions

Savonlinna - Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that Moscow will ultimately have to respond to sanctions imposed by the United States that he condemned as insolent towards Russia.

Putin says Russia will respond to 'insolence' of US sanctions

Savonlinna - Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that Moscow will ultimately have to respond to sanctions imposed by the United States that he condemned as insolent towards Russia.

Cuban volleyball players' rape sentences cut on appeal

Helsinki - A Finnish court of appeal on Friday cut the prison sentences of five Cuban volleyball players jailed for aggravated rape in the southwestern city of Turku. The five were convicted in September by another court in the southern city of Tampere.

Finland's basic income experiment is lowering stress levels

For the last five months, Finland has been giving 2,000 citizens unconditional income. The country is already seeing benefits, with one being citizens are reporting decrease stress.

Five things to know about Finland's government crisis

Helsinki - Finland averted a government crisis on Tuesday after the prime minister, who had been due to submit his government's resignation, said his coalition would carry on with a new populist faction that emerged at the last minute.

Finnish govt survives as new populist faction emerges

Helsinki - Finland's government avoided collapse Tuesday after Prime Minister Juha Sipila said his coalition could carry on with a new populist faction which emerged when an anti-immigration party split in two.

Finnish PM seeks new coalition as populist party splits

Helsinki - Finland's prime minister was to tender his coalition government's resignation on Tuesday after ousting an anti-immigration and eurosceptic party whose new leader has been convicted of hate speech.

Finland government poised to collapse after ousting populists

Helsinki - Finland's centre-right coalition was on the verge of collapse on Monday after ousting the populist Finns Party whose newly elected hardline leader has been convicted of hate speech.

Jussi Halla-aho, Finland's populist hardliner

Helsinki - Jussi Halla-aho, newly elected leader of the populist True Finns party, is a former medieval language lecturer convicted of hate speech who has openly criticised immigration and Islam.

Finland's nationalist party elects populist hardliner

Helsinki - The populist Finns party on Saturday elected a leader whose hardline views risk breaking up the coalition government.Jussi Halla-aho, 46, a eurosceptic convicted of hate speech, replaced foreign minister and moderate Timo Soini, long the party leader.

Finland's president to stand for re-election

Helsinki - Finnish President Sauli Niinisto, a fiercely pro-European conservative, announced Monday his plans to stand for re-election in January 2018, where he is seen as a favourite.
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